The Day of the Triffids

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Original run: 10 Sep 1981 – 15 Oct 1981

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Network: BBC one UK

Watched by: 136 of 631 674 0.02%

Total running time: 2 hours 42 minutes

Episode duration: 27 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.3 of 10 1 828 rating: 6.353 of 10 168

MyShows rating: 3.32 of 5 62


A meteor shower blinds nearly the entire population of Earth and Bill Masen believes himself to be the last sighted person on the planet. Triffids are a mobile, carnivorous plant that Bill cultivates for their oil. When the Triffids get loose and are released on the blind population, they begin to feed on and kill the helpless humans.

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