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The Peace of Edmund Reid 

The murder of an American journalist, recently arrived in London to help Fred Best, may have life changing consequences for Reid and everyone else.


Saul Metzstein


Richard Warlow (creator), Richard Warlow

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Macfadyen ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
Jerome Flynn ... Detective Inspector Bennet Drake
Adam Rothenberg ... Dr. Homer Jackson
MyAnna Buring ... Long Susan
Charlene McKenna ... Rose Erskine
Lydia Wilson ... Mimi Morton
Clive Russell ... Chief Inspector Fred Abberline
David Dawson ... Fred Best
Josh O'Connor ... PC Bobby Grace
Ian McElhinney ... Theodore Swift
Louise Brealey ... Dr. Amelia Frayn
Anna Burnett ... Mathilda Reid
David Wilmot ... Sgt. Donald Artherton
Leanne Best ... Jane Cobden
Anton Giltrap Anton Giltrap ... Arthur


American journalist Ralph Ackerman comes to Whitechapel on the trail of Swift, whose corruption he exposed in the States, but Swift catches and kills him. Swift reveals that he is dealing in arms sales to anti-Imperialists. From Best's research the police deduce that the stolen money was Swift's which he was illegally moving to England but they can find no trace of it. Jackson however finds evidence of Swift's guilt on Ackerman's body and tells Susan he knows she shot Reid but she stops him from going to the police by announcing that she is pregnant with his child. A suspicious Drake arrests Jackson and the truth comes out. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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26 December 2014 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


The episode title "The Peace of Edmund Reid," is spoken by Fred Best (David Dawson). "We, the children of the east, of the docksides, highways, rookeries, and laneways, we pray for the peace of Edmund Reid." See more »


When discussing the distribution of arms to "anti-imperialist forces (which may be argued is a usage anachronism in itself)," Jackson mentions "anti-U.S. to the Philippines." The US did not acquire the Philippines as a territory until the Spanish-American War (beginning in 1898), so the anti-imperialists would have been anti-Spanish until then. This scene clearly takes place 3 years at least before the outbreak of that war. See more »


Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay
Attributed to Henry J. Sayers
Performed by Charlene McKenna
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