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'Ripper Street': Crime-fighting in the shadow of a killer

How do you fight crime when the greatest criminal of them all, Jack the Ripper, walks free? That's the central question asked in "Ripper Street," a new crime drama airing on BBC America. And the answer creates a new kind of TV show -- a British period drama, a character study, a mystery and a graphically sexual and violent setting all come into play.The result is as excellent as it is dark."Ripper Street" is, in its essence, a police procedural. The show follows the murder investigations of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen, "MI-5"), former US Army surgeon Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg) and Detective Sergeant Bennett Drake (Jerome Flynn, "Game of Thrones"). These three men -- alternately aided and hindered by a collection of policemen, informants and prostitutes -- are brilliant but flawed crime-solvers. It's almost as if someone took Sherlock Holmes and split him into three parts. The most Sherlock-ian of the... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/01/ripper-street-crime-fighting-in-the-shadow-of-a-killer.html

Ripper Street (BBC America) Episode 1 “I Need Light”

BBC America’s new series   Ripper Street  premieres with its pilot episode  titled "I Need Light" on Saturday January 19 at 9:00pm ET. Synopsis:  In the aftermath of Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror, London’s Whitechapel sits on a precipice, and H Division – the precinct charged with keeping order – must work diligently to police the toughest district in the East End.Welcome to Ripper Street, where fear lurks that each new murder could mark the return of The Ripper. READ MORE...