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Release Date:
2 February 2009 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
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)
John Strickland (2 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Nettheim (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Ben Court (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
Caroline Ip (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
Steve Pemberton (2 episodes, 2013)

Series Produced by
Sally Woodward Gentle .... executive producer (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 (15 episodes, 2009-2013)
Malcolm Lindsay (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Owen McPolin (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
Ulf Brantås (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Balazs Bolygo (3 episodes, 2009)
David Odd (3 episodes, 2010)
Kieran McGuigan (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Anthony Combes (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Liana Del Giudice (3 episodes, 2009)
Mark Davis (3 episodes, 2010)
Xavier Russell (2 episodes, 2012)
David Barrett (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting by
Andy Pryor (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Susie Parriss (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Tom Brown (6 episodes, 2012)
Anthony Ainsworth (6 episodes, 2013)
Martyn John (3 episodes, 2009)
Melanie Allen (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Direction by
Justin Warburton-Brown (6 episodes, 2012)
Steve Wright (6 episodes, 2013)
Jane Broomfield (4 episodes, 2013)
Nick Blanche (3 episodes, 2009)
Richard Downes (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Linda Wilson (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ralph Wheeler-Holes (9 episodes, 2010-2013)
Andrea Galer (6 episodes, 2012)
Howard Burden (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Paul McGuinness .... special makeup effects artist (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Melanie Lenihan .... hair stylist / makeup artist (6 episodes, 2012)
Caroline Noble .... hair designer / makeup designer (6 episodes, 2012)
Emma Cowen .... hair stylist / makeup artist (6 episodes, 2013)
Alicia Davies .... make-up trainee (6 episodes, 2013)
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... hair designer / makeup designer (6 episodes, 2013)
Laura Stevens .... hair stylist / makeup artist (6 episodes, 2013)
Isabelle Webley .... hair stylist / makeup artist (5 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
Jessica Rundle .... post-production supervisor (9 episodes, 2009-2013)
Stephen Barker .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2012)
Nicki Gunning .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2013)
Mohamed Bounechada .... unit manager (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
Alex Berwick .... second assistant director / third assistant director (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
Dean Byfield .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Sarah Lawrence .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2013)
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)
Victoria Harris .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Delyth Jones .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Gemma Morton .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Grantly Butters .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Hanson .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Art Department
Emily Norris .... graphic artist (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
Rob Anderson .... construction manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Sue Claybyn .... production buyer (6 episodes, 2012)
Garry Dawson .... property master (6 episodes, 2012)
Chris Dean .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2012)
Tim Leadley .... stand-by chippie (6 episodes, 2012)
Joe Lucas .... dressing props (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)
Clive Pickard .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2012)
Robert Thorne .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2012)
Ben Bagley .... standby props (6 episodes, 2013)
Mark Buck .... plasterer (6 episodes, 2013)
John Cooling .... standby rigger (6 episodes, 2013)
Kez Keyte .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2013)
Terry Kyte .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2013)
Dean Lee .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2013)
Amy Pickwoad .... standby art director (6 episodes, 2013)
Will Pope .... stand-by carpenter / stand-by chippie (6 episodes, 2013)
Gary Watson .... property master (6 episodes, 2013)
Janet Willmott .... production buyer (6 episodes, 2013)
David Cottam .... art department work experience (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)
Alan Maull .... construction manager (3 episodes, 2013)
Stuart Verity .... construction manager (3 episodes, 2013)
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)
Craig Burns .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2012)
Ken Campbell .... sound recordist (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)
Nigel Heath .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2013)
Tom Williams .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2013)
Keith Partridge .... foley engineer (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Dan Dewsnap .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2013)
Darren Banks .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2013)
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)
Lee James .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2013)
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 (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
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)
Rob Hunt .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Rory Mulroe .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2013)
Andy Wareham .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rory Moles .... first assistant camera (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
Matthew Budd .... grip (9 episodes, 2009-2013)
George Haldsworth .... electrician (9 episodes, 2010-2013)
Haydn Boniface .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2012)
John Cooling .... stand-by rigger (6 episodes, 2012)
Mike Parsons .... electrician (6 episodes, 2012)
Terry Potthurst .... key grip (6 episodes, 2012)
Steve Tateham .... electrician (6 episodes, 2012)
Thomas Thomas .... best boy (6 episodes, 2012)
Charlie Whitaker .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2012)
Stuart Farmer .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2013)
Olly Poole .... electrician (6 episodes, 2013)
Clive Sait .... best boy (6 episodes, 2013)
William Sheffield .... electrician (6 episodes, 2013)
Laurence Watson .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2013)
Enrico Faccio .... electrician (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)
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)
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)
 
