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The Day of the Triffids

Ken Hannam, 1981

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The Day of the Triffids
John Wyndham, 1951

The Day of the Triffids is a TV mini-series directed by Ken Hannam in 1981 and based on the book of the same name by John Wyndham, first published in 1951. The TV series features John Duttine, Emma Relph, Maurice Colbourne, Jonathan Newth, Gary Olsen, Perlita Neilson, and others.

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RATING

7.3

/ 10

TV Mini-Series Poster: The Day of the Triffids (Ken Hannam, 1981)

8

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Book Cover: The Day of the Triffids (John Wyndham, 1951)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Day of the Triffids, the 1951 book by John Wyndham.

The Day of the Triffids

Read by: Kingsley Ben-Adir

Storyline

A terrible catastrophe has struck the population of Earth. Almost everyone on the planet has been rendered blind by the arrival of a bright comet lighting up the darkened skies, causing permanent eye damage. At the same time, a walking, carnivorous plant called a Triffid, until now kept safely in paddocks and zoos, has broken free and has discovered a taste for rotting, human flesh.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Day of the Triffids, the 1981 TV series by Ken Hannam

Year

1981

Minutes

50

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

TV Mini-Series

The Day of the Triffids

Country: UK

Year: 1981

Length: 50m / 6 episodes

Cover of The Day of the Triffids, the 1951 book by John Wyndham

Year

1951

Pages

228

Book Rate

8.04

S: Goodreads

Book

The Day of the Triffids

Country: UK

First published in: 1951

Length: 228 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
The Day of the Triffids (1963)
Movie by Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis
TV Mini-Series poster
The Day of the Triffids (2009)
TV Mini-Series by Richard Mewis

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Poster of The Day of the Triffids, the 1981 TV series by Ken Hannam

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Cover of The Day of the Triffids, the 1951 book by John Wyndham

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