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Bill and Coker take sanctuary at an abbey, whose abbess says she wants to set up a haven for blind and sighted refugees. However Bill discovers she is sacrificing old and weak people to the... See full summary »

Director:

Nick Copus

Writers:

Patrick Harbinson, Patrick Harbinson (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dougray Scott ... Bill Masen
Joely Richardson ... Jo Playton
Eddie Izzard ... Torrence
Brian Cox ... Dennis
Vanessa Redgrave ... Durrant
Jason Priestley ... Coker
Shane Taylor ... Osman
Troy Glasgow Troy Glasgow ... Troy
Adam Sinclair ... Ashdown
Jenn Murray ... Susan
Julia Joyce Julia Joyce ... Imogen
Rosalind Halstead ... Cordelia
Willie Jonah Willie Jonah ... Old Man
Kathryn Sumner Kathryn Sumner ... Bill's Mother
Sammy Williams ... Young Bill (as Sam Williams)
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Bill and Coker take sanctuary at an abbey, whose abbess says she wants to set up a haven for blind and sighted refugees. However Bill discovers she is sacrificing old and weak people to the Triffids to keep them at bay. He travels to see his father, collecting two gun-toting little girls on the way. Jo, having realised that Torrence lied to her about Bill's death, makes a broadcast warning people about him before escaping from London and also arriving at Dennis's. Father and son aim to create a mutant Triffid which will sterilise the existing ones when it mates with them but Dennis is stung whilst experimenting and dies. An aeroplane flies overhead distributing leaflets to say that Coker has established a Triffid-free community on the Isle of Wight in an effort to rebuild society and Bill and Jo and the girls intend to go there. First, however, they must overcome not only the menacing Triffids outside the house but Torrence and his gunmen, who show up threatening to kill the girls if ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 2009 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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(at around 38 mins) As Bill drives the 2CV around the corner where he meets his father's Land Rover, the shot has been flipped and the number plate is reversed. See more »

Quotes

Torrence: You're leaving without me. That's not very nice.
Bill Masen: We're making a run for it Torrence. I mean look, they're everywhere.
Torrence: I know. They're gonna kill us all. Except you. I'm gonna kill you.
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