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    14/5/2018 12:00 pm

    The Belgian tv series "Cordon "  (2014)season one had English subtitles.
    I was able to watch it on you tube. Here's the trailer.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GpiyDw87OBo

    I was not able to view season 2 (10 episodes). The few times I was able to find it, the subtitles weren't in English . 

    The USA version was "Containment " which ran for 1 season.
    Takes place in Atlanta. A Syrian man is infected with a very contagious virus.
    It spreads. The city is placed under quarantine to prevent spreading.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Containment_(TV_series)

    14/5/2018 11:25 am

    I just finished watching The Rain on Netflix.
    Danish web tv series. In English , no subtitles.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rain_(TV_series)

    A deadly virus spread by rainfall forces siblings Simone and Rasmus, and their parents to seek refuge in a well equipped underground bunker. The siblings’ father, Dr. Frederik Andersen, is a scientist who works for Apollon, the company that crafted the bunkers. He leaves the siblings with their mother in the bunker, saying he'll be back. Before he leaves, he instructs Simone to protect Rasmus, as he is the key to fixing the virus....

    03/4/2018 8:17 pm

    Teela wrote:

    Lorraine
    Thanks for the heads up about Prey will give it a watch. Have read "Gone to Ground" it was enjoyable.
    You reminded me of After Armageddon which I watched a previously. But will watch again. 
     

     

    Have you checked out this BBC posting?
    Bbc.co.uk/pandemic

    BBC Four is doing a virtual flu pandemic across the UK

    Sounds interesting.

    03/4/2018 8:14 pm

    Malcolm Edeson've just received this to read on my holidays at Christmas, I'll report back here but sounds promising even though supposedly aimed at children.

    BBC.co.uk/pandemic
    BBC Four is doing a virtual flu pandemic

    I can only watch the videos.
    Cannot sign up outside of the UK.
     

    03/4/2018 8:07 pm

    Interesting BBC  experiment
    bbc.co.uk/pandemic

    I can only see the videos

    30/3/2018 1:42 pm

    Lorraine wrote:

    Malcolm Edeson]. I've just received this to read on my holidays at Christmas, I'll report back here but sounds promising even though supposedly aimed at children.

    Empty World by John Christopher

    Malcolm, There's a book "Gone to Ground" by Cheryl Taylor
    Flu epidemic , gov't conspiracy , survivalist , a fluctuating ending......

    After Armmegedon is a Discovery Channel movie with a lot of expert commentaries.
    It's a two hour version of Survivors . It's on youtube 

    Thanks Lorraine,

    I never did read that book, read the first few pages but couldn't get into it and was not really the sort of thing to read as you start your holiday :-)

    I have a local copy of the "After Armageddon" film, a while ago since I watched but was very good, well worth watching.

    Thanks for the tip on the Cheryl Taylor book, will keep my eyes peeled for that.

    I never really have the time or inclination to read when not on holiday and relaxed so again saving these up for my next holiday, last time I did listen to the latest Survivors Big Finish audiodrama and re-listened to a couple of earlier ones. The next one isn't out until June as I'm away in May I should hopefully get around to it this time.
     

    30/3/2018 12:34 pm

    Malcolm Edeson].  I've just received this to read on my holidays at Christmas, I'll report back here but sounds promising even though supposedly aimed at children.

    Empty World by John Christopher

    Review from goodreads

    John Christopher – Empty World: When a deadly virus kills off most of the world's population, including all adults.......]

    Malcolm, There's a book "Gone to Ground" by Cheryl Taylor
    Flu epidemic , gov't conspiracy , survivalist , a fluctuating ending......

    After Armmegedon is a Discovery Channel movie with a lot of expert commentaries.
    It's a two hour version of Survivors . It's on youtube.


     

    07/2/2018 6:15 am

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Containment_(TV_series)

    The series follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving a section of the city cordoned off under quarantine and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. Major themes in the series are love, loss, and duty.

    American version of Bulguim tv series Cordon.

