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.