As things begin we see a film. The actress, Stella Harris (played young by Georgina Beedle and older by Sinéad Cusack) is walking through mist filled streets. A carriage approaches and the passenger indicates for the carriage to stop. He is the Marquis of Grange and we see, in the living room where the film is being watched, notes being taken by writer Eve Lomax (Sasha Waddell) about the film “A Thirst for Blood”. The notes reveal the film having been made in 1967 and it being Stella Harris’ first film. On the TV the Marquis flashes fang, as an unseen person enters the room – clearly known by Eve – and Eve is murdered.
|Stella playing the vampire|
There was a reverential look at 60s and 70s British Horror in the storyline but I am unconvinced by the show as a whole – but what do I know, it must be getting something right to get to 15 seasons. The episode's imdb page is here.