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Ultraviolet 1998
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  • Ended
  • Channel 4
  • 1998-09-14T23:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 5 hours, 2 mins (6 episodes)
  • Joe Ahearne
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • World Productions + 1 more, Channel 4 Television
  • Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Ultraviolet began airing on Channel 4 in the UK in September 1998. Only 6 episodes were made, but the series had a lot of people talking at the time. It was the brain child of Joe Ahearne, who also created the gritty lawyer-soap 'This Life' (also starred Jack Davenport). Stylish, dark and often humourous, Ultraviolet delivered a blend of vampire myth with a modern slant. It is notable that the programme never once mentions the word 'Vampire', instead referring to the antagonists as 'leeches' or a 'code five infection'.
Ultraviolet charted the exploits of an investigative government unit, armed with the latest weaponry, whose aim is to track down and exterminate Code 5 infected subjects whilst attempting to work out their agenda. A policeman, Michael Colefield, is reluctantly drawn into the group after a confrontation with his 'turned' former best friend, Jack, when Michael, defending himself after being bitten, is forced to 'kill' Jack.

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