Starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton, crime drama Whitechapel returns to ITV1 for a third series next week.
Chandler and his new unit are still based in Whitechapel nick but as before feel slightly removed from the prosaic and mundane day to day, run of the mill policing. They have rescued a huge crime archive, a vast but chaotic collection of files and papers beneath the incident room. Buchan begins eagerly sorting this treasure trove of primary sources.
When a new case lands on the team’s desk and the race is on to find the killer, Miles is cynical about Buchan’s value to the team, but Chandler is convinced that history holds clues. This is where the nightmares of the past help solve the horrors of the present.
Monday 30th January 2012, 9pm
Ed Buchan joins DI Chandler and DS Miles as their historical advisor. When four people are slaughtered at night in a fortified tailor’s workshop, the East End is gripped with fear and panic at this seemingly impossible, gruesome crime.
What can Chandler and Miles learn from history which will help them solve this particularly grizzly series of murders?
Monday 6th February 2012, 9pm
When a second mass murder occurs where there is no obvious break-in, no obvious escape and no forensics the crimes take on an almost supernatural edge.
Who or what is responsible and how can anyone sleep soundly in their beds in Whitechapel when doors and walls offer no protection?
Monday 13th February 2012, 9pm
As Chandler, Miles and the team attend the christening of Miles’s daughter, Martha, a fox runs through Whitechapel. It has a human arm in its mouth.
The investigation in the story references historical cases of poisoning, the Thames Torso murders, and the serial killer HH Holmes.
Monday 20th February 2012, 9pm
A torso is washed up at Putney Bridge. Both the arm and the torso show signs of poisoning.
When Llewellyn discovers traces of ‘Spanish Fly’, an aphrodisiac drug used by the Marquis de Sade at his infamous orgies Chandler, Miles and the team question what sort of killer they could be up against.
Monday 27th February 2012, 9pm
When a babysitter is murdered and a dangerous patient and former Whitechapel resident escapes from a psychiatric unit, the area becomes the focus of a series of terrifying events in quick succession.
Chandler, Miles and the team must act fast as they fear a masked spree killer is on the loose.
Monday 5th March 2012, 9pm
With the body count rising, Miles and Chandler clash over the direction of the investigation. Having already survived the killer’s wrath once, Counsellor Morgan Lamb is of particular interest to the team.
However, Chandler has more than a vested interest in ensuring she is kept alive. As the chase escalates will Miles and Chandler be able to put their differences aside in the face of their toughest adversary yet?