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The Fades 

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A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough, he begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around... See full summary »

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Jack Thorne
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Series cast summary:
Lily Loveless ...  Anna 7 episodes, 2011
Daniel Kaluuya ...  Mac 6 episodes, 2011
Iain De Caestecker ...  Paul 6 episodes, 2011
Sophie Wu ...  Jay 6 episodes, 2011
Johnny Harris ...  Neil Valentine 6 episodes, 2011
Claire Rushbrook ...  Meg 6 episodes, 2011
Natalie Dormer ...  Sarah 6 episodes, 2011
Tom Ellis ...  Mark 6 episodes, 2011
Robbie Gee ...  DCI Armstrong 6 episodes, 2011
Jenn Murray ...  Natalie 5 episodes, 2011
Francis Magee ...  Dr. Tremlett 5 episodes, 2011
Chris Mason ...  Steve 5 episodes, 2011
Theo Barklem-Biggs ...  DC Firth 5 episodes, 2011
Joe Dempsie ...  John 4 episodes, 2011
Ruth Gemmell ...  Alice 4 episodes, 2011
Ian Hanmore ...  Polus 4 episodes, 2011
Eleanor Matsuura ...  Vicky 4 episodes, 2011
Lloyd Hutchinson ...  Supt. Clement 4 episodes, 2011
Daniela Nardini ...  Helen 4 episodes, 2011
Craig Conway ...  Phil 3 episodes, 2011
Chelsea M. Matthews ...  Zoë 3 episodes, 2011
Zack Morris Zack Morris ...  Sam 2 episodes, 2011
Brandon Robinson ...  Fred 2 episodes, 2011
Philip Bird Philip Bird ...  Mr. Peterson 2 episodes, 2011
Genevieve Barr ...  Maddy 2 episodes, 2011
James Greene ...  Eric 2 episodes, 2011
Karl Collins ...  Higgy 2 episodes, 2011
Sophia La Porta ...  Tracy 2 episodes, 2011
Eva Dagoo Eva Dagoo ...  Fade Girl 2 episodes, 2011
Glen Stanway Glen Stanway ...  Fade Stalker / ... 2 episodes, 2011
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A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough, he begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around him. The Fades can't be seen, smelt, heard or touched by other humans. When an embittered and vengeful Fade, Polus, finds a way to be human again, it's up to Paul to stop him - and all of the dead - from breaking back into the world and destroying the human race. Written by BBC Publicity

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UK

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English

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This programme contains 4 Game of Thrones (2011) cast members, including Natalie Dormer (Sarah) who plays Margarey Tyrell, Joe Dempsie (John) who plays Gendry, Francis Magee (Dr. Tremlett) who plays Yoren and Ian Hanmore (Polus) who plays Pyat Pree. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.30 (2011) See more »

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Just gets better and better - a classic unfolds before my eyes - thank you again BBC!
5 October 2011 | by ethical_traderSee all my reviews

Surreal (yet almost believable) - get the kids off to bed because they'll be freaked in no uncertain measure! Your six year old will be certain there's a monster in the dark places. I'm not the kind for listing actors names or plot synopsis - my reviews are just an emotional impression based on whether I'm hooked or not (which makes the 'ten line mandatory rule'of IMDb a bit frustrating at times)- I'll leave the name dropping to the geeks that love that kind of thing. What I can say is the story is absorbing, cashing in on the apocalyptic view of the world that we all seem to have at the moment, yet not cashing in as it's intelligent, witty and philosophical in its approach; (morons won't get the 'message's', but will enjoy the action, freak factor and the odd naked teenager.....well almost naked). There isn't one dud or wooden performance in here, a solid script backed up by solid acting that makes you beg for more of the story; a real 'I can't wait!' kind of effect (on me anyway), clever underplayed directing (the best kind in my view as it's more 'real', yet it's not Dogme). Do I have my mandatory ten lines yet, let's see? YUP


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