Whitechapel (2009– )
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The mutilated corpse of an elderly man is dragged from the Thames. From his hand-made shoes he is identified as Lenny Cobb, an old lag who once testified against the notorious but long dead... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Buchan
DC Emerson Kent
DC Finley Mansell
DC John McCormack
Commander Anderson
DCI Torbin Cazenove
Jack Cheshire
Dr. Caroline Llewellyn
PC Leo Fitzgerald
Daniel Percival ...
DS Christopher Cedra
Trevor Martin ...
Slasher Daneford
Steven Dukes


The mutilated corpse of an elderly man is dragged from the Thames. From his hand-made shoes he is identified as Lenny Cobb, an old lag who once testified against the notorious but long dead Kray twins who ruled London's gangland in the 1960s. East End historian Buchan believes it is the first in a series of copycat murders in the style of the Krays and is proved right when another ex-villain who gave evidence against the Krays, Slasher Gainford, is also killed. There is also a resurgence in violent attacks such as the mutilation of young Dan Street in a pub toilet, another hallmark of Kray warning shots. Prime suspect is surly pool hall owner Steven Dukes though Buchan thinks he is not the right sort. Strangely enough his more civilized business associate Jack Cheshire has requested that local officers Chandler and Miles stay on the case, rather than it being given to the organized crime squad. Written by don @ minifie-1

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11 October 2010 (UK)  »

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Credibility boundaries stretched as Series 2 rolls out
30 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

While being a follower of the season, it is for the first time that I am viewing the full series in order.

I am developing a sense of frustration as I watch Rupert Penry-Jones playing DI Joseph Chandler exhibiting his character flaw as an "OCD" sufferer who, when under pressure becomes paralysed with inaction other than to count coloured markers - now really! Add to this the naivity of the entire crew who stroll the streets even though they know they are at war with the Crayes, but without a clue that they are making themselves targets for a mob which is not adverse to kidnapping police (as they did, DI CHandler, but who mentions nothing of this fact to his peers, saying only that he had a "meeting" with the Crayes, and thus not warning his fellow officers). The last straw is the level of information they are happy to divulge to the bogus representative supposedly from the CPS, and on learning of their stupidity are unable to even get so much as a car registration plates (don't tell me there's no CCTV around the station, or that they can't identify and charge the impersonator. Sorry, no, there's more: Why hasn't the Police integrity/Oversight department been advised and involved in what plainly is Police Corruption at the highest levels. Instead we find no inclination to involve anyone of significance from outside their department.

If this descent into improbability continues throughout the series, I will not waste my time and patience.

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