TV Mini-Series | TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the Queen.
Much is made about the parallel between Richard Mansfield's West End version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and the psyche of the Ripper. The melody of the anonymously composed song "Champagne Ivy", which was sung twice by Miriam Hopkins in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), is heard in an instrumental version, probably as an homage to the Rouben Mamoulian film about a prostitute who is murdered.
Robert James Lees:
Until you believe in my visions, the killings will go on and on!
The position of Mary Kelly's bed as viewed from the window into which Thomas Bowyer peered is wrong. It is shown with the foot of the bed closest to the window, when in fact from that angle the view should have been the same view of the bed as shown in the photograph of Mary Jane Kelly's remains (which was found by Donald Rumbelow).
The original Thames home video version ran as a full feature with the separate opening and closing titles between episodes omitted. Also, the 'statement' about the film's authenticity that preceded each episode was shown after the end credits and company logo on the Thames home video version, acting as an epilogue rather than a prologue.
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