Day of the Triffids (1981), The
The Day of the Triffids (1981) is the second of three filmed versions of John Wyndham’s classic science fiction novel (other adaptations were released in 1962 and 2009) and the most faithful adaptation of the original story. Wyndham’s tale is not about monsters, but rather is a parable about the fragility of civilization and the collapse of morality and ethics once it falls. The BBC made-for-TV mini-series starred John Duttine, Emma Relph, and Maurice Colbourne. A comet blinds humanity, which falls prey to carnivorous, walking plants.
The following firearms were used in the television mini-series The Day of the Triffids (1981):
In Episode 3, British soldiers carry what appears to be the British L1A1 SLR rifle.
In Episode 4, gangsters appear to wield a Browning Hi-Power pistol.
Over and Under 12 Gauge Shotgun
In Episode 4, Bill Masen (John Duttine) carries an over-under 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
In Episode 5, Ben Masen wields a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.
In Episode 6, Bill Masen toasts the Triffids with a M1 Flamethrower.
Daimler Armored Car Mark I
In Episode 6, self-appointed guardsmen operate a Daimler Armored Car Mark I.
In Episode 5, Ben Masen creates his own ‘’Triffid Gun,” which flings a razor-sharp projectile at the pernicious plants.