Whitechapel

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode One

5
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 02, 2009 on ITV
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DI Joseph Chandler is transferred to Whitechapel to investigate the brutal murder of a young woman in the East End of London. DS Miles suspects the woman's husband, but a self-proclaimed expert on Jack the Ripper insists that the murder echoes one committed by the Ripper 120 years before.moreless

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    Sophie Stanton

    Sophie Stanton

    Mary Bousfield

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    Dennis Banks

    Dennis Banks

    Jim Green

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    Dutch Dore-Boize

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    Rob Lees

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    Alex Jennings

    Alex Jennings

    Commander Anderson

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    Christopher Fulford

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    DC Fitzgerald

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • In a ratings battle between ITV and BBC, ITV's Whitechapel gained 6.7 million more viewers than BBC's Moses Jones in the 9pm time slot.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • DI Joseph Chandler: In your own time, Mr. Buchan.
        Edward Buchan: She was lying on her back, skirts pulled up. She looked like she was drunk. Her throat was cut and her stomach had been mutilated.
        DS Ray Miles: You saw the mutilation?
        Mr. Buchan: Not exactly.
        DI Joseph Chandler: Where were you standing when you saw Kathy Lane's body?
        Edward Buchan: Oh, I wasn't there. Mary Anne Nichols was the first canonical victim of Jack the Ripper, and she died on the 31st of August 1888.
        DS Ray Miles: So? Jesus Christ.
        Edward Buchan: 31st of August. Same date, same time of night. She also died next to a board school. I was describing her injuries to you.
        DS Ray Miles: I don't bloody believe this.

      • DS Ray Miles [ to DI Joseph Chandler ]: Congratulations, you were right. So all you've got to do now is solve the unsolvable and catch the most famous serial killer that ever lived. Good luck.

      • Edward Buchan: My book. It has all the canonical murders and some other events I think were linked. I believe the man who killed your lady was copying Jack the Ripper. I'll bet she was lying on her back, head pointing east, eyes open, hands by her sides, palms open, legs out straight, slightly parted. The perfect recreation.
        DS Ray Miles: You're a Ripperologist aren't you?
        Edward Buchan: Why, yes I am. And I also host an excellent Ripper tour. A lot of the operators use their tours to promote very inaccurate theories, but I pride myself on my strict adherence to the known facts.
        DS Ray Miles: Well here's a fact: you're a loser. Now get out before I nick you for wasting police time.

      • DS Ray Miles: The victim's name was Kathy Lane. 43 years old, mother of three, separated from her partner. She was found around two a.m. by a community support officer. Kathy was still alive… then, but by the time the emergency services got to her, she was dead.
        DI Joseph Chandler: Who identified her?
        DS Ray Miles: We all did. Let's go.

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