Sitcom (series 1–2)
|Created by||Danny Robins|
|Composers||John Rea (series 1)|
Nick Lloyd (series 2–3)
Simon Rogers (Series 4)
Michael J McEvoy (series 5)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||5|
|No. of episodes||66 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Josephine Ward|
|Producers||Mia Jupp (series 1–2)|
Lis Steele (series 3–4)
Melanie Halsall (Series 3)
Candida Julian–Jones (series 5)
|Production locations||Glamorgan (series 1–2)|
Liverpool (series 3–5)
|Camera setup||Videotape (filmized) (series 1–2)|
RED (series 3–5)
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company||BBC Cymru Wales|
|Original network||CBBC Channel|
|Picture format||SDTV (576i) (series 1–2)|
HDTV (1080i) (series 3–5)
|Original release||Original Series:|
21 September 2006 –
31 March 2014
Young Dracula is a British children's horror drama comedy television series which aired on CBBC, loosely based on Young Dracula, a 2002 children's book by Michael Lawrence. It is also based on the epistolary novel Dracula, written by Bram Stoker and published in 1897. The final episode aired on 31 March 2014.
The first two series follow the Dracula family, a family of vampires: Vladimir (Vlad), his father Count Dracula, and sister Ingrid. Having lived in Transylvania, they move to Stokely, a small town in Wales after various incidents involving angry peasant mobs. It was filmed in various locations around Wales, including Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, Caerphilly Castle, Tretower Court and parts of Llantrisant. Directed by Joss Agnew, the first series was broadcast in 2006 and the second series, which started in late 2007, concluded in early 2008.
The third series, commissioned three years after the second, sees Vlad and the Count flee both vampires and slayers, while the Count is determined that Vlad should fulfil his destiny to become "the Chosen One". This series was filmed in Liverpool during 2011, in various locations including the disused Margaret Bevan School, Croxteth Hall and Stanley Docks. It began airing on 31 October 2011. The fourth series follows on from season three's predicament and had a new director, airing on 29 October 2012. Young Dracula was renewed for a fifth and final series in 2013, with filming beginning in April. The hour long finale, "The Darkest Hour", aired 31 March 2014.
Young Dracula was nominated for Best Children's Drama in the 2008 BAFTA Awards and has been nominated for several other awards. An additional series, the Young Dracula Files, began broadcasting on 24 October 2012, in which the main characters tell their stories of the past. It was primarily hosted by the character Bertrand Du Fortunesa, played by Cesare Taurasi.
Main article: List of Young Dracula characters
|Vladimir Dracula||Gerran Howell||Main|
|Count Dracula||Keith-Lee Castle||Main|
|Ingrid Dracula||Clare Thomas||Main|
|Robin Branagh||Craig Roberts||Main|
|Chloe Branagh||Lucy Borja-Edwards||Main|
|Eric Van Helsing||Terence Maynard||Main|
|Jonathan Van Helsing||Terry Haywood||Main|
|Mina Van Helsing||Jo-Anne Knowles||Main|
|Wolfie Westernra||Lorenzo Rodriguez||Main|
|Alex McCauley||Letty Butler||Main|
|Bertrand du Fortunesa||Cesare Taurasi||Main|
|Erin Noble||Sydney Rae White||Main|
|Malik Vaccaria||Richard Southgate||Main|
|Sally Giles||Laura Howard||Main|
|George Giles||Bella Band||Main|
|Asan Ramanga||Quinton Nyirenda||Main|
After their father bit too many residents in their own Transylvania, Vladimir and Ingrid Dracula were compelled to move to Britain. For Vlad, it's a realisation of a dream and a step closer to the normal world he so desperately wants. Keeping his family's secret will be a full-time job though, what with a bloodsucking father, a talking wolf, a servant who smells like mouse droppings, and a vampire sister. Fortunately for Vlad, Robin Branaugh proves to be a reliable friend and ally. Robin wishes he did, but he doesn't reside in a castle. He is not required to wear a cloak, yet he does.
Count Dracula is aware that slayers exist in Stokely as a result of the events at the Hunt Ball. Vlad must take all necessary measures to thwart his father's search for them. The appearance of Ivan, the Count's American brother, and Boris and Olga, Vlad and Ingrid's relatives, complicates matters further. Boris, your cousin, is set to complete his change. Will he have enough time to find a remedy, or will Vlad and he both be condemned to live out the remainder of their lives as vampires?
Series 3 The second season of the show picks up four years after the conclusion of series 2, when Ingrid gained control of the Dracula castle and vowed retribution on Stokely for killing her boyfriend Will. Since then, the Count and Vlad have escaped, and while Ingrid also makes a comeback, they decide to buy a school to hide from the slayers and vampires that are pursuing them.
As opposed to the first two series, the plot in this one is not entirely focused on Vlad. The Count, Renfield, and Wolfie (the son of Magda and Patrick from an earlier series) are involved in further subplots. The balance of power has also altered; despite the fact that the Count is Vlad's regent and so has authority over him, Vlad is now more inclined to challenge his father.
Ingrid, on the other hand, is depicted as being more inclined to cooperate with the Count, and the two appear to have reached a tense ceasefire.
For the majority of the series, Bertram disagrees with Vlad because he thinks Vlad should concentrate solely on his duty as the chosen one and is critical of his connection with Erin.
