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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jaime Winstone ...  Kelly 5 episodes, 2008
Liz May Brice ...  Alex 5 episodes, 2008
Beth Cordingly 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 5 episodes, 2008
Brian Belo Brian Belo ...  Brain Belo / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Riz Ahmed ...  Riq 5 episodes, 2008
Warren Brown ...  Marky 5 episodes, 2008
Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson ...  Himself / ... 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 ...  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 4 episodes, 2008
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

E4 [UK] | Offical MySpace

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Set See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zeppotron See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Patrick (Andy Nyman) wears the Hebrew letter H (hay). The hay symbolizes grace and goodness which is diametrically opposed to the character. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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References Big Brother (2000) See more »

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outstanding multi layered cynical masterpiece
2 November 2008 | by Rob-O-CopSee all my reviews

I was going to say this could have been really bad but the mind of Charlie Brooker probably wasn't going to mess this up, and it delivered on multiple layers. brilliant acting, brilliant characters, possibly too brilliant gore effects. This is so much more than a zombie flick and it really had to be to succeed.

Andy Nyman had many of the best lines but there were so many to go round, including Kathleen Mcdermotts delightfully dense pippa. all of em were engaging and believable, and Jamie Winstone obviously inherited some skills from her dad, she rules her scenes.

watching something like this renews your hope in TV. there's probably more depth than can be consumed in one sitting and its incredibly entertaining to boot. I'll be thinking about this show for the next few days. more please.


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