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:
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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The first and second series of Ripper Street employed 5,000 Irish cast, extras and crew and contributed EUR20m in total to the Irish economy. 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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Near-Perfect Period Production
28 October 2014 | by B DeckerSee all my reviews

Do you like period productions of crime and punishment? Then this is for you. Gritty, reasonably suspenseful with complex story lines and scripts that work well for the setting, albeit with a few anachronisms for the time.

Acting is top notch, positive role models are presented, sets are amazing and overall production is intriguing.

I am constantly amazed at how much work was invested in each scene of this show, how much thought was put into script and storyline.

That being said, English entertainment simply is not for everyone, but if that's a hurdle you can jump and you like a good period mystery series this is as good as almost any.

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