Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Up to 70% off Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Voyage Shop now Shop Now Shop now
Watch now

Quantity:1
Survivors - Series 1-3 Bo... has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£21.89
Eligible for FREE UK Delivery Details
Sold by: 101Trading
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Survivors - Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD] [1975]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Survivors - Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD] [1975]

138 customer reviews

Price: £19.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 15 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
21 new from £19.99 6 used from £16.42 1 collectible from £36.48
£19.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 15 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Find all the best television shows from the other side of the pond in our US TV store and catch the latest shows in our 2014's Hottest TV page.

  • Save £20 on Amazon.co.uk with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Survivors - Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD] [1975]
  • +
  • Day of the Triffids [DVD] [1981]
  • +
  • Tripods - The Complete Series 1 & 2 [DVD]
Total price: £35.49
Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Denis Lill, Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Carolyn Seymour, Talfryn Thomas
  • Directors: Pennant Roberts, Terence Williams, Gerald Blake
  • Producers: Terence Dudley
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 11
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Nov. 2008
  • Run Time: 1915 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001EVP838
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,984 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Terry Nation’s drama series Survivors, broadcast by the BBC between 1975 to 1977, was one of the most popular series of the decade. Set in a post-apocalyptic, present day world ravaged by a devastating plague, Survivors explored how humanity would cope in a world stripped of modern technology and comforts.

The disease struck quickly and with devastating effect – a global plague that, in Britain, spares just a few thousand people. This is the chilling story of some of those who survive — Jenny, Greg, Abby and others — determined to construct a new community from the surrounding wasteland where the technology and skills of the old life have become obsolete.

Featuring all three series of the classic drama, this collection tells the full Survivors story, from the outbreak of the pandemic to foundation of the settlements to the rebirth of society.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Norton on 22 July 2012
Format: DVD
One of the finest serials produced by the BBC, this is an epic examination, spread over three series of consistent quality and engagement, of mankind's ability - or lack thereof - to cope with the sudden loss of modern civilisation. Born out of a concern at our increasing dependence upon technology at the expense of the ability to fend for ourselves, "Survivors" is a post-apocalypse drama that covers its' subject with a breadth and scope almost unrivalled within that crowded genre, as mankind is nearly swept clean by a catastrophic pandemic - "the Death" - and those (very few) that are spared are forced to contemplate the real struggle that lies ahead: the struggle to survive, when "the generation that landed a man on the Moon", stripped of its' comforts and technologies, is in fact less practical than its' forebears of the Stone Age. The premise is laid out in the peerless opening episode "The Fourth Horseman", a benchmark in how to introduce a series, so effective is it that some have commented it could stand on its' own as a one-off teleplay. The first series focuses on the chaos in the immediate aftermath of the plague, and the establishment of the first communities, and is uniformly regarded as the strongest of the three; Series Two changed tack and turned its' attention more to the day-to-day tribulations of holding together a post-plague settlement, whereas Series Three concludes a lengthy story arc involving series regulars Greg Preston (Ian McCulloch) and Jenny Richards (Lucy Fleming) and also concerns itself with the efforts to rebuild a national infrastructure - including the restoration of electrical power.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By R. C. Meade on 8 Dec. 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
At it's best, Survivors 1975 - 77 is the most realistic series the BBC has ever made - dumping the incidental music & replacing it with the natural sounds of birdsong etc was probably an economy measure - but it was a very good move.
At it's worst, probably "The Witch" & "The Peacemaker" episodes are still more entertaining & thought provoking than most modern TV.
The acting is natural & far from perfect, but even more realistic because of it - the diction is very good. Special mentions go to Lucy Fleming, Carolyn Seymour, Denis Lil & Ian McCulloch, also the late Celia Gregory.
Please buy & enjoy, then use what influence you can muster - to persuade modern Broadcasters to produce material of this quality.
The only thing lacking in Survivors is the technical 16/9 clarity that a modern production can bring.
Bob
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Mr. O. A. Lewis on 4 May 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I like the whole apocolyptic scenario as a basis for films, so this one appealed to me. It follows a group of people who are immune to a killer virus that has decimated the population, and their attempts to re-start civilisation on a small scale with a self-sufficient commune.
watching the first episode, you feel as if you have missed something, as the story starts after the virus has already started to wipe out the population and civilisation is already starting to crumble with the non-running trains, but for all that the opening titles explain things well enough.
You get the impression that by the end of the series the writers were getting short of ideas for a storyline as the pace gets a little slow, also I was expecting more of a plot development around the "new British government" group.
As a child of the 70's, I did enjoy seeing all the old cars used though...Jensen interceptor, various commer vans, Bedford TK truck..
It's good viewing, similar scenario to Steven King's "the stand" but without so much of the hocus-pocus good and evil stuff.
apologies for my writing style, but I am a Truck driver not somebody pretending to be a professional film critic as some of these reviewers seem to be.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Feb. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Classic stuff !, They don't make TV like this anymore. In these two opening episodes of this mid seventies series , the remaining characters lives are changed forever. It was joy this re-discover this series after so many years, having only been allowed stay up late to see a few episodes ( in my youth). The scripts are so well written (some by Terry Nation of Dr Who fame), with ordinary / real characters struggling against situations that would arise from any similar disaster. I like the way characters stories run in parallel , crossing over occasionally ; or not in the case the 1st episode ( the two females miss each other by seconds). It make you think ' How would I cope, waking up to find everyone you know dead? '. Buy this , regarding of age if the like quality drama ( it's not spoiled by dated (70's) special effects)... P.S. I was going to call it 'Sci-fi' , but it's too realistic for that!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John D Aitken on 12 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
I really enjoyed Series 1 of Survivors and every episode had me gripped and i could not wait to watch the next, the first season is the best, Spoiler Alert- Its when we get to the end of series 1, when Abbey Grant (Carolyn Seymour) leaves and does not return for the rest of the series 1 as does some of the other cast who get killed in the fire, it goes downhill, its a shame because i was getting used to the characters and when you get to Series 2 there is only about four characters left, i really enjoyed watching Carolyn Seymour who is the main character, also enjoyed Tom Price played by the Welsh Actor Talfryn Thomas, actor with huge teeth you might know him when he was in Dads Army and Doctor Who Green Death, i feel it was a big mistake to kill off Tom Price.
Terry Nation wrote Series 1, its when you get to Series 2 and 3 it starts to turn into a soap opera, i got bored and struggled to watch some of the episodes, my advice watch Series 1 its great but there a only a few episodes on Series 2 and 3 worth watching.
Could have been a Classic but goes out with a whimper instead of a bang.
Oh i trade my Survivors boxset in for some Classic Doctor Who dvds!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Best Female Characters in Tv and Film 0 18 Mar 2012
subtitles? 3 30 Apr 2011
See all 2 discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   



Feedback