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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 Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow (6 episodes, 1973)
Frank Windsor ...
 Det. Chief Supt. John Watt (6 episodes, 1973)
Frank Duncan
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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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The finest documentary ever made about JtR!!!!
21 October 2002 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

The popular detectives of BBC's "Softly, Softly" - Det. Chief Supt. Barlow (Stratford Johns) & Det. Chief Supt. Watt (Frank Windsor) - take a "busman's holiday" as they take a week off their busy careers to read over the files of the infamous Whitechapel Murderer - Jack the Ripper - in an attempt to discern his probable identity from the evidence provided.

JACK THE RIPPER (a.k.a. "The Ripper File") by John Lloyd & Elwyn Jones is truly a milestone in both JtR Documentary & Drama, where the key players (in true BBC style) vocalise only what was said on record.

Shown in six 50 minute episodes ("The First Two", "Double Event", "Butchery", "Panic", "Suspects" & "The Highest in the Land?") it is still the most accurate depiction to date.


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