‘Ripper Street‘ episode 2, airs Sunday 6 January at 9pm on BBC One.
Ernest Manby, a 60-year-old toy maker, is beaten to death for a mysterious brass box and the coins in his pocket.
The Whitechapel Vigilance Committee presents a culprit in the form of 14-year-old Thomas Gower, who refuses to deny the charge. Reid – his conscience challenged by a radical lawyer called Eagles and orphanage Governess Deborah Goren – tests the security of the case.
Meanwhile, Jackson’s drinking and gambling have led to the loss of the pendant that ties him to his American past – a past that he and Long Susan fear will now be exposed. Reid and Drake find themselves besieged at Miss Goren’s orphanage by the rest of Gower’s vicious child gang and their brutal master, Carmichael.
Starring Matthew Macfadyen as Det. Insp. Edmund Reid, Jerome Flynn as Det. Sgt Bennet Drake, Adam Rothenberg as Cpt. Homer Jackson, MyAnna Buring as Long Susan, David Wilmot as Sgt Donald Artherton, Jonathan Barnwell as PC Dick Hobbs, David Dawson as Fred Best, Charlene McKenna as Rose Erskine, Amanda Hale as Emily Reid, Lucy Cohu as Deborah Goren, Joseph Gilgun as Carmichael, Hugh O’Conor as Mr Eagles, Michael Smiley as George Lusk, Giacomo Mancini as Thomas Gower, Beverley Klein as Mrs Manby, and David Coon as Ernest Manby.
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