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Whitechapel debuts tonight on KCET

Posted in Movie News by Neal at 05:05, Sep 27 2015

BBC's Whitechapel debuts Sunday night at 9 pm on LA's public TV KCET and streaming online at kcet.org

Set in 2008 against the hugely atmospheric background of Whitechapel, London, a modern police force finds itself fighting an old adversary upon discovering a series of bloody, tragic and impossible crimes that suggest someone is carrying out copycat Jack the Ripper murders. Ambitious DI Joseph Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones, "The Strain" and "MI-5") is assigned an open-and-shut case, the killing of a woman in the East End of London. But the investigation quickly runs out of suspects until Edward Buchan (Steve Pemberton, "Inspector Lewis" and "Happy Valley") a renowned "Ripperologist," draws the police's attention to the similarities between the Jack the Ripper killings in 1888 and the modern-day murder. With the help of the cynical DS Miles (Phil Davis, Mr. Holmes), the race begins to catch the copycat killer before he strikes again.

Cinematic and stylish, with a distinctive gothic edge and gallows wit, WHITECHAPEL stands out from most police procedural dramas and was nominated in five categories at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2012.

To learn more, please visit kcet.org/shows/whitechapel. Join the conversation on social media using #whitechapel and #murdermystery

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