Jack the Ripper (1988– )

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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.

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 Inspector Frederick Abberline (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Richard Mansfield (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Sir William Gull (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Sergeant George Godley (2 episodes, 1988)
Ken Bones ...
 Robert James Lees (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Catherine Eddowes (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Emma (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Coroner Wynne Baxter (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Mary Jane Kelly (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Rodman (2 episodes, 1988)
Peter Armitage ...
 Sergeant Kerby (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Copy Boy (2 episodes, 1988)
Trevor Baxter ...
 Lanyon (2 episodes, 1988)
Mike Carnell ...
 Newsvendor (2 episodes, 1988)
Ann Castle ...
 Lady Gull (2 episodes, 1988)
Deirdre Costello ...
 Annie Chapman (2 episodes, 1988)
Jon Croft ...
 Mr. Thackeray (2 episodes, 1988)
Angela Crow ...
 Liz Stride (2 episodes, 1988)
Kelly Cryer ...
 Annette (2 episodes, 1988)
Marc Culwick ...
 Prince Albert Victor (2 episodes, 1988)
John Dair ...
 Isenschmid (2 episodes, 1988)
Roy Evans ...
 Doorkeeper (2 episodes, 1988)
John Fletcher ...
 P.C. Watkins (2 episodes, 1988)
Sheridan Forbes ...
 Millie (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Sir Charles Warren (2 episodes, 1988)
Martin Friend ...
 Newsvendor (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Beggar / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
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 George Lusk (2 episodes, 1988)
Bruce Green ...
 Pizer (2 episodes, 1988)
Rikki Harnet ...
 Pickpocket (2 episodes, 1988)
Ronald Hines ...
 Henry Matthews (2 episodes, 1988)
Denys Hawthorne ...
 Assistant Commissioner (2 episodes, 1988)
Michael Hughes ...
 Dr. Llewellyn (2 episodes, 1988)
Peter Hughes ...
 Mr. Paulson (2 episodes, 1988)
Frank Jarvis ...
 1st Passer by (2 episodes, 1988)
Edward Judd ...
 DCS Arnold (2 episodes, 1988)
Gertan Klauber ...
 Diemschutz (2 episodes, 1988)
Jon Laurimore ...
 Inspector Spratling (2 episodes, 1988)
Mike Lewin ...
 Duty Guard (2 episodes, 1988)
Rod Lewis ...
 Mortician (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Derek (2 episodes, 1988)
George Malpas ...
 Old Man (2 episodes, 1988)
Eric Mason ...
 Publican (2 episodes, 1988)
Bernadette Milnes ...
 Woman in Doorway (2 episodes, 1988)
Jonathan Moore ...
 Benjamin Bates (2 episodes, 1988)
Richard Morant ...
 Dr. Acland (2 episodes, 1988)
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 O'Connor (2 episodes, 1988)
John Normington ...
 Dresser (2 episodes, 1988)
Ronald Nunnery ...
 Davis (2 episodes, 1988)
Sandra Payne ...
 Mrs. Acland (2 episodes, 1988)
Neville Phillips ...
 Cabinet Secretary (2 episodes, 1988)
Iain Rattray ...
 Tough Cop (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Bowyer (2 episodes, 1988)
Gary Shail ...
 Pimp (2 episodes, 1988)
Gerald Sim ...
 Dr. Bagster Phillips (2 episodes, 1988)
George Sweeney ...
 John Netley (2 episodes, 1988)
David Swift ...
 Lord Salisbury (2 episodes, 1988)
Norman Warwick ...
 Richardson (2 episodes, 1988)
Brian Weske ...
 Porter (2 episodes, 1988)
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Storyline

During the latter half of 1888, a notorious serial killer nicknamed Jack the Ripper terrorises the East End of London by murdering prostitutes in a terribly violent way. Public outrage follows. Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline is assigned to the case but finds that it is not just a simple murder enquiry. Based on a real life event, this film claims to have had access to top secret Home Office files and believe that their ending is the correct solution to the age old mystery. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Trivia

The last film of Edward Judd. See more »

Goofs

Mary Jane Kelly is shown singing a song shortly before Jack the Ripper enters her room. The song she is singing is not the song she was reported as having sung on the night of her murder, "A Violet From Mother's Grave." See more »

Quotes

[Sergeant Godley wakes up a hungover Chief Inspector Abberline]
Sgt. George Godley: Chief Superintendent Arnold wants to see you.
Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline: Arnold? Does he know where I am?
Sgt. George Godley: No, but he's about the only policeman in Scotland Yard who doesn't!
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Connections

Referenced in Biography: Jack the Ripper: Phantom of Death (1995) See more »

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Jack carves the flesh, Caine chews the scenery

Good. Very good. Stylish and atmospheric with an impressive cast, including Armand Assante, Jane Seymour, and Lewis Collins. I regret to say that Michael Caine is less impressive. The murders are presented with more restraint than Mr. Caine's performance. As praised as he often is, and often deserves to be, it sometimes seems as though Caine should wear a slice of pineapple on his head with some macaroni salad on the side.

Even though Caine hams it up here and there, this "Jack the Ripper," first aired on CBS in the fall of 1988 to mark the 100th anniversary of the killer's reign, is stylish, exciting, and even dares to speculate on the identity of the real killer. Interestingly, while Michael Caine was hunting down Jack the Ripper on TV, he was playing Sherlock Holmes in a theatrical feature, "Without a Clue." Holmes and the Ripper haunted the same Victorian era in foggy old London, although the great detective was, to some people's surprise, a fictional creation. That didn't stop Columbia Pictures from sending him out to battle ol' bloody Jack in a 1966 film, "A Study in Terror."


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