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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.

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Series Finale

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

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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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Pat O'Donnell August 5, 2014 at 11:55 pm

I really like Ripper Street and hope that it can continue. I purchased the first season and continue to enjoy watching it.

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Sharon July 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm

I love this show! Could not believe that it was cancelled and am very glad that the network changed their mind!

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cyndi June 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

i love this show! so smart sharp and interesting please please bring it back!!!!

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John L. June 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! For reviving Ripper Street. It’s one of the best shows on television. Great acting, great stories. Wonderful sets. We never missed an episode, and will continue to watch it for years to come!

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Jacquie Donaghy May 28, 2014 at 12:18 am

Oh please, please PLEASE renew Ripper Street! Emmitt and Miss Rose must find their way to each other! If Copper can’t come back at least let us have Ripper Street! We LOVE everything about it!

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nayaa lacy May 13, 2014 at 11:17 am

Ripper Street is an interesting and highly “plot developed” show. I enjoy watching it immensely and am glad it is staying on. I am American but enjoy British tv more than most US shows (way back to Poirot). Shows like Ripper Street, The IT Crowd, Downton Abbey, Being Human (UK), The Neighbors (with its British leads) keep watching television entertaining for us who crave originality, good writing, new ideas and a look into different cultures.

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Pamela Fazzino May 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm

This is one of the most interesting shows I have seen in a long time – Downtown Abbey mixed with CSI and Low & Order SVU. I hope that BBC renews or perhaps a cable channel reaches out.

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Dolores May 10, 2014 at 11:26 am

I hate that when the viewers are left hanging by the stations with no end to the previous episode. Why not allow some closure to the stores, so the viewers are not so disappointed. Same goes for the series “Coppers”. What on earth happens now?

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