Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper (1988)

The hunt is on for the world's most infamous diabolical murderer.

  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime
  • Creator: David Wickes, Derek Marlowe
  • First Air Date: 1988-10-11
  • Last Air Date: 1988-10-18
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 2
  • Status: Ended
  • Production Company: Hill-O'Connor Television
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom
  • Networks: ITV1
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Jack the Ripper is a 1988 two-part television film/miniseries portraying a fictionalized account of the hunt for Jack the Ripper, the unidentified serial killer responsible for the Whitechapel murders of 1888. The series coincided with the 100th anniversary of the murders.

  • Keywords: detective, scotland yard, newspaper, jack the ripper, investigation, police, psychopath, serial killer, miniseries, period drama, killer, victorian era, unsolved murders
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    Jack the Ripper Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1988-10-11
    2 Episodes

    Jack the Ripper Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 1180 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 2180 min
    • Michael Caine

      as Inspector Frederick Abberline
    • Jane Seymour

      as Emma
    • Lewis Collins

      as Sergeant George Godley
    • Armand Assante

      as Richard Mansfield
    • Lysette Anthony

      as Mary Jane Kelly
    • Michael Gothard

      as George Lusk
    • T. P. McKenna

      as O'Connor
    • Richard Morant

      as Dr. Acland
    • Christopher Fulford

      as Beggar
    • Harry Andrews

      as Coroner Wynne Baxter
    • Peter Armitage

      as Sergeant Kerby
    • Hugh Fraser

      as Sir Charles Warren
    • Roger Ashton-Griffiths

      as Rodman
    • Desmond Askew

      as CopyBoy
    • Ray McAnally

      as Sir William Gull
    • Susan George

      as Catherine Eddowes
    • Ken Bones

      as Robert James Lees
    • David Ryall

      as Bowyer
    • John Dair

      as Isenschmid
    • John Fletcher

      as P.C. Watkins
    • Denys Hawthorne

      as Assistant Commissioner
    • Jon Laurimore

      as Inspector Spratling
    • Trevor Baxter

      as Lanyon
    • Gerald Sim

      as Dr Bagster Phillips
    • Angela Crow

      as Liz Stride
    • Ricci Harnett

      as Pickpocket
    • Sheridan Forbes

      as Millie
    • Jon Croft

      as Mt. Thackery
    • Ronald Hines

      as Henry Matthews
    • Edward Judd

      as DCS Arnold
    • Ann Castle

      as Lady Gull
    • Deirdre Costello

      as Annie Chapman
    • Martin Friend

      as Newsvendor
    • Gertan Klauber

      as Diemschutz
    Sound John Cameron Music
    Crew Alan Hume Cinematography
    Editing Keith Palmer Editor
    Production David Wickes Producer
    Production Lloyd Shirley Executive Producer
    Production Robert O'Connor Executive Producer
    Production Leonard Hill Executive Producer
    Production Al Burgess Associate Producer
    Production Maggie Cartier Casting
    Art John Blezard Production Design
    Art Tony Reading Art Direction
    Art Crispian Sallis Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Raymond Hughes Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Lois Burwell Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Betty Glasow Hairstylist
    Directing Ken Baker First Assistant Director
    Directing Gerry Toomey Second Assistant Director
    Directing Paul Taylor Third Assistant Director
    Directing Jack Lowen Second Unit Director
    Production Ron Jackson Production Manager