Saturday, 30 January 2010

Alisa Arnah in the BBC's The Survivors

This year I've been making a point to watch the second series of The Survivors on the BBC as I only ever saw bits and pieces of the first series at the end of 2008. Much of the first two episodes of this series revolve around some scientist types experimenting on regular character Abby to find a vaccine for the virus as they do not have immunity. Along the way we discover that (unknown to his colleagues) lead scientist Whitaker has been hiding his wife and son in the complex. And unknown to his wife the world outside has more or less ended.

I had the odd feeling I had seen the actress who played Jill Whitaker in something else so I looked her up. It turns out that I must have subconsciously recognised her because Alisa Arnah was in the BBC's Jane Eyre from 2006, a series I have watched many, many times. In that she played one of the spoilt daughters of Aunt Reed.

She did a good job in The Survivors especially in episode 2 when she manages to get out of her room in the complex and discovers Abby and some other people who have been rounded up for experimentation. When she learns the truth she helps Abby escape, potentially exposing herself to the virus. Hubby locks her in quarantine for her trouble.

Hopefully she will survive to episode 3, but I have my doubts...

Anyway, here's a few photos of Alisa that I found.