posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 04:03 AM
Talking about TV shows I see the BBC is currently remaking and updating the original Terry Nation s story SURVIVORS, originally filmed and released
in the 1970s it was a triggering factor for many young folks to become survivalists (including me).
Its to be shown this autumn on the BBc are follows the original story of a bio contagion wiping out 99% of the worlds people, and the survivors
struggle to rebuild.
Its supposed to be more informative as positive than the original series ( which was quite depressing at times) but like Doomwatch, Day of the
triffids and No Blade of Grass was typical of the 70s.
I hope the rumour about the cast being selected to represent diversity rather than simply picking the best actors for the job is untrue, But ffrom
what I have seen on the BBC website its going to follow the same boring and innacurate casting types as they did with THE LAST TRAIN, IE A cockney a
scot A geordie, A disabled person , an ethnic minority a child and a gay, with the absolutely predicable Eastenders/ Heartbeat/ Coronation st story
lines best suited to chavs. Still the BBc of the 70s was equally preoccupied with the casts of dramas in that time always having the bad guys as
working class, the exentrics came from the upper classes,. and the heros were all middle england public school and grammar school types. Should be
interesting to se what they do with Nations best works.
[edit on 5-10-2008 by Northern Raider]