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Whitechapel

  • Episode: 

    2 of 6

  • Transmission: 

    Wed 11 Sep 2013
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 37 2013 : Sat 07 Sep - Fri 13 Sep
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode two:
 
As the witch-hunt continues the killer remains one step ahead of Chandler and Miles. With two bodies already in the morgue and a third person missing, the team are up against it, not only to save the next victim, but bring the killer to justice – and for Chandler, to bring the killer in alive.
 
The team investigate strange symbols appearing on Whitechapel buildings, unnerving spinsters and necrotic body parts, but will Buchan’s unusual discoveries in the case files prove that there really is witchcraft in Whitechapel?
 
With the station still brooding beneath a sinister force, the team try to overcome their personal demons that are suddenly at the fore; mysterious footsteps echoing in the corridors, ominous phone calls, demonic reflections - will this lurking evil prevent them from catching the killer?
 
Series overview:
 
Chandler, Miles and the team investigate a series of bizarre and macabre murders that set them on edge. A darkness pervades their cases; something unsettling, something that lurks in the shadows that makes you not want to turn out the lights. Buchan is challenged to use his extraordinary resource of archive material to find historical precedents. Can he give the team the edge over a series of ruthless and cunning adversaries? 
 
This series touches on historical precedents such as witchcraft, cold war espionage, ghoulish Victorian surgeons, cryptozoology and hidden horrors in the East End’s underground tunnels. The history of Whitechapel as a centre of evil comes to the fore. The world remains a shadowy, gothic place, infused with history, dripping with the blood of the past. In Whitechapel, history isn’t dead, it’s deadly.
 
Cast:
 
DI Joseph Chandler - Rupert Penry-Jones
DS Ray Miles - Phil Davis
Edward Buchan - Steve Pemberton
DC Emerson Kent - Sam Stockman
DC Finley Mansell - Ben Bishop
DC Megan Riley - Hannah Walters
Dr Llewellyn - Claire Rushbrook