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  • Comment number 2.

    wow - they did say "darker" didnt they!

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    guess that answers the Bernie question...that kid's creepy lol as are those too. Amy Mansons a bloody good actress though isn't she and I'm loving Ivan already...

  • Comment number 4.

    Ooooooh! That's... Wow.

  • Comment number 5.

    Oops C just text you but you're already here lol I gotta shoot off to work but have text everyone...see Toby was right - mobilised lol

    Just gotta watch again and save it in my head so I can over and over it while I'm working lol at first glance can't see that it gives too much away though which is a shame although the woman shes talking about? At first look I kinda assumed she was talking about her mother what with her being a newbie and all that but maybe not...and going to visit family while they're there and she says "go back" so I'm assuming she lived there? Oh I dunno too much to think about when I'm meant to be going lol

  • Comment number 6.

    oh yeah it says mothers day thats why i thought...lol brain went to mush with the excitement sorry lol right have fun guys talk later :-)

  • Comment number 7.

    Eagle, that's 'cause I ninja'd in whilst you weren't looking ;)

    I've just woken up and my head's still a bit muzzy so I'm gonna watch it again later and speculate then.

  • Comment number 8.

    Omg...wow...this is only part of what's going to happen too...

    "It's going to get messy in Bristol"...so, the vampires are already planning that...

    BH PROD: You are absolute darlings....how many more prequels do we have to come, please? Only want numbers, not content (yet!).

    Thanks guys...you know how to make the fans happy..xxxx

  • Comment number 9.

    Lol you've just woken up?! Oh lordy you've missed all the daylight - thought I was the vampire lol it's a strange prequel although YAY for it being a nice long one...do you think they actually listened to us or they were just gonna do it anyway lol oh I love it

  • Comment number 10.

    pooh beat and piglet? Now the question who was mitchell tiger?

  • Comment number 11.

    my comment number 3 - "those two" sorry what I put made no sense whatsoever but I was just so excited lol

  • Comment number 12.

    eagle (9), I was awake earlier. Just fell asleep again at 2ish.

  • Comment number 13.

    another question is Daisy the mother or daughter?

  • Comment number 14.

    If she was splashing water on her face at the sink...why wasn't there a mirror? :-S

  • Comment number 15.

    some bathrooms have a sink in the middle or a water fountain I don't know?

  • Comment number 16.

    WOW......looks amazing :)
    On a sidenote - I'd give an arm an a leg to be Amy Manson - getting "intimate" with AT in DesRom and now acting alongside him in this.....jealous much?

  • Comment number 17.

    Ohmygod! I'm not capable of saying much more & losing the ability to type!

    Fantastic! Amy Manson is a great actor isn't she?

    Sooo excited!

    Back later when I'm more coherent!!

  • Comment number 18.

    collection? of kills? or lovers?

  • Comment number 19.

    well that was interesting!!!
    must admit i dont think i like the idea that our three are infamous might spell trouble!! isn't the child saying those things creepy and i love the way when Daisy splashed water on her face one drop slipped down her face like a tear!! maybe i'm watching TOO closely and analysing too much!!!

  • Comment number 20.

    ohh and i think daisy is mother because she said she'd be old by know and that would be more disturbing if it was her daughter and although she's a 'newbie' that could mean like 100 years old in vampire terms!!!

  • Comment number 21.

    analyzing too much even the lucky ones will only have this to look at for the next three weeks

  • Comment number 22.

    and are there other members of Christopher Robins world come to play in a later series/

  • Comment number 23.

    Dramalovely - yes I noticed the tear shaped drip, hope none of our 3 get hurt!!!!!

  • Comment number 24.

    another reason mother she was old enough when recruited to be off her mothers apron strings

  • Comment number 25.

    Right, I'm logging off of here now. I'm still on twitter for a bit though....

  • Comment number 26.

    looking at the censsa video again did anyone notice that Tim disappeared in Bristol?

  • Comment number 27.

    Thanks for the text Eagle.
    Yes Ewan we saw that. Disappeared in November.

