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Young Dracula is a British television series which aired on CBBC. It is loosely based on the children's book by Michael Lawrence. The first series, consisting of 14 episodes, was broadcast in 2006.


Parent's GuideEdit

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Episodes Edit

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Series Guide
The series follows the Dracula family: Vladimir, his father Count Dracula, and older sister Ingrid. Having lived in Transylvania they move to Stokely, a small town in Britain, after various incidents involving angry peasant mobs.
Series 1
S1 Guide Series 1 follows the adventures of 12 year old Vlad as he tries to fit into a new school after moving with his family, from their gothic castle in Transylvania to English suburbia. As if moving house wasn't enough, Vlad one other MAJOR difficulty - he has to hide the fact that he comes from a family of vampires!
Series 2
S2 Guide After the events of the Hunt Ball at the end of season 1, Count Dracula and Mr Van Helsing are determined to kill each other. Chloe has decided that she no longer feels safe around the Count and leaves Robin and Vlad to sort things out on their own.
Series 3
S3 Guide Four years on, Vlad is now a fully fledged vampire, honing and testing his new powers. His journey to understand, embrace and control his formidable abilities throws him into conflict with those around him and his attraction to Erin, a 'newly bitten half-fang', sends him on an emotional rollercoaster.
Series 4
S4 Guide Vlad has called a ceasefire between the vampires and the slayers, but newcomer Malik and his gang of ferals have other ideas. Can Vlad prevent war from breaking out? What will be the price if he succeeds?
Series 5
S5 Guide Vlad is almost eighteen and back from recent travels. He has discovered the secret his father has been hiding from him. Ingrid Dracula is finally a member of the High Council, but she is struggling to accept her new role.


Characters Edit

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Main Characters:

Recurring Characters:

Incorporated themes Edit

The series encompasses a lot of things that many schoolchildren find difficult. One of Vlad's early concerns is adjusting to living away from his native country and speaking a new language in order to pass as a "normal" human, which of course is all he wants to be. There is divorce and adultery in both the Dracula and Van Helsing households, and in each the children despair at how out of touch their respective fathers are - a complaint of many young teenagers.

Vlad, Jonathan and Robin feel isolated, not only from other children, but from the rest of their families. By contrast Ingrid, who really wants to be a vampire, rages at the preferential treatment her brother receives from their father despite her greater skills and better grades at "vampirism". Above all, difficult, irregular and complicated family relationships (a trait that Vlad, Ingrid, Robin, Chloe and Jonathan all share, despite being otherwise quite different characters) is an ongoing theme.

In later years the series explores other complex issues such as maintaining peace between rival groups and dealing with family feuds. Jonno and Mina are dead set on revenge against the Dracula family. Necessary violence is also a theme and the protagonist makes several decisions which are questioned by the other characters. The series is perhaps unafraid to have an element of darkness about it, making it different from quite a lot of other children's series.

AwardsEdit

  • In 2007 Young Dracula won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Children's Drama, and the Welsh BAFTA for Best Children's Drama.
  • In 2008 Young Dracula was nominated for the BAFTA Children's Drama Award.(source)
  • In 2012 Young Dracula was nominated for three awards at the Royal Television Society North West awards and for a Kids' Vote BAFTA.(source)


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