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The Dark Compass

Episode 3 of 3

Count Dracula has made it to England - a new world pulsing with fresh blood - and lays his plans to spread his foul vampire contagion.

Lucy Westenra seems to have it all. A beautiful and popular girl with no shortage of young men in her thrall. Yet Lucy seems to have an emptiness inside her, a longing for something else. Something dark and… other. One might almost say, ‘be careful what you wish for.’ For out of the shadows steps another suitor - with a familiar face!

England is an unfamiliar world pulsing with fresh blood and fresh possibilities. There are strange sights and sounds everywhere, and Dracula wastes no time in laying plans to spread his foul vampire contagion in this new larder. After landfall in Whitby, where else to head but the gleaming lights of London? But why does Dracula set his sights on the seemingly ordinary Lucy Westenra?

The legacy of Jonathan Harker’s stay in that far off Transylvanian castle comes back to haunt the Count as he finds himself unexpectedly checked by an alliance of formidable foes - one a steely scientist, another a callow young doctor in love with Lucy and determined to thwart the Prince of Darkness in his plans to dominate the world. As the adventure reaches its fevered climax, Dracula appears triumphant. Can anyone - living, dead or undead - stop him?

1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Fri 3 Jan 2020 21:00

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Role Contributor
Count Dracula Claes Bang
Agatha Dolly Wells
Writer Mark Gatiss
Writer Steven Moffat
Director Paul McGuigan
Executive Producer Sue Vertue
Production Company Hartswood Films


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