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This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper 

This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Gerard Horan ...  Detective Chief Superintendent John Domaille 2 episodes, 2000
Stephen Moore ...  Professor David Gee 2 episodes, 2000
Claire Webzell ...  Sonia Sutcliffe 2 episodes, 2000
Paul Angelis ...  Det. Chief Supt. Jack Ridgeway 2 episodes, 2000
Pip Donaghy ...  Det. Chief Supt. Will Brooks 2 episodes, 2000
Howard Ward ...  Det. Supt. John Stainthorpe 2 episodes, 2000
Jim Millea ...  Det. Insp. John Boyle 2 episodes, 2000
John Graham-Davies ...  Det. Insp. Tony Glendenning 2 episodes, 2000
...  Det. Sgt. Peter Smith 2 episodes, 2000
David Prosho ...  Det. Sgt. Parks 2 episodes, 2000
Katharine Rogers ...  WPC Sue Neave 2 episodes, 2000
Laura Richmond ...  WPC Ruth Ford 2 episodes, 2000
Paula J. Horton ...  WPC Susan Phillips 2 episodes, 2000
...  DC Cambrook 2 episodes, 2000
...  DC Cleasby 2 episodes, 2000
Matt Healy ...  DC Rogan 2 episodes, 2000
Darren Roberts ...  DC Wakeman 2 episodes, 2000
Martin Ronan ...  DC Sandford 2 episodes, 2000
Terence Mann ...  DC Marks 2 episodes, 2000
...  DC Barkham 2 episodes, 2000
John Griffin ...  DC Garrett 2 episodes, 2000
...  Keighley Constable 2 episodes, 2000
Craig Cheetham ...  Peter Sutcliffe 2 episodes, 2000
...  Margaret Oldfield 2 episodes, 2000
...  Gillian Oldfield 2 episodes, 2000
Sam Townend ...  Christopher Oldfield, aged 13 2 episodes, 2000
...  Christopher Oldfield aged 9 2 episodes, 2000
Neil Boorman ...  Wilf MacDonald 2 episodes, 2000
...  Sylvia Holland 2 episodes, 2000
Suzanne Ellison ...  Irene MacDonald 2 episodes, 2000
...  Chapeltown Prostitute 2 episodes, 2000
Tanya Myers ...  Myra Lawton 2 episodes, 2000
...  Terence Hawkshaw 2 episodes, 2000
Jean Stevens ...  Mrs. Hawkshaw 2 episodes, 2000
Ken Bradshaw ...  Adrian Windows 2 episodes, 2000
...  Rita Rytka 2 episodes, 2000
Ted Robbins ...  Chauffeur 2 episodes, 2000
...  Schoolgirl 2 episodes, 2000
Peter Lorenzelli ...  Barker 2 episodes, 2000
Laura Crossley ...  Tracey Browne 2 episodes, 2000
Christine Mackie ...  Mrs. Browne 2 episodes, 2000
James Higgins ...  Stevenson 2 episodes, 2000
...  Asst. Chief Const. George Oldfield 2 episodes, 2000
Chris Brailsford ...  Ken Rees 2 episodes, 2000
Gillian Brownson ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 2000
Rosy Clayton ...  Maggie 2 episodes, 2000
...  Det. Chief Supt. Jim Hobson 2 episodes, 2000
Steven Dykes ...  Dewsbury Sergeant 2 episodes, 2000
Juliet Ellis ...  Olivia Reivers 2 episodes, 2000
Keiran Flynn ...  DC Andy Laptew 2 episodes, 2000
Simon Hanna ...  PC Robert Hydes 2 episodes, 2000
Zoie Kennedy ...  WPC 2 episodes, 2000
...  Chief Const. Ronald Gregory 2 episodes, 2000
Kate Layden ...  Mrs. Sykes 2 episodes, 2000
Francis Maguire ...  DC Greenwood 2 episodes, 2000
...  Diane Simpson 2 episodes, 2000
...  Jimmy Furey 2 episodes, 2000
James Quinn ...  Det. Sgt. Desmond O'Boyle 2 episodes, 2000
Malcolm Raeburn ...  Bradford Sergeant 2 episodes, 2000
Steve Ramsden ...  Sergeant Bob Ring 2 episodes, 2000
...  Det. Supt. Dick Holland 2 episodes, 2000
Lynda Rooke ...  Mrs. Hill 2 episodes, 2000
Kate Rutter ...  Jane Barker 2 episodes, 2000
Mike Savage ...  Det. Chief Supt. Clark 2 episodes, 2000
2 episodes, 2000
...  Professor Stanley Ellis 2 episodes, 2000
Hannah Storey ...  Teresa Sykes 2 episodes, 2000
John Wheatley ...  Keith McPhail 2 episodes, 2000
Patricia Wilcock ...  Rachel Horton 2 episodes, 2000
Stephen Woods ...  Police Pathologist 2 episodes, 2000
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This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield who led the enquiry. Written by Martin Underwood <imdb@martinunderwood.f9.co.uk>

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When the police recieve and then play a hoax tape from a man claiming to be 'Jack', the tape is the original recording sent to real life police. See more »

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Another credit to the genius that is Alun Armstrong
8 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Accurately recreating the fear, desperation and hopelessness surrounding the Ripper hunt in northern England, the film takes you along on this terrible journey.

Alun Armstrong delivers yet another amazing performance, making you 'feel' for his character (George Oldfield) through every event of bad luck, bad judgment or bad mistakes.

Seeing Armstrong (as poor George) deteriorate through the prolonged investigation is simply sad and shocking. Perfect for the role, Armstrong's acting can not help but make you feel sorry for the task that faced the police during the time.

It isn't available to buy on DVD? Why not!!!


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