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Blood Vessel

Episode 2 of 3

Russian ship The Demeter seems a perfectly ordinary vessel, but the motley collection of passengers includes one Count Dracula. The ship of death has a new captain.

To all appearances, the decrepit Russian ship The Demeter is a perfectly ordinary vessel, but its motley collection of passengers - including a German duchess, an Indian scientist and an English lord, his beautiful bride and their resentful manservant - also boasts a strange cargo: fifty boxes of mouldering Transylvanian soil.

Shrouded in a mysterious fog, the Demeter sets sail for Whitby, England, but the voyage is ill-starred from the beginning. Death stalks the ship and before long the crew of the Demeter are locked in a deadly game of cat and mouse with Count Dracula. Can any of them stop the ravenous vampire before he reaches England and sows the seeds of his unholy blood-cult in fresh ground? As the old saying goes: ’The dead travel fast’…

1 hour, 26 minutes


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


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