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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  
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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 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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2011 (UK) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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To emphasize that The Fades were getting more tangible, the character of Natalie (a Fade who became tangible again over the course of the series) didn't make any noise in her first appearances. Not even her footsteps made any noise until she ran away from Neil at the party in the church. See more »

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

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Er... Wow!
15 October 2011 | by emily-583See all my reviews

If I'd reviewed Fades after episode 1, I'd have given it a very impressed 7. After episode 3, I'd definitely have upgraded that to an 8. Now, however, I'm reviewing this refreshing, brilliantly suspenseful BBC Three thriller after episode 4 and I'm caught between a 9 and a 10.

This series has captivated me since the first trailer ran on BBC One a couple of months ago. It's dark, deep, clever and truly captivating and is a perfect example of the quality we should be expecting from the BBC. This series is just brilliant.

The plot is complex, twisting and turning with surprises galore, and the acting is superb with a few faces you've seen before, and some younger actors who have bright futures ahead of them.

I wonder how this series will rank once we get further into the series. With the way it's improving, I think we may need to ask IMDb to add a couple of numbers to their ranking system! The only annoyance? Having to wait a week to see what happens in episode 5!


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