A 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.Ripper Street featuring Matthew Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix, available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, and 5 others. It's a crime and drama show with 38 episodes over 5 seasons. Ripper Street is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (17,135 votes).
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Season 1Netflix | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Dec 30, 2012
I Need Light Dec 30, 2012 A young woman is discovered brutally murdered in the fashion of Jack the Ripper. Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline believes The Ripper has returned, but Reid, the new head of the precinct, believes a different kind of evil may be at work.
S01 E02Jan 6, 2013
In My Protection Jan 6, 2013 When a toy-maker is murdered, a 14-year-old boy is the suspect but Reid digs deeper and discovers a vicious child gang and its brutal master. Jackson's gambling may expose his American past.
S01 E03Jan 13, 2013
The King Came Calling Jan 13, 2013 Deliberate contamination is suspected in a sudden cholera outbreak . Emily's search for a charity patron proves difficult.
S01 E04Jan 20, 2013
The Good of This City Jan 20, 2013 The brutal clearing of a local slum for the underground railway reveals an almost indecipherable murder scene and an unreliable slum girl witness. Lucy Eames, beautiful and disturbed, is the unlikely key to a Byzantine web of conspiracy.
S01 E05Jan 27, 2013
The Weight of One Man's Heart Jan 27, 2013 A string of brilliantly masterminded robberies keeps Reid and his team busy and leads to a blast from the past for Drake when he is confronted by his former army colonel. As the net closes in on the robbers, the sergeant finds his loyalties put to the test.
S01 E06Feb 3, 2013
Tournament of Shadows Feb 3, 2013 As the dock strike of August '89 takes hold of the city, the killing of a Jewish anarchist leads Reid and the team into the heartless chicanery of the British government's fight against distant empires and global terrorism.
S01 E07Feb 17, 2013
A Man of My Company Feb 17, 2013 International haulage tycoon TP Swift arrives in town to acquire an ailing shipping line, accompanied by a team of private detectives, who proceed to cut a violent swathe through the borough on a mission of vengeance. As Reid focuses on the murder of an engine inventor, Jackson and Susan's past comes back to haunt them, bringing their future in Whitechapel - and their very lives - into question.
Season 2Netflix | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Oct 28, 2013
Pure as the Driven Oct 28, 2013 Jack the Ripper may be fading into memory, but east London has found no peace. An investigation into the assault of a policeman leads DI Reid and the men of H-Division to the newly-emergent Chinatown, where Jackson discovers evidence of a new and devastatingly powerful opiate. Reid fears a new kind of hell is to be released onto his streets.
S02 E02Nov 4, 2013
Am I Not Monstrous? Nov 4, 2013 A young woman is found murdered at the London Hospital and the only clue to her identity is an unusual deformity. The hunt for her killer takes Reid and the team into the shadowy netherworld of the freakshows, where they must seek the help of Joseph Merrick, aka the Elephant Man. Reinforcements for H-Division arrive in the form of DC Albert Flight.
S02 E03Nov 11, 2013
Become Man Nov 11, 2013 The abduction of a prominent member of the London County Council introduces Reid to Councilor Jane Cobden, the first woman appointed to the LCC - because it appears the kidnappers are radical supporters of Cobden's aims. Long Susan is taken by force to the gang's hideout, and she soon finds herself growing sympathetic to her captors' lives and aims.
S02 E04Nov 18, 2013
Dynamite and a Woman Nov 18, 2013 An Irish bomber is sprung from prison and barely a day later a prominent opponent of the Home Rule movement is murdered. Chief Inspector Abberline is convinced that the Irish Republican Brotherhood is active once more and orders Reid to send the Irish DC Flight undercover into Whitechapel's Irish community.
S02 E05Nov 25, 2013
Threads of Silk and Gold Nov 25, 2013 An investigation into the brutal murder of a Telegraph Boy reveal a vice racket being run from the offices of the GPO. A ledger leads Reid to the centre of the one of London’s most august financial institutions, Barings Bank.
S02 E06Dec 2, 2013
A Stronger Loving World Dec 2, 2013 Churches and synagogues are being burnt and desecrated in Whitechapel and Reid suspects the same hand behind the various attacks. Meanwhile, the all-too-brief domestic happiness that Sergeant Drake has enjoyed is disrupted by the arrival of a friend from his wife Bella's past, the mysterious and charismatic scholar, Gabriel Cain.
