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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
26 January 2000 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s... See more »
Awards:
5 nominations See more »
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(2 articles)
User Reviews:
Very watchable but disappointing See more (6 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 70 of 74)
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)

Andrew Readman ... Det. Sgt. Peter Smith (2 episodes, 2000)

David Prosho ... 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)

Simon Lenagan ... DC Cambrook (2 episodes, 2000)

Tim Dantay ... 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)

Marcus Romer ... DC Barkham (2 episodes, 2000)
John Griffin ... DC Garrett (2 episodes, 2000)

David Maybrick ... Keighley Constable (2 episodes, 2000)
Craig Cheetham ... Peter Sutcliffe (2 episodes, 2000)

Maggie Ollerenshaw ... Margaret Oldfield (2 episodes, 2000)

Kimberley Walsh ... Gillian Oldfield (2 episodes, 2000)
Sam Townend ... Christopher Oldfield, aged 13 (2 episodes, 2000)

Matthew Lewis ... Christopher Oldfield aged 9 (2 episodes, 2000)
Neil Boorman ... Wilf MacDonald (2 episodes, 2000)

Sue Cleaver ... Sylvia Holland (2 episodes, 2000)
Suzanne Ellison ... Irene MacDonald (2 episodes, 2000)

Liz Hume Dawson ... Chapeltown Prostitute (2 episodes, 2000)
Tanya Myers ... Myra Lawton (2 episodes, 2000)

Mark Benton ... Terence Hawkshaw (2 episodes, 2000)
Jean Stevens ... Mrs. Hawkshaw (2 episodes, 2000)
Ken Bradshaw ... Adrian Windows (2 episodes, 2000)

Vinette Robinson ... 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)

Alun Armstrong ... 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)

James Laurenson ... Chief Const. Ronald Gregory (2 episodes, 2000)
Kate Layden ... Mrs. Sykes (2 episodes, 2000)
Francis Maguire ... DC Greenwood (2 episodes, 2000)

Olwen May ... Diane Simpson (2 episodes, 2000)

Dominic Monaghan ... 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)

Richard Ridings ... 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)

Jack P. Shepherd (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)
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Series Directed by
David Richards (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Writing credits
Neil McKay (2 episodes, 2000)

Series Produced by
Mike Dormer .... producer (2 episodes, 2000)
Jeff Pope .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2000)
Mark Redhead .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2000)
John Rushton .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Original Music by
Hal Lindes (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Cinematography by
Peter Greenhalgh (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Film Editing by
Nick McPhee (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Casting by
Stephanie Booth (2 episodes, 2000)
Lisa Harris (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Production Design by
Chris Wilkinson (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Art Direction by
Paula Barrington (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ray Holman (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Makeup Department
Emma Ferguson .... makeup designer / makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 2000)
Juliet Jackson .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2000)
Jessica Taylor .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Production Management
Susy Liddell .... head of production (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sue de Beauvoir .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2000)
Jonathan Leather .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2000)
Toni Staples .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Art Department
Michael Betts .... property master (2 episodes, 2000)
Julie Ann Horan .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2000)
Peter O'Rourke .... action props (2 episodes, 2000)
Ron Pritchard .... property buyer (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Dodkin .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2000)
Dominic Field .... adr editor (2 episodes, 2000)
Roy Lafbery .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 2000)
Nick Moss .... assistant dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2000)
Adam Severs .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2000)
Rick Williams .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Acton .... electrician (2 episodes, 2000)
Mike Alcock .... electrician (2 episodes, 2000)
Bill Aston .... best boy (2 episodes, 2000)
David Bourke .... best boy (2 episodes, 2000)
Julian Bucknall .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2000)
Jim Drysdale .... electrician (2 episodes, 2000)
Charlie England .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2000)
Tom Gates .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2000)
Jeremy Gee .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2000)
Neil Marland .... unit photographer (2 episodes, 2000)
Lee Martin .... electrician (2 episodes, 2000)
Mickey May .... electrician (2 episodes, 2000)
Darren Miller .... first assistant camera dailies (2 episodes, 2000)
Jamie Summers .... electrician (2 episodes, 2000)
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2000)
John Trew .... grip (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Camilla Fiddian-Green .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2000)
Giles Gale .... wardrobe master (2 episodes, 2000)
Melanie Levack .... wardrobe assistant (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert Hough .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2000)
Neil Turner .... telecine colorist (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Location Management
Mark Herbert .... location manager (2 episodes, 2000)
Brett Wilson .... location assistant (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Music Department
John Mackswith .... music recordist (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Other crew
Deborah Coombes .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2000)
Hilary Fagg .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2000)
Lisa Gilchrist .... researcher (2 episodes, 2000)
Chris Maloney .... assistant: Mr. Armstrong (2 episodes, 2000)
Dean Sipling .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2000)
Mark Turner .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2000)
 

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UK:120 min (including commercials) (2 parts)
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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Very watchable but disappointing, 27 October 2004
Author: simon-118 from London

ITV managed to scoop itself with this two part drama by broadcasting a brilliant two part documentary on the case a month or two earlier, and one which gained far more recognition at the BAFTAs.

There's something pleasantly old-fashioned about this attempt at telling a very simple but tragic story: the (rather tacky) music picking up when people walk down corridors after making key discoveries, the lack of big name actors and so on, but it just feels rather flat. The period detail is very iffy: why does everyone own brand new 1979 model televisions? A small point but irritating. The drama also gets in a bit of a mess by beginning with the death of Jayne MacDonald, the first victim who wasn't a prostitute and the first one that really provoked much interest from the uncaring public and press. Yet despite the fact that after this it was acknowledged that no-one was safe, characters constantly reassure people that "he only kills pros...". While this is partly an attempt to illustrate police incomptentence, it seems bizarre a policeman would say that when he's just killed two women who aren't. The incident when the Geordie hoaxer telephoned the police to admit he was a hoaxer isn't included either, and after all the build up, it was probably a mistake to finally show Sutcliffe at all, as the shadowy figure that hovers in the background is very effective.

I wasn't that keen on Armstrong's performance, but I feel a lot of this is the fault of the writing. The dioalogue feels very clichéd in places and determined to not point any fingers of blame at anyone.

This is Personal is very watchable but far too innocuous. It was a shocking case and the is very little sympathy, fear or anger on display here.

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