This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant ... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2000  
5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

See No Evil: The Moors Murders (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Maxine Peake, Sean Harris
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Hetty wakes on her 60th birthday and decides to become a private investigator. With assistance from a teenager called Geoffrey and her husband Robert, combined with her own common sense, Hetty is confident she can solve any case.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Derek Benfield
Appropriate Adult (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.

Stars: Emily Watson, Dominic West, Robert Glenister
The Purifiers (2004)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

The story of martial arts clubs who have created their own city infrastructure after tiring of government initiatives. Responding to the greed and corruption creeping into the other clubs, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Jobson
Stars: Kevin McKidd, Gordon Alexander, Rachel Grant
Monsignor Renard (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of the German occupation of France during World War II told through the eyes and experiences of a humble and extraordinary priest.

Stars: John Thaw, Joachim Paul Assböck, John Axon
Between the Sheets (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A funny, carnal story of sex, infidelity and love. Middle-aged Hazel suffers from a cold and passionless marriage, but her whole life is thrown into disarray after a revelatory sexual ... See full summary »

Stars: James Thornton, Alun Armstrong, Sally Walsh
The Unknown (TV Series 2012)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Anthology about a man with a blog that searches for the truth behind supernatural phenomena and documents people's stories of their experiences with the unknown.

Stars: Dominic Monaghan, Brian Krause, Tony Goldwyn
Dinnerladies (1998–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Comedy about the workers in a factory canteen.

Stars: Victoria Wood, Thelma Barlow, Andrew Dunn
The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When a comet blinds nearly everyone in the world, a genetically-engineered species of plant takes over.

Stars: John Duttine, Emma Relph, Maurice Colbourne
100 Code (TV Series 2015)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

New York, USA. Stockholm, Sweden. Over the past twelve months young, blonde, blue-eyed women have been found dead in a meadow where Asphodel flowers grow. New York Detective Tommy Conley ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Dominic Monaghan, Felice Jankell
To Catch a Killer (TV Movie 1992)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Till
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Michael Riley, Margot Kidder
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two-part documentary focusing on the investigation to capture the Yorkshire Ripper by the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police.

