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.


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Series cast summary:
...  Det. Insp. Edmund Reid 36 episodes, 2012-2016
...  Cpt. Homer Jackson / ... 36 episodes, 2012-2016
...  Long Susan / ... 34 episodes, 2012-2016
...  Det. Sgt. Bennet Drake / ... 32 episodes, 2012-2016
...  Sgt. Donald Artherton / ... 25 episodes, 2012-2016
...  Rose Erskine / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2016
...  Fred Best 19 episodes, 2012-2016
...  Mathilda Reid / ... 18 episodes, 2014-2016
...  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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19 January 2013 (USA)  »

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When the show was canceled by the BBC, an online petition to save it attracted over 40,000 signatures. 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 »


Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Ripper Street S3-4 (2017) See more »

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Good Period Piece and well worth a watch.
31 December 2012 | by See 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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