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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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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Storyline

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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Many of the characters names are based on real suspects and victims of the original Jack the Ripper case. 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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Very nice British series
11 February 2017 | by DemepLtdaSee all my reviews

Very nice British series. They have a deep gut and don't need special effects at all. The most amazing thing about the 'bad guys' on this series is the reason the all are humans. No monster can beat the cruelty, in fact no monster can beat a distorted human mind. Sometimes we're gods and devils with the same soul. I think we should have invest on this kind of entertainment to show people what we are capable of. Some characters deserve more family drama in their lives that will be recognized by us with the same events. Another aspect is the weather on all seasons, I mean is overcast pretty much all the time, and it is cool due to increase the mystery on the story line. Have nice dreams. Regards, Marco.


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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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(3 parts)

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1.78 : 1
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