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Release Date:
2 February 2009 (UK) See more »
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The nightmare begins again
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Cast

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Rupert Penry-Jones ... DI Joseph Chandler / ... (18 episodes, 2009-2013)

Philip Davis ... DS Ray Miles / ... (18 episodes, 2009-2013)

Steve Pemberton ... Edward Buchan (18 episodes, 2009-2013)

Sam Stockman ... DC Emerson Kent / ... (18 episodes, 2009-2013)

Claire Rushbrook ... Dr. Caroline Llewellyn (17 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ben Bishop ... DC Finley Mansell / ... (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
Hannah Walters ... DC Megan Riley (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
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Series Directed by
Jon East (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
S.J. Clarkson (3 episodes, 2009)
David Evans (3 episodes, 2010)
Richard Clark (2 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Nettheim (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Ben Court (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
Caroline Ip (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
Steve Pemberton (2 episodes, 2013)

Series Produced by
Sally Woodward Gentle .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
David Boulter .... producer (6 episodes, 2012)
David Mason .... line producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Sarah Dibsdall .... line producer (6 episodes, 2013)
Patrick Schweitzer .... producer (6 episodes, 2013)
Julie Clark .... line producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Marcus Wilson .... producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Michas Kotz .... line producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Grainne Marmion .... producer (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Ruth Barrett (7 episodes, 2009-2012)
Malcolm Lindsay (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Owen McPolin (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Balazs Bolygo (3 episodes, 2009)
David Odd (3 episodes, 2010)
Ulf Brantås (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Liana Del Giudice (3 episodes, 2009)
Mark Davis (3 episodes, 2010)
Xavier Russell (3 episodes, 2012)
David Barrett (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting by
Andy Pryor (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Susie Parriss (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Tom Brown (6 episodes, 2012)
Martyn John (3 episodes, 2009)
Melanie Allen (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Direction by
Steve Wright (6 episodes, 2013)
Justin Warburton-Brown (5 episodes, 2012)
Nick Blanche (3 episodes, 2009)
Richard Downes (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Linda Wilson (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Andrea Galer (4 episodes, 2012)
Howard Burden (3 episodes, 2009)
Ralph Wheeler-Holes (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Makeup Department
Paul McGuinness .... special makeup effects artist (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Melanie Lenihan .... hair and makeup artist (6 episodes, 2012)
Caroline Noble .... hair designer / makeup designer (4 episodes, 2012)
Isabelle Webley .... hair stylist / makeup artist (4 episodes, 2012)
Linda Davie .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 2009)
Jenny Martin .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Sharon Perks .... makeup supervisor / hair stylist supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Nikki Kearnes .... assistant makeup artist (3 episodes, 2010)
Marella Shearer .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 2010)
Juliette Tomes .... makeup supervisor (3 episodes, 2010)
Whitechapel .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Stephen Barker .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 2012)
Mohamed Bounechada .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2009)
Jessica Rundle .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Moira Brophy .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2010)
Anna Lee .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2010)
Iain Smith .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Lawrence .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2013)
Alex Berwick .... second assistant director / third assistant director (4 episodes, 2012)
Guy de Glanville .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
Adam Lock .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
Nikki Molloy .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
James Blackwell .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2010)
Chris Croucher .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2010)
Sam Ross .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2010)
Russell Dewulff Booth .... additional third assistant director / third assistant director: dailies / ... (3 episodes, 2012)
Dean Byfield .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Victoria Harris .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Gemma Morton .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Garry Dawson .... property master (6 episodes, 2012)
Rebecca Milton .... stand-by art director (6 episodes, 2012)
Anne-Marie Minty .... art department assistant / stand-by art director / ... (6 episodes, 2012)
Mark Buck .... plasterer (6 episodes, 2013)
Kez Keyte .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2013)
Will Pope .... stand-by carpenter (6 episodes, 2013)
Rob Anderson .... construction manager (4 episodes, 2012)
Sue Claybyn .... production buyer (4 episodes, 2012)
David Cottam .... art department work experience (4 episodes, 2012)
Chris Dean .... stand-by props (4 episodes, 2012)
Tim Leadley .... stand-by chippie (4 episodes, 2012)
Joe Lucas .... dressing props (4 episodes, 2012)
Emily Norris .... graphic artist (4 episodes, 2012)
Clive Pickard .... stand-by props (4 episodes, 2012)
Robert Thorne .... dressing props (4 episodes, 2012)
John Condron .... daily props (3 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Forrest .... stand-by props (3 episodes, 2009)
Shane Harford .... stand-by props (3 episodes, 2009)
Jemima Hawkins .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 2009)
