Ripper Street is an eight-part series set in and around Whitechapel
in Londonís East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous
Jack the Ripper murders. The action centers on the notorious
H Division, which is charged with keeping order in the all-consuming
chaotic East London streets.
Series 1, Episode 1 - I Need Light
Series 1, Episode 2 - In My Protection
Series 1, Episode 3 - The King Came Calling
Series 1, Episode 4 - The Good of This City
Series 1, Episode 5 - The Weight of One Man's Heart
Series 1, Episode 6 - Tournament of Shadows
Series 1, Episode 7 - A Man of My Company
Series 1, Episode 8 - What Use Our Work
Episode1 : I Need Light
A young woman is found brutally murdered, the hallmark signs
of the Ripper upon her. One-time H Division boss Chief Inspector
Frederick Abberline believes that Jack has returned, but Reid
- the precinct's new master - suspects a different evil at work.
Episode 2: In My Protection
A beloved toy maker is beaten to death for a mysterious brass
box and the coins in his pocket. The Whitechapel Vigilance Committee
presents a 14-year-old culprit who refuses to deny the charge,
leading Reid into the savage world of merciless child gangs.
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Episode 3: The King Came Calling
H Division and the independent City of London force are thrown
together when the panic surrounding a sudden cholera outbreak
leads them to scour both boroughs, searching to find some underlying
pattern amidst the rising tide of sickness and death.
Episode 4: The Good of This City
The brutal clearing of a local slum for the underground railway
reveals an almost indecipherable murder scene and an unreliable
slum girl witness. Lucy Eames, beautiful and disturbed, is the
unlikely key to a Byzantine web of conspiracy.
Episode 5: The Weight of One Man's Heart
A string of brilliantly masterminded robberies draw the attention
of Reid and his team, while Drake is confronted with a spectre
from his past in the form of his one-time colonel, returned
to London to seek redress for the unjust treatment of the Empire's
Episode 6: Tournament of Shadows
As the dock strike of August '89 takes hold of the city, the
killing of a Jewish anarchist leads Reid and the team into the
heartless chicanery of the British government's fight against
distant empires and global terrorism.
Episode 7: A Man of My Company
An international shipping magnate arrives in town, with a retinue
of Pinkerton Agency bodyguards, to complete the acquisition
of an ailing London shipping line. Meanwhile, the murdered body
of a brilliant engineer draws Reid's attention just as Jackson
and Susan's forgotten past returns to claim them.
Episode 8: What Use Our Work
Reid is adrift, his team in pieces and Leman Street shaken
to its foundations following recent events. A kidnapping offers
him cause to assemble his men and tackle the white slavery ring
operating in their midst. But Reid is gripped by a growing obsession
that this leads back to the terrible secret from his own past.
A second series of Ripper Street has been commissioned. Filming
is due to start April 2013