Stars: Janet Suzman, Dick Holland, Andrew Laptew
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Gerard Horan ...
 Detective Chief Superintendent John Domaille (2 episodes, 2000)
Stephen Moore ...
 Professor David Gee (2 episodes, 2000)
Claire Webzell ...
 Sonia Sutcliffe (2 episodes, 2000)
Paul Angelis ...
 Det. Chief Supt. Jack Ridgeway (2 episodes, 2000)
Pip Donaghy ...
 Det. Chief Supt. Will Brooks (2 episodes, 2000)
Howard Ward ...
 Det. Supt. John Stainthorpe (2 episodes, 2000)
Jim Millea ...
 Det. Insp. John Boyle (2 episodes, 2000)
John Graham-Davies ...
 Det. Insp. Tony Glendenning (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Det. Sgt. Peter Smith (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Det. Sgt. Parks (2 episodes, 2000)
Katharine Rogers ...
 WPC Sue Neave (2 episodes, 2000)
Laura Richmond ...
 WPC Ruth Ford (2 episodes, 2000)
Paula J. Horton ...
 WPC Susan Phillips (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 DC Cambrook (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 DC Cleasby (2 episodes, 2000)
Matt Healy ...
 DC Rogan (2 episodes, 2000)
Darren Roberts ...
 DC Wakeman (2 episodes, 2000)
Martin Ronan ...
 DC Sandford (2 episodes, 2000)
Terence Mann ...
 DC Marks (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 DC Barkham (2 episodes, 2000)
John Griffin ...
 DC Garrett (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Keighley Constable (2 episodes, 2000)
Craig Cheetham ...
 Peter Sutcliffe (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Margaret Oldfield (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Gillian Oldfield (2 episodes, 2000)
Sam Townend ...
 Christopher Oldfield, aged 13 (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Christopher Oldfield aged 9 (2 episodes, 2000)
Neil Boorman ...
 Wilf MacDonald (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Sylvia Holland (2 episodes, 2000)
Suzanne Ellison ...
 Irene MacDonald (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Chapeltown Prostitute (2 episodes, 2000)
Tanya Myers ...
 Myra Lawton (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Terence Hawkshaw (2 episodes, 2000)
Jean Stevens ...
 Mrs. Hawkshaw (2 episodes, 2000)
Ken Bradshaw ...
 Adrian Windows (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Rita Rytka (2 episodes, 2000)
Ted Robbins ...
 Chauffeur (2 episodes, 2000)
Gemma Phoenix ...
 Schoolgirl (2 episodes, 2000)
Peter Lorenzelli ...
 Barker (2 episodes, 2000)
Laura Crossley ...
 Tracey Browne (2 episodes, 2000)
Christine Mackie ...
 Mrs. Browne (2 episodes, 2000)
James Higgins ...
 Stevenson (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Asst. Chief Const. George Oldfield (2 episodes, 2000)
Chris Brailsford ...
 Ken Rees (2 episodes, 2000)
Gillian Brownson ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 2000)
Rosy Clayton ...
 Maggie (2 episodes, 2000)
John Duttine ...
 Det. Chief Supt. Jim Hobson (2 episodes, 2000)
Steven Dykes ...
 Dewsbury Sergeant (2 episodes, 2000)
Juliet Ellis ...
 Olivia Reivers (2 episodes, 2000)
Keiran Flynn ...
 DC Andy Laptew (2 episodes, 2000)
Simon Hanna ...
 PC Robert Hydes (2 episodes, 2000)
Zoie Kennedy ...
 WPC (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Chief Const. Ronald Gregory (2 episodes, 2000)
Kate Layden ...
 Mrs. Sykes (2 episodes, 2000)
Francis Maguire ...
 DC Greenwood (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Diane Simpson (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Jimmy Furey (2 episodes, 2000)
James Quinn ...
 Det. Sgt. Desmond O'Boyle (2 episodes, 2000)
Malcolm Raeburn ...
 Bradford Sergeant (2 episodes, 2000)
Steve Ramsden ...
 Sergeant Bob Ring (2 episodes, 2000)
...
 Det. Supt. Dick Holland (2 episodes, 2000)
Lynda Rooke ...
 Mrs. Hill (2 episodes, 2000)
Kate Rutter ...
 Jane Barker (2 episodes, 2000)
Mike Savage ...
 Det. Chief Supt. Clark (2 episodes, 2000)
(2 episodes, 2000)
John Kay Steel ...
 Professor Stanley Ellis (2 episodes, 2000)
Hannah Storey ...
 Teresa Sykes (2 episodes, 2000)
John Wheatley ...
 Keith McPhail (2 episodes, 2000)
Patricia Wilcock ...
 Rachel Horton (2 episodes, 2000)
Stephen Woods ...
 Police Pathologist (2 episodes, 2000)
Edit

Storyline

This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield who led the enquiry. Written by Martin Underwood <imdb@martinunderwood.f9.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2000 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Thank You for Being a Friend
Performed by Andrew Gold
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A gripping dramatization of a terribly true story
25 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

In the mid-Seventies, Northen England was plunged into deep fear after a number of prostitutes were murdered and their bodies mutilated in classic, Jack The Ripper style. Hence, the title of that this notorious serial killer gained from the press, 'The Yorkshire Ripper'.

'This Is Personal' is a superb four-hour dramatization of the biggest manhunt in criminal history. It informs the viewers that some material and characters have been somewhat invented but that doesn't matter since all of it most is all true. It's not been juiced up with action. It remains, like the true-life event, extremely tense and suspenseful that leaves you praying that the ripper is caught soon.

Alun Armstrong gives a powerful performance as George Oldfield, the officer in change of the investigation which ultimately dominates his life. The extreme drama comes half way through it, when a mysterious tape is sent to Oldfield. The voice claims to be 'Jack' and delivers a personal message to Oldfield. But this is really the ripper?

Unless you already know the details, the massive and controversial search continues but tragically in almost all the wrong directions. Thirteen women have been murdered and the killer still hasn't been caught. My only advice to you is to watch this remarkable mini-series and educate yourself on the most chilling murder case the world has ever known.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?