The "Official" much talked about feature length documentary heralded as the most authoritative expose on the world's most legendary mystery and focuses on the only surviving relative of today's most likely suspect controversially identified by DNA analysis.
The name “Jack the Ripper” conjures up vivid images of fogbound Victorian alleyways where a sinister figure stalks the night in search of his unsuspecting prey.
For this truly atmospheric drama-documentary broadcaster/historian Richard Jones spirits you back to the autumn of 1888 when the Whitechapel Murderer brought terror and panic to the streets of 1880s East End and, in so doing, sent a wave of revulsion and horror coursing through Victorian society threatening to tear apart the Empire.
The highlights of this thoroughly researched programme include interviews with leading ripperologists, Paul Begg (author of Jack the Ripper The Definitive Story) and Lindsay Siviter (the official biographer of leading Ripper suspect Sir William Gull).
FILMED ON LOCATION
Filmed on location in the East End of London – with dramatic reconstructions filmed in the London Dungeon, the Clink Prison Museum and the wonderfully atmospheric House of Detention in Clerkenwell – Unmasking Jack the Ripper takes the viewer on a breathtaking journey into the heart of the Jack the Ripper mystery and follows every twist and turn of a case that has baffled and fascinated in equal measure for over 125 years. Compelling evidence points to one suspect revealed in the course of the film itself.
So, join the experts for a tour de force that combines mystery and intrigue with gripping history and compelling social insight, to recreate the atmosphere of that bygone era when a lone figure, prowling the dimly-lit thoroughfares of the Victorian East End, really did succeed in shaking society to its very core.