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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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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2 February 2009 (UK) See more »

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Das Syndikat der Brüder Kray See more »

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London, England, UK

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(3 parts)

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During Season 1, real offal was used for the 'gore' on the murdered prostitutes and would develop quite a stench. In Season 2 onwards, prosthetics and make up were used instead. 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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Enjoyable at first, then implausible
23 April 2017 | by chelsea_rushworthSee all my reviews

The first season was enjoyable, the second season less so and the third season even less, with the fourth just becoming annoying. What really undid the whole show for me was the realisation that main character, Ed Buchan, was played by main writer, Steve Pemberton. This was probably why the character, who I did enjoy at first, ended up feeling so redundant and played up, with irrelevant story lines and cliché 'nice guy who does no wrong' characteristics. The seasons fall into a strict course of action and utilise repetitive imagery and symbols, so if you read the story lines based off of precedence the killer reveals themselves almost immediately. Some positives? Mainly likable characters, good editing and cinematography; making it an aesthetically pleasing and deeply gritty watch. The perversion of the crimes and the empathy that is built up for DI Chandler, and his at times crippling desire to succeed, does make for it to be an entertaining series. Overall, the show was moderate. Even though I didn't like the later series, I am still upset that it got cancelled.


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