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Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is the nickname of an unknown serial killer who murdered at least five women in the Whitechapel area of London in 1888.

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The Jack the Ripper Show

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Jack the Ripper
Within months of the Jack the Ripper murders, Whitechapel entrepreneurs were keen to make a quid from it, says ANDREW GARVEY

Hooray! Ripper Street has been saved!

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Following our 40,000+ petition and community support, Ripper Street has been saved and is set to return to our screens!

Mary Jane Kelly, Jack the Ripper’s Final Victim

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Mary Jane Kelly
Today is the 125th anniversary of the murder of Mary Jane Kelly, Jack the Ripper's last victim. Ripperologist JON REES reports ...

Who did the Police think was Jack the Ripper?

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Jack the Ripper
Ripperologist JON REES outlines who the contemporary police investigating the Whitechapel Murders believed was Jack the Ripper

Jack to the Future: Jack the Ripper goes Sci-Fi

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Ripperologist JON REES continues his commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the Whitechapel murders with a look at futuristic adaptations of Jack the Ripper!

5 Best Jack the Ripper Comic Books You Must Read

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Ripperologist JON REES selects his favourite Jack the Ripper comic books and graphic novels

6 Essential Beginners’ Guides to Jack the Ripper

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Jack the Ripper Books
Ripperologist JON REES recommends top guides for people wanting to learn about Jack the Ripper

Six times Sherlock Holmes met Jack the Ripper

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Ripperologist JON REES picks six legendary battles between Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper!

Murder by Decree 1979 REVIEW

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Murder by Decree
Ripperologist JON REES casts his expert eye over Sherock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper flick, Murder by Decree 1979

Hands of the Ripper 1971 REVIEW

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Hands of the Ripper Poster
ERIC MCNAUGHTON reviews Hands of the Ripper 1971

Why does Jack the Ripper still matter?

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JON REES says the 125th anniversary of the Whitechapel Murders gives us an unique opportunity to explore the dark side of London history

Jack the Ripper … from Hull?

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MIKE COVELL tells how Ripper mania spread to Hull following the Whitechapel murders in 1888

Richard Mansfield, The Definitive Jekyll and Hyde

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Richard Mansfield Jekyll and Hyde
ANDREW GARVEY remembers the first actor to portray Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the great Richard Mansfield!

Ripper Street: Ripperologist reviews first episode 2012

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Ripperologist MIKE COVELL runs his expert eye over the new BBC Victorian London crime series, Ripper Street

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1912) Full Film VIDEO

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Watch the earliest surviving movie version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 1912 film

The Killing of Annie Chapman

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Annie Chapman, the second victim of Jack the Ripper
Ripperologist JON REES looks at the killing of Jack the Ripper's second victim, Annie Chapman on 8th September 1888

Jack the Ripper Victims Graves: Their Final Resting Places

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Mary Jane Kelly
NICOLA CARPENTER reveals the locations of Jack the Ripper victims graves

6 Unlikely Jack the Ripper Suspects

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JON REES looks at some of the more bizarre Jack the Ripper suspects from fiction

Jack the Ripper scares during Autumn of Terror

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Ripperologist MIKE COVELL explains how the UK reacted to the Jack the Ripper killings during the Autum of Terror in 1888

Top 5 Jack the Ripper films of all time

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Jack the Ripper films
Guest writer ERIC McNAUGHTON looks at his top five Jack the Ripper films and tell us why they are the best...

Screaming Lord Sutch does Jack the Ripper

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DOM COOPER tells how Screaming Lord Sutch performed 'Jack The Ripper' with a butcher's knife in one hand and rubber entrails in the other

How the Jack the Ripper Murders began

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124 years ago this morning Jack the Ripper claimed his first victim. Ripperologist JON REES looks at the horrific murder of Mary Ann Nicholls that began what we now know as the Whitechapel Murders.

The Macnaghten Memoranda and Jack the Ripper Suspects

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Jack the Ripper Suspects
Ripperologist JON REES explores the Jack the Ripper suspects named in the McNaughten Memoranda in 1894.

Jack the Ripper’s Secret Confession BOOK REVIEW

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Guest writer ADAM GREENWOOD reviews "Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession: The Hidden Testimony of Britain's First Serial Killer" written by David Monaghan & Nigel Cawthorne

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