With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.

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Eoin McCarthy ...
Thomas Pitt
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Charlotte Ellison
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Edward Ellison
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Rev. Prebble
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Dominic Corde
David Roper ...
Maddock
Robert Reynolds ...
Dr Hope
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Grandmama
Sheila Ruskin ...
Caroline Ellison
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Sarah Corde
Katie Ryder Richardson ...
Emily Ellison
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Det. Sgt. Webster
Janet Maw ...
Martha Prebble
Robert Swann ...
Supt. Drummond
Jonathan Newman ...
Jack Brody
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With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.

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The character Dora is played by Anna Winslet, whose sister, Kate Winslet played author Anne Perry in Heavenly Creatures (1994). See more »

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Disappointing
22 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a well acted TV mystery movie. I have not read the book on which it is based, but it is a story about young women being strangled in London in the 19th century, and the circumstances surrounding the investigation of two of the murders. Several characters emerge from these investigations to jolly the story along.

However, I found the characters to be stereotypical and shallow. The movie's view of the 19th century is lightweight, and all the characters

  • dastardly males, entrenched class snobs, decent humble servants,


rebellious daughters, caring professional policemen, etc. - are cardboard cut-outs. I found the story to be crushingly predictable and boring.

If you like easy dramas, you will enjoy this.


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