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Dead Set 

During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House.
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Series cast summary:
Jaime Winstone ...  Kelly 5 episodes, 2008
Riz Ahmed ...  Riq 5 episodes, 2008
Liz May Brice ...  Alex 5 episodes, 2008
Beth Cordingly ...  Veronica 5 episodes, 2008
Adam Deacon ...  Space 5 episodes, 2008
Kevin Eldon ...  Joplin 5 episodes, 2008
Kathleen McDermott Kathleen McDermott ...  Pippa 5 episodes, 2008
Davina McCall ...  Davina McCall 5 episodes, 2008
Andy Nyman ...  Patrick 4 episodes, 2008
Brian Belo Brian Belo ...  Brian Belo 5 episodes, 2008
Warren Brown ...  Marky 4 episodes, 2008
Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson ...  Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson 5 episodes, 2008
Nick Turner Nick Turner ...  Scott the Production Staff 5 episodes, 2008
Chizzy Akudolu ...  Angel 5 episodes, 2008
Raj Ghatak ...  Grayson 5 episodes, 2008
Cavan Clerkin ...  Dennis 5 episodes, 2008
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Krishnan Guru-Murthy ...  Krishnan Guru-Murthy 4 episodes, 2008
Madra Ihegborow Madra Ihegborow ...  Makeup Girl 4 episodes, 2008
Kyle Summercorn ...  Bob 5 episodes, 2008
Maxi Moffat Maxi Moffat ...  Gormless 4 episodes, 2008
Rachel Ogilvy Rachel Ogilvy ...  Angela 4 episodes, 2008
Helen Adams Helen Adams ...  Helen Adams 4 episodes, 2008
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace ...  Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace 4 episodes, 2008
Kinga Karolczak Kinga Karolczak ...  Kinga Karolczak 4 episodes, 2008
Saskia Howard-Clarke ...  Saskia Howard-Clarke 4 episodes, 2008
Makosi Musambasi Makosi Musambasi ...  Makosi Musambasi 4 episodes, 2008
Eugene Sully Eugene Sully ...  Eugene Sully 4 episodes, 2008
Ziggy Lichman Ziggy Lichman ...  Ziggy Lichman 4 episodes, 2008
Imogen Thomas Imogen Thomas ...  Imogen Thomas 4 episodes, 2008
Marcus Bentley Marcus Bentley ...  Marcus Bentley / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Shelley Conn ...  Claire 4 episodes, 2008
Jennifer Aries ...  Sophie 4 episodes, 2008
Drew Edwards ...  Colin 4 episodes, 2008
Elyes Gabel ...  Danny 4 episodes, 2008
Kelly Wenham Kelly Wenham ...  Chloe 3 episodes, 2008


It's eviction night at the Big Brother house, but something very strange is happening; the dead are coming alive and attacking the living. When zombies attack all of the audience outside, the Big Brother contestants are unaware of the death outside the fan-proof (and zombie-proof) big brother house until the show's runner, Kelly, comes into the house and warns them of the doom outside. Stuck with even less contact with the outside world, the house-mates must sneak out of the house to get supplies, without being seen by the zombies. Written by Jake

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Comedy | Drama | Horror


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Dead Set now has a remake, filmed in Brasil, Reality Z, 2020. See more »


Kelly runs outside and jumps into a blue truck. When she realizes the keys aren't in the ignition, she gets out and slams the trucks door shut. In the next shot the door is suddenly wide open. See more »

Alternate Versions

The E4 channel edited all five episodes into one movie for halloween 2009. See more »


Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: The Ring (2011) See more »

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Perfection, Seriously...
27 June 2009 | by bobfingermanSee all my reviews

Charlie Brooker might be my favorite person working in entertainment on both sides of the biz: commentator and content creator. His series, "Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe", is one of the most astute, insightful, hilarious and informative about television you'll come across, and its spin-off, "Newswipe", really lifts the lid off TV news). As a longtime zombie aficionado (as well as purveyor), I came to this with high expectations and was not disappointed. If anything, it overwhelmed me with how breathtakingly good it was.

Ballsier than most horror features, "Dead Set" is also richly satirical, brilliantly written and beautifully acted. Each character is fully realized and distinct, the performances across the board stellar, with lead Jaime Winstone tough, capable and winsome. Andy Nyman almost steals the show as Patrick, the profane producer. He channels Brooker's venomous wit and amps it up. Whereas Brooker as a TV personality can spew invective with charm and good humor (even when he seriously loathes something), Patrick radiates malignance. But because of Nyman's great gifts as an actor, he renders Patrick somehow magnetic. Even when he's doing some truly unspeakable acts, you cannot look away (though some more sensitive viewers might want to watch through interlaced fingers).

I would put this on the top shelf of zombie--or indeed any horror--cinema. It's credible, exciting, captivating and worthy of multiple viewings.

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Release Date:

27 October 2008 (UK) See more »

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(5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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