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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Complete series cast summary:
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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)
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 Porter (2 episodes, 1988)
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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

Michael Caine was persuaded to return to TV for the first time in nearly 20 years because of David Wickes's powerful script. Caine later described Wickes as "the nicest, fastest Director I've worked for, and the master of filming Victorian London." 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

[Godley and Abberline are in a cab heading for Bucks Row]
Sgt. George Godley: So what else did Old Bootface have to say?
Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline: Detective Chief Superintendent Arnold thinks I need a rest.
Sgt. George Godley: Rest? I've never heard it called that before!
Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline: Anyway, I like Whitechapel.
Sgt. George Godley: Oh good, cause one day they'll send you back here, permanently, end of a brilliant career.
Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline: Don't start, George, not now.
Sgt. George Godley: L Well, why do you do it, Fred? We all like a drink now and again, but give you a bottle and...
Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline: Alright, George, you've had your say.
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Last Friday June 20 Jack the ripper was free with the Irish Daily Mail

Last Friday June 20, Jack the ripper was free with the Irish Daily Mail.Not a bad DVD as a freebie and the transfer is spot on.I remember watching it on TV when it was first released. Yes Michael does ham it up but thats what he does. As a mini-series it has aged well, given that its 20 years old. On matters of the Ripper, "Murder By Decree" with Christopher Plummer as Holmes is the best of the bunch albeit that it is factional. The old deerstalker hat was never seen round whitechapel.Back to Jack the Ripper, the Jane Seymour character doesn't seem to serve any purpose apart from providing a love interest for Michael Caine. Lewis Collins is pretty good and Armand Assante is suitably bewitching as Mansfield the actor with his cape.


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