|Cast: from L to R:|
Idris Elba - "Vaughan Rice" a soldier
Jack Davenport - Det. Sgt. Mike Colefield
Susannah Harker - Dr. Angela March
Philip Quast - Father Pearse J. Harman
The show featured a cop "Mike" (played by Jack Davenport) whose partner gets turned into a vampire and disappears. Mike tries to find out what's happened to him and discovers that he's been turned into a vampire and then because he's poking about, gets recruited by a clandestine government organisation responsible for dealing with the emerging vampire menace. Throughout the series they never said the vampire word instead they refer to them as Code 5's (Roman numeral V, gettit?)
It was a superb show which dealt with vampires in an intelligent and thoroughly "modern" way, had the production values of shows like "Spooks" and top quality acting from some of the UK's finest. The material was so well put together I thought at the time it would make an excellent RPG. I'm not aware of any published RPG tie-in or as a sourcebook for CoC or other modern Horror RPG (Blogosphere: show me I'm wrong). Rather than me do an episode guide, here's the obligatory link to IMDB
My favourite episode was entitled "Terra Incognita" which features a man suffering from sickle cell anemia being flown to the UK from Brazil. Accompanying the man on the flight are several coffin shaped military style flight cases with time locks set to open after sundown...