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The Dracula Business: Tuesday's Documentary

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The world-wide obsession with the Dracula myth seems to be on the increase. The book which started it all, Dracula, was published in 1897 and has never been out of print. The stage play is always in production. More than 200 films have been made on the subject. Dracula has become a household name which can sell anything from ice lollies to package tours to Romania.
In tonight's film Dan Farson investigates the weird obsession of his great-uncle Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, and discovers that behind the Dracula Business is something more than a fascination with horror- something that goes deeper in today's society than was ever dreamt of by its original creator.

Contributors

Presenter: Dan Farson
Photography: Eugene Carr
Sound: John Hore
Sound: Brian Watkins
Film Editor: Hugh Newsam
Produced by: Anthony de Lotbiniere

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The Dracula Business: Tuesday's Documentary

BBC One London, 6 August 1974 21.25






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