Buchan explains that the killers are cannibals, eating their victims to assume their power and goodness. Following Josie's disappearance Miles and Chandler learn that she too was interviewed by Dunn ...
Babysitter Sasha Lowood is murdered by a man dressed as the mythical bogeyman at the same time that Calum 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 the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
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
Many of the characters names are based on real suspects and victims of the original Jack the Ripper case. 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 was fortunate to pick up this program on my "free on-demand" cable program. I found it gritty and so different from the usual police drama with a cookie cutter plot.
Beginning with a Jack the Ripper copycat was a stroke of genius. The twists and turns kept me interested and involved in the drama. Two issues were going on: The new, obsessive-compulsive boss takes over and the detectives don't like it one bit. Plus the killings keep them on their feet and the focus is on thinking their way through the crime book of Jack the Ripper. Wonderful drama! I also like the character of the "ripperologist" who helps them out. I love the quirky personalities of the people involved and how they have to work together to find the real killer. Also a big surprise.
The second part about the Krays was a bit less interesting. I mean, how can you follow up after Jack the Ripper? But the drama was still there. I see that there will be another season in 2012. I sincerely hope they keep up the good work of tying in the historical element.
They could even have a copycat Henry the VIII! That would be very cool indeed.
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