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Ripper Street: Season 1 (2012-2013)




Critic Consensus: Gritty, sinister, and visually striking, Ripper Street is a gripping thriller, with well-crafted characters and compellingly lurid plotlines.


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April 1889 -- six months since the last Jack the Ripper killing, East London is emerging into a fragile peace, hopeful that this killer?s reign of terror might at last have run its course. Nowhere is this truer than in the corridors of H Division, the police precinct charged with keeping order in the chaos of Whitechapel. Its men hunted this maniac; and failed to find him. Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg.


Matthew MacFadyen
as Edmund Reid
Jerome Flynn
as Bennet Drake
Adam Rothenberg
as Homer Jackson
MyAnna Buring
as Long Susan Hart
David Dawson
as Fred Best
Charlene McKenna
as Rose Erskine
Amanda Hale
as Emily Reid
Joseph Gilgun
as Carmichael
Emma Rigby
as Lucy Eames
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Critic Reviews for Ripper Street: Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

Ripper Street is pretty ripping good.

January 19, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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There's a dash of The Alienist, the bestselling novel by Caleb Carr, with the detectives arming themselves with brand-new forensic techniques and marveling upon the wonders the new era will bring.

January 19, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Set in the dirty, seedy, and anarchic streets of Victorian England, it's distinctive and unlike most of what's out there already.

January 19, 2013 | Full Review…

How did such a godforsaken, blood-spattered, flamboyantly violent, women-hating television series ever get made in the first place?

October 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The effect is a fictional history that even professional historians can enjoy without making too many dismissive shakes of the head.

March 17, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

As these and other images are not only what they seem, they help also to develop Ripper Street's more distressing themes.

August 20, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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