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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 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 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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UK

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English

Release Date:

2 February 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Syndikat der Brüder Kray See more »

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London, England, UK

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(3 parts)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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

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Gripping and quite excellent
6 March 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Whitechapel on paper seemed as an interesting idea to work from, and in reality it was like that exactly. Some of the character development may come across as rather hackneyed at some points, but what made Whitechapel work especially for me was its atmosphere. The atmosphere is resolutely creepy and gripping, and this is helped by some top notch production values and haunting music.

The writing is thoughtful and well written and the story lines are always compelling and well paced with some genuinely shocking scenes to boot. The direction is taut, and the acting is another high point of Whitechapel, Rupert Penry-Jones is spot on, a more cold and cynical Phil Davis is perfectly cast and Steve Pemberton steals every time he's in with a performance that is both creepy and sympathetic at the same time.

Overall, a gripping and quite excellent series. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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