Sara Hayward .... stand-by art director (3 episodes, 2009)
Mike Power .... property master (3 episodes, 2009)
Mike Rawlings .... props (3 episodes, 2009)
Don Santos .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2009)
Rod Whiting .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2009)
Giles Brown .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2010)
Philip A. Brown .... art department graphics (3 episodes, 2010)
Cathy Cosgrove .... production buyer (3 episodes, 2010)
David Horrill .... property master (3 episodes, 2010)
Shay Leonard .... standby props (3 episodes, 2010)
James Price .... standby art director (3 episodes, 2010)
Jessica Sinclair .... art department graphics (3 episodes, 2010)
Penny White .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2010)
Warren Lever .... construction manager (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Stuart Bagshaw .... foley editor (9 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ben Baird .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2012)
Rob Price .... foley editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Julian Bale .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 2013)
Martin Beresford .... production sound mixer (6 episodes, 2013)
Tom Williams .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2013)
Keith Partridge .... foley engineer (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Craig Burns .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2012)
Dan Dewsnap .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2013)
Ken Campbell .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 2012)
Chris Ashworth .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2009)
James Feltham .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2009)
Paul Hickey .... boom operator / sound maintenance (3 episodes, 2009)
Ben Meechan .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Nick Roberts .... adr loop group (3 episodes, 2009)
Alex Sawyer .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Fraser Barber .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2010)
Iain Eyre .... dialogue and adr supervisor (3 episodes, 2010)
James Harris .... sound maintenance (3 episodes, 2010)
Graham Headicar .... supervising sound editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Gideon Jensen .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Martin Jensen .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2010)
Forbes Noonan .... adr recordist (3 episodes, 2010)
Catherine Thomas .... foley recordist (3 episodes, 2010)
Simon Fitzpatrick .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2012)
James Kum .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
Dominic Weaver .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Barnaby Smyth .... foley artist (3 episodes, 2013)
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2012)
James Hyde .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 2012)
Gareth Rhys Jones .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Special Effects by
Mark Holt .... special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Colin Gorry .... special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2010)
Neal Champion .... special effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Alexis Haggar .... visual effects supervisor (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
Thomas Urbye .... colourist: The Look (11 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mark Maltby .... online editor: The Look (4 episodes, 2012)
Dolores McGinley .... title designer / title graphics (3 episodes, 2009)
Robin Willott .... visual effects artist (3 episodes, 2010)
Ravindar Reddy Bhavanam .... digital effects artist (3 episodes, 2012)
Dan Marbrook .... post producer: The Look (3 episodes, 2012)
Roger Serrabassa Vilar .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2012)
Khalid El Khouani .... junior visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
Marc Cass .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (3 episodes, 2009-2012)
Crispin Layfield .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2009)
Richard Bradshaw .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2010)
Richard Hansen .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2010)
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2010)
Curtis Rivers .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2010)
Andy Smart .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2009)
Sian Milne .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rory Moles .... first assistant camera (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
William Sheffield .... electrician (6 episodes, 2013)
Laurence Watson .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2013)
Terry Potthurst .... key grip (5 episodes, 2012)
Thomas Thomas .... best boy (5 episodes, 2012)
Haydn Boniface .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2012)
John Cooling .... stand-by rigger (4 episodes, 2012)
Mike Parsons .... electrician (4 episodes, 2012)
Steve Tateham .... electrician (4 episodes, 2012)
Charlie Whitaker .... second assistant camera (4 episodes, 2012)
Steffan Hill .... still photographer (4 episodes, 2013)
Edmund Alexander .... electrician (3 episodes, 2009)
Sam Barnes .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2009)
Balazs Bolygo .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2009)
Matthew Budd .... grip (3 episodes, 2009)
Mike Cooper .... best boy (3 episodes, 2009)
Steve Finberg .... daily rigging gaffer (3 episodes, 2009)
Ahmet Husseyin .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (3 episodes, 2009)
Ben Kerr .... electrician (3 episodes, 2009)
Dan Lowe .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2009)
Tobias Marshall .... clapper loader (3 episodes, 2009)
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator / steadicam operator (3 episodes, 2009)
Kat Spencer .... second assistant camera / clapper loader (3 episodes, 2009)
Ben Suter .... electrician (3 episodes, 2009)
Dave Cook .... electrician (3 episodes, 2010)
Rob Gilmour .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 2010)
George Haldsworth .... electrician (3 episodes, 2010)
Rob Osborne .... best boy (3 episodes, 2010)
Barry Quibell .... camera truck driver (3 episodes, 2010)
Alex Scott .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2010)