    Erm... k I need to watch this again. Woken up from a nap when I first watched it so wasn't paying attention.

    Oh hey everyone btw!

  • Comment number 28.

    this is so interesting! Love amy manson, wasn't sure i could imagine her in this so soon after Des ROM, BUT SO GOOD!

    also, 'big, bad John' :P

  • Comment number 29.

    Wonder what the other prequels are like and who is in them?....more vampires...definitely more George and Nina we need a lot more about them to understand about her scars (both sets) and about his reaction to what he did to her...and about her being a werewolf because I think she is! And other stuff like CenSSA, who and what Lucy is and how she's involved (if she is, but I think she is even if its in a distant kind of way)...need to know more about Mitchell and Josie and how important she was and why/how she "saved him"...that intrigues me, god knows why...

    Can see Mitchell getting, or being enticed into being, involved with Daisy...she's a one! Scenarios possibly are

    1. Daisy comes on to him, he rejects her, she wreaks vengeance by either kidnapping/killing Lucy or telling the humans where they can find him;
    2. Daisy and Mitchell get do wn and dirty, but then he rejects her anyway because he knows what she's like (and I think he already knows her) and she does the revenge thing;
    3. They get extremely friendly, he feels himself being drawn in to her world again, fights against it, then she rejects him having got what she wants and either dumps him or tries to blackmail him...he's shocked because he's started to have feelings for her tho she's married and for a while goes a little strange...may feel he wants to go back to the vampire way of life or just has some kind of semi-breakdown...as a vampire she'd be a safe partner (at least the sex would be something useful they could do without killing each other) and she's beautiful and he may feel himself falling for her...could be that while Ivan is OK with Daisy getting her "trophies" he'd not be too happy at finding out that big bad John is worming his way into his wife's affections (perhaps Daisy begins to fall in love with Mitchell??? and he with her...how about that scenario then? Major problems there....)

  • Comment number 30.

    too much last seasons story the whole on off vampire thing what i begin to wonder we've seen vampire back stories and been promised more in the new season. will there be and werewolf stories in there as well old interactions reasons for the conflict between the two species.
    the werewolf story ling has another question in most myths werewolves can heal through the change Tullys scars for example were less than they should have been dose this mean Ninas scars will heal?

  • Comment number 31.

    Right, I'm frozen and fed up with MSN Messenger...I'm off to bed! 'night all..

  • Comment number 32.

    oooooh! loverly... well dark and sinister but cool! So looking forward to it... she is sooooo gonna try to get it on with mitchell!!!

  • Comment number 33.

    oh wow i just logged in.... BHP thank you now even more exciting!!!! cant wait.... hey guys!!! anglo you have a good script there lol...

  • Comment number 34.

    That was great. Can't wait for the new series. I loved the creepy little girl I'd love to see more of her.
    Also please include the extras on the DVD this time if/when you do the DVD release for Series 2.

  • Comment number 35.

    Yay Amy Manson! How awesome! Love that there are gonna be multiple threats this season! Or so it seems... :D

  • Comment number 36.

    Wooh..BHProduction going into overdrive this week....introducing us to CenSAA and now this great prequel for Ivan and Daisy ( not forgetting young...but very very old, Hetty)

    Verrrrry interesting! Read posts above about whether Daisy is mother or not ..I'm thinking not but it could of course be a ruse. She says at beginning 'Ivan says she'll be dead by now she's in a home' so i'm thinking she's referring to her mama although she could have been forced to place her child in a home..nah..I think Daisy is talking about her own mama.
    Amy still has that soft voice she had in Des Res. Didn't sound to me as if she'd met Mitchell before ..she'd heard of him but I don't know whether she's met him..although she's obviously lived in Bristol at one time so maybe they did know each other. Obviously issues with Daisy and her 'family' in Bristol and Ivan not keen on her being with them..mmmm wonder why?
    And yeh..no doubt she'll try to get her claws ( fangs?) into our boy...well she would wouldn't she?....she seems keen to meet George .to add to her 'collection'...poor Georgie doesn't realise he's become so 'famous'..he'll need protecting! ( Wonder if Tully comes back to help....or hinder?)

