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Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice novel...


January 2013 was PRIDE AND PREJUDICE's 200th Anniversary.

(January 28, 1813 - January 28, 2013)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

On TV Tonight: Watch the Premiere of 'Ripper Street' starring Matthew Macfadyen on BBC America!

Tonight is the premiere for BBC America's upcoming 8-part crime mini-series Ripper Street starring Matthew Macfadyen (as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid). Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenberg also star.

BBC America's Ripper Street synopsis
“Ripper Street” is a riveting new crime series set to premiere within BBC America’s Dramaville on January 19, 2013 at 9/8c. The eight-part series is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.
Episode 1 - I Need Light
  • A young woman is found brutally murdered, the hallmark signs of the Ripper upon her. Is this a result of Jack’s return or a different evil at work?

or...

Watch the extended trailer 

Ripper Street production still
featuring Matthew Macfadyen

(source: BBC One and BBC America)

Ripper Street eCard

(source: BBC America)

Also, here's a character background of MM's character...

Detective Inspector Edmund Reid

(Matthew Macfayden )

The boss of H Division, Inspector Edmund Reid was one of the lead detectives on the Jack the Ripper investigation (working side by side with the more historically celebrated, Frederick Abberline). When the hunt for the killer was given up in early 1889, Reid stayed exactly where he had been for the last two years, policing the streets that will always remind him of his failure.

Reid is calm, meticulous and embracing of any innovation that will help him get his man. A brilliant investigator with an understanding of humanity, Reid has an analytical mind and years of hard won experience. As a committed technophile, Reid is led by his belief that the day will come when science and technology will aid him in apprehending the next Ripper.

Having experienced tragedy – the full details of which are known only to him – Reid carries a serious injury to his left shoulder. Only a very few know how he came by the wounds and none talk about it because what they see is a man fighting to find someone many believe to be a ghost.

About Matthew Macfayden
Matthew Macfayden has recently played Mr. Darcy's in Joe Wright's adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice' (2005) alongside Kiera Knightley, and worked with the pair again in recent adaptation 'Anna Karenina' (2012). He is well-known across the pond for starring as Tom Quinn in 'MI-5' (2002-2011).

Teaser GalleryTake the Jack the Ripper Tour! | Episode Guide | About 'Ripper Street' 


NOTE: If you're on twitter, I'll be live-tweeting tonight when the premiere episode airs at 9 PM ET...so feel free to join me: @pandp2005 and be sure to use the official hashtag () and tweet , so that they can follow & RT!

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