The highly popular detective pair from the series Softly, Softly, Barlow and Watt, try to solve the old mystery of Jack The Ripper in this documentary series.
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Stratford Johns ...
 Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow (6 episodes, 1973)
Frank Windsor ...
 Det. Chief Supt. John Watt (6 episodes, 1973)
Frank Duncan
(5 episodes, 1973)
Lewis Wilson
(3 episodes, 1973)
Hal Jeayes
(3 episodes, 1973)
Maurice O'Connell
(3 episodes, 1973)
Norman Henry
(3 episodes, 1973)
Allan McClelland
(3 episodes, 1973)
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The highly popular detective pair from the series Softly, Softly, Barlow and Watt, try to solve the old mystery of Jack The Ripper in this documentary series.

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Best Ripper dramatisation ever!
13 December 2005 | by (Glasgow, UK) – See all my reviews

A solid sober account of the theories surrounding identity of Jack the Ripper as of 1973. Barlow and Watt of TV's Z Cars go on a 'busman's holiday' examining the surviving police files on the infamous murder case in an attempt to identify the elusive killer. Witness statements are re-enacted and there is effective use of East End locations. The cast give understated performances, in keeping with the forensic examination of the evidence. This production is a great deal more exciting, not to say, educational, than any of the big budget flatulent Hollywood efforts of recent years and desperately needs to be released on DVD.


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