    Sounds like it's all kicking off in Bristol for the vampires after Herrick's death..they're leaderless and causing mayhem....cue Mitchell to calm things down..but does it work? Do the vampires hold him responsible?...and act accordingly?

    And that Hetty..strange to hear a child talking as if she's 'been there done that' ..wouldn't she just have stayed in child mode despite her age?

    Off to bed now ..I'll have more time to talk tomorrow eve. Bye all

  • Comment number 37.

    Oooh! BHP team!! Thankyou thankyou! Glued to the computer screen just then!
    Amy Manson's amazing!!! (as she was in Des Rom) but Oooo! Can't wait for series 2 now!
    once again- thanks for the treat blog team!! You really do spoil us!

  • Comment number 38.

    Evening all home from work what a dull night! Have I missed anything exciting?

  • Comment number 39.

    Just general theories I think Eagle :)
    Can't actually wait to see Daisy meeting Mitchell.. think He'll fall in love with her? OR it's just her. hmmm. or both!!! Oo i dunno. Do we honestly want a love affair concerning Mitchell?
    anyway- off to bed!

  • Comment number 40.

    Posted this on my FB and it got a great response. :)
    It's a difficult video to comment on because it's so alien to the BH that we know. It doesn't give anything away either. But it's certainly building up the tension and excitement. I love the little pre clips. Hope we get more soon! Not that I'm greedy or anything, well yeah I am. Night bloggers!

  • Comment number 41.

    Ooh Ewan good point! It could be her daughter not her mum couldn't it "she'll be dead by now" then wanting to go "visit some family" so dead but vampire/ghost? :-S but the way she said "by now" I figured she meant died because she was old but maybe they got caught up in something and she thinks she'll be dead because someone will have killed her?

    Oh and by the way "big bad John" 1. I love it! and 2. So he was known as John at one point then...or maybe it's just when he's in trouble lol like when you were at school and they'd call you by your full name if you'd been bad :-P

    Dramalovely - I was thinking that - newbie could be 100 odd because she new Mitchell as "big bad John" and didn't know he'd gone clean so she must have known him pre 1960s - because we saw in Mitchells prequel that he was trying to get on the wagon and certainly wasn't at his worst. So she must be at least 50 odd...

    Hmm other prequels - they said at Notts they wanted to do ones for Kemp/the professor but couldnt because it gave too much away or something. Maybe Lucy?? Assuming she is who she says she is then that could be good and give us a bit of an insight...

    Oh and Super - no worries - mobilised see :-D Lol and you were sleeping too?! God you and C are as bad as each other!

    Can realy feel things hotting up now :-D not regular friday behind the scenes videos but random teases to keep us on our toes! It's getting close!

    Ooh Robert Downey Juniors on the telly I'm about to become a gibbering wreck - maybe time for me to log off lol

    PS. Yeah Amy Manson really is awesome but so's Paul Rhys...where have I seen him before?!

  • Comment number 42.

    BNTW - think they get a bit up close and personal in the kitchen if I remember Notts rightly...

  • Comment number 43.

    Hello...Irish...can't se it...youtube....now....geddit

  • Comment number 44.

    Ahhh I love that song!I really hope they play it in the show.

    It's ironic that in the song 'Big Bad John', John is actually a good guy who sacrifices his own life to save others, whereas the vamps use it to just mean evil.. of course turns out Mitch is closer to his namesake than they thought! This show is so multilayered!

    Like Ivan and Daisy. Daisy the vampire, haha. I like murderous vampire couples, ever since Spike and Dru...

    The old kid was funny but not very convincing tbh.. I agree with brown irish that she wouldn't have sounded that 'old' - my gran's always saying she still feels 16 on the inside, and im sure that if they could, oldies would act like kids the first chance they got! I think a vampire child would always be psycho within a couple of decades.. more psycho than your average vamp, that is. Certainly not tired and grumbly like your average lace-curtain, biscuits and sherry granny.

