The BEST Episodes of Ripper Street
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2021
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.
#1 - A Man of My Company
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.
#2 - Edmund Reid Did This
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 19, 2016
The walls close in on Reid as a secret from his past threatens to destroy his future in Whitechapel.
#3 - A Last Good Act
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 12, 2016
With Reid imprisoned, Jackson and the others hatch a plot to free him and uncover Dove's crimes.
#4 - What Use Our Work?
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 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.
#5 - Our Betrayal (2)
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 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.
#6 - The Peace of Edmund Reid
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 26, 2014
When an American journalist is killed in Whitechapel, his story threatens the peace.
#7 - The Incontrovertible Truth
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 12, 2014
The recovering Reid finds the unconscious Lady Vera Montacute in Whitechapel next to the corpse of a flower seller.
#8 - The Beating of Her Wings
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 14, 2014
A curiosity shop is the scene of a murder, with signs of a secret dungeon and a girl held captive.
#9 - Your Father, My Friend
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 28, 2014
Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake investigate the latest criminal activity.
#10 - Whitechapel Terminus
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 14, 2014
Reid and Long Susan are set on a collision course after a locomotive disaster.
#11 - The Dreaming Dead
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.
#12 - The Stranger's Home
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 15, 2016
Reid must return to Whitechapel to covertly re-investigate a case made by Drake and Jackson.
#13 - A Stronger Loving World
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 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.
#14 - Our Betrayal (1)
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 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.
#15 - Dynamite and a Woman
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.
#16 - No Wolves In Whitechapel
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 12, 2016
Drake's life unravels as he questions whether he sent an innocent man to the gallows.
#17 - Live Free, Live True
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 19, 2014
The murder of a chemist lifts the lid on a backstreet abortion racket.
#18 - The Good of This City
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.
#19 - Closed Casket
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.
#20 - Am I Not Monstrous?
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 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.
#21 - Some Conscience Lost
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 22, 2016
Reid struggles to adapt on his first day back at H Division under Drake’s command.
#22 - Threads of Silk and Gold
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 25, 2013
Investigations into the brutal slaying of a telegraph boy lift the lid on a vice racket run from the offices of the GPO. The case leads Reid to the heart of the one of the city's most august financial institutions. Captain Jackson seeks ever more perilous means of ridding he and Long Susan of the suffocating debt they owe Silas Duggan.
#23 - Occurrence Reports
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 12, 2016
As the full extent of Dove's criminal behavior comes to light, Reid, Jackson and Susan face their respective fates.
#24 - Ashes and Diamonds
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.
#25 - I Need Light
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 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.