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The Day of the Triffids 

With most of the world blinded and the dangerous carnivorous Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered survivors to fight this plant invasion and the madness following.

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Richard Mewis
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Series cast summary:
Dougray Scott ...  Bill Masen 2 episodes, 2009
Joely Richardson ...  Jo Playton 2 episodes, 2009
Eddie Izzard ...  Torrence 2 episodes, 2009
Brian Cox ...  Dennis 2 episodes, 2009
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Durrant 2 episodes, 2009
Jason Priestley ...  Coker 2 episodes, 2009
Shane Taylor ...  Osman 2 episodes, 2009
Troy Glasgow Troy Glasgow ...  Troy 2 episodes, 2009
Nora-Jane Noone ...  Lucy 2 episodes, 2009
Adam Sinclair ...  Ashdown 2 episodes, 2009
Steven Elder ...  Doctor Koch 2 episodes, 2009
Tim Frances ...  Colonel 2 episodes, 2009
Lizzie Hopley Lizzie Hopley ...  Hilda 2 episodes, 2009
Willie Jonah Willie Jonah ...  Old Man 2 episodes, 2009
William Ilkley William Ilkley ...  Jeff 2 episodes, 2009
Kathryn Sumner Kathryn Sumner ...  Bill's Mother 2 episodes, 2009
Paul Chahidi ...  Vronsky 2 episodes, 2009
Sammy Williams ...  Young Bill 2 episodes, 2009
Eva Sayer ...  Girl in Street 2 episodes, 2009
Claire-Louise Cordwell Claire-Louise Cordwell ...  Girl's Mother 2 episodes, 2009
Simon Naylor Simon Naylor ...  Man in Street 2 episodes, 2009
Paul Blair Paul Blair ...  Man in Street 2 episodes, 2009
Tony Maudsley ...  Blind Police Officer 2 episodes, 2009
Paul Woodson ...  Barricade Police Officer 2 episodes, 2009
Scott Baker Scott Baker ...  Barricade Police Sergeant 2 episodes, 2009
John White John White ...  Barricade Man 2 episodes, 2009
Rosalind Halstead ...  Cordelia 2 episodes, 2009
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The Triffids are on their way - devouring humans, and most off the planet thinks it's a joke - but is not. Far from it. To help stop the invasion, a group of hold outs fight this invasion of killer plants. But it's not just the plants which need to be eradicated! The followers of a megalomaniac who's built an army of street psychopaths; the man who's name alone brings a chill to one's blood; Torrence. Eeyagh! Written by Cinema_Fan

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Trivia

Triffids have learned the value of patience and one of their strategies is just to wait for people to use up their resources and either they or their descendants can move in. But while they can seem indifferent, that doesn't mean they're unaware of you. See more »

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After accumulated 140 minutes and 35 seconds, you see a dead man lying breathing, when our hero arrives after going out to fetch a male triffid. See more »

Connections

Version of Invasion of the Triffids (1963) See more »

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Oh dear, another mangled remake
31 December 2009 | by caitlin_onlineSee all my reviews

Why, oh why do people think it is a great idea to remake a hugely successful and gripping novel, and completely screw around with the plot and characters. Nothing in this remake adds to the original, instead it twists it into a laughable and contrived mess. There are plot holes throughout - and god knows where all those automatic machine guns came from in the heart of England.

Heaven knows why writers/producers would take what was a proved winner, as demonstrated in the 1981 BBC series, and entirely rip its heart out. Very, very disappointing.

2/10


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28 December 2009 (UK) See more »

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