Ripper Street

Confirmed for BBC Two on 22 August at 9pm to 10pm

Ep 1/7

Monday 22 August



Three years have passed since Reid left the heaving maelstrom of Whitechapel for a life of quiet contemplation by the sea with his daughter. However, he finds himself drawn back to the naphtha glare of those East London streets when he learns that Isaac Bloom, a Jewish mathematician who helped Reid on two previous Whitechapel investigations, is set to hang before the week is out.

Bloom’s purported crime is a vicious murder, and it is a crime of which Reid believes his old friend incapable. And yet it was Drake's investigation that sent Bloom to the hangman's noose, so when Drake learns of Reid’s return the two men must surely come to blows. 

An Indian man has been found murdered at the docks, and Drake finds himself working alongside the man’s father - a Bengal Lancer by the name of Haroun Al-Qadir - to track down the young man’s killer.

Meanwhile, Bloom is not the only familiar face soon to meet the hangman's noose. Long Susan languishes in Newgate Prison, awaiting retribution for her part in the Leman Street locomotive disaster of 1894.

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