    I commend the attempt to be 'different' from other versions of vampire-kids.. but yeah, i don't really believe it.

  • Comment number 45.

    Eagle- REALLY? Oooooo rigght!! That will be interesting!! Ooo, Annie's not going to be the biggest fan of her then possibly! Ah I wanna see Series 2. Right now.

  • Comment number 46.

    Ooooh errrr!...looking good TEAM, thanks.

    Very dark but still funny. Looks like troubles brewing....can't wait.

  • Comment number 47.

    I have to agree with you Bex. I wasn't convinced by the vamp child. I couldn't help but think how scary that could have been if they had made the child more menacing, composed, all knowing etc. But perhaps that's a slight stereotype. Generally they tend to be quite psycho and use their appearance to their advantage. Although I'm trying to think about stories of vamp children and can only think of one right now. It opens up a lot of thought and questions actually.
    I was going to question why she would speak in that way if she was that old and well travelled. Then I remember it's just a tv show.

    But I am fascinated by Bernie. I want to know what's become of him, how he might have changed. If his mum's still alive- doubt it. Have to wait till series 3 for that though.

    I would assume that Daisy was speaking of her mother. Perhaps she was created around 30 years ago. They don't call Mitch a newbie and he's 100.

  • Comment number 48.

    Why when I post does it sometimes take away the spaces between sentences? I'm not that lazy with the space bar. This is a test. Bet it works fine now.

  • Comment number 49.

    Ahh.. you have to refresh before the spaces appear. Weird. K boring off topic moment over. As you were. :p

  • Comment number 50.

    VF: Hello sweetie....busy night last night but couldn't hack it got so cold I went to bed at 10! What a party pooper...hehe

    Great prequel...I take it you enjoyed it...the child was a bit odd she didn't seemed to 'fit' somehow but the other two....boy, there's going to be chaos there alright...they're ripe for mischief...poor Mitchell, I wonder if he knows what he's letting himself in for..

    How are you today V?

  • Comment number 51.

    Hello Super and anyone else...just for a short while have to go at 10 and will be gone for rest of day until around 6pm...long story...

    Your post didn't show up untli I'd done mine...the blog has changed a bit since it freaked out a few weeks ago...

  • Comment number 52.

    Hi All,

    Anglo, I'm fine,,,still not up and running at home yet. It is really frustrating when you can't use the phone or tinterweb box to report a fault on the phone and tinterweb box....not actually managed to speak to a person yet but a very helpful message keeps telling me there is a fault....Oh really?...do you think?

    I must admit, I quite liked Hetty, I thought she was funny and doesn't Lizzie Siddalls look different?

  • Comment number 53.

    Has anyone else noticed that on the main homepage where it says 'next on', it now says 'BBC Three 02:00 30 Dec 2009'? when you click on it it says about episode 1 from the 1st series, looks like they're rerunning the first series then! At 2am though :(

  • Comment number 54.

    Hi guys! How are we all? I'm sat bored in a shop waiting to get my eyebrows done. Got a job interview today and can't bear the thought of them staring at the caterpillar on my head. Hi sham I did notnotice can you not record it? Oh got to go she ready to de pluck! :-)

  • Comment number 55.

    wtc was that???
    and wtc is going on with this new signing in lark?? who's jenny brookes? I'm brookesiejennkins!!!
    ps hya vampfan x x x

  • Comment number 56.

    Yay Brooksie...how goes it? What do you think of Ivan and Daisy...can already tell she is secretly in love with Mitchell!

  • Comment number 57.

    Me and super have got tickets!!!!!!!!! Yay! Anyone else got their emails yet?

  • Comment number 58.

    My first post ^_^

    I got tickets! I hope you guys did too *has been snooping the site for a few days* Yay excitement!

  • Comment number 59.

    she better not be in love with mitchell vamp, we already got to divide him into three!!
    I not got tickets :( I cant make that night. Booo hooo. Lucky you cieria s s

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    ooh!! they were meant to be x x x for cieria not s s s!! I meant well done it looks like I'm saying a pantomime boo!
    omg here comes brookesie again ;)

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    lol Brookesie. I knew what you meant.

