Review: Ripper Street (S4 E7/7), Monday 3rd October, BBC2

So what is the secret of the Whitechapel Golem? If this was EA Poe, it could be a gorilla with a straight razor; if it were Dr Who, it could be a giant rat from the sewers; but this is Ripper Street, so it’s likely to be something at once more monstrous and more human. We…

Review: Ripper Street (S4 E5/7), Monday 19th September, BBC2

When your idea of a romantic evening is paddling up the Thames with a bottle of plonk, you know you’ve reached a pretty low ebb. For Jackson and Susan – who has already murdered to preserve the secret of her escape from the gallows – it’s the last roll of the dice. They must surely…

Review: Ripper Street (S4 E2/7), Monday 29th August, BBC2

The docks have become a character in their own right in this series of Ripper Street; at the opening of this episode a dockworker’s daughter jumps to her death, presumably dragged  down by the lead weights in the hems of her skirts. But these watery matters must wait, as Dove and Drake have to fend off…

Trailer: Ripper Street, season four

There’s no doubt about it, Ripper Street has, sneakily, become one of the best British crime dramas out there. It has greatly benefitted from its series-saving deal with Amazon, series three being much more polished and better plotted. Series three’s major arc concluded with Inspector Reid (Matthew Mcfadyen) seemingly now out of the picture and…