Pete Scott .... electrician (3 episodes, 2010)
Anna Valdez-Hanks .... first assistant camera (3 episodes, 2010)
Jason Ewart .... steadicam operator (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Steve Howe .... stand-by rigger (2 episodes, 2010)
Ayla Akdemir .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Enrico Faccio .... electrician (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Andy Brierley .... casting associate (3 episodes, 2009)
Alice Purser .... casting assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Lander .... set costumer / costume assistant / ... (11 episodes, 2012-2013)
Sarah Touaibi .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 2012)
Olivia Clarke .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
Fraser Purfit .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Ward .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
Claire Mitchell .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Aaron Timperley .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Hannah Wood .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
John Dwelly .... first assistant editor / assistant editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Florinda Frisardi .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2013)
Anna Dick .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Thomas Urbye .... colorist (4 episodes, 2012)
Sinéad Cronin .... on-line assistant editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Hanh Nguyen .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Jet Omoshebi .... colorist (3 episodes, 2009)
Cory Augustyn .... additional editor / assistant editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Ilana Epstein .... post-production assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Alex Gascoigne .... colorist (3 episodes, 2010)
Leon Wright .... trainee assistant editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Adrian Murray .... assembly editor (3 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Music Department
Jake Jackson .... score engineer & mixer (9 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jon Opstad .... composer: additional music (4 episodes, 2013)
Ruth Barrett .... original theme (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Transportation Department
Jason Stedmon .... unit driver (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Dean Clack .... unit driver (6 episodes, 2013)
Lee Pellett .... unit driver (3 episodes, 2010)
Xen Xenophontos .... transportation captain (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Kimberley Hikaka .... production executive / head of production (14 episodes, 2010-2013)
Claire Daxter .... script editor / assistant script editor (13 episodes, 2010-2013)
Richard Palin .... computer screen graphics (9 episodes, 2010-2012)
Sam Symons .... series script editor / script editor (7 episodes, 2010-2012)
Lindsay Grant .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2009-2012)
Victoria Brooks .... picture publicity (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Emily Blickem .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2013)
Chrissie Broadway .... production assistant: Carnival (6 episodes, 2013)
Kate Evans .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2013)
Rory Herbert .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2013)
Markus Meedt .... floor runner (6 episodes, 2013)
Karen Smith .... location manager (6 episodes, 2013)
Adriene Whitwell .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2013)
Louisa Rawlins .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2012)
James Custance .... post production co-ordinator / production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Ted Ladlow .... location manager (4 episodes, 2012)
Sarah Linton .... production secretary (4 episodes, 2012)
Robert McDonald .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2012)
Justin Miller .... assistant production accountant (4 episodes, 2012)
Casper Mills .... location manager (4 episodes, 2012)
David O'Donoghue .... business & legal affairs (4 episodes, 2012)
Tony White .... runner (4 episodes, 2012)
Sarah Lucraft .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2013)
Benjamin Bailey .... location assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
Sam Baker .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2009)
Janine Bennett .... script editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Steve Crimmins .... police advisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Peter Dean .... medical advisor (3 episodes, 2009)
Louisa French Greenslade .... assistant production coordinator / production secretary (3 episodes, 2009)
Antonia Grant .... location manager (3 episodes, 2009)
Stacey Lewis .... production runner (3 episodes, 2009)
Cath Palmer .... locations trainee (3 episodes, 2009)
Claire Phillips .... assistant script editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Sheila Price .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2009)
Emily Russell .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2009)
Chan Chau .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2010)
David Harwood .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Una Maguire .... unit publicity (3 episodes, 2010)
Zoie Miller .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2010)
Katie Neal .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2010)
Janice Schumm .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2010)
Emma Woodcock .... location manager (3 episodes, 2010)
Denis Wray .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2010)
Deborah Nutt .... location assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
Sandra Powell .... picture publicity (2 episodes, 2009)
Cat Ho .... location assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Victoria Harris .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Burrows .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2013)
Graham Curry .... Double: William Beck (2 episodes, 2013)
 

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60 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Gripping Crime Drama Despite Some Flaws, 10 February 2009
Author: jacquelinekennedy from London, England

"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.

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