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The Cater Street Hangman (1998)

With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.


Sarah Hellings


T.R. Bowen, Anne Perry (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eoin McCarthy ... Thomas Pitt
Keeley Hawes ... Charlotte Ellison
Peter Egan ... Edward Ellison
John Castle ... Rev. Prebble
Richard Lintern ... Dominic Corde
David Roper David Roper ... Maddock
Robert Reynolds Robert Reynolds ... Dr Hope
Judy Campbell ... Grandmama
Sheila Ruskin Sheila Ruskin ... Caroline Ellison
Sarah Woodward ... Sarah Corde
Katie Ryder Richardson Katie Ryder Richardson ... Emily Ellison
Jack Tarlton ... Det. Sgt. Webster
Janet Maw Janet Maw ... Martha Prebble
Robert Swann Robert Swann ... Supt. Drummond
Jonathan Newman Jonathan Newman ... Jack Brody


With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.

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Crime | Mystery



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The character Dora is played by Anna Winslet, whose sister, Kate Winslet played Cater Street Hangman author Anne Perry (birth name: Juliet Hulme) in Heavenly Creatures (1994). See more »


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Rather miscast
16 September 2013 | by meileen1942See all my reviews

I enjoy Anne Perry's novels, both Thomas Pitt and also William Monk (which would have also made good material for a movie). But I had in mind someone more like Alan Rickman in his younger days. Is there no one able to speak as he does, coming up in the ranks of actors? The character of Charlotte would have been better with someone a little stronger in ability to make Charlotte the determined character she was. I am sure everyone pictures their own ideals when reading a book, but changing the story a bit doesn't bother me as much as making the characters not fit the story. Thomas Pitt was described as having a beautiful voice and brown, not blonde, hair. Anyway. I do so wish they would try a movie using William Monk and his friend, a nurse from the Crimea. (By the way, AP's books have also become audio books, the best ones read by David McCallum, another gentleman with a talented and wonderful voice). I do believe they may have tried making this one because it is the first of the Inspector Pitt series. The stories get better as time progresses. Making one like Pentecost Alley, or Ashworth Hall would be much more entertaining. To have pitted the future of other dramatizations on this one book, was not a good idea as can be seen.

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19 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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