Ultraviolet (1998)

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 Dr. Angela March (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Vaughan Rice (6 episodes, 1998)
Philip Quast ...
 Father Pearse J. Harman (6 episodes, 1998)
Colette Brown ...
 Kirsty (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Frances (6 episodes, 1998)
Thomas Lockyer ...
 Jacob (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Dr. Paul Hoyle / ... (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Jack / ... (2 episodes, 1998)
Elizabeth Earl ...
 Angie's Daughter (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Emilie (2 episodes, 1998)
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Michael Colefield is unwillingly thrust into the nightmarish world of vampires when he discovers a secret government organisation operating undercover within the police when his friend Jack disappears under suspicious circumstances on the eve of his wedding. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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In 2000, the Fox network in America produced a pilot episode for a US remake of 'Ultraviolet'. However, the series was not picked up and the pilot itself never aired. See more »

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Father Pearse J. Harman: Our free range days are over.
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A Brilliant Mini-Series
9 July 2004 | by (Pacifica, California) – See all my reviews

I accidentally ran into an episode of this show one evening a couple months ago while scanning the mind numbing channels of DirecTv. Seeing Jack Davenport (of the UK version of "Coupling") and already being a fan of said show I decided to tune in. It was definitely time well spent.

I am a tremendous fan of the sci fi and horror genres. While movies such as Nosferatu, Dracula, Blade and such have their interesting tales to tell they are typically embraced by only a specific audience. While Ultraviolet is a series about vampires (although the word is never uttered in any of the episodes) it has a suspense and an intrigue that is shared with the best mystery or police dramas.

Those looking for pale faced vampires, hissing with fang filled mouths at crosses and stakes are sure to be disappointed. Instead we find a world of shadows, cerebral story lines that have real depth (and some ingenious twists and surprises). Colors and backdrops are well utilized to provide a start contrast. When you see the sun begin to set in any of the shows...you feel that sense of fear that the darkness brings to the human characters. The musical score definitely adds to the emotional tension.

All the actors provide solid contributions to their roles. Jack Davenport (as mentioned above from "Coupling" and "Pirates of the Caribbean") does a capable job in the lead role as a police officer who loses his partner to the dark side. He joins a secretive church sanctioned organization whose purpose is to understand and combat the individuals who are infected with the virus which causes this vampirism.

In my opinion Susannah Harker (scientist/doctor) and Philip Quast (priest/leader) had the most tangible roles. Their scenes regarding mortality, abortion, loss of loved ones could easily be taken from any dramatic series but here they are given the twist that only a show with vampires could provide.

The mini-series is available on DVD.


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