“A dark, bloody and twisted series, unlike anything else on british tv”–Daily Mail
“Beautifully performed, and beautiful to look at – stylish, and stylized”–The Guardian
Haunted by the failure to catch Londonʼs most evil killer, Jack the Ripper, Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) now heads up the notorious H Division – the toughest police district in the East End. Charged with keeping order in the blood-stained streets of Whitechapel, Reid and his men fi nd themselves fi ghting to uphold justice and the rule of law; but always in the background lurks the fear of the Ripper – is he back for another reign of terror.
The shadow of the Ripper is still felt in the neighbourhood by the vigilantes, the sensation-seeking newspaper hacks and the men who hunted – and failed to find – the notorious murderer. It seems that even though the notorious killer has disappeared, there are plenty more willing to stain the streets of Whitechapel with their victims’ blood…
BONUS FEATURE: WALKING WHITECHAPEL – BEHIND THE SCENES OF RIPPER STREET
HIT television drama ‘Ripper Street’ is set to return to film series two in Dublin on April 29 for four months in the Irish capital.
An industry source told the Irish Independent that the cast and crew of the BBC production will once again shoot the entire series in Dublin and are scheduled to continue filming at Clancy Barracks until August 31.
“The whole team really enjoyed filming in Ireland last year and it worked out very well for the production,” the source said.
Jackson is in custody, facing the noose for a murder he never committed.
Drake is despondent, his personal life a shambles. And Reid is adrift – his team in pieces, Leman Street in mourning, and his heart torn between two women. The suspected kidnapping of Rose, however, offers Continue reading ‘Ripper Street – Episode 8’ »
International shipping magnate TP Swift arrives in town with his Pinkerton retinue in tow to complete the acquisition of an ailing London shipping line.
Meanwhile, the murdered body of an engine inventor draws Reid’s attention just as Jackson and Susan find their past come back to haunt them and their future in Whitechapel – their very lives – brought into question. As Swift’s Pinkertons cut a violent trail through the borough set on a very personal vengeance, Reid is confronted with
Danny Cohen and Ben Stephenson confirm that eight more episodes of the hit drama series Ripper Street will return in 2014.
Made by Tiger Aspect Productions and Lookout Point in association with BBC America, the gripping series currently airing on Sunday nights is attracting big audiences with a consolidated average so far of 7.1million/22.9 per cent share.
With stellar performances from the three leads Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg, writer Richard Warlow has created an extraordinary series set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the ‘Ripper’ murders.
Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning says: “Quality and ambition run through Ripper Street, from Richard Warlow’s original scripts, the incredible cast and the captivating direction. All combine to create a period series with a modern and gripping edge that will return for a second series in 2014.”
As the dock strike of August ’89 takes grip of the city, the killing of a Jewish anarchist leads Reid and the team into the merciless chicanery of the British government’s fight against international terrorism.
The order from Reid’s superiors is to drop the case, but he can smell something afoot, particularly when Deborah Goren appears at the station vouching for the dead man’s character. Jackson is sent undercover at the escalating Dock Strikes, while Drake is on the other side, policing against what he considers justified protest. As Reid digs deeper, he discovers signs of Special Branch and Russian agitators pulling strings on his own Continue reading ‘Ripper Street – Episode 6’ »
A string of brilliantly masterminded robberies draws the attention of Reid and his team, and steal Drake away from his attempted courtship of Rose.
While Jackson works to trace the thieves’ hardware, Drake is confronted with a spectre from his past in the form of his one time Colonel Madoc Faulkner (Iain Glen), returned to London to seek redress for the Continue reading ‘Ripper Street – Episode 5’ »
H Division and the independent City of London force are thrown together when the panic surrounding a sudden cholera outbreak leads them to conclude wilful contamination is afoot in both boroughs.
Inspector Sydney Ressler (Patrick Baladi) joins Reid’s team as they scour Whitechapel for clues and connections. Meanwhile, Emily Reid (Amanda Hale) seeks patronage for her charity efforts, unaware of the resistance she will meet. As Jackson’s lab fills with bodies, and with no clear correlation between the victims to be found, the team work against the clock to find some underlying pattern amidst the rising tide of sickness Continue reading ‘Ripper Street – Episode 3’ »
Ernest Manby, a 60-year-old toy maker, is beaten to death for a mysterious brass box and the coins in his pocket.
The Whitechapel Vigilance Committee presents a culprit in the form of 14-year-old Thomas Gower, who refuses to deny the charge. Reid – his conscience challenged by a radical lawyer called Eagles and orphanage Governess Deborah Goren – tests the security of the case.
Meanwhile, Jackson’s drinking and gambling have led to the loss of the pendant that ties him to his American past – a past that he and Long Susan fear will now be exposed. Reid and Drake find themselves besieged at