Ripper Street (2012–2016)
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Whitechapel Terminus 

A train robbery takes place, resulting in unexpected catastrophe. Reid and his previously dispersed team reunite to solve the case, unaware that a greater plot is unfolding simultaneously.


Andy Wilson


Richard Warlow, Richard Warlow (created by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Macfadyen ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
Jerome Flynn ... Det. Insp. Bennet Drake
Adam Rothenberg ... Cpt. Homer Jackson
MyAnna Buring ... Long Susan
Charlene McKenna ... Rose Erskine
Lydia Wilson ... Mimi Morton
David Wilmot ... Sgt. Donald Artherton
Clive Russell ... Ch. Insp. Fred Abberline
David Dawson ... Fred Best
Josh O'Connor ... PC Bobby Grace
Louise Brealey ... Dr. Amelia Frayn
John Heffernan ... Ronald Capshaw
Leanne Best ... Jane Cobden
Francis Magee ... Davies
Raymond Waring ... Gregory Enright


Four years have passed. Rose is now an established music-hall performer and Susan has financed a clinic. Abberline is keen to promote the recently-widowed Reid and replace him with Drake, also an inspector, but Reid prefers to stay in Whitechapel, building up resources. A gang led by a man called Davies bribes embittered ex-signalman Enright to help them rob a train but this leads to a head-on collision with another train on which Drake is a passenger. Fifty-five people die. Reid and Drake team up with Jackson to pool their knowledge and instincts and to arrest the gang. However the mastermind is Susan's solicitor Caldwell and she is shocked when he tells her that he did it to gain badly-needed finances for the clinic though she keeps his secret on the condition he returns the money. Reid has his suspicions about Caldwell. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

14 November 2014 (UK) See more »

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?


The episode title "Whitechapel Terminus," is spoken by a train conductor. See more »


The Winchester Model 1893 pump action shotgun (available only in 12 ga. and 16 ga.) was not sold except to the US military and was not available in London. The first model that would have been available would have been the Model 1897 and even then they would have been expensive and rare - almost unheard of in London until 1899. See more »

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Dialogue Disappointment
5 December 2014 | by fmhealySee all my reviews

I like the basic premise of Ripper Street, the characters are nicely drawn, the interaction between the characters is really good. It does a great job in creating the reaction to the story line and the characters; the villains are hated, we feel the sorrow of the victims, we know Di Reid is obsessive, we recognize that Detective Sergeant Drake is a hard as nails troubled soul with a soft center. Captain Jackson is devil may care hedonist who we know will come good, that all good. But the script dialogue? It is frankly heinous! The style of speaking from scene to scene and episode to episode seems to have at least a 200 year window, one minute the dialogue sound like its from the eighteenth century and the 1920s. On the whole the show is enjoyable but the dialogue makes me squirm.

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