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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

The world is struck blind by a solar storm, and millions of man-eating mobile plants are released to roam Britain.

As an expert on the Triffids, Bill Masen knows that salvation rests in the hands of the father he hates, who mutated the Triffids in the first place to produce a green source of oil that the world craves.

Part of the BBC Christmas 2009 season.

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Dennis Masen
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Walter Strange
Ewen Bremner
Jason Priestley
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Rita Davies
Barricade Man
John White
Father Thomas
Philip Anthony
Doctor Koch
Steven Elder
Television Director
Simon Lowe
Blind Policeman
Tony Maudsley
Adam Sinclair
Austrian Reporter
Karl Fischer
Paul Chahidi
Raji James
Barricade Police Sergeant
Scott Baker
Tim Frances
Michelle Beadley
Genevieve O'Reilly
Girl's Mother
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Stephen Smallwood
Jenn Murray
Second Hospital Mother
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Lizzie Hopley
Troy Glasgow
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Natasha Alderslade
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Simon Naylor


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