|'The War Child'
by Toby Whithouse
The year 2022: the Old Ones’ leader, Mr Snow, stops an attempt by the human resistance to smuggle Eve past a security post. But instead of killing the young girl, the vampire deliberately allows her to escape...
The present: The Old Ones have arrived. When Cutler’s welcome fails to impress Mr Snow, he offers the life of the War Child – but Snow, knowing that the death of the baby will save humanity, tells him that the child must live… Meanwhile, Hal, Tom and the now-ghostly Alex return to Honolulu Heights, where they learn of Annie’s journey into the future with the adult Eve. With Annie unable to become the weapon that kills Eve, and a terrified Hal all for just running away from the Old Ones, Tom steps up with a suicidal plan to strap himself with a homemade bomb to blow-up the vampires. Later, Cutler arrives at Honolulu Heights and forces his way inside uninvited; as his body is consumed with flames he manages to reach Eve – but before he can kill the child he is staked by Annie. Hal helps Alex to move her corpse, but they are interrupted by the arrival of a group of mysterious ‘removal men’. Returning to the café, Hal meets Mr Snow, who offers him the opportunity to run the world for the Old Ones... Tom takes Eve to the vampires at ‘Stoker Import and Exports’; he is followed by Hal, armed with the bomb and ready to blow up his former comrades. But their plans go badly wrong, and Snow appears to have won – until Annie and Alex arrive on the scene...
Lenora Crichlow (Anna ‘Annie’ Clare Sawyer), Michael Socha (Tom McNair), Damien Molony (Hal), Andrew Gower (Nick Cutler), Gina Bramhill (Woman [Eve Sands]), Mark Gatiss (Mr Snow), Kate Bracken (Alex), Michael Wildman (Milo), Fred Pearson (Archivist), Matthew Ashforde (Daniels), Steven Robertson (Mr Rook)
Directed by Philip John
Produced by Philip Trethowan
Executive Producer Rob Pursey
A Touchpaper Television production for BBC Television
TX (BBC 3):
25th March 2012 @ 9:00 pm
*Featuring Annie Sawyer, Tom McNair, Hal and Alex