  • Comment number 62.

    rofl u know me too well. keyboards hate me lol

  • Comment number 63.

    Brookesie, keyboards hate a lot of people. They're like printers. They store up a lot of malice and exert it on random people.

  • Comment number 64.

    ooh its snowing!!
    back to business, I quite like that vampire kid up the top, didnt like the other two much tho, hope we havent got to look at them for too long next series. I guess it's from the first episode???
    hello BH production, bet ur glad I'm back arent u?? rofl
    just read back and vampire kid doesnt seem to be a winner, I dunno, I thought she seemed pretty convincing in as much as any child playing a 450 yr old could be. Still dont like the couple, tho they might be good characters later on like what Bex says up there.
    dont suppose we will see Bernie again tho, cos he'll look older wont he, and he's not supposed to.

  • Comment number 65.

    taking vanhelsey to buy a ciruit breaker now so the new tree lights dont go the same way the old ones did. Back this evening ttfn x x x

  • Comment number 66.

    Tickets! Yay, yay, yay! :D

  • Comment number 67.

    Brooksie::: I liked the kid, I thought she was funny

  • Comment number 68.

    Apparently Bernie might make a reappearance in series 3. Not sure how they'll do that. They'll have to change the actor which is such a shame because he was great.

    Yeah got my tickets! :D

  • Comment number 69.

    Oh brooksie I replied to your FB mail. :)

  • Comment number 70.

    I got mine!! yay!!!!

  • Comment number 71.

    Hello :)
    Sadly I did not got tickets :( Its my Birthday that week and I was so hoping that would be my Birthday treat!!! Hey Ho, Please make sure you post how it goes as Id love to read it - but not too many spoliers!!!
    But back to the clip above....I am unable to watch it as I'm at work and it's restricted, another booo!!! and big apologies if it's been mentioned or totally irrelevant, but is that Lizzie Rosetti in the picture??? I guess this CenSSA is to get us excited about the return of BH.......as if I'm not enough already!!! and it's working, It all seems dark, scary and flippin fantastic!!

  • Comment number 72.

    Nikki... I think they are doing it in order in which people applied so if you applied a bit later than us you might still get it... I think by rights ALL bloggers should get tickets!!!

  • Comment number 73.

    Yeah C and I both phoned near enough at the same time so we got our confirmations in sync too. There is still time. :) And +1's but that might end up being tricky. God it's so annoying that there will inevitably be ppl who miss out. :s

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    And I booked before you cos I found out by accident it started before 10am.. so got it before the site crashed... but only just checked my emails... was busy cleaning the kitchen and rearranging it to suit my midgit mother in law who's coming over to stay for a few months (free babysitter!!! he he!!!)

  • Comment number 75.

    I suppose with the plus ones we could always print them off and post the extra one to whoever needs one?

  • Comment number 76.

    I'm forever going crazy waiting to find out

  • Comment number 77.

    awww, Ewan.... it's like when everyone was trying to apply and the site crashed, isn't it? Good luck!

  • Comment number 78.

    thanks Lyssa I will try not to lose it

  • Comment number 79.

    oh definetely.... you might not find it again.... pmsl!!

  • Comment number 80.

    I thought I was one of the earlier ones to manage to get in - and I haven't had an email yet - so frustrated waiting

  • Comment number 81.

    no i always find it just somewhere awkward and hard to get at

  • Comment number 82.

    i feel your pain Celtic ohh the pain

  • Comment number 83.

    ewan... sounds just like Watford hospital! can never find that place!

  • Comment number 84.

    Celtic... hope you get them!!

  • Comment number 85.

    arrg have to go to work won't find out until l get back curses or cheers await

  • Comment number 86.

    I have an extra ticket for any fellow fan who wasnt that lucky, just let me know :)

  • Comment number 87.

    IT MUST BE MY LUCKY DAY!!!! went for job interview today just got home and they called to tell me i had the job yeh!! then i just read my email and i got tickets YEH!!!! so exciting wow i'm gonna burst lol... i seen a few of you got tickets too marie super and ceira anyone else????

