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"Type 4"
Series 3, Episode 3
Type 4

Broadcast date 06 February 2011
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Philip John
Guest Cast
Episode chronology
"Adam's Family"
"The Pack"
Mitchell: "Deadist?"
Annie: "Yes. It's like racist but for dead people!"
Annie invents a new word

Type 4 is the third episode of third series of Being Human. It serves as the first and only appearance of a zombie in the show, and also provided a vital bridge in the Mitchell-Annie romance story.


While on her regular midnight stroll Annie draws the attentions of a mouthy drunk girl, Sasha , who starts ranting at her and follows her home. With Sasha's putrid smell and rotting face, the housemates realise she's no ordinary human being, nor is she a ghost. She's a zombie : not living, not dead, instead stuck in a decomposing corpse. Sasha is in denial about her condition and sets about flirting with Mitchell, but he's preoccupied with another person without a pulse ... Annie. Mitchell suspects Annie fancies him but is afraid of what it might mean for their friendship. He has also attracted the attentions of a super-fan, Graham, who holds him up as a hero for the Box Tunnel 20 massacre. While seeming harmless initially, Graham's behaviour soon becomes stalker-like – and with him having so much knowledge about his idol, he could become a potential danger to the friends. Meanwhile, George and Nina discover something potentially life-changing...


  • This episode features the first and (so far) only appearance of Zombies.


Aside from Richard Wells' original score, this episode features the following songs:

  • I Need You Tonight, by Professor Green featuring Ed Drewett, from the album Alive Till I'm Dead (2010) - playing as Annie and Mitchell chat in the kitchen
  • Oh Pretty Woman, by Roy Orbison (1964 single) - playing on the soundtrack as Annie gives Sasha a 'makeover'
  • Dusk Till Dawn, by Ladyhawke, from the album Ladyhawke (2008) - playing as Annie, Nina and Sasha go clubbing
  • Ready for the Floor, by Hot Chip, from the album Made in the Dark (2008) - playing in the club as Sasha starts to fall apart
  • No Surprises, by Radiohead, from the album OK Computer (1997) - George and Mitchell are listening to this at the house when Annie and Nina rush Sasha back in
  • It's Bad You Know, by RL Burnside, from the album Come On In (1998) - playing on the soundtrack as Mitchell rushes to catch Graham on the train

Being Human BBC Episodes

Series 1: PilotFlotsam and JetsamTullyGhost TownAnother Fine MessWhere The Wild Things AreBad Moon Rising

Series 2: Cure And ContagionServe God, Love Me And MendLong Live The KingEducating CreatureThe Looking GlassIn The MorningDamageAll God's Children

Series 3: LiaAdam's FamilyType 4 The PackThe Longest DayDaddy GhoulThough the Heavens FallThe Wolf-Shaped Bullet

Series 4: Eve Of The WarBeing Human 1955The Graveyard ShiftA Spectre CallsHold the Front PagePuppy LoveMaking HistoryThe War Child

Series 5: The TrinitySticks and RopePie and PrejudiceThe Greater GoodNo Care, All ResponsibilityThe Last Broadcast