Edit
Jack the Ripper (TV Series 1988– ) Poster

(1988– )

Trivia

Four different endings were originally filmed to throw cast, crew and - most importantly - the world's press off the scent of the real Ripper.
3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
For dramatic effect, the scene where Richard Mansfield changes on stage shows him transitioning from Jekyll to (the more monstrous) Hyde. In reality, Mansfield's transformation was the opposite, from Hyde to Jekyll (more consistent with the depicted scene in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel), and involved standing beneath theatre lights, which made him sweat enough for his make-up to run off his face. A simple, but effective, illusion that, by all accounts, still startled the late-Victorian audience.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
After Mary Jane Kelly's murder, there is a scene where Abberline hands Gull a photo of her body. That photo is an actual crime scene photo of the real Mary Jane Kelly.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Hugh Fraser wore clothes that Sir Charles Warren had actually wore.
2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
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."
2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Ken Bones, George Sweeney and Edward Judd all played the same parts in the unfinished Barry Foster/David Wickes Thames TV drama.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
In the commentary David Wickes says that when Lewis Collins attacks Ray McAnally in one scene it was thought that the latter had died for some moments. because before Ray McAnally had a major operation before filming.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Armand Assante's stand-in died during shooting.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Michael Caine's casting was announced, Thames TV's share price broke through the £5 barrier for the first time.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The film premiered on American television on the exact same day that the film Without a Clue (1988) was released. Both films feature actors Michael Caine, Lysette Anthony and George Sweeneyand are set in Victorian London.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Harry Andrews's last film.
0 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The last film of Edward Judd.
0 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page