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Dead Set 

During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jaime Winstone ...  Kelly 5 episodes, 2008
Liz May Brice ...  Alex 5 episodes, 2008
Beth Cordingly ...  Veronica 5 episodes, 2008
Adam Deacon ...  Space 5 episodes, 2008
Kevin Eldon ...  Joplin 5 episodes, 2008
Kathleen McDermott Kathleen McDermott ...  Pippa 5 episodes, 2008
Davina McCall ...  Davina McCall 5 episodes, 2008
Andy Nyman ...  Patrick 5 episodes, 2008
Brian Belo Brian Belo ...  Brain Belo / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Riz Ahmed ...  Riq 5 episodes, 2008
Warren Brown ...  Marky 5 episodes, 2008
Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson ...  Himself / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Nick Turner Nick Turner ...  Scott the Production Staff 5 episodes, 2008
Chizzy Akudolu ...  Angel 5 episodes, 2008
Raj Ghatak ...  Grayson 5 episodes, 2008
Cavan Clerkin ...  Dennis 5 episodes, 2008
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Krishnan Guru-Murthy ...  Krishnan Guru-Murthy / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Madra Ihegborow ...  Makeup Girl 4 episodes, 2008
Kyle Summercorn ...  Bob 5 episodes, 2008
Maxi Moffat Maxi Moffat ...  Gormless 4 episodes, 2008
Rachel Ogilvy Rachel Ogilvy ...  Angela 4 episodes, 2008
Helen Adams Helen Adams ...  Helen Adams 4 episodes, 2008
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace ...  Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace 4 episodes, 2008
Kinga Karolczak Kinga Karolczak ...  Kinga Karolczak 4 episodes, 2008
Saskia Howard-Clarke ...  Saskia Howard-Clarke 4 episodes, 2008
Makosi Musambasi Makosi Musambasi ...  Makosi Musambasi 4 episodes, 2008
Eugene Sully Eugene Sully ...  Eugene Sully 4 episodes, 2008
Ziggy Lichman Ziggy Lichman ...  Ziggy Lichman / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Imogen Thomas Imogen Thomas ...  Imogen Thomas 4 episodes, 2008
Marcus Bentley Marcus Bentley ...  Marcus Bentley / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Shelley Conn ...  Claire 4 episodes, 2008
Jennifer Aries Jennifer Aries ...  Sophie 4 episodes, 2008
Drew Edwards ...  Colin 4 episodes, 2008
Elyes Gabel ...  Danny 4 episodes, 2008
Kelly Wenham ...  Chloe 4 episodes, 2008
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Storyline

It's eviction night at the Big Brother house, but something very strange is happening; the dead are coming alive and attacking the living. When zombies attack all of the audience outside, the Big Brother contestants are unaware of the death outside the fan-proof (and zombie-proof) big brother house until the show's runner, Kelly, comes into the house and warns them of the doom outside. Stuck with even less contact with the outside world, the house-mates must sneak out of the house to get supplies, without being seen by the zombies. Written by Jake

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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Official Sites:

E4 [UK] | Offical MySpace

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Zeppotron See more »
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Runtime:

(5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Released just six weeks after Big Brother (2000) UK 2008 finished See more »

Goofs

Kelly runs outside and jumps into a blue truck. When she realizes the keys aren't in the ignition, she gets out and slams the trucks door shut. In the next shot the door is suddenly wide open. See more »

Alternate Versions

The E4 channel edited all five episodes into one movie for halloween 2009. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Diary of the Dead (2011) See more »

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Dead set is dead good, even the zombies like it
5 November 2008 | by sharkattack1978See all my reviews

I thought that there would never be a zombie epic to beat or even overshadow George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (apart from Shaun of the Dead) and now FINALLY I think we in Britain have finally got a film/TV movie/ mini series that does rival that. Dead set is a horror set around the Big Brother phenomenon and a terrifying real zombie apocalypse. The general public and the house-mates even the crew of Big Brother become unknowingly involved in a vicious fight for survival as the dead start eating the entire British population one chunk at a time. I truly loved this, I love zombie movies (yes even the crap and extremely cheesy ones too) and this was the best millennium zombie based survival horror I have ever seen. As far as I was concerned the remake of Dawn of the Dead, remake of Day of the Dead, the new 3D version of Night of the living dead and every other 'poser' zombie movie out there nowadays that doesn't fulfil the code of the zombie horror movie i.e. intense scenes and graphic gore, Dead set fulfils on all levels. Firstly the acting is great from Andy Nyman (severance) as the totally obnoxious producer of Big Brother Patrick to Jamie Winstone as the poor floor runner Kelly forced to become the heroine in charge of the survival of the house-mates of the Big Brother house. There's even past BB housemates who star in cameos at the start of the series and some even become zombies later but you'll have to watch it to find out who becomes one and who becomes zombie brunch. Next I'll move to the gore. Don't think that just cause this was a made for TV movie that they skimp on the gore because they don't. I was very surprised by the gore and bloody carnage that they were allowed to put on the small screen. E4 have definitely pulled out their balls and had the guts (no pun intended) to show this movie he way we'd expect it to be seen in all its gutsy glory (again no pun intended.) Some of the effects rival that of Tom Savini's groundbreaking and very gruesome special FX on the original George A. Romero's Day of the Dead. I was in awe by what they were allowed to show on the screen and thank god they did. Next the social commentary that George included in Dawn is re-invented and used in Dead Set. How the characters talk about the zombies and how the zombies watch the revealing show via TV sets that they walk around finding their next meal and what society is reduced to. Lastly the zombies in this are genuinely chilling, they look menacing and vicious even at times somewhat evil and very ravenous… and I mean ravenous for human flesh (take note Resident Evil Trilogy) Yes even for the first time I can even pass the fact that these zombies can run and pretty damn fast. Just like the zombies from Dawn of the Dead remake, Day of the dead remake and 28 days/weeks later these will tear after you if you are seen and that is scary but although they can do that the slow style of zombie i.e. Romero's zombies are much more frightening than the fast future style zombies of today. The dark overtone of the story adds an air of dread to the atmospheric tension and terror that Dead Set has deep in the underbelly of Charlie Brooker's well thought out script. Britain proves that what Hollywood can do, with a bit of careful structure and preparation the UK can do it better. We did it with Shaun of the Dead which was a global hit and I believe that we can easily do it again with Dead Set when it finally reaches USA shores soon. The climax genuinely had made both thrilled, chilled and scared and not many horrors can do that with me.

Dead Set is a thrilling gory"shoot me again I ain't dead yet" exciting piece of UK style horror and should be seen to be believed.


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