Being Human (UK)

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 6

    The Last Broadcast

    Aired 3/10/13

  • S 5 : Ep 5

    No Care, All Responsibility

    Aired 3/3/13

  • S 5 : Ep 4

    The Greater Good

    Aired 2/24/13

  • S 5 : Ep 3

    Pie and Prejudice

    Aired 2/17/13

  • S 5 : Ep 2

    Sticks and Rope

    Aired 2/10/13

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lenora Crichlow

    Annie Sawyer

  • Russell Tovey

    George Sands

  • Aidan Turner

    John Mitchell

  • Sinéad Keenan

    Nina Pickering

  • Michael Socha

    Thomas McNair

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  • Life among the living is tough. Meet Mitchell, a 120-year-old vampire, George, a highly intelligent werewolf, and Annie an agoraphobic ghost who died under mysterious circumstances, whom all live together with just the slight bit of hope that they can fit into the community and smile at the thought of being human. But they soon discover that being human is not as easy as they hoped.

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  • Quotes (71)

    • (There is a noise upstairs) Mitchell: You should go and see what that is! George: Why am I going? Mitchell: You'd be better in a fight, you're... stocky. George: I'm not stocky. Mitchell: Look at you, you're like - you know in a cartoon, when a safe falls on someone?

    • Mitchell: Just so you know, people have said they think it's creepy here. George: Bloody will be now.

    • Herrick (addressing Mitchell): Everything's about to change. It's just nature. Like tectonic plates moving and shifting. And it all begins here. Now. You'll need to decide who your friends are.

    • Mitchell: Nice blouse. Where did you leave your clothes? George: I don't know. I don't know where we are. I had to get the operator to tell me where I was calling from.

    • George: You look weird! Mitchell: This from a man dressed in a blouse and culottes!

    • (After the estate agent has left) George: How can she think we are gay? Mitchell: Yeah - I am way out of your league!

    • Annie: Normal people can't see me! George: I'm normal! Annie: Sorry, by normal, I don't mean those who turn into the littlest hobo once a month!

    • George: What would you do if you won £10 million? Annie: Buy Colin Firth!

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    Notes (92)

    • Music: Pulp - Common People

    • Audience - 430,000

    • Filming Locations: Totterdown, Bristol, UK. Ceddar Gorge, Somerset, UK. Bristol General Hospital.

    • Being Human was one of six special one-off dramas commissioned for BBC3, with one being selected for a series based on audience response. Being Human was the show selected.

    • Viewing figures (UK) - 1,092,000

    • Original International Air Dates: Australia: June 19, 2009 on ABC 2 United States: July 25, 2009 on BBC America Czech Republic: October 2, 2009 on AXN

    • Filming Locations: Totterdown, Bristol, UK. Bristol General Hospital.

    • Episode Music: (Artist - Song) The Prodigy - Smack my Bitch Up The Arctic Monkeys - When the Sun Goes Down Supergrass - St Petersburg Dirty Pretty Things - Wondering Maximo Park - Books from Boxes Pigeon Detectives - Take Her Back The Eels - Friendly Ghost Johnny Cash - Hurt

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    Trivia (10)

    • Annie's jumpers subtly change due to her mood, this is why sometimes her clothes may change lightly in appearance.

    • This is a continuity error, Annie sweater kept changing throughout this episode. She stated earlier that she was stuck in the same outfit she died in however thats not the case because she wore 3 different sweaters here. 1)Grey V Neck 2)Wide Sweater with Buttons on Back 3)Grey Off the shoulder slouchy sweater

    • The opening scene is a flashback from 2 years previous, which would place the time-line as 2007, but playing on the radio in the background of the cafe is 'Mercy' by Duffy, which was not released until March 3rd 2008.

    • In the first series, it is established that Vampires must be invited in to houses. However in this episode, Mitchell appears in the criminals house with no invitation.

    • Annie's grave bears her full name as "Anna Clare Sawyer (1985-2007)".

    • While George is trying to make the table, Molly talks to him and in one scene he has his glasses on top of his head - then it moves to another view where he is wearing them.

    • Vampires have no reflection, but when Mitchell and Lucy are talking in the restaurant we can clearly see their reflection in the pictures on the wall.

    • The song played during the last few minutes of the episode is Miserere, a setting of Psalm 51 (50) by composer Gregorio Allegri.

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    Allusions (9)

    • Mitchell: So, you've just arrived at Hogwarts, which house do they put you in? Hogwarts is the fictional magic school featured in the Harry Potter series created by the best selling children's author J.K.Rowling in 1997.

    • George: We were on holiday in Scotland. The place we were staying was on the edge of this huge ravine. This is where George was turned into a werewolf. It is likely a reference to the film Dog Soldiers, in which a group of soldiers are turned into werewolves in a huge ravine in Scotland.

    • Annie: Oh my God. You're Tully's Mini-Me. Mini-Me is a character from the film series Austin Powers, played by actor Verne Troyer. Mini-Me is an identical clone of Austin Powers' nemesis Dr. Evil, but he is only 1/8th the size.

    • Lauren:Please, who are you saving really? Have you seen Britain's Got Talent?
      Britain's Got Talent is the British version of the American show, America's Got Talent, that allows everyday people to showcase special talents they have. One person is eventually voted in as winner of this reality television talent show.

    • Herrick: The world was almost won by such an ape! The nations put him where his kind belong. But don't rejoice too soon at your escape - The womb he crawled from is still going strong. He quotes lines from play by the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht - The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

    • Herrick: (sings) I see the bad moon rising. These are the first words of a song named "Bad Moon Rising" performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival

    • Annie: "There's a werewolf called Nina on Buffy the Vampire Slayer." This allusion however is incorrect as Nina the werewolf actually featured on the Buffy spin-off show Angel and the character never appeared or was even refered to on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    • Nina's reference to them acting like the governor of Texas is a reference to Rick Perry and the fact Texas has a history of executing mentally defiicient people (Milton Mathis, Marvin Wilson)
      In 2001, Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry, vetoed state legislation that would have outlawed executing inmates with mental disabilities.

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  • Fan Reviews (43)
  • Season 4 Unwatchable

    By Watcher2013, Jan 02, 2014

  • LOVE THIS SERIES

    By mindmalfunction, Jun 08, 2013

  • Game needs to be stepped up

    By Togana, Jan 10, 2013

  • Ratings for S1-2

    By YongyoonKim, Nov 24, 2012

  • HELP! Addicted to Being Human U.K. but living in the States :(

    By robspuma, Sep 27, 2012

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