The Day of the Triffids is a British television series which was first aired by the BBC in 1981. An adaptation by Douglas Livingstone of the 1951 novel by John Wyndham, the six half-hour episodes were produced by David Maloney and directed by Ken Hannam, with original music by Christopher Gunning.

Series Cast

  1. Emma Relph as Jo Payton

    Emma Relph

    Jo Payton

    12 Episodes

  2. Stephen Yardley as

    Stephen Yardley

    6 Episodes

  3. Maurice Colbourne as Jack Coker

    Maurice Colbourne

    Jack Coker

    6 Episodes

  4. John Duttine

    Bill Masen

    6 Episodes

  5. Gary Olsen as

    Gary Olsen

    6 Episodes

  6. Desmond Adams

    6 Episodes

  7. Perlita Neilson

    6 Episodes

  8. Jenny Lipman

    6 Episodes

  9. Claire Ballard

    6 Episodes

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Last Season


1981 • 6 Episodes

Season 1 of The Day of the Triffids premiered on September 10, 1981.

Episode 6

(1x6, October 15, 1981) Season Finale

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The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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