A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London.

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Ben Court, Caroline Ip
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4   3   2   1  
2013   2012   2010   2009  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rupert Penry-Jones ...  DI Joseph Chandler / ... 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Phil Davis ...  DS Ray Miles / ... 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Steve Pemberton ...  Edward Buchan 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Sam Stockman Sam Stockman ...  DC Emerson Kent / ... 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Claire Rushbrook ...  Dr. Caroline Llewellyn / ... 17 episodes, 2009-2013
Ben Bishop ...  DC Finley Mansell / ... 15 episodes, 2010-2013
Hannah Walters ...  DC Megan Riley 12 episodes, 2012-2013
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Set in 2008 and against the hugely atmospheric background of Whitechapel, London, a modern police force are fighting an old adversary. A series of bloody, tragic and impossible crimes would suggest someone is carrying out copycat Jack the Ripper murders. The murders are investigated by our three unlikely heroes: Chandler, a fast-tracked, media savvy DI on his first big murder case; Miles, nearing retirement, a front-line, hard-bitten DS, and Buchan, the eccentrically brilliant Jack the Ripper tour guide. Written by anonymous

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The nightmare begins again


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Although not as exaggerated in the show, Rupert Penry-Jones says he is "more comfortable if things are neat and tidy" - like his on-screen character. See more »

Goofs

The Met don't use interview rooms with two way mirrors. That's an Americanism. See more »

Alternate Versions

The BBC U.S. DVD release under the box title of "Whitechapel: The Ripper Returns" features the first three episodes with a running time of 136 minutes. The program on the disc gives the title as simply "Whitechapel." See more »

Connections

Featured in The Crime Thriller Club: Episode #1.4 (2013) See more »

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Another great British mystery series
9 October 2020 | by conmck-2See all my reviews

Anytime I see Phil Davis listed in a cast, I know it's going to be a good show. This one is no exception. Great ensemble cast. I enjoy all the characters. Very entertaining. Well worth your time.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whitechapel See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Runtime:

(3 parts)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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