Threads of Silk and Gold

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Ripper Street, Series 2 Episode 5 of 8

Duration: 1 hour

Investigations into the brutal slaying of a telegraph boy lift the lid on a vice racket run from the offices of the GPO. The case leads Reid to the heart of the one of the city's most august financial institutions. Captain Jackson seeks ever more perilous means of ridding he and Long Susan of the suffocating debt they owe Silas Duggan.


Det Insp Edmund Reid
Matthew Macfadyen
Det Sgt Bennet Drake
Jerome Flynn
Capt Homer Jackson
Adam Rothenberg
Long Susan
MyAnna Buring
Fred Best
David Dawson
Sgt Donald Artherton
David Wilmot
Jane Cobden
Leanne Best
Silas Duggan
Frank Harper
Bella Drake
Gillian Saker
Det Con Albert Flight
Damien Molony
Franklin Stone
Peter Sullivan
Solomon Quint
Scott Handy
Prudence Quint
Belinda Stewart-Wilson
James Self
Andrew Tiernan
Hotel Manager
Frankie McCafferty
David Goodbody
Alfie Stewart
Vincent Featherwell
Jassa Ahluwalia
Luke Nuttal
Alexander Cobb
Otto Roberts
David Glynn Crowley
Harry Collins
Dale Leadon Bolger
Charlie Frost
Stephen Jones
Kirsty Oswald
Stephen Smallwood
Kieron Hawkes
Thomas Martin
Toby Finlay


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