This site is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the most
celebrated episodes of the 1970s post-apocalyptic BBC TV series 'Survivors'
— the third series classic Mad
Dog. The episode was seen by almost 7.5m viewers when it was broadcast
on 6 April 1977. Though never repeated on the BBC, Mad Dog has
been transmitted (as part of the full run of Survivors) five times
on the cable-satellite channel UK Gold between 1993 and 1998. In 2005, the third series of Survivors was released on a four-disc DVD set.
View clickable maps of the three locations where Mad Dog
was recorded — Ilam
and Monsal Dale
and the Severn Valley Railway.
Alternatively, view of each of the locations
scene-by-scene. Photographs of the filming locations in the present
day are matched with screen shots from the episode itself. Details
on 'unseen' and
are also provided.
The locations in which Mad Dog was recorded also
feature in two other TV productions from the 1970s. Discover the
connections between Mad Dog and the 1972 Granada
TV Country Matters drama 'The
Watercress Girl' and between Mad Dog
and the 1972 BBC2 Drama Playhouse series pilot 'The
Incredible Robert Baldick' — scripted by Survivors
creator Terry Nation.
about the real-life history of the plague
which devastated the Derbyshire village of Eyam
in the seventeenth century. Study a 'clickable' map of the main
'plague' landmarks, read reviews of a fictional
history of the plague outbreak and access a feature on the 1973
BBC2 play 'The
Roses of Eyam'.
Find out about the influence that the Eyam story exerted over Survivors scriptwriter Don Shaw's work on the series through an assessment of his script for Greater Love and a review of the series two episode.
Mad Dog available
on Series 3 DVD: with commentary!
Dog is now available to buy on DVD, following the release
of Survivors third series on a four-disc, twelve-episode
DVD set (see link below, left), complete with an exclusive commentary
Read more about the recording of the Mad Dog audio
and of the presentation and subtitling of the episode here.
Site editor Rich Cross, can be contacted here.