Babysitter Sasha Lowood is murdered by a man dressed as the mythical bogeyman at the same time that Calvin Mantus, who killed his family in a manner similar to Sasha's slaying, escapes from a secure ...
The killer has struck again. With one of their own as the latest victim, the police have to prepare for what should be the final murder. From the CCTV footage, they are able to trace the driver of a ...
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
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 »
The Met don't use interview rooms with two way mirrors. That's an Americanism. See more »
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 »
I have to disagree with the reviewer who said this was ITV at it's worst. I found the characters to be enjoyable, if somewhat predictable. I rather wish this was a prelude to a series as I would enjoy seeing the team after they had come together finally in the end. If this had been a longer series, say 6 episodes it would have been even better. They could done a lot more character development. I do admit that the last episode felt a bit rushed (which is the reason for my previous statement). Bring on more Rupert.... This was a different kind of character from his role in Spooks. A bit of stretching is always good for an actor :) how about someone from the working class next eh? :)
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