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Ripper Street

ripper street tv showNetwork: BBC America
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 19, 2013 – TBD
Series status: Cancelled but then revived

Performers include: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Charlene McKenna, Amanda Hale, Jonathan Barnwell, David Wilmot, and David Dawson.

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TV show description:
This dramatic TV show begins in April 1889 in London — six months after the last Jack the Ripper killing. H Division is responsible for policing one and a quarter square miles of East London, a district with a population of 67,000 poor and dispossessed and also filled with factories, rookeries, chop shops, brothels and pubs.

The men of H Division had hunted Jack the Ripper and failed to find him. When more women are murdered on the streets of Whitechapel, the police begin to wonder if the killer has returned.

To investigate the killings, calm and meticulous Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and his troubled right-hand-man, Detective Sergeant Bennett Drake (Jerome Flynn), team up with Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg), a US Army surgeon and a former Pinkerton detective who’s an expert in the world of early forensics.

They cross paths with Tenter Street brothel madam Long Susan (MyAnna Buring). She and Jackson came to London from America and both reside at the brothel. Their relationship has become strained due to Jackson’s attraction to one of Long’s most profitable girls, Rose Erskine (Charlene McKenna). Rose longs to break free from her role in Whitechapel and travel the world.

Despite her husband’s reservations, Reid’s once-happy wife — Emily Reid (Amanda Hale) — is determined to make a new life by helping the fallen women of Whitechapel though she’s still troubled by a terrible family tragedy. Meanwhile, sensationalist newspaperman Fred Best (David Dawson) knows a dark secret about the Reids’ sorrow.


Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

What do you think? Do you like the Ripper Street TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?


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{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda Davis March 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm

It is a shame quality shows like Ripper and Copper are canceled!!!


Bernadette Maskery January 16, 2014 at 12:03 am

I had looked up Michael on IMDB, after seeing him in a movie and it led me to the Ripper, where I caught the 3rd episode of the show, & I was hooked. I had to go into “on Demand” & watch the 1st two! I started DVR’ing every episode, so I could watch it more than 1x. I DON’T believe the show should be cancelled: there are many underlying stories & messages in the show if you look for them. The acting is excellent and if the BBC does NOT get good reviews or high ratings in Great Britain, they should now They have a fabulous following in the U.S.A. PLEASE give us season 3 and maybe season 4!! PLEASE, & THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, reading this. ~bern.


annie December 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I can’t believe they’re going to cancel this show! are you mad, characters are different and lots of varied story lines. I hope you don’t replace it with the same old drivel! I pay my t.v license for good t.v as there is very little I watch on ordinary tele tend to watch lots of sky shows as don’t like the soaps. the only ones I watch are dramas and now your getting rid of one of the good ones! unbelievable get a grip BBC.


denise samuel December 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Please renew this series I love it the acting is suberb and I enjoy all the cast.Please do not cancel.Denise Samuel.


martyn December 11, 2013 at 7:12 am

not much quality drama on tv now…bbc just want to turn out same old
repeats and cheap celebrity drivel.


Nan. A December 8, 2013 at 11:39 pm

It is a great show. BBC is making a mistake over a slow start. The time slot was wrong. Change it and give this quality series with superb characters a chance. What can we do to get the BBC network to renew the series?


TXCOMT December 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm

BBC just announced RS has been cancelled!


Jackie Jones December 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm

no please don’t finish it,love the stories the characters really really good!!!


Boquin October 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Please keep this show going. We love it!


Nicole September 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Love the show I hope it gets renewed. Love the unique old times but modern shows. It’s a shame if you let this cancel.


Julie Allsopp September 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm

positively awesome.


L LaRocca September 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Absolutely love this show — please renew!!! Some of the trash on TV today isn’t worth the air time it gets. When great shows like this come along, people with some intelligence prefer watching shows like this then reality “junk”!!!!


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mike r.whiteley August 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm

bring more eposdes great show love English programs they rule


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