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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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 ...  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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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

2 February 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Syndikat der Brüder Kray See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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(3 parts)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the second season, DI Cazenove took control of the Krays case, in the 60s both Ronnie and Reggie lived in Cedra Court, which is on Cazenove road. See more »

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

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Featured in Crime Connections: Episode #1.5 (2012) See more »

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Awesome series!
30 October 2015 | by Johnny PalliserSee all my reviews

I have watched the entire series, all 4 at least three times... This show really started out well, with a copycat Jack The Ripper storyline... Series 2 and 3 were also really good. This series really exemplifies what a gritty, thought provoking UK series is... it exemplifies what a series should be even in the States...

The only issue I have is that series 4 goes more paranormal than the previous 3 series... I believe that is what killed the show. I think if the writers stayed the course with investigating murders, and linking them to historical crimes... the show would still be on.

I will sadly miss seeing new episodes, and will have to watch only the 4 series that are available...

Great show!


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