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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:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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In December 2013, the BBC announced that it was canceling the show after two seasons, citing low viewing figures in the United Kingdom as the reason for its cancellation. Tiger Aspect, the show's producer, began negotiations with LOVEFilm - since folded into Amazon Instant Video - about funding a third season. A deal was reached, and the third season began filming in May 2014, before beginning streaming on Amazon UK Prime Instant Video on 14 November 2014. However, the third season was not added to Amazon Instant Video in the United States, but aired instead on BBC America in early 2015 and in the UK in July 2015. See more »


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

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Well written, not over-acted. Spectacular
2 October 2013 | by erinlindseysjunkSee all my reviews

I set up an account on IMDb solely for the purpose of raving about the show Ripper Street. I love it. The show is a period piece but doesn't get swallowed up by the kitsch of it. The dialogue is sharp and the storyline is excellent. The storyline doesn't adhere strictly to the Ripper mystery, because if you know anything about the actual events, it would make for a very short series. And that would be a shame, clearly. The characters have compelling, individual backgrounds & story lines which are beginning to flesh themselves out. I eagerly anticipate series 2.

And if you don't agree, that's fine. But I had to voice my support.

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