6. Survivors Series 06
" Survivors series 6 dials back the story arcs of the last few boxed sets and replaces them with a sense of space and scope...There’s also real, genuine hope. These characters have been through hell and bled for every victory. But those victories are starting to mount up and the brave new world is getting ever closer. Complex, character driven, hopeful and yet another fantastic entry in one of Big Finish’s strongest lines. 10/10" SciFi Bulletin
"Survivors continues to be a challenging and through provoking series; with the decision to split the characters up paying dividends and granting each of the stars their moment. The flip-side of this is that there is no major villain, as previous box-sets have offered, but in truth the characters trying to stay alive provides ample impetus to drive the stories. Far more than simply surviving, Survivors is thriving on audio and I’m glad to give it a healthy 10/10" IndieMac User
"If there is a theme running through all four stories of series six, it is the idea that isolation and introspection is anathema in a struggle for survival that can only succeed on the basis of collaboration. This new episodic format (which will continue into series seven this November) provides new latitude and scope for what are thrilling one-off stories of post-apocalyptic peril. " Starburst
" A million miles away from easy listening but a well deserved 10/10. " Planet Mondas
"Benji Clifford’s work on the sound design deserves a great deal of praise. With stories ranging from high adventure to bottle episodes, Clifford and director Ken Bentley have given the release a consistent feel while adhering to the needs of the script. The move to mostly standalone stories seems to work well and will be a great entry point if you’re new to the series. Blogtor Rating – 10/10" Blogtor Who
The world has ended. 'The Death’ pandemic crossed continents, sparing only a fraction of the global population.
The survivors are now trying to pick up the pieces and rebuild society - to create a new future.
But with no cities, no laws, no technology, everyone must start over. And the worst of human nature has survived along with the best...
Four new battles for survival, from the world of Terry Nation's cult-classic series.
6.1 Beating the Bounds by Ian Potter
Abby Grant’s search for her son has taken her all across Britain and back. Following every possible lead, she finds herself on long-abandoned roads to forgotten villages.
But now, two years after the first Death, such communities still wish to protect themselves. And they do not take kindly to strangers.
6.2 The Trapping Pit by Christopher Hatherall
On a routine trading mission from Whitecross to Evelyn Piper’s Foundation, Jenny Richards and community doctor Ruth Anderson are ambushed by desperate scavengers.
When the tables turn, an escape attempt becomes a struggle for survival. With a young man’s life hanging in the balance, Ruth’s skills are put to the ultimate test.
6.3 Revenge of Heaven by Simon Clark
Greg Preston has forged links with survivors in Norway to start rebuilding society. He’s ready to return home to his family… until an unexpected visitor drags him into a race across the Scandinavian snows.
Hope for the future lies with a kidnapped scientist, and some will go to any lengths to control that hope.
6.4 Lockup by Andrew Smith
As her journey continues, Abby encounters a secure and well-ordered community, based inside a prison complex, calling itself ‘Peacetown’.
But the settlement is not as idyllic as its name suggests, and the lockup harbours secrets. Among them, a prisoner. Someone Abby knows of old... A man called Greg Preston.
Written By: Christopher Hatherall, Simon Clark, Ian Potter, Andrew Smith
Directed By: Ken Bentley
Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant), Ian McCulloch (Greg Preston), Lucy Fleming (Jenny), Helen Goldwyn (Ruth), Zoë Tapper (Evelyn Piper), James Wilby (Brendon Glover / Duffin), Emily Joyce (Sasha Flint), Gunnar Cauthery (Alan Kelly/ Sam Fulcher), Leighton Pugh (Dan Lacey / Ulryk), Julie Graham (Katherine Tanner), Tracy Wiles (Professor Valentina Raskova), Alex Blake (Pierre/ Hague), Ellie Burrow (Postwoman / Gail Fulcher), Andrew Wincott (Sick Man/ Mangham), George Watkins (Craig), Hannah Genesius (Spike), Christopher Hatherall (Titch), Sheila Reid (The Countess).
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs