A group of commuter train passagers are put in accidental suspended animation and emerge years later into a devastated world.




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Series cast summary:
Sacha Dhawan ...  Leo Nixon 6 episodes, 1999
Christopher Fulford ...  Ian Hart 6 episodes, 1999
Dinita Gohil Dinita Gohil ...  Anita Nixon 6 episodes, 1999
Zoe Telford ...  Roe Germaine 6 episodes, 1999
Janet Dale Janet Dale ...  Jean Wilson 6 episodes, 1999
Treva Etienne ...  Mick Sizer 6 episodes, 1999
James Hazeldine ...  Austin Danforth 6 episodes, 1999
Steve Huison ...  Colin Wallis 6 episodes, 1999
Nicola Walker ...  Harriet Ambrose 6 episodes, 1999
Amita Dhiri ...  Jandra Nixon 5 episodes, 1999
Caroline Carver ...  Hild 5 episodes, 1999
Phil Smeeton Phil Smeeton ...  Hornrim 3 episodes, 1999
Ralph Brown ...  Jonathan Geddes 2 episodes, 1999
Flo Wilson Flo Wilson ...  Midwife 2 episodes, 1999


A group of train passengers, including a policeman (Ian Hart) a wanted criminal (Mick Sizer) and an M.O.D. scientist (Harriet Ambrose) are travelling to Sheffield when their train crashes inside a tunnel and a strange gas envelopes them. When they awake, they find that Harriet froze them all so they could survive the giant meteor impact that destroyed the rest of the world. Now, they seem to be the only survivors of the human race in a world overrun with tropical plants and patrolled by packs of man-eating dogs. Written by R. Magrath

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Drama | Sci-Fi







Release Date:

7 April 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruel Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Derbyshire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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(6 episodes)

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Referenced in This Morning with Richard Not Judy: Episode #2.7 (1999) See more »

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melodramatic tripe
31 July 2007 | by prosper1See all my reviews

This series had potential, but I suppose the budget wouldn't allow it to see that potential. An interesting setup, not dissimilar to "lost" it falls flat after the 1st episode. The whole series, 6 episodes, could have made a compelling 90 minute film, but the makers chose to drag it on and on. Many of the scenes were unbearably slow and long without moving the action forward. The music was very annoying and did not work overall. There were few characters we cared about as their characters did not grow during the time frame--- well, one grew a bit. The ending was as terrible as the rest of series. The only kudos here is to the art dept and set dressers, they created an interesting look, too bad the writer and director lacked the foresight to do something interesting with that element

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