  • Comment number 88.

    still nothing for me!!!

  • Comment number 89.

    paul rhys is that amazing actor from all of those films - vincent and theo with tim roth and chaplin with robert downey juniour - he's big time . class .

  • Comment number 90.

    So sorry for those who haven't heard anything yet. :(

    As far as I know (haven't pinned anyone down yet) my spare ticket is going to Eagle. Let me know if anything changes on that front. Ty x

  • Comment number 91.

    Oh My God - I can't wait to see more of these two - esp Paul Rhys - He's one of the greats . SP

  • Comment number 92.

    Ok so I just got home and have managed to watch the clip. Looks brilliant, she's excellent. Looking forward to that! I feel a bit silly as got mixed up in earlier post, was difficult to work out what was happening when I was sneakaly looking at the web in a shrunken box out of lunch hours ;)
    Still no sign of getting tickets and I got out bid on the cutest pair of shoes today too. Luckily going out for a beer tonight so will console myself then!!

  • Comment number 93.

    Just managed to see the clip on digital spy


    Get's messy? Tell me more

  • Comment number 94.

    What a great vid/prequel...thanks BHProduction.
    As much as I loved Amy Manson in Des Res and thought she was perfect as Lizzie Siddel, I'm yet to be convinced that she can do 'menacing'..somehow she still looks too cute and she didn't make me in the least bit fearful..maybe that's the point...maybe she won't be a nasty piece of work..well..apart from killing barmen of course...and poss storyline could have us feeling sympathetic towards her.
    Now Paul Rhys on th eother hand...oh yes...I think he's going to prove to be one nasty piece of vampire!

    Agree with others about that child...didn't quite work for me.

    And Bristol sound positively awash with vampires of all ages!

    Think Bernie could reappear in BH3 ( hoping there is a BH3) ..he'd be what 2 years older but could be made to lok younger..or they use another actor to show a very 'differnt' and 'changed' Bernie..hope his mum's not dead!

  • Comment number 95.

    Oh yeah bex - do you mean the johnny cash song? I didnt even make the link...

    Super - I think Mitchells 118? That rings a bell...but she must have known him pre 60s so she'd be at least 50 so half his age - still kinda new lol and I think maybe Mitchells just more infamous so is seen as maybe older than he actually is - he's kinda seen as above Seth and Seth was older...Oh and yeah I'm really looking forward to seeing what happened with Bernie - he was a brilliant character and that kid is a brilliant actor he deserves to come back :-)

    Oh and I didn't get tickets :-( glad all the other regulars did though and some of the newbies too - sure you'll have an awesome time and make sue you say hi to Russell and Sinead for me! :-) and I'm pretty sure you'll all be saying hello to Aidan enough lol oh and Lenora mustn't forget Lenora - at least I wont be giving her the giggles this time while shes trying to be serious hehe.

    Right I'm cooking tea so best go check it before I set fire to the kitchen lol talk later :-) xx

  • Comment number 96.

    Eagle: If Mitchell was 26 in 1914, he would have been born in 1888 (year of Jack the Ripper....pretty apt)...if he was created a vampire in 1914 he'd therefore be between 107 & 111 depending on what year he was 26 years old in and then 'created'....I'd also visit Twi if I were you and read down a few..:D

  • Comment number 97.

    Twi? Twilight?

    I was just going on what they told us - they said he was 118 back before series 1...maybe the numbers dont add up though I dunno :-S just what Toby said :-) I was gonna do it on a calculator on my phone then realised its broken...along with everything else today lol oops...anyone got a money tree they could lend me?

  • Comment number 98.

    :( no tickets for me :( and I was so excited after seeing that! Ah well, makes the waiting more fun I guess...

  • Comment number 99.

    I got tickets! w00t!

  • Comment number 100.

    I got tickets. Yay! I'm so excited. Sorry to those who didn't.

    Is this on YouTube yet, I can't watch it on my phone, and the laptops upstairs in the cold, lol.


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