Whitechapel is a British crime drama television series written by Ben Court and Caroline Ip and produced by Carnival Films which is a modern take on the detective genre combining the Victorian intrigue of the original case with the atmospheric backdrop of a contemporary East End of London.
The series premiered in the UK on ITV on 2 February, 2009.
Whitechapel premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment channel on Monday 22 June 2009, at 20h30. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 has not yet aired in South Africa.
The intrepid team tracked down a blood-thirsty Jack the Ripper copycat in Season 1 and faced off against the gangster brutality of a new generation of Krays in Season 2.
But now they are now faced with a whole new set of challenges...
The new season finds DI Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones), DS Miles (Phil Davis) and Edward Buchan (Steve Pemberton) spreading their investigations beyond the boundaries of Whitechapel, as they peel back the layers of some of the East End's most gruesome history.
The East End once again provides fertile ground for murder, body-snatching, poisoning and grisly discoveries, as the team's present day investigations echo three hundred years of crimes committed in the city's darkest recesses.
The new season is produced by David Boulter and executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Creative Director of Carnival Films.
Series exclusive to BBC Entertainment
Season 1 (3 episodes)
Premiere: 22 June 2009 | Finale: 24 June 2009 | Daily, 20h30
Season 2 (3 episodes)
Premiere: 12 September 2011 | Finale: 26 September 2011 | Mondays, 20h00