Set in London, each episode is a self-contained story, starting with a news report, then following the team of three detectives as they investigate the circumstances the crime. The cases themselves are hard-hitting with contemporary themes, such as the search for a soldier with PTSD, a murder that has been made to look like an assisted suicide and the gang rape of a young teenager.
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 60 minutes
Suspects - Jack the Ripper suspects - Netflix
A series of murders that took place in the East End of London from August to November 1888 was blamed on an unidentified assailant who acquired the nickname Jack the Ripper. Since that time, the identity of the killer or killers has been hotly debated, and over one hundred Jack the Ripper suspects have been named. Though many theories have been advanced, experts find none widely persuasive, and some can hardly be taken seriously at all. Due to the time frame in which the murders took place, and the time that has passed since then, everyone alive at the time is now dead, and despite the killer's identity continuing to be a hot topic of discussion, the killer will likely never be identified.
Suspects - Joseph Barnett - Netflix
Joseph Barnett (c. 1858–1927) was a former fish porter, and victim Mary Kelly's lover from 8 April 1887 to 30 October 1888, when they quarrelled and separated after he lost his job and she returned to prostitution to make a living. Inspector Abberline questioned him for four hours after Kelly's murder, and his clothes were examined for bloodstains, but he was then released without charge. A century after the murders, author Bruce Paley proposed him as a suspect as Kelly's scorned or jealous lover, and suggested that he'd committed the other murders to scare Kelly off the streets and out of prostitution. Other authors suggest he killed Kelly only, and mutilated the body to make it look like a Ripper murder, but Abberline's investigation appears to have exonerated him. Other acquaintances of Kelly's put forward as her murderer include her landlord John McCarthy and her former boyfriend Joseph Fleming.
Suspects - References - Netflix