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Whitechapel Series Four Episode One: Rupert Penry-Jones and Phil Davis shine in the return of this unique and grotesque crime drama

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When Whitechapel first started, as a three part series about a Jack the Ripper copycat, nobody really expected it to last four series. But I feel it’s the programme’s ability to adapt that has meant that people keep coming back every series. Last year’s run changed the format of the show somewhat as the gruesome cases investigated by Chandler and Miles were split into three two-part stories. That format continues this year and our first tale concerns Bulgarian spies and undercover witches; which is more than you’d get from your usual crime drama.

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On tonight’s Whitechapel – A torso is washed up at Putney Bridge!

A torso is washed up at Putney Bridge. Both the arm and the torso show signs of poisoning. When Llewellyn discovers traces of ‘Spanish Fly’, an aphrodisiac drug used by the Marquis de Sade at his infamous orgies Chandler, Miles and the team question what sort of killer they could be up against.

Monday, 20 February 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM ITV1

Whitechapel returns for series three tonight

Chandler and his new unit are still based in Whitechapel nick but as before feel slightly removed from the prosaic and mundane day to day, run of the mill policing. They have rescued a huge crime archive, a vast but chaotic collection of files and papers beneath the incident room. Buchan begins eagerly sorting this treasure trove of primary sources. When a new case lands on the team’s desk and the race is on to find the killer, Miles is cynical about Buchan’s value to the team, but Chandler is convinced that history holds clues. This is where the nightmares of the past help solve the horrors of the present.

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Series three of Whitechapel begins filming

Principal photography begins today on the new six part series of Whitechapel, (June 13, 2010). The drama written by Ben Court and Caroline Ip is produced by Carnival Films for ITV 1 and stars Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton.

Producer, David Boulter (He Kills Coppers) says; “Whitechapel is back, bigger and bolder than before. Gruesome present day investigations summon the ghosts of the past, screaming and restless. Chandler’s team must decipher their relevance, for history can be unreliable: convincing and confusing in equal measure. These new Whitechapel stories are dark, compelling and full of surprises.”

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Whitechapel recommissioned for series 3!

ITV has commissioned a brand new series of Whitechapel. The drama written by Ben Court and Caroline Ip, and starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton will begin filming this spring for transmission in 2012.

The new series sees the team spread their investigations beyond the boundaries of Whitechapel. Three stories each comprising two episodes will peel back the layers of some of the East End’s most gruesome history. Whitechapel viewers will be taken back over three hundred years as the present day investigations preoccupying Chandler and his team begin to echo crimes from the city’s darkest recesses. Murder in the tunnels under Whitechapel, body-snatching, poisoning and grisly discoveries are amongst the tales to be told as the East End again provides fertile ground.

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Ticket Giveaway! Themed screening of ITV’s Whitechapel!

The second series of Whitechapel is due to hit our screens next month and to celebrate one of ITV’s best dramas to date, we are offering 10 pairs of tickets to a themed screening of the show.

The new series, starring Rupert Penry-Jones, will centre around The Kray Twins and the screening will take place on Thursday 7th October in Mile End Genesis Cinema, near the Blind Beggar pub where Ronnie Kray once shot and killed George Cornell.

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Whitechapel Launches On ITV


Set against the contrasting facades of Whitechapel, London, a series of bloody, tragic and impossible crimes suggest someone is carrying out copycat Jack the Ripper murders 120 years after the killer first struck.

In a city under the constant surveillance of CCTV and safe in the knowledge that DNA evidence helps catch even the most dangerous criminal, this modern day Ripper still manages to recreate the slaughter with alarming accuracy while mirroring the red herrings and twisted idiosyncrasies connected to the original case.

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Primetime Picks of this week’s TV


It’s a great week of telly comin’ atcha this week and our top 5 Primetime Picks begins with new ITV drama, Whitechapel which is on ITV1 at 9pm Monday. In fact, there’s loads of brand new stuff on this week!

In Whitechapel. the gorgeous Rupert Penry-Jones stars alongside Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton lead in this darkly atmospheric new thriller.

Set against the contrasting facades of Whitechapel, London, a series of bloody, tragic and impossible crimes suggest someone is carrying out copycat Jack the Ripper murders 120 years after the killer first struck.. Read more & comment »