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21 February 2011 @ 08:31 pm
A little help?  
I remember watching a TV show back in the early 90's, on around the same time Highlander aired in the UK on Sky. It was a vampire show, and I was sure it was set in the UK and the lead was quite attractive and rode a motorbike. I thought it was Forever Knight, but I only ever watched a couple of episodes back then and I'm now watching Forever Knight and realised that it's clearly not set here (even if Geraint is Welsh!).

So, am I just confusing two or three shows together? Did I dream this concept up? Or was it a really show and if so can anyone tell me what it was?!
 
 
 
calliopes_pen: 00mina time lord skill investigatingcalliopes_pen on February 21st, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Around the same time period was a show called She-Wolf of London. The only thing it doesn't match with your remembrance, however, is the vampire part. Since the female lead was a werewolf. I'll start looking through shows at Wikipedia, see if I can narrow it down for you.

If you can't find out, you might want to also try asking the people at whatwasthatone.

ETA: Could it have been Dracula: The Series?

Edited at 2011-02-21 08:41 pm (UTC)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: oohidontlikegravy on February 22nd, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
I think you may be on to something there, it's ringing bells. It's quite possible (read likely!) that I'm muddling She-Wolf (and isn't that one of the worst titles for a show ever?!) and Forever Knight in my memory. Hmm. This deserves investigation, thanks for the help. :)

*toddles off to find clips*
calliopes_pen: camwyn Mad science gogglescalliopes_pen on February 22nd, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
She-Wolf of London was also renamed to Love and Curses (and the quality went downhill) for season 2. Same people for the lead actors, different setting, horrible plots. So if you try to find clips on Youtube (they are scarce) try that name, too.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: wilfidontlikegravy on February 22nd, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Cool, thanks :)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: rubbishidontlikegravy on February 22nd, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Ok, so I think what I've done is muddled up three shows that were on at the same time (at least here in the UK) - I've taken the vamps from Forever Knight, the Britishness of She-Wolf, and the good looking guy on an even better looking bike from Renegade and smushed them into one show!!!

*facepalm*
calliopes_pen: 00mina time lord skill investigatingcalliopes_pen on February 22nd, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
From that amalgam, you made an interesting sounding show. *laughs*
But, I don't want to be a pie,: rubbishidontlikegravy on February 22nd, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
LOL

Maybe I should write a treatment and copyright it! *g*
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on February 21st, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
Does Ultraviolet ring any bells? It had Idris Elba in it and was running in 1998/1999. Def a Brit show.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: rubbishidontlikegravy on February 22nd, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
I know the show, but that's too late, this was definitely somewhere between 93 and 95, that's when we had Sky the first time. It was on either before or after Highlander, that's how I found it. I think it might be this She-wolf show because it rings a bell. I probably just wanted a vamp in it! Or I'm muddling two shows together.
ignescent_ficignescent_fic on February 22nd, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
Was the lead dark haired? In the later seasons of Forever Knight, another vampire named 'Javier Vachon' shows up, and he had a bike he rode around on.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: deep thoughtidontlikegravy on February 22nd, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
Only saw the first two or three eps of Forever Knight originally so no, but thanks for the suggestion (and I'm really looking forward to watching that now!)
squeakypiggysqueakypiggy on February 22nd, 2011 09:19 am (UTC)
Hmmm I asked E-keeper-of-tv-trivia, and he thinks that it could have been a show called "Dark Shadows"

Now I'm all curious about the motorbike riding vampire ^_^
But, I don't want to be a pie,: stitch cuteidontlikegravy on February 22nd, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
Sorry to disappoint you but I don't think he was a vamp after all. I think it might be She-Wolf of London like calliopes_pen suggested, which means the guy was just an ordinary human. I have to do some investigating to make certain though.

I think Dark Shadows was a US show, and I'm certain this one I'm thinking of was a UK show. I think I confused She-Wolf and Forever Knight together (because the guy that played Nick Knight is Welsh and the show I remember is in the UK *shrugs*)

But thank you for your help! :)

Edited at 2011-02-22 06:54 pm (UTC)
she who is the teller of taleslyl_devil on February 22nd, 2011 09:47 am (UTC)
Not sure if u had this on Sky - but Kindred: The Embraced had a blonde haired vampire on a motorcycle as one of the mains, and it was on around the same time - I think.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: oohidontlikegravy on February 22nd, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
Was it UK set? Because that's the one thing I'm certain of about this show that it was British (or at least set here).