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Been watching this all week, and it's a pretty cool made-for-TV zombie miniseries set, as you can read above, around a group of survivors from the Big Brother TV show. It's not massively original in terms of the ideas put forward, but very enjoyable and incredibly gory for something that's been made by a TV channel.Britain has a big problem. The dead are returning to life and attacking the living. The people they kill get up and kill – and it’s spreading like wildfire. Curiously, there are a few people left in Britain who aren’t worried about any of this – that’s because they’re the remaining contestants in Big Brother. Cocooned in the safety of the Big Brother house, they’re blissfully unaware of the horrific events unfolding outside. Until an eviction night when all hell breaks loose.
Kelly, (Jaime Winstone) the production runner working on Big Brother finds herself caught in the impossible position of trying to fend off the walking dead alongside the remaining housemates, Davina herself, a host of former Big Brother housemates, her producer boss Patrick (Andy Nyman) and boyfriend Riq (Riz Ahmed).
Over the ensuing days, in a cruel reflection of the game show they thought they were entering, the contestants fall victim, one by one, to the hungry masses outside. Staying alive requires teamwork – which is tricky when you’re a group specifically selected by TV producers to wind each other up.
Add to this they had the actual host of Big Brother UK (Davina McCall) killed by a zombie and return to life as one (that's her in the banner above), and previous real contestants in cameos, it added a nice air of authenticity to the story.
Released on DVD Monday 3rd November if any of you guys want to pick it up.