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Details of the
Region 1 release of a 6-disc Survivors DVD boxset in 2010

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  Survivors Region 1 DVD set

ON 27 APRIL 2010, following a deal between the BBC and Warner Home Video, a complete three-series box set of Survivors was released in Region One format (for the US and Canadian market) - the first time that a Region One NTSC DVD version has been made available for purchase.

The contents are identical to that included in the Region 2 2 | entertain complete Survivors box set, released in November 2008 - but with one important format difference. Rather than the 11-disc 2 | entertain release, the Warner Home Video version comprises six double-sided DVDs. The boxset contains:

  • All 38 episodes of Survivors (on six double-sided DVDs)

  • BBC Four documentary The Cult of... Survivors, first broadcast in December 2006 (reviewed on this site in January 2007)

  • A photo gallery of BBC promotion stills and behind-the-scenes shots by Lucy Fleming

Main menu from disc one of the BBC Survivors DVD boxset

Screen-capture of a disc main menu (above); and of chapter navigation within an episode (below).

Chapter navigation within an episode on the BBC Survivors DVD boxset

Notes on the release:

  • This release contains none of the episode commentaries, cast interviews, Viewing Notes booklets, series three documentary 'New World Rising' or other 'special feature' material included in the DD Video and DD Home Entertainment releases

  • The release re-uses the DD Home Entertainment subtitles for series one and three, and BBC Four's subtitles for The Cult of... Survivors. New subtitling has been provided for series two.

  • The 'BBC Publicity Stills' photo gallery for series two includes several of Lucy Fleming's personal photos, misattributed to the BBC. The series three photo gallery only includes BBC stills and the series one photo gallery correctly separates out BBC shots from 'Lucy Fleming's photographs'. Denis Lill's photos, included in the DD Home Entertainment releases for series three, have not been included here. The series one and two photo galleries have been designed for manual navigation. The series three photo gallery is an automated slide show.

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Survivors: The Basics

An introduction to Survivors
Episode guide
Themes and plot 'arcs'
Survivors: main characters
Survivors on satellite & cable TV
The BBC Worldwide video release
The Sovereign Video re-release
The DD Video re-release
Survivors series one on DVD

Survivors series two on DVD
Survivors series three on DVD
Survivors three series DVD box-set
Survivors Italian DVD releases
Survivors Region 1 DVD box-set
Survivors novelisations
'Making of' and Survivors Guide Books
Fanzines and other publications
Reviving and remaking Survivors


Front cover of The End of the World?: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Survivors

Cover price: £ 12.99.

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The End of the World?

An authoritative and comprehensive guide to all aspects of Survivors is provided in The End of the World?: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Survivors, co-authored by Rich Cross and Andy Priestner. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photos, the book includes: Guides to the production of each of the three series of the show; reviews and analysis of all 38 episodes; assessments of the core themes of each series; character and location guides... and much more besides.

Published by Telos Publishing in December 2005, the title is currently out of print. Plans to publish an updated edition of the book are currently on hold.


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Gone Away: 2013 location finds | Hampton Court interiors | The Last Laugh locations
TV: 'The Cult of...' Survivors | Survivors Australian trailer | See The Enemy in 'TV Heaven'
Writing: Writings on Survivors | SciFi Now: Survivors | Action TV: Survivors
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Survivors on Mastermind | How to annoy a Survivors fan

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