More than a century after Jack the Ripper terrorized the East End of London, a woman is found stabbed to death at the site of one of the original murders. When a second victim is discovered, the newly appointed head of the Whitechapel police becomes convinced that a copycat killer is on the loose and─with help from a local "Ripperologist"─must solve the mystery of both "Jacks'" identities. Gripping three-part mini-series stars Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis, Steve Pemberton. 136 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); featurette.
The streets of Whitechapel are awash with blood. A murderer stalks the night, picking off vulnerable women and leaving them brutally butchered. The locals live in fear and the police remain clueless - with no motive, no evidence and no hope of catching this barbaric killer. Assigned to the case is fast-tracked DI Chandler- a novice in the business of murder, an expert in the politics of policing and three day courses. His fellow officers, however, are anything but. Chief among them is DS Miles, the archetypal cynical, seen-it-all detective. Tipped-off by Ripperologist Edward Buchan, Chandler realizes that this modern day killer is copying the infamous Whitechapel murders, down to the very last detail. Can Chandler do what his fellow officers failed to do over 100 years before, and catch the person responsible?