S02 E07Dec 9, 2013
Our Betrayal - Part 1 Dec 9, 2013 A valuable symbol of the British Empire’s wealth shows up in the form of an uncut diamond. It is a jewel ‘freed’ from the diamond monopoly of De Graal by one Daniel Judge, Captain Jackson’s untrustworthy older brother. Reid and Flight find themselves being drawn to the plight of a local craftsman defrauded of his work and income by a scam that is set to return H Division to the malign influence of Detective Inspector Jedediah Shine.
Season 3Netflix | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Nov 14, 2014
Whitechapel Terminus Nov 14, 2014 Reid and Long Susan are set on a collision course after a locomotive disaster.
S03 E02Nov 14, 2014
The Beating of Her Wings Nov 14, 2014 A curiosity shop is the scene of a murder, with signs of a secret dungeon and a girl held captive.
S03 E03Nov 21, 2014
Ashes and Diamonds Nov 21, 2014 Alex le Shayne, a mysterious clairvoyant is found dead at the local performance place. Jackson presumes poison has a part to play. As Reid is missing Drake steps in to investigate. Elsewhere Susan continues to care for Mathilda and plans to send her to Switzerland.
S03 E04Nov 28, 2014
Your Father, My Friend Nov 28, 2014 Ghosts of Whitechapel's past come alive, setting our heroes on a path of destruction.
S03 E05Dec 5, 2014
Heavy Boots Dec 5, 2014 A destructive gang of youths unleash hell upon the streets, but it's not until daylight breaks that the true horror of their brutal work is revealed. The trail leads the team of H Division into the heartland of one of the city's oldest trades - the London Breweries - where conflicted loyalties reign, and grief and anger create a potent concoction.
S03 E06Dec 12, 2014
The Incontrovertible Truth Dec 12, 2014 The recovering Reid finds the unconscious Lady Vera Montacute in Whitechapel next to the corpse of a flower seller.
S03 E07Dec 19, 2014
Live Free, Live True Dec 19, 2014 The murder of a chemist lifts the lid on a backstreet abortion racket.
Season 4Netflix | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Jan 15, 2016
The Strangers' Home (Part 1) Jan 15, 2016 Reid must return to Whitechapel to covertly re-investigate a case made by Drake and Jackson.
S04 E01Jan 15, 2016
The Strangers' Home Jan 15, 2016 Reid must return to Whitechapel to covertly re-investigate a case made by Drake and Jackson.
S04 E02Jan 22, 2016
Some Conscience Lost Jan 22, 2016 Reid struggles to adapt on his first day back at H Division under Drake's command.
S04 E03Jan 29, 2016
A White World Made Red Jan 29, 2016 Jackson feels the heat when a double murder throws light upon his recent illicit activities.
S04 E04Feb 5, 2016
Men of Iron, Men of Smoke Feb 5, 2016 When a footballer is brutally murdered, a key suspect is a man close to Drake's heart.
S04 E05Feb 12, 2016
No Wolves In Whitechapel Feb 12, 2016 Drake's life unravels as he questions whether he sent an innocent man to the gallows.
S04 E06Feb 19, 2016
Edmund Reid Did This Feb 19, 2016 The walls close in on Reid as a secret from his past threatens to destroy his future in Whitechapel.
Season 5Netflix | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Oct 12, 2016
Closed Casket Oct 12, 2016 Reid - on the run from the police - must find a way to bring down Assistant Commissioner Augustus Dove.
S05 E02Oct 12, 2016
A Brittle Thread Oct 12, 2016 Reid and Dove engage the press in their battle for the hearts and minds of the people of Whitechapel.
S05 E03Oct 12, 2016
All The Glittering Blades Oct 12, 2016 The serial killer - Nathaniel Dove - is hid in the Hackney Marshes, but how long can he stay out of trouble?
S05 E04Oct 12, 2016
The Dreaming Dead Oct 12, 2016 Thatcher discovers a fresh lead of a double murder committed by Nathaniel, giving Reid cause for hope.
S05 E05Oct 12, 2016
A Last Good Act Oct 12, 2016 With Reid locked in the cells it seems that all hope is lost, but is there time for one last roll of the dice?
S05 E06Oct 12, 2016
Occurrence Reports Oct 12, 2016 Reid must finally bring Augustus Dove to justice, but also find his peace in Whitechapel.