Being Human (UK)

Season 1 Episode 6

Bad Moon Rising

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 01, 2009 on BBC



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • Nina: Who are you?
      Annie: Annie. I saw you at the house.
      Nina: No, you didn't. What are you talking about?
      Annie: No, you're right. I haven't. I haven't.

    • (Inside the funeral parlour after hearing the canteen girl ramble about destruction)
      Annie: Well, congratulations on mastering the whole 'speaking like a twat' thing.
      Canteen Girl: (regarding Herrick): He's gonna rip Mitchell's head off.

    • Mark: Jewish people pray, I've seen Yentl.
      George: You're very sarcastic for a vicar.
      Mark: Yeah, so people tell me and I feel really bad about it and then I forgive myself.

    • (Inside funeral parlour)
      George: (George looks at an old woman) I thought the undertaker thing was just a front?
      Herrick: Oh, it is. That's Nanna, She's one of us. She sits there, reads the brochures. Good for appearances. (Herrick shouts) You all right Nanna?
      Nanna: Yes.
      Herrick: Had an affair with Hitler, didn't you, dear?
      Nanna: Yes!
      George: Someone actually recruited an old woman?
      Herrick: Well, you know what it's like. You're out and about, you get the munchies, you'll eat anything.

    • (George begins to transform)
      Herrick: Mitchell was right, there's no difference now between you and me. Your ridiculous naive morality, your last shred of humanity, you lose it tonight.
      Nina: George! George! (Nina enters the room and is struck by George)
      George: Get her out, get her out.
      Herrick: I realise now that was my role. If I'm going to hell, then I'm taking you with me.
      George: Haven't you worked it out yet? Humanity is about love and sacrifice. This doesn't rob me of my humanity, it proves it. (George screams and transforms into werewolf)

    • Herrick: So, a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire decide to live like humans do. They get jobs, a house and a TV licence. They make friends they will lie to, take lovers they will infect. In fact, the only part of humanity they successfully adopt is it's ability to deceive and destroy. All in all, I'd say your little scheme has been something of a failure.
      Mitchell: And what about your plans? Right now, how would you say they're working out?
      Herrick: Well, the fat lady ain't singing yet.

  • Notes

    • Viewing figures (UK) - 1,086,000

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United States: August 29, 2009 on BBC America
      Czech Republic: November 6, 2009 on AXN

    • Filming Locations:

      Totterdown, Bristol, UK.
      Bristol General Hospital.

    • Episode Music:

      (Artist - Song)
      Duffy - Mercy (00:48)
      Bloc Party - Where Is Home (05:24)
      Elvis Costello - Baby Plays Around
      Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around (37:02)
      Michael Crawford - The Holy City

  • Allusions

    • 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