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BBC Studios, BBC1 investigate “Jack The Ripper”

BBC Studios is prepping a science documentary for BBC1 that will look at the infamous serial killer Jack The Ripper, who terrorized the East End of London 130 years ago. Jack ...
July 20, 2018

BBC Studios is prepping a science documentary for BBC1 that will look at the infamous serial killer Jack The Ripper, who terrorized the East End of London 130 years ago.

Jack The Ripper (w/t; 1 x 60 minutes) applies the latest police cold case techniques to the string of gruesome murders of poor, working-class women that took place between August and November 1888 in Whitechapel, England. A manhunt ensued involving hundreds of officers, but the killer was never caught.

Using original crime scene photographs and a virtual reality dissection table, actor Emilia Fox (pictured, right) and  Birmingham City University criminology professor David Wilson (left) will be joined by some of the country’s top forensic and crime experts to re-examine the infamous murders.

By using 21st century technology, the team hopes to get closer to answering such vital questions as who was Jack The Ripper, what were his motivations for the crimes, and how did he elude justice.

BBC Studios’ Steve Crabtree serves as executive producer for Jack The Ripper. The project was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC’s director of content, and Tom McDonald, head of commissioning for natural history and specialist factual. The commissioning editor is Craig Hunter.

Jack The Ripper will premiere later this year on BBC1.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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