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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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2011  
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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2011 (UK) See more »

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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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Another great supernatural show from the BBC
22 September 2011 | by deardarknessSee all my reviews

Following on from the launch of Being Human a couple of years back, BBC 3 have struck gold again with The Fades. Teenager Paul (Iain De Caestecker) disturbed by apocalyptic dreams for years stumbles across their possible cause whilst trespassing with his best friend and film referencing geek Mac (Daniel Kaluuya).

Paul like so many characters from great TV shows is not your average teenager, he is special and can see the Fades - the ghosts of people who didn't move on. Now he must help to stop the future he sees in his dreams from coming true.

The show packs a lot of lore and mythology into its first episode and it will be interesting to see how it all comes together.


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