Whitechapel (2009– )

TV Series  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 6,421 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 8 critic

A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London.

Creators:

,
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 10 Nov 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 29 Jul 2014
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Whitechapel" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Whitechapel (2009– )

Whitechapel (2009– ) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Whitechapel.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2013   2012   2010   2009  
8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ripper Street (TV Series 2012)
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The streets of London's East End are awash with blood. But this is not the 19th Century; this is not Jack the Ripper - this is a copycat killer and once again the police remain clueless.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg
Endeavour (TV Series 2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Follows young Endeavour Morse in his early day as an Oxford police constable working with CID, encountering Strange for the first time, and developing the notable personality traits he would latterly refine.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Jack Laskey
Wire in the Blood (TV Series 2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.

Stars: Robson Green, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy
Silk (TV Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.

Stars: Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke
MI-5 (TV Series 2002)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker
Endeavour (TV Movie 2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Set in 1965, young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse investigates a case in Oxford.

Director: Colm McCarthy
Stars: Michael Matus, John Light, Flora Montgomery
Copper (TV Series 2012)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kevin Ryan, Kyle Schmid
Grantchester (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Adapted from book series by James Runcie; Cambridgeshire clergyman Sidney Chambers finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie
DCI Banks (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The tenacious and stubborn DCI Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his young assistants, DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton.

Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Andrea Lowe
Wallander (TV Series 2008)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A TV program centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Smart, Richard McCabe
Vera (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, David Leon
White Chapel (Video 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Okey-Zubelu Okoh
Stars: Olu Jacobs, Mercy Johnson, Chika Ike
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 DI Joseph Chandler / ... (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 DS Ray Miles / ... (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Edward Buchan (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 DC Emerson Kent / ... (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Dr. Caroline Llewellyn (17 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 DC Finley Mansell / ... (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
Hannah Walters ...
 DC Megan Riley (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
Edit

Storyline

Set in 2008 and against the hugely atmospheric background of Whitechapel, London, a modern police force are fighting an old adversary. A series of bloody, tragic and impossible crimes would suggest someone is carrying out copycat Jack the Ripper murders. The murders are investigated by our three unlikely heroes: Chandler, a fast-tracked, media savvy DI on his first big murder case; Miles, nearing retirement, a front-line, hard-bitten DS, and Buchan, the eccentrically brilliant Jack the Ripper tour guide. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The nightmare begins again


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 February 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Das Syndikat der Brüder Kray  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During Season 1, real offal was used for the 'gore' on the murdered prostitutes and would develop quite a stench. In Season 2 onwards, prosthetics and make up were used instead. See more »

Goofs

The Met don't use interview rooms with two way mirrors. That's an Americanism. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.25 (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Gripping Crime Drama Despite Some Flaws
10 February 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

"Whitechapel" is rather like a Dan Brown novella. What it lacks in actual writing talent, it more than makes up in storyline.

The previous commenter skewered this 3-part ITV crime drama, a modernist re-do of the Jack the Ripper murders, but the high scores (9.0 out of 10 at time of writing) tell a different tale. Those who are watching are clearly enjoying this fast-paced, oddly dark series. I suspect this is a reflection on other lacklustre series offered today, as much as its own qualities, but equally it could be because of its ambitious narrative. It's one of those programmes which charms the viewer despite its flaws.

Rupert Penry-Jones, he of Spooks/Cambridge Spies and son of television grande dame Angela Thorne, leads a cast of unevenly talented actors who have been given the impossible task of updating the Jack the Ripper murders. But it's not just the crime which has been updated, but for once, so has the copper.

Like many "paper cops", who have more education than experience, DI Joseph Chandler (Penry-Jones) seems a bit wet to his hard-bitten colleagues in the force. His Savile Row suits, David Beckham haircuts, fashionably large Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Chronograph Calibre 17 watch (Penry-Jones is a big Tag fan), as well as homeopathic remedies for tension -- a mint pomade for the temples -- scream out metrosexual for these 'lager and crisps' men. It's all too much when he asks them to shower and look more respectable in a suit, not to mention actually read whole books on the Ripper murders, which they reluctantly do.

East Londoner extraordinaire, DI Miles (Philip Davis), especially doesn't like this new state of affairs. It's possible that he sees a future when policemen will be more like Penry-Jones than the rogue-copper-with-a-heart-of-gold version he represents; he constantly refuses to acknowledge the lad may have some good ideas. His colleagues agree, save for one DI Chandler wannabe, played by Sam Stockman. With his off-the-peg suits, and "crapuccinos" (as they are teasingly referred to by others), it seems even the lower orders may desire a more polished style.

The series is never bogged down by details of the old Ripper saga, perhaps due to the eccentric Ripperologist who hovers around the story, played to the hilt by the excellent Steve Pemberton. Could the mastermind of the modern Ripper murders, replicated to the exact detail, be none other than a man whose entire life is dedicated to Jack the Ripper? Or perhaps like an Agatha Christie murder, the obvious is too, well, obvious?

Whitechapel may have any number of flaws, not the least of which are hackneyed character development, seeming like a cross between Prime Suspect, Morse and cult-classic Edge of Darkness, but it packs a very intriguing punch all the same.


62 of 71 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Season 5? rebelprincess21
Season 4 is really dark and spooky... slainzcasl
Cancelled EveGlandilock
Kent smeg-4-brains
Season 4 on BBC America? brianinnh
Season 4 julialoud89
Discuss Whitechapel (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page