Scripted Series / Action/Thriller

The Day Of The Triffids


An epic and apocalyptic adaptation of John Wyndham’s best-selling novel.

With most of the world blinded and the dangerous carnivorous Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered survivors to fight this plant invasion and the madness following.

Genetically modified, the Triffids are a complex plant species mass-produced for their renewable fuel. Bill has noticed an unnerving change in their behavioural patterns. The Triffids are starting to communicate. Meanwhile, crowds globally gather to witness a much-anticipated solar storm. But the spectacle blinds all those who watch it and the world goes into free fall. Fear and panic rage as the blind desperately depend for survival on the few remaining sighted. An even greater nightmare awaits. The Triffids are hungry and moving toward the cities for the most abundant source of their prey - mankind.

Having narrowly escaped blindness, Bill forms an instant attraction with a fellow sighted survivor – the outspoken journalist, Jo Playton. They meet Torrence, a flagrantly amoral opportunist, who delights in his new appointment: presiding over the weak and the blind - laying down the foundations for his autocratic government. Their one chance of survival lies in reaching the only man who knows more about the Triffids than he does - his estranged father, Dennis. With insurmountable odds against them - how will they make it out alive?


Programme Details

2 x 120'
BBC Wales