Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.
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Series cast summary:
Matthew Goode ...  Matthew Clairmont 19 episodes, 2018-2022
Teresa Palmer ...  Diana Bishop 19 episodes, 2018-2022
Valarie Pettiford ...  Emily Mather 14 episodes, 2018-2021
Alex Kingston ...  Sarah Bishop 13 episodes, 2018-2021
Owen Teale ...  Peter Knox 13 episodes, 2018-2021
Gregg Chillin ...  Domenico / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2021
Trevor Eve ...  Gerbert D'Aurillac 12 episodes, 2018-2021
Aisling Loftus ...  Susanna Norman / ... 12 episodes, 2018-2021
Malin Buska ...  Satu / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2021
Lindsay Duncan ...  Ysabeau De Clermont 10 episodes, 2018-2021
Edward Bluemel ...  Marcus Whitmore 10 episodes, 2018-2021
Aiysha Hart ...  Miriam Shepherd 10 episodes, 2018-2021
Tanya Moodie ...  Agatha Wilson 9 episodes, 2018-2021
Sorcha Cusack ...  Marthe 8 episodes, 2018-2021
Sophia Myles ...  Rebecca Bishop 8 episodes, 2018-2021
Daniel Ezra ...  Nathaniel Wilson 8 episodes, 2018-2021

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In a world where witches, vampires and daemons live discreetly among humans, Diana Bishop is the last in one long line of distinguished witches. Unwilling to embrace her heritage she has immersed herself in her career as a historian. Her particular interest is alchemy and she visits Oxford to research some of Elias Ashmole's papers. She requests Ashmole 782 and as soon as she receives it she knows there is something uncanny about it; when she opens it she is shocked. She learns that 782 has been presumed lost for a very long time and that each species of Creature desires it. She is besieged and threatened and knows that, to protect herself, she must uncover all the mysteries of 782. She encounters the enigmatic vampire, Matthew Clairmont, who offers to help her; their mutual attraction is immediate, undeniable and inexplicable because they both know that witches and vampires are not supposed to trust each other. Diana makes her choice and accepts Matthew's help. This precipitates them... Written by Linda Moore

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Ashmole 782 , might be an allusion to the Ashmolian museum, an arm of Oxford University, which was centers on the curious oddities of the museum founder Elias Ashmole. The first building dedicated to the museum was erected in 1678-83 and given to the University in 1677. The present building was erected 1841-45. See more »


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Completely agree with the rest
15 September 2018 | by mbs-50561See all my reviews

Every second packed with intensity in this first episode - I'm flabbergasted! Ending of the episode left me yearning for more instantly! I haven't felt like this about a series since first time I watched True Blood (not that they compare in any way). Very catching! I certainly hope the rest of the series live up to this first episode!

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7 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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