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Ripper Street 

The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.


Richard Warlow
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Series cast summary:
Matthew Macfadyen ...  Det. Insp. Edmund Reid 36 episodes, 2012-2016
Adam Rothenberg ...  Cpt. Homer Jackson / ... 36 episodes, 2012-2016
MyAnna Buring ...  Long Susan / ... 34 episodes, 2012-2016
Jerome Flynn ...  Det. Sgt. Bennet Drake / ... 32 episodes, 2012-2016
David Wilmot ...  Sgt. Donald Artherton / ... 25 episodes, 2012-2016
Charlene McKenna ...  Rose Erskine / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2016
David Dawson ...  Fred Best 19 episodes, 2012-2016
Anna Burnett ...  Mathilda Reid / ... 18 episodes, 2014-2016
Clive Russell ...  Ch. Insp. Fred Abberline / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2016


A new drama set in the East End of London in 1889 during the aftermath of Jack The Ripper murders. The infamous H Division - the police precinct charged with keeping order in the district of Whitechapel- is in a chaotic state trying to keep order after a tumultuous time for London and reported infamously worldwide. Written by dcrs

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Jack's crimes will not be forgotten.


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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UK | Ireland



Release Date:

19 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rasparačeva ulica See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


MyAnna Buring is also know for her scandalous role in the BBC period piece Downton Abbey as Edna Braithwaite who seduces Tom. See more »


At one point, Matilda Reed and Det. Sgt. Drake are seen eating ice cream in waffle cones. Waffle cones were invented at the 1904 World's Fair, more than a decade after the show takes place. See more »


Featured in Newsnight: Episode dated 3 June 2014 (2014) See more »

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Good Period Piece and well worth a watch.
31 December 2012 | by fleetstarSee all my reviews

I was surprised by this new TV series, as I haven't been used to the BBC producing a well thought out, piece of drama for quite a few years.

One review that I saw in a national newspaper said, 'Yawn, Yawn' it's all been done before. I am glad I read that after I saw it. If it has been done before, then I haven't seen it.

The acting was really good, and although the subject matter and gore was about as far as you would want to go on TV, I would sooner have it this way, than toned down to suit the more prudish element amongst us.

As this was the first outing, normally you get the feeling that the actors are finding their feet with their new characters. I didn't feel that with this episode, they all looked comfortable in their roles and the show was much the better for it.

I am looking forward to episode 2, to see if they (BBC) can keep up the good work.

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