Ripper Street series three confirmed to air on BBC1 later this month

The period detective drama, which was axed in December 2013 before being revived by Amazon, will be back on the broadcaster later this month

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Ripper Street is returning to its roots later this month. The period detective drama was axed by BBC1 in December 2013 before finding a new home on Amazon Prime Instant Video, but Reid, Drake and Jackson will be back on the Beeb in just a few weeks time. 

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The show’s third season, which was made by Amazon following the drama’s shock cancellation, will be shown at 9pm on Fridays on BBC1 from 31st July. 

The third season, which has already been released on Amazon’s TV and film streaming service, sees Bennet Drake return to H Division as an Inspector, Edmund Reid bury his nose in his books and Homer Jackson return to the force after a four-year absence. There are new additions to the cast, in Lydia Wilson’s Mimi and Louise Brealey’s Amelia who find themselves thrown into the action as an epic train crash occurs in the series’ opening minutes (that’s not a spoiler. Honest.) 

Ripper Street was saved by Amazon Prime Instant Video in early 2014 after the campaigning of fans. At the time of the axing, 92% of RadioTimes.com readers voted against the BBC decision, before taking to the site in their thousands to name the Victorian crime drama their show of 2013 in the Radio Times annual poll.

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Ripper Street series 3 will start on Friday 31st July at 9:00pm on BBC1


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