During our short acquaintance with him we have divined that our veteran Detective Inspector Martin Beck (Peter Haber) is not exactly comfortable in his own skin (the Swede shares a lot in common with Morse). Both like to think of themselves as cerebral and neither can quite get a handle on the seamier side of life – something of a handicap for a detective in a capital city. So it is just as well that Beck works with colleagues who can get down and dirty in the fleshpots, particularly Gunvald Larsson (Mikael Persbrandt).
Theodore Swift, Susan Hart’s estranged father, has arrived from America, on the run after his shady business empire has been exposed; will he bring ruin to Susan, or be her salvation? A twisty, turny series in which heroes have become villains, series three of Ripper Street has maintained its standards with aplomb. Inspector Reid has (effectively) died and been reborn – he’s a different character – but still passionate about bringing justice to Whitechapel. Susan Hart has seen her philanthropic ideals compromised by villainy, and Inspector Drake has found a chance at happiness – but will it be torn away from him?