2009 NR 1 season


2009 NR 1 season
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Historic horror meets modern investigative methods in this atmospheric crime series set in 2008. When a killer mimics the murders of Jack the Ripper, a team of detectives and a tour guide join forces to bring the copycat to justice.
Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis, Steve Pemberton, Sam Stockman, Claire Rushbrook
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2009) - 1 disc

More than 100 years ago, Jack the Ripper terrorized London's Whitechapel district. Now, someone is painstakingly re-creating the brutal slayings. DI Joseph Chandler, new to homicide, leads a team charged with tracking down the modern-day ripper.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this British police thriller depicts a grotesquely violent serial killer and the graphic results of his crime spree. Though there is not a great deal of actual violence depicted, the products of violence -- blood, gore, and occasional close-ups of wounds -- are very much in evidence. The show's atmosphere is powerful, as is its imagery; while there is craft in how this story is told, it is most appropriate for older teens and adults.

Sexual Content

Although there is very little physical intimacy or sexual conversation depicted, the crimes on the show are built around the murder of prostitutes and there is some suggestive conversation as part of that investigation.


Alongside occasional physical violence, the show features a great deal of blood and gore, both from a murderer cleaning up after his crimes and from the investigators performing autopsies and other detailed physical examinations of victims. The victims are prostitutes.


Occasional use of words such as "damn" and "hell."

Social Behavior

The story rewards curiosity and personal risk in the service of the greater good. A main character learns to value the hard street work of policing over a more prestigious role.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters occasionally depicted drinking and smoking in a social environment.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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