BBC One has released a three minute preview clip for the upcoming fourth episode of their drama series Ripper Street – which is set to air this Sunday (January 20th) at 9pm.
Created by Richard Warlow, Ripper Street is a period drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the “Ripper” murders. The series follows H Division, the police precinct from hell which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. H Division was responsible for policing a relatively small area of just 1¼ square miles, yet into that space were packed some 67,000 people; a seething, bustling mass of the poor and dispossessed. Ripper Street is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and stars Matthew Macfadyen as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, Jerome Flynn as Detective Sergeant Bennett Drake and Adam Rothenberg and Captain Homer Jackson.
In the show’s fourth episode, titled The Good of this City, 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 (Emma Rigby), beautiful and disturbed, is the unlikely key to a byzantine web of conspiracy that appears to entangle progressive London councillor Stanley Bone (Paul McGann), Long Susan and the benevolent Dr Karl Crabbe (Anton Lesser) of the Lark Rise asylum. As Reid closes in on the killer, it becomes clear that the condemned slum is home to dark secrets that someone is desperate to protect.
Here is the preview clip for the fourth episode of Ripper Street: