“I had to wild swim in Coniston Water once or twice.

“And I was in Derwent Water three times…and it was very cold.”

Christopher Eccleston talking to me about his role as former police detective Robert in new ITV drama Safe House, filmed in the Lake District.

“The house is a central character. We do have the sense the ‘safe house’ is ironic. Because it’s not safe.”

The cast of Survivors 2010

FOR the few survivors, every day is a fight for life.

So begins the second series of BBC1’s hit drama tonight.

Along with a glimpse of Chucklevision, Greg (Paterson Joseph) on the brink of death and a collapsing hospital.

I interviewed the cast, writer and production team of Survivors again in October.