It begins with just a few people falling ill. Another flu virus that
spreads around the globe. And then the reports begin that people are
When most of the world's population is wiped out, a handful of survivors are left to pick up the pieces.
Cities become graveyards. Technology becomes largely obsolete. Mankind must start again. But viruses are survivors too...
5.1 The Second Coming by Andrew Smith
Millions died when the plague swept the globe. Such a thing couldn’t possibly happen again - or could it?
When Abby Grant and Evelyn Piper both arrive at Carol Baker’s Maythorne
community, a chain of events is set in motion that could unleash a new
wave of death across the country.
5.2 New Blood by Christopher Hatherall
Danger surrounds Whitecross when a simple border dispute exposes deadly tensions between those who live side by side.
Greg Preston and Jenny Richards soon find themselves fighting for their
lives, as people in the grip of a terrible new fear turn to the old
ways to protect themselves...
5.3 Angel of Death by Simon Clark
Emerging from a quarantined Whitecross, Greg and Jenny discover that the danger they glimpsed at Springton is far from over.
Meanwhile, as isolated communities find themselves exposed to a disease
they know nothing about, Abby joins a desperate race to save lives.
5.4 Come the Horsemen by Andrew Smith
In times of crisis, rumour and fear run rife across the decimated
landscape of Britain. Evelyn and Abby experience the lethal effects of
this panic first hand.
At such times the worst of humanity is exposed. Can Greg and Jenny find
the best in those around them? Or is there no way to avoid the coming
of the horsemen?
NOTE: Survivors contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.
Written By: Andrew Smith, Christopher Hatherall and Simon Clark
Directed By: Ken Bentley
Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant), Ian McCulloch (Greg Preston), Lucy Fleming (Jenny), Fiona Sheehan (Hannah), Zoe Tapper (Evelyn Piper), Neve McIntosh (Carol Baker), Sean Biggerstaff (Healy), Barnaby Edwards (John Woodley/Old Scavenger/Stuart), Andy Secombe (Ben Turner), Fintan McKeown (Patrick Regan), Richard Hope (Silas Broome), Alex Clatworthy (Summer Broome/Elsie), Donna Berlin (Pearl Ironsmith), Ekow Quartey (Dylan), Elizabeth Payne (Beatrice/Margo), Roger May (Lenny Bryson)
Other parts played by members of the cast.
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs