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The Ripper 

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Investigators and witnesses recall how a modern-day Jack the Ripper terrorized the north of England during the late 1970s.
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Series cast summary:
Alan Whitehouse ...  Self - Yorkshire Post 4 episodes, 2020
Keith Hellawell ...  Self - Superintendent, Bradford 4 episodes, 2020
Andrew Laptew ...  Self - West Yorkshire Police 3 episodes, 2020
Christa Ackroyd ...  Self - Halifax Courier / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Chris Gregg ...  Self - West Yorkshire Police 2 episodes, 2020
Richard McCann ...  Self - Wilma's Son 2 episodes, 2020
Joan Smith ...  Self - Piccadilly Radio, Manchester 2 episodes, 2020
Mike Green ...  Self - Forensic Pathologist 2 episodes, 2020
Mo Lea ...  Self - Student, Leeds / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Neil Jackson ...  Self - Emily's Son 2 episodes, 2020
John Domaille ...  Self - Detective Chief Superintendent, Bradford 2 episodes, 2020
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Investigators and witnesses recall how a modern-day Jack the Ripper terrorized the north of England during the late 1970s.

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Peter Sutcliffe has died of Covid on Friday the 13th November 2020, about one month before the series was released. See more »

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Worthy - with flaws
26 December 2020 | by mike-3905See all my reviews

Overall this is not a bad documentary, revealing much more than I previously knew about the subject. I'm glad there are plenty of female voices, but it's a shame the makers chose to feature such extreme views such as those claiming men were forcing them to behave a certain way when in truth they all made informed choices. The world would obviously be a far better place without the likes of the Ripper but to blame all men for his actions cannot be taken seriously. So too the misrepresentation of objective observations as naked prejudice: an agenda in search of evidence. Unfortunately this is a dripping tap in one particular episode.

That the Ripper was not caught sooner is obviously cause for regret. But I haven't seen anything showing the cops weren't trying - quite the opposite. They just didn't have the tools to do much better: no DNA matching, very few computers, profiling in its infancy. Anyone can criticize.


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16 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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