Day of the Triffids

"Day of the Triffids" is a science fiction miniseries that was made in England in 2009. It was based on the John Wyndham novel of the same name. The titular Triffids were sapient and malevolent carnivorous plants. Humans, of course, were their preferred prey. The Triffids do have one useful feature: Their bodies produce an oil that can be used for fuel. Doing so would greatly reduce global warming. To further complicate matters, a devastating solar eruption leaves 95 percent of the human race blind.

BBC America
1 Season, 6 Episodes
October 10, 1981
Science Fiction, Drama
Cast: Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Eddie Izzard, Brian Cox

Day of the Triffids Full Episode Guide

  • Six years later, Bill and Jo consider the future of their farm as the triffids grow in numbers and a paramilitary group arrives with unpleasant orders.

  • Bill's quest to find Jo leads him into the country, where he finds that disease and the triffids are wiping out humanity.

  • Bill is kidnapped and forced to be the eyes for a group of blind people

  • Bill and his new friend Jo find a group of other sighted people, some of whom plan to form a new community in the country, but no one takes seriously Bill's warning that the triffids are a serious threat.

  • Bill leaves the hospital to learn that everyone in the area - perhaps everyone in the world - has gone blind. He, and anyone else who didn't see the comet the previous night, are the exceptions. Meanwhile, the triffids are attacking.

  • Bill, who works at a farm for deadly plants called triffids, was temporarily blinded by one of them and is now in hospital. The hour approaches for the bandages over his eyes to come off, but a strange silence pervades the room.