In The Flesh

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.

Published: 15 February 2013

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.

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Cast and crew

Cast

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

Maggie Burton - SUE WALLACE

Shirley Wilson - SANDRA HUGGETT

Philip Wilson - STEPHEN THOMPSON

Gary - KEVIN SUTTON

Dean - GERRARD THOMPSON

Lisa Lancaster - RIANN STEELE

Patty Lancaster - JULIET ELLIS

Duncan Lancaster - STEVE GARTI

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

Mrs Bennett - SUSAN TWIST

Teenager - RYAN WILKINSON

Male Zombie - JULIAN GORMAN

Little Girl Zombie - ROMA CHRISTENSEN

Creative Team

Created & Written by Dominic Mitchell

Director - Jonny Campbell

Producer - Ann Harrison-Baxter

Executive Producer - Hilary Martin

Director of Photography - Tony Slater Ling

Production Designer - Sami Khan

Editor - Jamie Pearson

Composer - Edmund Butt

Make-up Designer - Nadia Stacey

Costume Designer - Yves Barre

Casting Director - David Shaw

Co-Producer - Jules Hussey

Location Manager - Stephen Cheers

Script Editor - Simon Judd

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