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10 Victorian Swears from the Real ‘Ripper Street’

Ripper Street returns to BBC AMERICA this Wednesday (April 29) at 10/9c for a third season. There are new cast members—including Sherlock’s Louise Brealey—new stories and all manner of unpleasant goings-on in the grottiest parts of Victorian London. So, to get you in the mood (and possibly upset your stomach) here’s a brief working definition […]


Brit Binge Watching: The Cast of ‘Ripper Street’

We’re looking forward to the season three premiere of BBC AMERICA’s Ripper Street on Wednesday, April 29 at 10/9c. If you need some refreshing, you can find seasons one and two of the fan favorite on Netflix. In the meantime, let’s get to know the main cast with some of their earlier roles available online: 1. […]

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15 TV Shows We’re Looking Forward to in 2015

We’ve already talked about which cinematic delights await Anglophile viewers in the coming twelve months, but what about the small screen? There’s never been a better time to see a wide range of U.K.-produced shows on American television, whether on BBC America, PBS, or assorted cable broadcasters — so here’s our guide to the fifteen […]

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Matthew Macfadyen Reunited with Old Friend from ‘Ripper Street’

Matthew Macfadyen reprises his role as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid in the return of Ripper Street, which will air on Amazon Prime U.K. this week and BBC America in 2015 after some petitioning by loyal fans following its initial cancelation. Macadyen just recently turned 40, and returning to the show may be present enough, but he’s really […]

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‘Sherlock’s Louise Brealey Joins ‘Ripper Street’

It’s curiously fitting that an actress playing a key role in Sherlock—a drama that takes a Victorian work of fiction and places it in a modern day setting—should find herself playing a character based on real people from the age that gave rise to Holmes and Watson in the first place. Louise Brealey, who plays […]

Personality Quiz: How Would You Die In Victorian England?

Victorian crime drama Ripper Street has made a welcome return to BBC AMERICA, with people meeting their ends in all manner of unpleasant and gory ways. However, while life in Victorian London was far from safe, serial killers were not the only cause of fatality at the time. So, assuming you could have dodged the […]


BBC AMERICA’s ‘Ripper Street’ Renewed for Second Season

BBC AMERICA has just announced that its co-production Ripper Street, the crime drama set in 1889 London, has been picked up for a second, eight-episode season, which will air in 2014. The series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg as East End detectives in the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper killing spree. […]

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Five Filthy Things About Victorian England

Ripper Street returns for a third season on BBC AMERICA on April 29. It’s a tale that doesn’t sidestep the terrible awfulness of Victorian London at the height of Empire, featuring seedy depravity and murderous disgust. It’s set in the heart of all things brutal and grubby. And if that’s not your understanding of what […]

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Dapper TV Looks of Victorian England

The Victorian period (1837-1901) was a time where women displayed their husband’s success by dressing in the finest clothing. The men didn’t shy away from fashion donning stellar top hats and three-piece suits. Wealth also acted as temptation for those without. BBC America’s Ripper Street premieres on Saturday, January 19th at 9/8c with the police force […]

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Looking Forward to 2013

2012 was quite a momentous year with London hosting the Summer Olympics and Team GB achieving a record-breaking Gold medal win. The Queen broke a personal record celebrating the Diamond Jubilee marking her 60th anniversary as reigning monarch. It will be hard to top 2012 – really, it’s not a competition – but there’s a […]

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