The highly popular detective pair from the series Softly, Softly, Barlow and Watt, try to solve the old mystery of Jack The Ripper in this documentary series.
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Stratford Johns ...  Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow 6 episodes, 1973
Frank Windsor ...  Det. Chief Supt. John Watt 6 episodes, 1973
Frank Duncan Frank Duncan ...  Wynne Baxter 5 episodes, 1973
Alan Cullen Alan Cullen ...  Dr. George Bagster Phillips 3 episodes, 1973
Lewis Wilson Lewis Wilson ...  Man in Pub 3 episodes, 1973
Hal Jeayes Hal Jeayes ...  George Hutchinson 3 episodes, 1973
Maurice O'Connell Maurice O'Connell 3 episodes, 1973
Norman Henry Norman Henry ...  Major Henry Smith 3 episodes, 1973
Allan McClelland Allan McClelland ...  Robert Anderson 3 episodes, 1973
Jean Hilton Jean Hilton ...  Elizabeth Stride 2 episodes, 1973
Eamonn Boyce Eamonn Boyce ...  Joseph Barnett 2 episodes, 1973
Christopher Benjamin ...  Club Man 2 episodes, 1973
Brian Badcoe Brian Badcoe ...  Dr. Blackwell 2 episodes, 1973
Norman Scace Norman Scace ...  Dr. Roderick Macdonald 2 episodes, 1973
Rosalind Ross Rosalind Ross ...  Elizabeth Long 2 episodes, 1973
Basil Henson Basil Henson ...  Sir Charles Warren 2 episodes, 1973
Kenneth Keeling Kenneth Keeling 2 episodes, 1973
Gordon Christie Gordon Christie ...  Inspector Frederick Abberline 2 episodes, 1973
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ...  Sir Melville Macnaghten 2 episodes, 1973
Geoffrey Lumsden Geoffrey Lumsden ...  'Daily Telegraph' Editor 2 episodes, 1973
Norman Shelley Norman Shelley ...  Det. Con. Dew 2 episodes, 1973
Mollie Maureen Mollie Maureen ...  Queen Victoria 2 episodes, 1973
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The highly popular detective pair from the series Softly, Softly, Barlow and Watt, try to solve the old mystery of Jack The Ripper in this documentary series.

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A tie-in book, Elwyn Jones and John Lloyd's "The Ripper File", was published in 1975 by Futura Publications (ISBN: 9780860071181). See more »

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Featured in Biography: Jack the Ripper: Phantom of Death (1995) See more »

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The finest documentary ever made about JtR!!!!
21 October 2002 | by blackhoodSee all my reviews

The popular detectives of BBC's "Softly, Softly" - Det. Chief Supt. Barlow (Stratford Johns) & Det. Chief Supt. Watt (Frank Windsor) - take a "busman's holiday" as they take a week off their busy careers to read over the files of the infamous Whitechapel Murderer - Jack the Ripper - in an attempt to discern his probable identity from the evidence provided.

JACK THE RIPPER (a.k.a. "The Ripper File") by John Lloyd & Elwyn Jones is truly a milestone in both JtR Documentary & Drama, where the key players (in true BBC style) vocalise only what was said on record.

Shown in six 50 minute episodes ("The First Two", "Double Event", "Butchery", "Panic", "Suspects" & "The Highest in the Land?") it is still the most accurate depiction to date.


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