The BEST Episodes of Ripper Street

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2021

Network: Amazon

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.

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Edmund Reid Did This

#1 - 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.

star 8.18
344 votes
A Man of My Company

#2 - 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.

star 8.18
909 votes
Directors: Colm McCarthy
Writers: Toby Finlay
A Last Good Act

#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.

star 8.17
339 votes
Directors: Ashley Way
What Use Our Work?

#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.

star 8.16
770 votes
Directors: Tom Shankland
Writers: Richard Warlow
Our Betrayal (2)

#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.

star 8.11
638 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Richard Warlow
The Peace of Edmund Reid

#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.

star 8.10
434 votes
Directors: Saul Metzstein
Writers: Richard Warlow
The Incontrovertible Truth

#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.

star 8.09
360 votes
The Beating of Her Wings

#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.

star 8.09
432 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Toby Finlay
Your Father, My Friend

#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.

star 8.03
448 votes
Whitechapel Terminus

#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.

star 8.01
502 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Richard Warlow
The Stranger's Home

#11 - 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.

star 8.00
413 votes
Directors: Kieron Hawkes
Writers: Richard Warlow
The Dreaming Dead

#12 - 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.

star 8.00
347 votes
Directors: Nick Rowland
A Stronger Loving World

#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.

star 7.98
583 votes
Our Betrayal (1)

#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.

star 7.95
634 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Richard Warlow
Dynamite and a Woman

#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.

star 7.94
657 votes
Writers: Jamie Crichton
No Wolves In Whitechapel

#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.

star 7.91
351 votes
Live Free, Live True

#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.

star 7.90
419 votes
The Good of This City

#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.

star 7.89
1,070 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Julie Rutterford
Closed Casket

#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.

star 7.87
362 votes
Directors: Daniel Nettheim
Writers: Richard Warlow
Am I Not Monstrous?

#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.

star 7.83
683 votes
Some Conscience Lost

#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.

star 7.82
379 votes
Directors: Luke Watson
Writers: Rachel Bennette
Occurrence Reports

#22 - 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.

star 7.81
327 votes
Ashes and Diamonds

#23 - 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.

star 7.80
466 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Toby Finlay
Threads of Silk and Gold

#24 - 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.

star 7.80
592 votes
I Need Light

#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.

star 7.80
1,540 votes
Directors: Tom Shankland
Writers: Richard Warlow