Series 3 - Episode 3



It’s as daft as a whole cupboardful of brushes, but Whitechapel is so cleverly done - however dumb its gleefully gory stories, they are always well filmed and nattily edited - that it’s difficult not to get caught up in the eerie atmosphere.

As a new story begins, a motorcyclist finds a dismembered arm. When Detective Inspector Chandler and his team investigate, they discover that the limb has been scavenged by a fox. So presumably the rest of the body is lying somewhere in the capital’s gloomy netherworld of reeking dark alleyways and badly lit, threatening snickets.

Of course, there has to be a parallel with a particular historical serial killing, and nerdy expert Edward Buchan sees similarities to the Thames Torso Murders. It’s barmy, but the episode is lifted by Barbara Marten as a Miss Havisham-type woman with a hoarding problem.


Part one of two. Chandler and the team attend the christening of Miles' daughter, but soon find themselves dealing with a murder case when a fox runs through Whitechapel with a human arm in its mouth. More body parts from the same person are washed up from the Thames, but the detectives struggle to identify the victim. Starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton.

Cast & Crew

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 Caroline Llewellyn Claire Rushbrook
DI Mina Norroy Camilla Power
Nathan Merceron Paul Chequer
Adelina Grace Barbara Marten
Victor Durward Andrew Buckley
Mrs Bowe Sadie Shimmin
Anita Jacqueline Roberts
Judy Alison Newman
Igor Damian Dudkiewicz
Director Richard Clark
Executive Producer Sally Woodward Gentle
Producer David Boulter
Writer Ben Court
Writer Caroline Ip
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