    07/2/2018 6:12 am

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordon_(TV_series)

    Cordon begins with the arrival of an illegal Afghan immigrant in a container, in Antwerp, Belgium. Shortly afterward, he visits the fictional National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) in the city to get inoculated against local infections.

    ...told the man might have a viral infection...c

    As people start to become seriously ill with the virus and start dying, public order begins to break down within the containment area. Murder, violence, and theft take hold. Criminals seize control of the food distribution centers while others break into properties or rob from the weak.

    08/12/2017 4:33 pm

    Young people die on their 22nd birthday. All the adults die.
    Their city is quarantined.  No one is allowed to leave.
    Government plot.
    How is this happening?
    Unfortunately, series ends with a cliffhanger .

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Between_(TV_series)  netflix

    08/12/2017 4:27 pm

    Jeremiah,  the tv series was based on a series of comicbooks.
    A flu vaccine, kills off almost everyone over the age of puberty.  The stories starts 15 years after the Big Death.
    Brilliantly written by J. Michael  Straczynski.
    I enjoyed the strong women in the series. Kim Hawthorne  was great.
    Check it out on dvd or hulu.
    Unlike Survivors,  some had access to technology.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_(TV_series)

    10/11/2017 12:02 pm

    I've just received this to read on my holidays at Christmas, I'll report back here but sounds promising even though supposedly aimed at children.

    Empty World by John Christopher

    Review from goodreads

    John Christopher – Empty World: When a deadly virus kills off most of the world's population, including all adults, Neil, a teenaged boy, tries to survive in a seemingly empty England. Although devastated by the loss of his elders he must force himself to accept his difficult (even terrifying) situation and learn to survive by himself. Scavenging canned and preserved food and other necessities from empty homes and businesses provides most necessities. Loneliness becomes a difficult thing to deal with, but he learns to avoid most other people because they are likely to be dangerous. Eventually, he makes his way to London, where necessities and desired items abound for the scavenger. However, the London environment also includes many more dangerous characters to avoid. I found Neal to be a very interesting, resourceful, and admirable character. This is another engaging science fiction novel from John Christopher and I enjoyed it.

     

    13/2/2017 8:18 am

    Lorraine wrote:

    Lots of books without tv series. No zombies. No supernatural things . No out of space aliens.

    Gone to Ground by Cheryl Taylor.
    Jakarta Pandemic by Steven Konkoly --the first of a series of books about a health crisis.
    Infection: a pandemic survival novel by M P McDonald
    H 10 N 1 by M R Cornelius and Marsha Cornelius
    Sick by Brett Battles (a series)
    Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank ( not the flu)
    One Second After and One Year Later -- William Forstchen (not the flu)
    Cyberstorm By Matthew Mother
    On the Beach by Nevil Shute

    Post apocalyptic and no zombies. Not supernatural like The Stand.

    Never forget: Earth Abides, George R Stewart - I'm certain Terry Nation read this 1950 book & borrowed parts of it for the TV series.
    Same goes for Day of the Triffids.
    I've been trying to remember the title of the story set in a Monistery - the Monks after a big bang tale???

    13/2/2017 1:06 am

    Lots of books without tv series. No zombies. No supernatural things . No out of space aliens.

    Gone to Ground by Cheryl Taylor.
    Jakarta Pandemic by Steven Konkoly --the first of a series of books about a health crisis.
    Infection: a pandemic survival novel by M P McDonald
    H 10 N 1 by M R Cornelius  and Marsha Cornelius
    Sick by Brett Battles (a series)
    Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank ( not the flu)
    One Second After and One Year Later -- William Forstchen  (not the flu)
    Cyberstorm By Matthew Mother
    On the Beach by Nevil Shute

    Post apocalyptic and no zombies.  Not supernatural like The Stand.

    13/2/2017 12:41 am

    Teela wrote:

    Lorraine
    Thanks for the heads up about Prey will give it a watch. Have read "Gone to Ground" it was enjoyable.
    You reminded me of After Armageddon which I watched a previously. But will watch again. 
     

     
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prey_(TV_series) This was an interesting series. Left us with a cliffhanger.

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