Series Casting Department
Suzanne Crowley .... casting (6 episodes, 2013)
Gilly Poole .... casting (6 episodes, 2013)
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 / ... (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
Sarah Touaibi .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2012)
Michael McGarrigle .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2013)
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
Mark Maltby .... on-line editor (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
Thomas Urbye .... colorist (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Anna Dick .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2012)
John Dwelly .... first assistant editor / assistant editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Florinda Frisardi .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2013)
Adrian Murray .... assembly editor (6 episodes, 2013)
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)
 
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
Claire Daxter .... script editor / assistant script editor (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
Kimberley Hikaka .... production executive / head of production (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
Sam Symons .... series script editor / script editor (15 episodes, 2010-2013)
James Custance .... assistant production coordinator / production assistant / ... (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
Richard Palin .... computer screen graphics (9 episodes, 2010-2012)
Lindsay Grant .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 2009-2012)
Victoria Brooks .... picture publicity (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ted Ladlow .... location manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Sarah Linton .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2012)
Robert McDonald .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2012)
Justin Miller .... assistant production accountant (6 episodes, 2012)
Casper Mills .... location manager (6 episodes, 2012)
David O'Donoghue .... business & legal affairs (6 episodes, 2012)
Louisa Rawlins .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2012)
Emily Blickem .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2013)
Chrissie Broadway .... production assistant: Carnival (6 episodes, 2013)
Patrick Burrows .... assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2013)
Kate Evans .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2013)
Rory Herbert .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2013)
Sarah Lucraft .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2013)
Markus Meedt .... floor runner (6 episodes, 2013)
Davina Pem .... assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2013)
Karen Smith .... location manager (6 episodes, 2013)
Adriene Whitwell .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2013)
Tony White .... runner (4 episodes, 2012)
Corrine Millson-Crane .... accounts trainee (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)
Janice Brackenridge .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Victoria Harris .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2012)
Graham Curry .... Double: William Beck (2 episodes, 2013)
 

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Dave Atkins was booked for a featured part but died before filming.See more »
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Cut up drama about killers who cut up people, 3 May 2012
Author: marie d from France

What makes television different from theater or film? There's far more cliché and plot holes in television dramas. Whitechapel is no exception. Taking the premise and plot by itself its an awful idea: someone's re enacting famous crimes. Exactly re enacting them which should make it easy to solve. The Krays shot up a pub or boozer in the vernacular so it would be sensible to avoid the boozer on the anniversary that the same pub was shot to pieces. Machine guns replacing shotguns.

The first episode is the most documented and notorious of all: Jack the Ripper. A homicidal maniac that decapitated women and yet has a legendary cache due to the incompetence of the police to catch his bloody trail.

As expected the program follows the exact path, dates and places of the killings. The places, and they still can't catch the killer! But this is an enjoyable drama because its parts are greater than its whole.

Rupert Penry-Jones and Phil Davis as the two contrasting police officers are the heart of this drama. It maybe a cliché that good cop and cop that bends the rules will butt heads but find a real respect and loyalty to each other; but without this central teamwork the dram would fall to pieces.

Rupert Penry-Jones is the university graduate who has been fast tracked in to promotion and thinks the rule book is always right and the law can be trusted. Phil Daniels is the hard living police sergeant who, again the hackneyed, knows the streets he patrols. He has a chip on his shoulder about his Superior officer Rupert having been to university.

What makes this drama better than it really should be is Penry-Jones arrogant certainties breaking down in realization that a degree and faith in the law doesn't solve everything and that there are people more ruthless than he even as a police officer realized. Phil Daniels snearing contempt is tempered as his sympathy for Rupert's confusion and sense of helplessness and a growing respect for him.

Penry-Jones gives his best performance consisting of subtle but intense emotion and realism.

Steve Pemberton gives a performance similar to a couple of characters from the League of Gentlemen but with the over the top exaggerations toned down- slightly. He plays a wildly enthusiastic tour guide of London's criminal past. Ever happy to show off his in-depth knowledge of brutal killings, dates and places, Phil Daniels sergeant is understandably irritated by the amateur detective's fascination with the savage of Jack the Ripper. But its the same enthusiasm that provides the knowledge they need to hunt the killer.

If people find this program offensive, especially the Jack the Ripper episodes then they have a point. To appreciate this drama you may need to suspend reality, which is one of the purposes of television and appreciate the performances and the production

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