About this project
I went to Ireland to see filming of the TV drama Ripper Street and to interview cast members. The resulting feature appeared in The Sun's TV Magazine.
It’s a ripper
You can almost smell the fear on the set of frighteningly fantastic new crime drama Ripper Street
Dense fog swirls above the cobbles as chickens in wooden cages let out high-pitched squawks and a pair of bloomers swings from a washing line high above the street. Welcome to the mean streets of Whitechapel in 1889 where corpses, violence and general squalor abound. It’s a lawless place ruled by fear and the setting for a new crime drama focusing on the terrifying aftermath of the Jack the Ripper murders.
TV Magazine is on location at a former army barracks in Dublin that’s doubling for London’s East End. And as we peer past a crowd of extras, a familiar figure emerges in the gloom – former Spooks star Matthew Macfadyen, all broad-shouldered and reassuring in a well-cut check suit.