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TV Casting News: Matthew Macfadyen to star as a lead in the 8-part drama 'Ripper Street' for BBC One

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Matthew Macfadyen has been cast in the lead role for just announced BBC One drama Ripper Street, set in the time of Jack the Ripper.

Here's more info from the  press release via BBC News:
Ripper Street, a new drama commission for BBC One
Tiger Aspect Productions and co-producer Lookout Point have been commissioned by Danny Cohen, Controller BBC One and Ben Stephenson, Controller Drama Commissioning, to make 8-part drama series, Ripper Street for BBC One.
Created by writer Richard Warlow (Mistresses, Waking The Dead), Ripper Street is an extraordinary new drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel.

Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper's legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their lives, but the very fabric of their city. At the drama's heart our detectives try to bring a little light into the dark world they inhabit.

Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One, says: "Ripper Street is a gripping new drama for BBC One. Set against the backdrop of a fevered historical London, I believe it has the quality and intensity to be a hit with BBC One viewers." Read full press release here!


  1. This sounds cool. My daughter is a Ripperologist just like the guy from Whitechapel.


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