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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 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 ...  Hilda 2 episodes, 2009
Willie Jonah Willie Jonah ...  Old Man 2 episodes, 2009
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 ...  Man in Street 2 episodes, 2009
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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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With the world blinded and the Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this carnivorous plant invasion. With a brave new world of maniacs, warring factions and renegades, the battle on the streets is not only directed at the purple-headed organisms but a battle to survive the sinister street-army headed by megalomaniac Torrence. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Fantastic, frightening but entirely plausible. John Wyndham's famous story of a world dominated by monstrous, stinging plants catches the imagination like the best of HG Wells. See more »


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UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 2009 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Barbican, London, England, UK See more »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the book, the Triffids grow to more than 7ft with the main body a foot clear of the ground. In temperate climates, they can grow to 10ft high. See more »

Goofs

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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Setup Many Problems
26 October 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The premise of this mini-series is the world is harnessing the oil from a carnivorous slow-moving plant for fuel. They have these plants that blind people before eating them contained in farms. Then comes the solar flares that blinds everybody who stares at them. Apparently everything wants to blind us. There are some survivors who didn't get blinded played by Joely Richardson, Dougray Scott, Jason Priestley, and Eddie Izzard.

The premise has two sci-fi creations. That's usually one too many. And that's before Eddie Izzard survive a plane crash by piling a bunch of floatation vests in the washroom. How he walks away is pure make believe. And what about the rest of the world? I'm sure there are whole sections of the world that was sleeping through the event. The problematic setups do pile on. If you're willing to forget all the problems with the setup, then the movie is acceptable apocalyptic TV fare. But that's asking too much for me.


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