Ripper Street

Season 1 Episode 1

I Need Light

10
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Dec 30, 2012 on Amazon Prime
8.4
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Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline is worried that 'Jack' has started a fresh killing spree when a young woman is found in the same state as the previous victims.

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  • Complex and Detailed Period Thriller

    8.5
    It would seem the BBC has given the green-light to a well-budgeted series revolving, somewhat, around Jack the Ripper. The Ripper murders, however, are only a jumping-off point for a series of underworld crimes centering around the burgeoning pornographic business and de-valuing of females as sex objects. The dirt swirls and to get to the bottom of it all our inspector must go to places not only in the underbelly of London. The attention to period detail, excusing the mix of scenes in spring time as well as winter, is admirable. There is much revealed, but less so in the overall scheme of how this series will progress. This isn't a kick against it so much as a open-end that there is so much more to slowly surface. Excellent in many ways both in cast and execution. A must watch as for future episodes.moreless
Jerome Flynn

Jerome Flynn

Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake

Adam Rothenberg

Adam Rothenberg

Captain Homer Jackson

Matthew MacFadyen

Matthew MacFadyen

Detective Inspector Edmund Reid

Steven Robertson

Steven Robertson

Christian Thwaites

Guest Star

Mark Dexter

Mark Dexter

Sir Arthur Donaldson

Guest Star

Geoff Bell

Geoff Bell

Joseph Smeaton

Guest Star

David Wilmot

David Wilmot

Sgt. Donald Atherton

Recurring Role

Jonathan Barnwell

Jonathan Barnwell

P.C. Dick Hobbs

Recurring Role

Myanna Buring

Myanna Buring

Long Susan

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