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In the Flesh 

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Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.


Dominic Mitchell
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Series cast summary:
Luke Newberry ...  Kieren Walker 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Harriet Cains ...  Jem Walker 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Marie Critchley ...  Sue Walker 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Steve Cooper Steve Cooper ...  Steve Walker 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Emily Bevan ...  Amy Dyer 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Kevin Sutton Kevin Sutton ...  Gary Kendal 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Stephen Thompson ...  Philip Wilson 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Gerrard Thompson Gerrard Thompson ...  Dean Halton / ... 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Steve Garti ...  Duncan Lancaster 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Sandra Huggett ...  Shirley Wilson 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Gillian Waugh ...  Pearl Pinder 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Wunmi Mosaku ...  Maxine Martin 6 episodes, 2014
Emmett J Scanlan ...  Simon Monroe 6 episodes, 2014
Fiona Wass Fiona Wass ...  Sandra Furness 6 episodes, 2014
Sara Kestelman Sara Kestelman ...  Connie Furness 6 episodes, 2014
Ann Saville Ann Saville ...  Zoe 5 episodes, 2014
Rik Garrad Rik Garrad ...  Brian 5 episodes, 2014
Ricky Tomlinson ...  Ken Burton 4 episodes, 2013-2014
Kenneth Cranham ...  Vicar Oddie 4 episodes, 2013-2014
Sarah Jane Corrigan Sarah Jane Corrigan ...  Loyal Parishioner 4 episodes, 2014
Paul Warriner Paul Warriner ...  Dr. Tom Russo 4 episodes, 2014
Sherry Ormerod Sherry Ormerod ...  Rose 4 episodes, 2014
Charlie Kenyon Charlie Kenyon ...  Henry Lonsdale 4 episodes, 2014
Wendy Patterson ...  Brenda 4 episodes, 2014
Eve Austin ...  Frankie Kirby 4 episodes, 2014
Chris Finney Chris Finney ...  Clive Furness 4 episodes, 2014
Karen Henthorn ...  Janet Macy 3 episodes, 2013
Steve Evets ...  Bill Macy 3 episodes, 2013
Riann Steele ...  Lisa Lancaster 3 episodes, 2013
Bryan Parry Bryan Parry ...  Freddie Preston 3 episodes, 2014
Juliet Ellis ...  Patty Lancaster 3 episodes, 2013
Rita Tushingham ...  Mrs. Lamb 3 episodes, 2014
Kate Wood Kate Wood ...  Sylvia Lonsdale 3 episodes, 2014
Anita Breheny Anita Breheny ...  Denise 3 episodes, 2014
Daniel Handbridge Daniel Handbridge ...  PDS Disciple / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Oliver Birch ...  Giles Weir 3 episodes, 2013-2014
David Walmsley ...  Rick Macy 2 episodes, 2013
Julian Gorman Julian Gorman ...  Male Zombie 2 episodes, 2013
Roma Christensen Roma Christensen ...  Little Girl Zombie 2 episodes, 2013
Anthony Flanagan ...  Julian 2 episodes, 2014
Jordan Jessup Jordan Jessup ...  Dad in Hotel 2 episodes, 2014
Susan Twist Susan Twist ...  Mrs. Bennett 2 episodes, 2013
Steven Robertson ...  John Weston 2 episodes, 2014
Darren Morfitt Darren Morfitt ...  Victor Halperin 2 episodes, 2014
Rory Gallagher ...  Keith 2 episodes, 2014
Emma Edmondson ...  Cherie 2 episodes, 2014
Rachel Levine Rachel Levine ...  Karen 2 episodes, 2014
Cajun Sanderson Cajun Sanderson ...  Hilary 2 episodes, 2014
Tasha Connor ...  Charlotte Reigns 2 episodes, 2014
Jack North Jack North ...  Rob 2 episodes, 2014
Francis Magee ...  Iain Monroe 2 episodes, 2014


Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.

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A new life for the dead. See more »


Drama | Horror


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Several of the names in the series are puns. Kieren's last name is Walker, which is a term sometimes used to refer to zombies. Amy's last name is Dyer, referencing her deceased state. The show is set in the fictional village of Roarton, which sounds like "rotten". See more »


It's mentioned that when the PDS Sufferers were in their untreated state, brain eating was how they got their energy. It's never stated how they got their energy in their treated state, as the drug that keeps them in line only exists to help them function and doesn't actually give them energy. They can't eat or drink anything and are seen using sheep brains as a drug, but that exists only as a high. See more »


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Completely Original Drama
15 June 2014 | by zotwotSee all my reviews

Rarely does a drama come along which is original as In the Flesh. I fear that when most people hear it's about zombies they imagine it's a poor man's Walking Dead but actually the two shows have few things in common. The show is all about what happens when zombies are cured and brought back into society.

One of the one hand it is a good supernatural drama. "Rotters", as they tend to be known in this world, actually play a bigger part in the second series. There are rotter attacks and a mythology about a second rising. The whole concept is unique and the writers continually add the the actually pretty small mythos.

On the other hand though the "partially deceased syndrome" sufferers play a very real-world role. They are symbolic of any race or group of people have been segregated and made a prejudice by the majority due to fear and lack of understanding. The key point is that the undead only cause trouble when they are provoked. There are also lots of other issues appearing in the show, like extreme politics and the effect of religion.

A supernatural drama which brilliantly reflects on real world issues, In the Flesh is brilliant. The first series was good but the second series totally eclipses it. I really hope that it will get a third series.

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