Ripper Street Series 1

April 1889 – six months since the last Jack the Ripper killing, East London is emerging into a fragile peace, hopeful that this killer’s reign of terror might at last have run its course. Nowhere is this truer than in the corridors of H Division, the police precinct charged with keeping order in the chaos of Whitechapel. Its men hunted this maniac; and failed to find him. Ripper Street is their story.

Between the factories, rookeries, chop shops and pubs that mark out this maelstrom moves DETECTIVE INSPECTOR EDMUND REID (Matthew Macfadyen) – a forward thinking detective haunted by a tragic past mistake. Accompanied by the ever loyal local brawn of DETECTIVE SERGEANT BENNETT DRAKE (Jerome Flynn) and the mercurial brilliance of the U.S. Army surgeon and one-time Pinkerton detective, CAPTAIN HOMER JACKSON (Adam Rothenberg), Reid seeks to bring justice and the rule of law to a world that is forever on the brink of mayhem.

  • programme details
    Executive Producers
    Greg Brenman, Will Gould, Simon Vaughan
    Producer
    Stephen Smallwood
    Directors
    Tom Shankland, Andy Wilson, Colm McCarthy
    Writers
    Richard Warlow, Toby Finlay, Julie Rutterford, Declan Croghan
    Cast
    Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg
    Transmission Channel
    BBC One
    Number of Episodes
    8
    Length of episodes
    60 mins
  • licensing & distribution
    International Distributor
    Endemol Worldwide Distribution
    DVD Distributor
    2Entertain
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