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An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.

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Series cast summary:
Julie Graham ...  Abby Grant 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Max Beesley ...  Tom Price 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Paterson Joseph ...  Greg Preston 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Zoë Tapper ...  Anya Raczynski 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Phillip Rhys ...  Aalim Sadiq 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Chahak Patel Chahak Patel ...  Najid Hanif 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Robyn Addison ...  Sarah Boyer 11 episodes, 2008-2010
Nicholas Gleaves ...  Whitaker / ... 9 episodes, 2008-2010
Ronny Jhutti ...  Sami Masood 6 episodes, 2008-2010
Nikki Amuka-Bird ...  Samantha Willis 5 episodes, 2008-2010
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An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.

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One virus. Millions dead. All that's left is hope. (Season 1) See more »

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2008 (UK) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Roger Lloyd Pack is the only cast member to have acted in both the original series and the 21st Century remake. See more »

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A major plot point of Series 2 is that the scientists must reinfect Abby with the virus in order to extract her blood and make a cure. They even go so far as to say they don't know how her body will react as she is the only person to ever be infected twice. A person cannot be reinfected with an identical strain to a virus their body has already fought off once, because your body has developed antibodies to it. See more »

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A Classic Series and Plot Brought Up To Date
21 March 2009 | by squareeyes-1See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the first series which is only six episodes long unfortunately and I can't wait for the next series which is now confirmed.

After the virus outbreak the few remaining Survivors start to find each other. As time passes they begin to depend on each other and organise themselves. The power struggles both from within the group and outside leave you wondering how civilisation ever got to where it is today. This show works on many levels and those of you who like end-times scenarios will probably love it. The character interactions are great, quite believable.

This isn't Mad Max, this is the bit before Mad Max.


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