Ripper Street

Episode 2.01 : Pure as the Driven

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

February 22, 2014


BBC America



Show Period

2013 - Now

Production Company

Lookout Point, Tiger Aspect Prod.

Cast and Crew


Tom Shankland


Richard Warlow

Main Cast


Jack the Ripper may be fading into memory but East London has found no peace.

H Division's beat is more chaotic and lawless than ever. So when a sergeant from Limehouse's neighboring K Division is found hurled from a Whitechapel tenement window, Reid is quick to act.

If the police are to be so publicly assaulted on his streets, what hope is there for law-abiding civilian life? Investigations into the man's activities lead them to the Chinatown at Limehouse dockside and into the orbit of K-Division's Inspector Jedediah Shine.

Shine's conviction is that his sergeant has fallen victim to a Triad turf war, but Jackson discovers evidence of a newly synthesized and devastatingly powerful opiate. This leads Reid to different conclusions and fears that a new kind of hell is to be released on to his streets.

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