8:30pm – Friday, March 26 on ABC1
Death is once again stalking the dark streets of the East End of London.
DI Joseph Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones) has been fast-tracked for promotion and is an expert in the PR and politics of modern policing. When he is assigned to deal with a simple case of domestic violence that got out of hand, he does so, knowing that it will tick a box on his resumé and prepare him for his promised promotion.
Unfortunately, he gets a lot more than he bargained for. His colleagues, led by the sceptical DS Ray Miles (Phil Davis), are unimpressed by their new boss and go out of their way to make their feelings clear. The investigation quickly runs out of suspects – until Edward Buchan (Steve Pemberton), a renowned Ripperologist, alerts them to the similarities between the Jack the Ripper killings in 1888 and the modern-day murder Chandler is investigating.
Chandler comes to the conclusion that he is chasing a copycat killer – an imaginative, ruthless fiend who seems to defy modern forensics and CCTV to leave no trace at the scene of his gruesome crimes. His superiors and colleagues feel Chandler is going out on a limb and chasing ghosts, but Chandler is certain of what he sees, he just needs to prove it.