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Day of the Triffids Cast Announced

The BBC has announced a very impressive cast for its two-part adaptation of John Wyndham’s classic SF book The Day of the Triffids. Desperate Housewives star Dougray Scott will play Dr Bill Masen in the tale of killer plants roaming a post-apocalyptic world in which everyone has been blinded by a meteorite storm. He’s joined by Joely Richardson, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Izzard and Jason Priestley. The script is by Patrick Harbinson (ER, Law & Order).

Justin Bodle, Executive Producer at the show’s production company Power says: "We are enormously excited to have secured this stellar cast for The Day Of The Triffids. Together with its amazing effects and iconic locations, it will deliver the drama mini-series event of 2009."

Julie Gardner, Head of Drama, BBC Wales, adds: "The incredible cast lined-up for The Day Of The Triffids is testament to the quality of Patrick Harbinson's script. We hope audiences, both old and new, will be captivated by this modern take of John Wyndham's classic best-selling novel."

The mini-series is due to air later this year.