Dead Set

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Episode 5

    Aired 10/31/08

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Episode 4

    Aired 10/30/08

  • S 1 : Ep 3

    Episode 3

    Aired 10/29/08

  • S 1 : Ep 2

    Episode 2

    Aired 10/28/08

  • S 1 : Ep 1

    Episode 1

    Aired 10/27/08

  • Cast & Crew
  • Davina McCall

    Herself

  • Kevin Eldon

    Joplin

  • Andy Nyman

    Patrick

  • Adam Deacon

    Space

  • Shelley Conn

    Claire

  • show Description
  • The dead are walking the streets and attacking the living across the UK. However, the contestants in this year's Big Brother house remain completely unaware. During their time in the house, the contestants fall victim, one by one, to the undead trying to feed on them. Will anyone survive? The five-part thriller features a number of special appearances including, the UK's Big Brother presenter, Davina McCall, and a range of previous housemates.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Space: Something is wrong! Veronica: What? Space: No mics, no alarms and the cameras ain't moving. Big Brother ain't watching us!

    • Marky: So did they give you a specific instruction or have you been told to just come in here and act weird? Kelly: I'm not acting. I work here. Marky: What as? A window cleaner? Kelly: Something's happening... some sort of outbreak... Marky: Oh, here we go... Space: Just let her talk! Marky: Alright! Kelly: People get this thing... and... Grayson: Thing? Kelly: They wanna kill you and... they change... Marky: And then their bums fall off? Space: What do you mean with they change? Kelly: I don't know... they're... dead... Grayson: Dead?

    • Kelly: (teaching the others how to kill the zombies) In the head. You gotta get them in the head.

    • Pippa: (Looking at a zombie) Is that Davina? Patrick: Sort of...

    • Joplin: The Government or Army must have tested something they shouldn't. Veronica: You mean like GM food or something? Joplin Maybe or Wi-Fi. God knows what that does to your molecules.

    • Pippa: Oh my God, you've killed her, you've killed Davina. Patrick: I hired her, I can do what I like.

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    Notes (6)

    • Original International Airdates: - Spain: July 25, 2009 on Canal + - South Africa: September 3, 2009 on Dstv BBC Entertainment - France: October 17, 2009 on Cinecinema Frisson - Poland: October 28, 2009 on BBC Entertainment - Australia: November 9, 2009 on SBS One

    • Featured Music: "Wearing My Rolex" by Wiley "Grace Kelly" by Mika "Something Kinda Ooooh" by Girls Aloud

    • In 2009, the show was nominated for Best Drama Series at the BAFTA Awards.

    • The house featured in Dead Set is a purpose built set on a former military base in Virginia Water

    • Pippa's fake eviction was filmed on the same night as Belinda's eviction from Big Brother 9. All of the studio audience featured in Pippa's eviction are members from Belinda's. The extended eviction, which wasn't shown in the actual program was cut down shorter, to hide shots of the BB9 eye logo and signs held by the audience about BB9 housemates.

    • Episode 1 is 70 minutes long.

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    Trivia (1)

    • There is a very strong language and scenes of horror which some viewers may find disturbing warning at the start of the episode. The commentator adds to this by saying It's best suited to wide screen viewing, surround sound and should be watched in a darkened room.

    Allusions (2)

    • Dead Set contains several allusions to other zombie films, most notably George A. Romero's "Living Dead" series: - Marky taunts Grayson by calling him Barbara, one of the central characters in Night of the Living Dead (1968). - When Kelly takes refuge in the Big Brother house and informs the contestants of the zombie infestation, Marky directly quotes the line They're coming to get you, Barbara! that opened Romero's film.

    • The speech given by Joplin regarding why the zombies flock to the Big Brother house is similar to a speech given in the movie Dawn of the Dead (2004) about why the zombies flock to the shopping mall.

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Good horror

    By Ed-Ventures, Sep 06, 2011

  • Intense!

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Jan 04, 2011

  • this show is awesome!! i was glued to my tv for the whole time for all the episodes so far

    By 8ruciato, Oct 30, 2008

  • Hell yeah, I'm excited...

    By InvasionFanbOy, Mar 19, 2009

  • pretty good

    By maddymaison, Feb 15, 2009

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