The television show has left Wales and will now shoot in and around Liverpool. The week of May 9, 2011, saw the start of the series' rehearsals, and the following week saw the start of its three-month filming schedule. The shooting was completed in August. On October 31, the recently edited series was made available.
The popular CBBC series Young Dracula is currently in its fourth season. There are 13 episodes total, with each one lasting roughly 30 minutes. Gerran Howell, who announced the news on Twitter, verified the existence of this series. Filming started in mid-April 2012, and the first episode aired on Monday, October 29. Filming took place in Liverpool.
Sydney Rae White tweeted that Erin's hair has gotten a modest change. She now has hair falling to the side, as opposed to the "Bieber" style hair cut she had in series three.
A street vampire named Malik, played by Richard Southgate, is devoted to bringing the treaty to Vlad's demise.
Two months after the conclusion of Series 4, Series 5 begins. Vlad, who is nearly eighteen, has returned from recent trips. He has learned what his father has been keeping a secret from him for the past 18 years. Ingrid has at last been elected to the High Council, but she is having trouble embracing her new position as Minister of Catering. Although her wicked intentions are yet unknown, it seems that she is attempting to depose Morgan. Ingrid has changed how she uses technology to compete with her rivals. With Asan's assistance, Malik is back to protect his family from the Shadow Warriors. But are they reliable?
Vlad "Vladimir Dracula"
Vladimir "Vlad" Dracula is the son of Count Dracula and Sally Giles, the maternal elder half-brother of Georgina Giles, and the ex-sex partner of Erin. He is Ingrid Dracula's paternal younger half-brother. He is the Dracula throne's Chosen One and the next in line. The protagonist of Young Dracula is Vladimir Dracula.
The oldest child of Count Dracula and Magda Westernra is Ingrid Dracula. She consistently exhibits a desire for her father's and brother's abilities throughout the entire series. She joined the Vampire High Council in season four, earning the enormous power she had always desired.
"You're a heartless, spiteful, self-centred bully...and so am I but you just can't see it!" ―Ingrid to the Count
A former lover of Magda Westenra, Sally Giles, and Elizabeta Vaccaria, Count Dracula is the father of Vladimir Dracula and Ingrid Dracula, the guardian of Wolfie, the son of Dracos Dracula and Mrs. Dracula, the brother of Ivan Dracula and Arta Dracula, the uncle of Boris Dracula and Olga Dracula, and the son of Dracos He currently holds the throne of Dracula.
Renfield, a repulsive individual who enjoys nothing more than eating maggots and nothing less than "breathers," is the Draculas' servant and dogsbody.
"Yes Master" ―Renfield to Count Dracula
Main article: List of Young Dracula episodes
|Series premiere||Series finale|
|1||14||21 September 2006||21 December 2006|
|2||13||2 November 2007||8 February 2008|
|3||13||31 October 2011||12 December 2011|
|4||13||29 October 2012||18 December 2012|
|5||13||13 January 2014||31 March 2014|
|Series||Episode No.||Airdate||Total Viewers||CBBC Weekly Ranking|
|1||21 September 2006||—||—|
|2||28 September 2006||—||—|
|3||5 October 2006||—||—|
|4||12 October 2006||—||—|
|5||19 October 2006||—||—|
|6||26 October 2006||—||—|
|7||2 November 2006||—||—|
|8||9 November 2006||—||—|
|9||16 November 2006||—||—|
|10||23 November 2006||—||—|
|11||30 November 2006||—||—|
|12||7 December 2006||—||—|
|13||14 December 2006||195,000||2|
|14||21 December 2006||194,000||6|
|1||2 November 2007||313,000||2|
|2||9 November 2007||210,000||—|
|3||16 November 2007||269,000||6|
|4||23 November 2007||312,000||5|
|5||30 November 2007||270,000||6|
|6||7 December 2007||274,000||3|
|7||14 December 2007||335,000||2|
|8||21 December 2007||242,000||9|
|9||11 January 2008||307,000||4|
|10||18 January 2008||270,000||4|
|11||25 January 2008||201,000||—|
|12||1 February 2008||137,000||—|
|13||8 February 2008||291,000||8|
|1||31 October 2011||454,000||2|
|2||1 November 2011||539,000||1|
|3||7 November 2011||524,000||1|
|4||8 November 2011||437,000||3|
|5||14 November 2011||562,000||1|
|6||15 November 2011||508,000||2|
|7||21 November 2011||557,000||2|
|8||22 November 2011||573,000||1|
|9||28 November 2011||587,000||1|
|10||29 November 2011||520,000||4|
|11||5 December 2011||497,000||1|
|12||6 December 2011||389,000||5|
|13||12 December 2011||457,000||4|
|1||29 October 2012||407,000||8|
|2||5 November 2012||306,000||10|
|3||12 November 2012||332,000||9|
|4||19 November 2012||334,000||—|
|5||26 November 2012||272,000||—|
|6||27 November 2012||253,000||—|
|7||3 December 2012||326,000||—|
|8||4 December 2012||341,000||—|
|9||10 December 2012||269,000||—|
|10||11 December 2012||312,000||—|
|11||17 December 2012||326,000||6|
|12||18 December 2012||314,000||8|
|13||18 December 2012||328,000||5|
A DVD of the first series of Young Dracula was released on 15 October 2012.
A DVD of the second and third series of Young Dracula was released in 2013.
A DVD of the Series Four was released on 9 October 2014.
A DVD of the Series Five was released on 5 November 2014.