Ripper Street

Series 1 - 7. A Man of My Company

A Man of My Company
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Some tough Americans arrive as bodyguards to a wealthy industrialist in London for a meeting. They’re working for the Pinkerton Detective Agency and their dead-eyed leader (The Sopranos’ Edoardo Ballerini) badly wants to find Pinkerton escapee Captain Homer Jackson. Captain Jackson, though, doesn’t wish to be found.

We learn more about the enigmatic Homer (Adam Rothenberg), a sexy reprobate who lives in the brothel administered by Long Susan. As a skilled pathologist he’s an invaluable right-hand man to upright DI Reid. By the end of another bloody story (be warned, there’s a teeth-gritting Reservoir Dogs moment), it looks as if Jackson’s fate is sealed.

About this programme

7/8. International haulage tycoon TP Swift arrives in town to acquire an ailing shipping line, accompanied by a team of private detectives, who proceed to cut a violent swathe through the borough on a mission of vengeance. As Reid focuses on the murder of an engine inventor, Jackson and Susan's past comes back to haunt them, bringing their future in Whitechapel - and their very lives - into question. Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, Jerome Flynn and MyAnna Buring star.

Cast and crew


Det Insp Edmund Reid
Matthew Macfadyen
Det Insp Bennet Drake
Jerome Flynn
Cpt Homer Jackson
Adam Rothenberg
Long Susan
MyAnna Buring
Deborah Goren
Lucy Cohu
Fred Best
David Dawson
Emily Reid
Amanda Hale
Ch Insp Fred Abberline
Clive Russell
Rose Erskine
Charlene McKenna
Sgt Donald Artherton
David Wilmot
PC Dick Hobbs
Jonathan Barnwell
Theodore P Swift
Ian McElhinney
Daniel Goldman
Oliver Cotton
Frank Goodnight
Edoardo Ballerini
Martha Fanthorpe
Shauna Macdonald
Ezekiel Bruton
Luke Allen-Gale
Joshua Fields
Rod Hallett
Charlie Pinkerton
Ciaran O'Grady
Gillian Saker
Rebecca Grimes
Chief stockholder
Eamon Rohan


Andy Wilson
Stephen Smallwood
Richard Warlow