Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper (1988)

  • 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
  • Episode Runtime: 183 min.
  • Language: e
  • Production Company: Euston Films
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom
  • Networks: ITV
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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: newspaper, police, psychopath, detective, scotland yard, investigation, jack the ripper, thriller, 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 1The First Two50 min
    Season 1Episode 2Double Event50 min
    Season 1Episode 3Butchery50 min
    Season 1Episode 4Panic50 min
    Season 1Episode 5Suspects50 min
    Season 1Episode 6The Highest in the Land?50 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
    • Ken Bones

      as Robert James Lees
    • Desmond Askew

      as CopyBoy
    • Peter Armitage

      as Sergeant Kerby
    • Hugh Fraser

      as Sir Charles Warren
    • Ray McAnally

      as Sir William Gull
    • Christopher Fulford

      as Beggar
    • Roger Ashton-Griffiths

      as Rodman
    • David Ryall

      as Bowyer
    • Susan George

      as Catherine Eddowes
    • Harry Andrews

      as Coroner Wynne Baxter
    • Ricci Harnett

      as Pickpocket
    • Gerald Sim

      as Dr Bagster Phillips
    • Ann Castle

      as Lady Gull
    • Gertan Klauber

      as Diemschutz
    • John Dair

      as Isenschmid
    • Jon Laurimore

      as Inspector Spratling
    • Sheridan Forbes

      as Millie
    • John Fletcher

      as P.C. Watkins
    • Edward Judd

      as DCS Arnold
    • Jon Croft

      as Mt. Thackery
    • Deirdre Costello

      as Annie Chapman
    • Angela Crow

      as Liz Stride
    • Martin Friend

      as Newsvendor
    • Ronald Hines

      as Henry Matthews
    • Denys Hawthorne

      as Assistant Commissioner
    • Trevor Baxter

      as Lanyon
    Sound John Cameron Music
    Crew Alan Hume Cinematography