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The Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story 

The Yorkshire Ripper (original title)
A new three-part look at the story of psychopath Peter Sutcliffe, dubbed "The Yorkshire Ripper", this series focuses on how the flaws of the police investigation and the social attitudes of the time enabled his five-year crime spree.
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Series cast summary:
Liza Williams Liza Williams ...  Herself - Narrator and Interviewer 3 episodes, 2019
Diana Muir Diana Muir ...  Herself - Journalist 3 episodes, 2019
Tracy Browne Tracy Browne ...  Herself - Survivor of Ripper Attack 3 episodes, 2019
Andrew Sheldon Andrew Sheldon ...  Himself - Journalist 3 episodes, 2019
Jeremy Thompson Jeremy Thompson ...  Himself - BBC News Reporter 3 episodes, 2019
Julie Lowry Julie Lowry ...  Herself - Olive Smelt's Daughter 3 episodes, 2019
Richard McCann Richard McCann ...  Himself - Wilma McCann's Son 3 episodes, 2019
Joan Smith Joan Smith ...  Herself - Journalist 3 episodes, 2019
Ruth Bundey Ruth Bundey ...  Herself - Solicitor 2 episodes, 2019
Frank Morritt Frank Morritt ...  Himself - Superintendent, West Yorkshire Police 2 episodes, 2019
Mandy Browne Mandy Browne ...  Herself - Tracy's Twin Sister 2 episodes, 2019
Dee Marshall Dee Marshall ...  Herself - Journalist 2 episodes, 2019
Chris Gregg Chris Gregg ...  Himself - Detective, West Yorkshire Police 2 episodes, 2019
David Zackrisson David Zackrisson ...  Himself - Detective Inspector, Northumbria Police 2 episodes, 2019
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A new three-part look at the story of psychopath Peter Sutcliffe, dubbed "The Yorkshire Ripper", this series focuses on how the flaws of the police investigation and the social attitudes of the time enabled his five-year crime spree.

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An interesting look at a well known case
22 May 2019 | by c_gregory84See all my reviews

I really thought this was a very interesting angle to review the Yorkshire ripper case. Very little about Sutcliffe (which I appreciated) but seen through the eyes of the victims and families and other women involved, and how stereotypes and prejudice in the late 70's and 80's afftected the police and media handling of the murders.

Very well made and difficult and distressing topics well handled.


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