Ultraviolet

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  • TV-14
  • 1998
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (2,786)

Ultraviolet is a British television show that premiered on Channel 4 in 1998. The show is a supernatural thriller that follows the investigation of a secret organization that battles the existence of vampires in modern-day Britain. The show stars Jack Davenport, Susannah Harker, Idris Elba, and Philip Quast.

The series follows Michael Colefield, played by Jack Davenport, a police officer who becomes involved with a group of people who fight vampires. The show begins with Michael witnessing the murder of his best friend, Jack, by a mysterious creature. As Michael begins to investigate his friend's death, he meets a woman named Angela March, played by Susannah Harker, who introduces him to the group fighting the vampires. Along with a hacker named Pearse J. Harman, played by Idris Elba, the group includes Dr. John Warley, played by Philip Quast, a scientist who specializes in the study of vampire biology.

As Michael becomes more involved with the group, he discovers that vampires exist and are not just fictional creatures of myth. Unlike traditional vampires, these creatures do not sleep in coffins, nor are they afraid of garlic or crosses. They are able to move during the day and can blend in with humans. The group believes that the vampires have infiltrated society and are plotting to take over the world.

Throughout the series, Michael and the group fight to stop the vampires, while also dealing with the personal struggles of each member. Angela struggles to balance her professional life as a lawyer with her commitment to the group, while Pearse is haunted by his past and fears he may be turning into a vampire himself. Dr. Warley is dedicated to his research but is also struggling with the danger and ethical implications of working with vampires.

The show examines the notion of religion and faith, and whether or not the existence of vampires challenges traditional beliefs. The group questions whether the Bible and other religious texts could have been written as a way to help people understand the presence of vampires in the world.

Ultraviolet also explores the psychological effects of fighting vampires and dealing with the knowledge of their existence on a day-to-day basis. The show delves into themes of paranoia and obsession, as characters become increasingly fixated on their mission to stop the vampires, ultimately putting their personal lives and relationships at risk.

The series was ahead of its time in terms of its representation. The show's diverse cast and characters dealt with issues of race and cultural identity, with Idris Elba's character being of African descent, and Susannah Harker's having an Indo-British background.

Overall, Ultraviolet is a captivating and intelligent British thriller that combines elements of horror and science fiction. With a strong cast and unique take on the vampire genre, the show remains a cult classic and must-see for fans of supernatural television.

Ultraviolet is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on September 15, 1998.

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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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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, Crackle, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    September 15, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (2,786)