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, the sighted leader of another blind group wields a Browning Hi-Power pistol. Credited as "red-haired man," Gary Olsen later reappears as "Torrence," true to the original novel.
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, Torrence and his men from the Brighton group operate a Daimler Armored Car Mark I.
In Episode 5, Ben Masen finally uses one of the Triffid Guns he and Jo collected from the warehouse in Episode 2. As per the original novel, these fling a spring-loaded razor-sharp projectile at the pernicious plants to cut off their sting.