The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.


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Series cast summary:
 Det. Insp. Edmund Reid / ... (36 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Captain Homer Jackson / ... (36 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Long Susan / ... (34 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Det. Sgt. Bennet Drake / ... (32 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Sgt. Donald Artherton / ... (25 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Rose Erskine / ... (23 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Fred Best (19 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Mathilda Reid / ... (18 episodes, 2014-2016)
 Ch. Insp. Fred Abberline / ... (16 episodes, 2012-2016)


A new drama set in the East End of London in 1889 during the aftermath of Jack The Ripper murders. The infamous H Division - the police precinct charged with keeping order in the district of Whitechapel- is in a chaotic state trying to keep order after a tumultuous time for London and reported infamously worldwide. Written by dcrs

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Jack's crimes will not be forgotten.


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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19 January 2013 (USA)  »

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When the show was canceled by the BBC, an online petition to save it attracted over 40,000 signatures. See more »


At one point, Matilda Reed and Det. Sgt. Drake are seen eating ice cream in waffle cones. Waffle cones were invented at the 1904 World's Fair, more than a decade after the show takes place. See more »


Featured in Newsnight: Episode dated 3 June 2014 (2014) See more »

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Rule Brittania
31 December 2012 | by (London) – See all my reviews

British drama knocks Coppers into a cocked hat (helmet??). I love Tom Weston-Jones and the Irish ruggedness is very appealing, but for quality acting and set believability, despite the slickness, Ripper Street sets the new standard in period TV detective series.

I thought the break in Boardwalk Empire would leave me nothing to watch, but this new BBC series absolutely does the business if, like me, you like the genre. For me,despite his talent, Matthew Macfadyen has struggled to dispense with the Spooks mantle which has likely served rather albatross- like for some time (even the M&S adverts failed in this respect). That is over. It will be scriptwriters and production teams that determine the continued success of this series. And I haven't even mentioned the wealth of other talent on display here....... enjoy!

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