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Ultraviolet is a television mini series that was produced by World Productions for the Channel 4 network in the U.K. Written by science fiction writer Joe Aherne, who is famous for his work on a number of British science fiction shows such as Doctor Who; Ultraviolet stars a number of well known actors from the U.K., including Jack Davenport from pirates of the Caribbean and Idris Elba of Thor. The series was shown as six parts first broadcast during 1988 by Channel 4 and tells an updated story of vampires living and infiltrating the human race in the U.K. The series is told through the eyes of a police officer, Detective Sergeant Michael Colefield who discovers his police partner Jack is missing on the eve of his wedding. At first putting the dissapearance of Jack down to pre wedding nerves Michael becomes concerned as the dissapearance continues; Michael also finds it difficult to hide his feelings for Jack's jilted fiance Kirsty. As he investigates Jack's dissapearance Michael crosses the path of a group of investigators from a secret British government agency who claim to be investigating vampires, usually referred to as leeches. The secret squad is made up of a soldier Vaughn Rice, a scientist Angela March and a priest Pearse Harman; as the series progresses Michael is accepted into the squad as a key member. Each episode in the series tells a stand alone story with an overriding story arc questioning why vampire attacks are rising during recent years. Although rarely seen during the series vampires have their stories told through Michael and the team investigating vampires through the humans who are interacting with them. Unlike traditional vampire stories the plague of vampires is explained to Michael as being caused by genetic engineering instead of through infection by other vampires. As the series progresses the viewer and Michael are slowly informed of the fact a vampire plot is in place to take over the world and wipe out the human race.