It’s a whole new world and it’s full of dangers for the group of plague survivors as the BBC’s reimaged series reaches its penultimate episode.
Episode Five: BBC One, Tuesday 16th December. 9pm.
Charming and eloquent, John is a preacher with a unique perspective on the new world, but the family’s opinion of him is split. Some find comfort in his message, while others are deeply distrusting of his motives. Linda, a woman in John’s group, is pregnant, and Abby allows her to stay until the baby is born. Anya fears that she will be forced to reveal the fact that she is a doctor if there are any problems with the birth. Worse than that, she picks up on some unusual remarks made by John, which make her concerned for the group’s safety.
Al is much more positive about John’s group. He spots a pretty woman called Louise and uses his charm to seduce her. He is feeling much more like his old self – until he realises that Louise isn’t as innocent as she seems. Meanwhile, Anya’s fears are realised when Linda experiences complications and John’s serene façade starts to crumble.
John is played by Kieran O’Brien, Linda by Claire Keelan, Abby by Julie Graham, Anya by Zoë Tapper, Al by Phillip Rhys, Louise by Louise Dylan and Tom by Max Beesley.