Last night we watched episode 1 of Day of The Triffids, it was pretty good, weird seeing how HUGE all electronic equipment was in 1981, the lead guy is expositing into a dictaphone the size of a housebrick. It was a strange mix of quite jagged, in-your-face monologue direction and then very stagey BBC play flashbacks, particularly the flashback where a Russian oligarch type is trying to sell TRIFFID OIL. The music is very dour too: effectively scary all-in-all, with a Quatermass feel. Thoughts about John Wyndham to follow on FT at some point.
I kind of hope for more stand-alone sci-fi stuff on TV now Dr Who is a success.