Review: Ripper Street (S5 E6/6), Monday 24th July, BBC2

So Ripper Street comes to a final conclusion, after five series of mystery, suspense, gore, thrills, brilliant performances, sparkling dialogue and riveting detail. Can all the loose ends be tied up, accounts settled and character arcs be resolved?  

Review: Ripper Street (S5 E3/6), Monday 3rd July, BBC2

Exiled to Hackney Marshes with nothing but eels and solitaire for company, the Whitechapel Golem, Nathaniel Dove, is slowly going stir-crazy – and his brother Augustus seems unable to pin down their nemesis Edmund Reid, which would allow him to end the isolation.

BBC confirms transmission date for series five of Ripper Street

I do enjoy Ripper Street. Yes, it’s a bit stodgy and po-faced at times, but those clothes… that setting! We’ve known for a while that the move to Amazon from a BBC-exclusive show meant that creator Richard Warlow could finish his intended five-series story arc. Even though the fifth and last series has come and…

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 E6/7), Monday 25th September, BBC1

There’s a ghost in the house, and it’s Long Susan – officially she’s dead, but when Rose sees her hanging around her child Connor, even Drake thinks she’s imagining it. Mathilda’s on hand to watch Connor, but who’s watching her? There’s some sort of wolf-creature on the loose in Whitechapel, and it’s already killed once, slaying…

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 E4/7), Monday 12th September, BBC2

The legend of Jack the Ripper has always ascribed almost supernatural qualities to the serial murderer, hence Ripper Street has always been suffused with otherworldly suggestion. This episode falls under the shadow of the most feared and legendary of spectral terrors – the vampire.

Review: Ripper Street (S4 E3/7), Monday 5th September, BBC1

Last week’s conclusion of the two-part opener left us with more questions than answers. Did Bloom actually kill the rabbi, and if so why? Will Long Susan leave the country, or will we see tested the old saw that you can’t be hanged twice for the same crime? And will Reid be happy returning to…

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…

Amazon cancels Ripper Street

Ripper Street, that good-looking Victorian police show starring Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg about life in Whitechapel immediately after the Jack The Ripper murders, has been cancelled by Amazon, it was reported today. The fourth series recently debuted on Amazon earlier this year (and will come to the BBC later this year), and…

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…