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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
Tom Ellis ...  Mark 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
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
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 Genevieve Barr ...  Maddy 2 episodes, 2011
James Greene ...  Eric 2 episodes, 2011
Karl Collins Karl Collins ...  Higgy 2 episodes, 2011
Sophia La Porta ...  Tracy 2 episodes, 2011
Eva Dagoo Eva Dagoo ...  Fade Girl 2 episodes, 2011
Chelsea M. Matthews Chelsea M. Matthews ...  Zoë 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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Lily Loveless and Daniel Kaluuya have both starred in "Skins" (2007)_, but they had no scenes together. Joe Dempsie was also a Skins alumni. See more »

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

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Great show , original and breathtaking .
12 June 2012 | by stefgrigSee all my reviews

I really have my expectations lowered these days , most series seem to follow a formula , and while most aren't bad , they aren't good either . Well thats how I feel , and maybe the problem is me watching too many of them .

But every now and then a diamond comes along , a surprise , a series that achieves excellence in so many departments that perfection is within reach . And I don't write these words lightly .

This is one of those diamonds . What a wonderful surprise . This geeky couple of friends will win you over from the first scene . They pulse with life , so fully fleshed a character set I have not seen for a long time . And a great story . So unexpected , so full of twists and turns .

But you get even more . A villain that you can understand . A tortured soul that only wants to live . A group of heroes that has no clear cut mission , having to withstand so much ..

Add excellent acting , atmosphere , a plot that just makes you want more , and here it is lady's and gents , The Fades . I love it , and I bet you will too .


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