My favourite thing about In the Flesh is that there are no bad guys.
Bill Macey did what he thought was the right thing to do. He saved his little village from rabid PDS sufferers, tried to keep everyone safe. He was scared of his own son and did the only thing he knew to do.
Vicar Oddie gave his people hope in the time of what looked like the end of the world. He was loved and respected by the villagers, even got his grave caged, as the council believed this is what he would have wanted, if there would ever be a second rising.
Maxime Martin has lost her little brother. She’s the character with the tragic past, blamed wrongly for a terrible tragedy, accused of murdering her brother, and trying to make it right. She secretly isn’t against PDS sufferers. Hell, she even tries to get the second rising so that her brother can be alive and well again.
… except for Gary Kendal. You just hate this asshat.