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Rupert Penry-Jones returns as DI Chandler in three atmospheric and brooding stories set in Londons East End. The killers may be modern, but the crimes have a history all of their own.
Meticulous and obsessional DI Chandler and hardbitten DS Miles
are still based in Whitechapel. Ed Buchan joins the team as their
historical advisor operating out of the bowels of the police
station among the musty tomes of the crime archive. Chandler is
convinced crimes of the past hold the key to solving murders in the
present and its not long before they have their first case. When
four people are slaughtered at night in a heavily fortified tailors
workshop, the East End is gripped with fear and panic at this
seemingly impossible gruesome crime. Chandler, Miles and the team
unearth the history of the Ratcliffe Highway Murders. Clearly not a
copycat, what can Chandler and Miles learn from history, other than
not to repeat the same mistakes?
In the second story, a fox runs through Whitechapel with a human arm in its mouth. Elsewhere, a torso is washed up on the banks of the river. Both the arm and the torso show signs of poisoning. When Llewellyn discovers traces of Spanish Fly, an aphrodisiac drug used by the Marquis de Sade at his infamous orgies, Chandler questions what sort of killer they could be up against.
In the final two episodes news comes in that a dangerous patient, Calvin Mantus, has escaped from a psychiatric unit. Originally from Whitechapel, Mantus killed his parents and young sister ten years ago, and left them macabrely posed in a Sunday lunch setting. When a babysitter is murdered, and the area becomes the focus of a series of terrifying events in quick succession, Chandler, Miles and the team must act fast as they fear a masked spree killer is on the loose.
Cinematic and stylish, Whitechapel is the series where the nightmares of the past help solve the horrors of the present. Prepare for ambitious storylines and enough scares to keep the blood racing.