Cold Lazarus was a mini-series that aired on Channel 4 in 1996.
The series is set in the 24th century Britain. The ruined streets are unsafe and society is run by powerful commercial corporations. Experiences are almost all virtual, and anything deemed authentic has either been banned or replaced by synthetic substitutes.
At a cryonics research institute in London, a group of scientists led by Dr. Emma Porlock are working on reviving the mind of the 20th-century writer Daniel Feeld, whose head was frozen after his death.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Cold Lazarus - Cold Lazarus - Netflix
Cold Lazarus is a four-part British television drama written by Dennis Potter with the knowledge that he was dying of cancer of the pancreas. It forms the second half of a pair with the television serial Karaoke. The two serials were filmed as a single production by the same team; both were directed by Renny Rye and feature Albert Finney as the writer Daniel Feeld. The plays were unique in being co-productions between the BBC and Channel 4, something Potter had expressly requested before his death. The show was first aired on Channel 4 in 1996 on Sunday evenings, with a repeat on BBC1 the following day. Parts of Karaoke and Cold Lazarus were filmed in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, which is where Dennis Potter was born and raised, and children from local schools including St. Briavels Parochial Primary School appeared in the film as extras in flashbacks. As a result of the BBC and Channel 4 collaboration on these works, the copyright and further usage rights have remained unclear. However, both are available to watch online via the Channel 4 website, and Virgin Media's on demand service. Both Karaoke and Cold Lazarus were released on DVD from Acorn Media in September 2010.
Cold Lazarus - Cast - Netflix
Albert Finney as Daniel Feeld Frances de la Tour as Emma Porlock Ciarán Hinds as Fyodor Glazunov Ganiat Kasumu as Luanda Partington Grant Masters as Tony Watson Carmen Ejogo as Blinda Diane Ladd as Martina Masdon Henry Goodman as David Siltz Claudia Malkovich as Kaya David Foxxe as Andrew Milton Donald Sumpter as Doctor Rawl Rob Brydon as Karl The series also featured an early TV appearance by Rupert Penry-Jones as a militiaman. Additionally, some of the cast of Karaoke appear in Feeld's flashbacks.
Cold Lazarus - References - Netflix