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Whitechapel

  • Episode: 

    4 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 25 Sep 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

    No
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 39 2013 : Sat 21 Sep - Fri 27 Sep
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode four:
 
The killer is running rings around the team, striking again quickly and leaving coded messages at the crime scenes.
 
Chandler and Miles question the motives behind the bloody deeds - the killer seems to be more interested in the victims’ skin than their death.
 
The investigation is hampered further as Miles and Chandler find a new eye- witness who claims the killer looked like an old lady. With leads on the killer becoming sketchy they turn to the victims – what could they possible have in common?
 
As a fourth victim goes missing the team resort to old serial killer case files to stop the count rising. Buchan works hard to find a precedent for the outbreak of flaying, but will his research put him in harm’s way?
 
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