Ultraviolet

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  • 1998
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (2,549)

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.

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Seasons
Persona Non Grata
6. Persona Non Grata
October 20, 1998
The captive leech is identified and the squad uncovers a plan to exterminate mankind. Meanwhile, Michael searches for Kirsty, who seems to have been abducted.
Terra Incognita
5. Terra Incognita
October 13, 1998
The squad becomes interested in a shipment of mysterious crates from Brazil. Michael suspects Kirsty has been 'taken' and meets her to find out.
Mea Culpa
4. Mea Culpa
October 6, 1998
After a boy kills a priest, the squad discovers signs of infection among the schoolboys, even though none appear to have been bitten.
Sub Judice
3. Sub Judice
September 29, 1998
A barrister, Marion is attacked but a mysterious protector kills her assailants and the squad suspect it was a vampire.
In Nomine Patris
2. In Nomine Patris
September 22, 1998
Whilst investigating a suspicious hit-and-run by a car with blacked-out windows, the squad suspects that the son of a well-known businessman is a leech and decides to look into his financial activities.
Habeas Corpus
1. Habeas Corpus
September 15, 1998
Mike is dragged away from Jack's stag night by a terrified, yet unreliable, informant who's desperate to talk to Jack. Mike simply wants to stop him turning up at the reception, but when the informant turns up dead and Jack disappears, Mike finds himself being pulled into a dark underworld of which he knows nothing.
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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.Ultraviolet is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on September 15, 1998.

Where to Watch Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet is available for streaming on the Channel 4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ultraviolet on demand at Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel Free and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 15, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (2,549)