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Jack the Ripper

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

London, autumn 1888. Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard is assigned by his superiors to investigate the murder and brutal mutilation of a prostitute in the East End of London. As the mutilated corpses of other "shilling ...See moreLondon, autumn 1888. Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard is assigned by his superiors to investigate the murder and brutal mutilation of a prostitute in the East End of London. As the mutilated corpses of other "shilling whores" turn up in the same area, London's tabloid journalists - particularly Benjamin Bates of The Star - whip up a public frenzy. The killer is nicknamed "Jack the Ripper" after a letter bearing that name and supposedly from the killer, is forwarded to Scotland Yard. As the Ripper terrorizes London, public outrage erupts throughout the country, and Police Commissioner Sir Charles Warren fears that a revolution is in the air in London's East End. Written by GusF See less
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Updated Oct 11, 1988

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Oct 11, 1988 (United Kingdom)

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Michael Caine
Inspector Frederick Abberline Inspector Frederick Abberline   See fewer
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Armand Assante
Richard Mansfield Richard Mansfield   See fewer
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Ray McAnally
Sir William Gull Sir William Gull   See fewer
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Lewis Collins
Sergeant George Godley Sergeant George Godley   See fewer
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Ken Bones
Robert James Lees Robert James Lees   See fewer
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Susan George
Catherine Eddowes Catherine Eddowes   See fewer
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Harry Andrews
Coroner Wynne Baxter Coroner Wynne Baxter   See fewer
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Lysette Anthony
Mary Jane Kelly Mary Jane Kelly   See fewer
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Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Rodman (as Roger Ashton Griffiths) Rodman (as Roger Ashton Griffiths)   See fewer
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Peter Armitage
Sergeant Kerby Sergeant Kerby   See fewer
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Desmond Askew
Copy Boy Copy Boy   See fewer
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Trevor Baxter
Lanyon Lanyon   See fewer
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Mike Carnell
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Ann Castle
Lady Gull Lady Gull   See fewer
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Deirdre Costello
Annie Chapman Annie Chapman   See fewer
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Jon Croft
Mr. Thackeray Mr. Thackeray   See fewer
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Angela Crow
Liz Stride Liz Stride   See fewer
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Kelly Cryer
Annette Annette   See fewer
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Marc Culwick
Prince Albert Victor Prince Albert Victor   See fewer
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John Dair
Isenschmid Isenschmid   See fewer
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Roy Evans
Doorkeeper Doorkeeper   See fewer
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John Fletcher
P.C. Watkins P.C. Watkins   See fewer
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Hugh Fraser
Sir Charles Warren Sir Charles Warren   See fewer
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Martin Friend
Newsvendor Newsvendor   See fewer
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Christopher Fulford
Sergeant Brent / Beggar Sergeant Brent / Beggar   See fewer
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Michael Gothard
George Lusk George Lusk   See fewer
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Ricci Harnett
Pickpocket (as Rikki Harnet) Pickpocket (as Rikki Harnet)   See fewer
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Ronald Hines
Henry Matthews Henry Matthews   See fewer
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Denys Hawthorne
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Michael Hughes
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Diemschutz Diemschutz   See fewer
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Mike Lewin
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Publican Publican   See fewer
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Jonathan Moore
Benjamin Bates Benjamin Bates   See fewer
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Richard Morant
Dr. Acland Dr. Acland   See fewer
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O'Connor O'Connor   See fewer
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Dresser Dresser   See fewer
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Sandra Payne
Mrs. Acland Mrs. Acland   See fewer
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Neville Phillips
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Iain Rattray
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Bowyer Bowyer   See fewer
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Gerald Sim
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Lord Salisbury Lord Salisbury   See fewer
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Richardson Richardson   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 67 votes