BBC 3 seems to be capitalizing on the zombie craze that has taken affect on TV and movies and so forth. So here is the synopsis for their foray into the genre.
Source: BBC Media Center
In The Flesh
Date: 15.02.2013Last updated: 15.02.2013 at 13.55
Category: BBC Three; Drama
In The Flesh is an exciting new three-part drama for BBC Three that tells the story of zombie teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry) and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family.
After his death four years ago, his friends and family thought they’d never see Kieren again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands of the dead were re-animated; and now, after months of re-habilitation and medication, the zombies are gradually being returned to their homes.
Now known as PDS sufferers (Partially Deceased Syndrome) - and since the passing of the PDS Protection act - the government have set an agenda of acceptance and tolerance, one that is at odds with the communities abandoned at the time of the rising, and the bloody battle between zombies and humans that ensued.
A cauldron of brutal anti-zombie sentiment and the source of the ‘rotter’ hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF), Kieren returns to his home in the rural village of Roarton. Here he is forced to confront his family, the community that rejected him and the flashbacks that continue to haunt him of what he did in his untreated state.
Kieren’s parents, Steve (Steve Cooper) and Sue (Marie Critchley), are undoubtedly pleased to see him, but his sister, Jem (Harriet Cains), isn't so ready to pick up where they left off.
Meanwhile, the HVF, led by violent Bill Macy (Steve Evets) and backed by local churchman Vicar Oddie (Kenneth Cranham), are ready to take action against any PDS Sufferer reintegrated on their patch.
Cast and crew
Kieren Walker - LUKE NEWBERRY
Rick Macy - DAVID WALMSLEY
Amy Dyer - EMILY BEVAN
Jem Walker - HARRIET CAINS
Steve Walker - STEVE COOPER
Sue Walker - MARIE CRITCHLEY
Bill Macy - STEVE EVETS
Janet Macy - KAREN HENTHORN
Vicar Oddie - KENNETH CRANHAM
Ken Burton - RICKY TOMLINSON
Shirley Wilson - SANDRA HUGGETT
Philip Wilson - STEPHEN THOMPSON
Gary - KEVIN SUTTON
Dean - GERARD THOMPSON
Lisa Lancaster - RIANN STEEL
Dr Shepherd - STEWART SCUDAMORE
Joanne - RACHEL TOOMES
Ben - LEE TOOMES
Alex - ALEX ARNOLD
Hannah - DANIELLE VITALIS
Keith - JOHN OWEN-JONES
Pearl Pinder - GILLIAN WAUGH
Treatment Assistant - JAMES FOSTER
Giles Weir - OLIVER BIRCH
Duncan Lancaster - STEVE GARTI
The Prophet - JAMES NELSON-JOYCE
Maggie Burton - SUE WALLACE
Executive Producer - HILARY MARTIN
Written by - DOMINIC MITCHELL
Produced by - ANN HARRISON-BAXTER
Directed by - JONNY CAMPBELL
Make-up design - NADIA STACEY
Script Editor - SIMON JUDD
Made by BBC DRAMA PRODUCTION NORTH