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Whitechapel

  • Episode: 

    3 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 18 Sep 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

    No
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 38 2013 : Sat 14 Sep - Fri 20 Sep
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode three:
 
The discovery of a flayed face in a Whitechapel gallery leads Chandler and Miles into the contemporary art world. Will the search for a suspicious artist with a gory imagination lead them to the faceless body?
 
The station is plagued by silty water and creeping mould, adding to the discord within the increasingly distracted team. Riley feels the effects of her brush with death as Miles comes to terms with his waning authority.
 
Buchan struggles to find any relevant connections in some gruesome ancient artwork, fueling Chandler’s frustrations as to his lack of leads. Elsewhere Kent interprets some Russian prison tattoos suggesting a link to organised crime but as more flayed victims are found, will it bring the team any closer to 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