Ultraviolet is a 1998 British television serial written and directed by Joe Ahearne and starring Jack Davenport, Susannah Harker, Idris Elba and Philip Quast. It was produced by World Productions for Channel 4
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Honestly. I consider myself a relatively 'in the know' genre fan, and I had never even heard of this miniseries until I happened across it on the shelves at the local DVD store. Impressive packaging. Interesting premise. It sounded like a winner ... but at what cost? I read the other reviews on Amazon and from some related boards that I could find, and I was only learning great things. Finally, for Xmas, I gave in, and let me tell you I was more than pleasantly surprised. I was blown away. ULTRAVIOLET is a six-episode miniseries (hint: it's left open enough for a follow-up, should the creative folk wish to do so) that did something very few miniseries do: it makes you think. I don't care what the others have written, but I do want to point out my fundamentals: (a) Episode 1 is the rudimentary, just-a-bit-formulaic set-up for what's to follow; (b) Episode 2, 3, and 4 introduce some of the more interesting elements that, honestly, force the viewer to keep up with ideas; (c) Episode 5 is, without a doubt, one of the finest hours of TV I've ever seen produced; and (d) Episode 6 is a commendable finish to a job well done. Remember: I spent gift money on this ... if I had it to do over again, I'd plunk down the cash right out of my pocket.