PLENTY to talk about at a press day for new BBC1 drama series Survivors last week.
An embargo on the interviews means those of us who were there can’t yet write about what was said.
But I can say that among those who turned up to chat at BAFTA in London was writer and executive producer Adrian Hodges.
He was joined by cast members Julie Graham, Shaun Dingwall, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Phillip Rhys, Chahak Patel and Paterson Joseph.
Plus BBC Controller of Series and Serials Kate Harwood.
The six-part action adventure series, due on screen this autumn, is being filmed in and around Manchester.
After talking to us, the cast were heading back north to film episode six.
Survivors tells a present day story of the world in the aftermath of a devastating virus which wipes out most of the human race.
Those of a certain age may remember the original series, screened on BBC1 from April 1975.
It ran for 38 episodes over three series and attracted an army of loyal fans.
Those episodes are now available on DVD – that’s the series one cover pictured above.
But the 2008 series is not a simple re-make of the original.
It will provide a “re-imagining” of the story, using the novel written by Terry Nation as a starting point.
Also starring Freema Agyeman, Max Beesley and Zoe Tapper, it promises a number of striking scenes in the opening 90-minute episode.
As well as a story of hope amid despair.
Survivors: British Film Institute