Luke Rutherford is your average teenager - until his dead father's best friend, Rupert Galvin turns up to reveal his secret destiny: he's the great-grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the ... See full summary »
Based on the book by Terry Pratchett, the adventure begins for thirteen-year-old Johnny Maxwell and his four friends when they come to the aid of eccentric homeless woman, Mrs Tachyon, and ... See full summary »
A class of teenage schoolboys are oblivious to their teacher's attempts to question them about the wider world. They are about to get a lesson they will never forget ... one that will change their lives forever.
Luke Rutherford is your average teenager - until his dead father's best friend, Rupert Galvin turns up to reveal his secret destiny: he's the great-grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the infamous vampire hunter. Luke is set to inherit the family mantle as a warrior against the supernatural entities that lie deep beneath the streets of modern-day London.
I do think it should have another year or so to complete it as a series. I enjoyed the characters and their acting, re. Cooke's north country/Yorkshire tone I think it is easier for Yanks to understand than some of the Scottish variants in the Dr. Who recent varieties and the Welsh bits in Torchwood. and the variance is far less than in the USA, where BTW "Rupert's" "Pennsylvania" accent is actually legitimate, although it is not an Eastern PA or Philadelphia accent(he would need to say water as woa-aw-oah-ter in 4 syllables), the used accent is a southwestern accent but before you get to the distinctive Pittsburghian scots-irish-Dorset/cornish bit, which uses the word "red" to mean "clean" as in "red up yer room." and "Younz/yinz" for "you all" and " 'nat" for "and all that." A good former example of a user of the accent (not the Pittsburghian one) was former American football coach Bud Carson, whose accent was thought to be from Georgia when he was actually from Western PA(he was for a time the head coach at Georgia Tech).
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