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"Ripper Street" is the new hit period crime drama that has critics raving about the dramatized account of the aftermath of the "Jack the Ripper" killings in 19th century London. Six months after the last reported Ripper murder occured in East London in April of 1889, the police are still patroling one of the poorest areas of London during this time, the squalid slums of Whitechapel. After a string of similar murders take place in this area, rumors begin to swirl about the return of the infamous murderer to the streets of London. It is up to Detective, Inspector Edmund Reid and Detective, Sergeant Bennett Drake to investigate these new murders.

As spring rolls in on London, many sensationalized stories begin to appear in the city's newspapers much to the annoyance of Reid and Drake. Fred Best knew one of the victims who had ties to the investigating detectives, because one of the victims is Emily Reid the daughter of Detective, Inspector Reid. At the time before her death she was doing outreach mission work to the prostitutes of Whitechapel. Although there was no proof that Jack the Ripper has returned to the British capital, fear is building to such a high level that makes the investigation that more difficult to complete.

Reid and Drake are facing challenges in both their professional and personal lives, on top of the investigation at hand. It becomes clear to the team that there is a greater conspiracy at work in London than just the murders. Twists, plus a lot of turns abound in this program, making for thrilling suspense at every turn. Will Reid and Drake solve the mystery before it is too late? Not if the two detectives can help it, and if they can catch the suspects redhanded. The Internet will be a key search tool for finding extra information on this program, as well as viral videos to get in on the suspense.

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Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on BBC America
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes - Currently Airing
Crime, Drama
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  • Whitechapel is struck by death and violence. The decayed remains of murder victims are discovered in a slum tenement, and the advanced stages of the police divisional boxing championship reveals the upheaval to be seen within the ranks of the police force.

  • Reid and Flight are drawn to the unfortunate situation of a local craftsman defrauded of his work and income by a scam that is set to return H Division to the poor influence of Detective Inspector Jedediah Shine.

  • Local churches and synagogues are being burnt and defiled. Reid believes one person is behind the various attacks, whose agenda is to exploit the fragile peace that exists between East London’s different communities.

  • As investigators delve into the brutal murder of a Telegraph Boy, they discover a vice racket being run from the offices of the GPO. A ledger leads Reid to the center of one of London’s most prestigious financial institutions, Barings Bank.

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