The BEST episodes of Ripper Street

Every episode of Ripper Street ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ripper Street!

A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper's legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their lives, but the very fabric of their city. At the drama's heart our detectives try to bring a little light into the dark world they inhabit.

Last Updated: 5/6/2024Network: AmazonStatus: Ended
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Edmund Reid Did This
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8.18
328 votes

#1 - Edmund Reid Did This

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/19/2016

The walls close in on Reid as a secret from his past threatens to destroy his future in Whitechapel.

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A Last Good Act
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8.16
326 votes

#2 - A Last Good Act

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/12/2016

With Reid imprisoned, Jackson and the others hatch a plot to free him and uncover Dove's crimes.

Directors: Ashley Way
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A Man of My Company
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8.16
907 votes

#3 - A Man of My Company

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/17/2013

An international shipping magnate arrives in town, with a retinue of Pinkerton Agency bodyguards, to complete the acquisition of an ailing London shipping line. Meanwhile, the murdered body of a brilliant engineer draws Reid's attention just as Jackson and Susan's forgotten past returns to claim them.

Directors: Colm McCarthy
Writer: Toby Finlay
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What Use Our Work?
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8.15
773 votes

#4 - What Use Our Work?

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/24/2013

Reid is adrift, his team in pieces and Leman Street shaken to its foundations following recent events. A kidnapping offers him cause to assemble his men and tackle the white slavery ring operating in their midst. But Reid is gripped by a growing obsession that this leads back to the terrible secret from his own past.

Directors: Tom Shankland
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The Peace of Edmund Reid
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8.08
424 votes

#5 - The Peace of Edmund Reid

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/26/2014

When an American journalist is killed in Whitechapel, his story threatens the peace.

Directors: Saul Metzstein
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Our Betrayal (2)
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8.06
633 votes

#6 - Our Betrayal (2)

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/16/2013

Death and violence comes to Whitechapel once again. Some decayed and murdered bodies are discovered in a slum tenement, and the advanced stages of the police divisional boxing championship reveals the vengeful ferocity to be seen within the ranks of the police force.

Directors: Andy Wilson
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The Incontrovertible Truth
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8.05
354 votes

#7 - The Incontrovertible Truth

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/12/2014

The recovering Reid finds the unconscious Lady Vera Montacute in Whitechapel next to the corpse of a flower seller.

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The Beating of Her Wings
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8.05
421 votes

#8 - The Beating of Her Wings

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/14/2014

A curiosity shop is the scene of a murder, with signs of a secret dungeon and a girl held captive.

Directors: Andy Wilson
Writer: Toby Finlay
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Your Father, My Friend
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8.01
438 votes

#9 - Your Father, My Friend

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/28/2014

Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake investigate the latest criminal activity.

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The Dreaming Dead
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8.01
335 votes

#10 - The Dreaming Dead

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/2016

An unexpected source alerts Reid and Jackson to Nathaniel's handiwork, Shine receives information which he uses to his advantage, while Dove forms a plan to trap the fugitives.

Directors: Nick Rowland
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Whitechapel Terminus
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7.99
484 votes

#11 - Whitechapel Terminus

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/14/2014

Reid and Long Susan are set on a collision course after a locomotive disaster.

Directors: Andy Wilson
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The Stranger's Home
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7.96
387 votes

#12 - The Stranger's Home

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/15/2016

Reid must return to Whitechapel to covertly re-investigate a case made by Drake and Jackson.

Directors: Kieron Hawkes
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Our Betrayal (1)
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7.93
628 votes

#13 - Our Betrayal (1)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/9/2013

A valuable symbol of the British Empire’s wealth shows up in the form of an uncut diamond. It is a jewel ‘freed’ from the diamond monopoly of De Graal by one Daniel Judge, Captain Jackson’s untrustworthy older brother. Reid and Flight find themselves being drawn to the plight of a local craftsman defrauded of his work and income by a scam that is set to return H Division to the malign influence of Detective Inspector Jedediah Shine.

Directors: Andy Wilson
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A Stronger Loving World
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7.92
575 votes

#14 - A Stronger Loving World

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/2/2013

Churches and synagogues are being burnt and desecrated in Whitechapel and Reid suspects the same hand behind the various attacks. Meanwhile, the all-too-brief domestic happiness that Sergeant Drake has enjoyed is disrupted by the arrival of a friend from his wife Bella's past, the mysterious and charismatic scholar, Gabriel Cain.

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Dynamite and a Woman
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7.90
646 votes

#15 - Dynamite and a Woman

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/18/2013

An Irish bomber is sprung from prison and barely a day later a prominent opponent of the Home Rule movement is murdered. Chief Inspector Abberline is convinced that the Irish Republican Brotherhood is active once more and orders Reid to send the Irish DC Flight undercover into Whitechapel's Irish community.

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No Wolves In Whitechapel
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7.88
338 votes

#16 - No Wolves In Whitechapel

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/12/2016

Drake's life unravels as he questions whether he sent an innocent man to the gallows.

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The Good of This City
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7.88
1057 votes

#17 - The Good of This City

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/20/2013

The brutal clearing of a local slum for the underground railway reveals an almost indecipherable murder scene and an unreliable slum girl witness. Lucy Eames, beautiful and disturbed, is the unlikely key to a Byzantine web of conspiracy.

Directors: Andy Wilson
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Live Free, Live True
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7.87
418 votes

#18 - Live Free, Live True

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/19/2014

The murder of a chemist lifts the lid on a backstreet abortion racket.

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Closed Casket
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7.83
351 votes

#19 - Closed Casket

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/12/2016

Following the death of Bennet Drake, the fugitives find themselves facing the power of Augustus Dove and his murderous brother, while a face from the past returns.

Directors: Daniel Nettheim
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Am I Not Monstrous?
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7.80
673 votes

#20 - Am I Not Monstrous?

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/4/2013

A young woman is found murdered at the London Hospital and the only clue to her identity is an unusual deformity. The hunt for her killer takes Reid and the team into the shadowy netherworld of the freakshows, where they must seek the help of Joseph Merrick, aka the Elephant Man. Reinforcements for H-Division arrive in the form of DC Albert Flight.

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Ashes and Diamonds
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7.80
456 votes

#21 - Ashes and Diamonds

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/21/2014

Alex le Shayne, a mysterious clairvoyant is found dead at the local performance place. Jackson presumes poison has a part to play. As Reid is missing Drake steps in to investigate. Elsewhere Susan continues to care for Mathilda and plans to send her to Switzerland.

Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writer: Toby Finlay
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Occurrence Reports
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7.79
318 votes

#22 - Occurrence Reports

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/12/2016

As the full extent of Dove's criminal behavior comes to light, Reid, Jackson and Susan face their respective fates.

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I Need Light
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7.79
1513 votes

#23 - I Need Light

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/30/2012

A young woman is found brutally murdered, the hallmark signs of the Ripper upon her. One-time H Division boss Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline believes that Jack has returned, but Reid - the precinct's new master - suspects a different evil at work.

Directors: Tom Shankland
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All the Glittering Blades
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7.78
318 votes

#24 - All the Glittering Blades

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/2016

While hidden away, Nathaniel befriends a nearby family at great risk to his personal safety, while the fugitives clash as tensions between them rise.

Directors: Nick Rowland
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A Brittle Thread
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7.77
334 votes

#25 - A Brittle Thread

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/12/2016

The fugitives take drastic action in order to trick the authorities, which leads to a press battle between Reid and Dove for the hearts and minds of the people of Whitechapel.

Directors: Daniel Nettheim
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