Starts Wednesday 4 September at 9pm on ITV.
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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.
In episode one, Chandler and Miles are called to investigate a bizarre murder after a vagrant is slowly crushed to death by stones. The killer's macabre methods are investigated by the team, and as things unravel to reveal a more ominous possibility, they consider a sinister 16th century precedent.
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