Whitechapel

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Welcome to the Whitechapel guide at TV.com.

DI Joseph Chandler, a police officer on the fast track, is assigned to Whitechapel CID. In his first big murder investigation, the man Chandler was after was no ordinary killer; he was copying the murders committed by Jack the Ripper in the 1880s. With the help of self-proclaimed Ripperologist Edward Buchan and DS Ray Miles, Chandler sought to catch the killer before he emulated Jack's final kill, never to be seen again. In the second story, the team trailed a serial killer who appeared to be targeting people who had crossed the Kray twins, gangsters who dominated the East End in the 1950s and 1960s. In subsequent investigations, the detectives were confronted with several bizarre murders, each of which emulated horrors from the distant past.

Whitechapel was a Carnival films production for ITV.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • As usual, the Brits deliver.

    9.0
    Grisly murders, weird and wonderful characters, more than a hint of an underlying, occult evil and the top notch acting you expect from a British TV drama. How could it possibly fail to be enjoyable?



    Rupert Penryth-Jones and Phil Davis are both excellent, as is always the case, and the supporting cast isn't far behind. The cases they encounter are delightfully convoluted and the dark and spooky atmosphere is created very effectively on a budget which might suffice to pay for 60 seconds of special effects animation in Hollywood.



    If I have one negative criticism it is that DI Chandler's affliction is somewhat exaggerated, in the sense that it seems so severe it would be a drawback, not an advantage, in his work. Still, that's just a niggle.moreless
  • We think it's getting better and better!

    9.0
    We accidentally stumbled across this program a couple years ago and have been really enjoying it! Stories have improved and the characters have developed over time, but I hope they keep the British low-budgetness about it and don't try to overdo effects. It's got something for everybody; it's a sci-fi drama detective show stuffed inside a mystery series. It's quirky and fun - you can't take it seriously. Relax and enjoy it for what it is - great British entertainment!moreless
  • Whitechapel

    4.0
    My wife, a nurse and I, a teacher and family counselor, have immensely enjoyed the content of Whitechapel. We have appreciated the various personality types and how they clash and yet, often times bond with each other. However, the one negative that we found in the program was the inappropriate use of Jesus Christ on several different occasions. As Christians we would appreciate it if the writers would have respect for His name in future Whitechapel programs. Hopefully, this matter will be corrected so that we can highly recommend this series to others.moreless
  • clever idea that gets patchy

    7.0
    the first couple of stories are very interesting, but then the idea starts getting silly
  • More of this, please!

    9.5
    While the premise might not be the most original one ever (a Jack the Ripper copycat - not exactly the most ground-breaking of story lines), its the execution that made "Whitechapel" one of the most fascinating British crime dramas of the past few years: a fast-paced, strongly atmospheric thriller with an intriguing set of characters, well-acted and succeeding to keep the suspense at a nail-biting level. It's the kind of show where I wish we'd get more than just a three-part mini-series. Forget the Jack-the-Ripper thing; a full TV series with this team solving regular cases would be rewarding on its own. Instead, "Law & Order: UK" takes its spot with what, judging by episode one, promises to be a less than exciting series.moreless
  • WE REVIEW THE POPULAR ITV DRAMA AS IT RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON, IN WHICH A COPY-CAT KILLER (OR TWO) UNLEASH VIOLENCE LIKE LONDON'S NOTORIOUS KRAY TWINS.

    Revisiting Whitechapel Will Give you Chills

    We review the popular ITV drama as it returns for a second season, in which a copy-cat killer (or two) unleash violence like London's notorious Kray twins.

  • MATERIAL WITNESS TAKES A LOOK AT ITV'S NEW CRIME DRAMA.

    Blog Spotlight: ITV's "Whitechapel" - saved by Jack the Ripper

    • Series 3
      http://www.itv.com/dramapremieres/whitechapel2/series3/ Coming in 2012 - a six episode run. According to the itv website, the te...
      05/07/12
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    • Second Season!
      A new season (about the Kray twins) starts on ITV1 on Monday, October 11, at 9pm!
      10/27/10
      4
    • If they did it again who would be next?
      Ok, admittedly this consept can't last forever and keep its following but Jack the Ripper, The Kray Twins... ? who would you like ...
      10/12/10
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