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Ripper Street: I Need Light

A young woman is discovered brutally murdered with the hallmark signs of the Ripper upon her. Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline, believes it Jack’s return but Reid the precinct’s new master believes that it's a different kind of evil at work.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday December 30th, 2012

Director: Tom Shankland
Writer: Richard Warlow

Alternate Airdates:

US (BBC America) Jan 19, 2013
AU (ten) Jul 28, 2013
IE (RTÉ ONE) May 12, 2014

  • Currently 6.1/10
6.1/10 (7 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David WilmotDavid Wilmot
As Sgt. Donald Atherton
Jonathan BarnwellJonathan Barnwell
As P.C. Dick Hobbs
Garry MountaineGarry Mountaine
As Tour Guide
Geoff Bell (1)Geoff Bell (1)
As Joseph Smeaton
Julian BleachJulian Bleach
As Cecil Creighton
Mark DexterMark Dexter
As Sir Arthur Donaldson
Morgan Jones (2)Morgan Jones (2)
As Pornographer
Sarah GallagherSarah Gallagher
As Maude Thwaites
Sean DugganSean Duggan
As Fight Umpire
Steven RobertsonSteven Robertson
As Christian Thwaites
Main Cast
Matthew MacFadyen (1)Matthew MacFadyen (1)
As Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
Jerome FlynnJerome Flynn
As Det. Sgt. Bennet Drake
Adam RothenbergAdam Rothenberg
As Cpt. Homer Jackson
David DawsonDavid Dawson
As Fred Best
MyAnna BuringMyAnna Buring
As Long Susan
Amanda HaleAmanda Hale
As Emily Reid
Clive RussellClive Russell
As Ch. Insp. Fred Abberline
Charlene McKennaCharlene McKenna
As Rose Erskine
Other Episode Crew

CreatorRichard Warlow
Executive ProducerSimon Vaughan  |  Greg Brenman  |  Will Gould (2)  |  Polly Hill  |  Ed Guiney  |  Andrew Lowe
ProducerStephen Smallwood
Associate ProducerKatie McAleese
Production DesignerMark Geraghty
EditorUna Ni Dhonghaile
CastingLouise Kiely
Line ProducerCait Collins
Costume DesignerLorna Marie Mugan
GripDave O'Connor  |  Phillip Murphy
Camera OperatorSteven Hall  |  Laszlo Bille
Set DecoratorJenny Oman
Location ManagerEdmund Sampson
Property MasterEamonn O'Higgins
Script SupervisorChris Roufs
Production CoordinatorDeirdre Doorley
Assistant EditorGareth Nolan
Post Production SupervisorTherese Caldwell
GafferJames McGuire (1)
On-Line EditorDominic Lord
Director of PhotographyJulian Court
Stunt CoordinatorGiedrius Nagys
Art DirectorDavid Wilson
Production ManagerNicky Poulton
Special EffectsAidan Byrne  |  Brendan Byrne
Script EditorRichard Cookson
Dubbing MixerHoward Bargroff
GraphicsLouise Mathews
Sound RecordistSimon Willis
Costume SupervisorJessica O'Leary
Boom OperatorEnda Callan
Visual Effects CoordinatorAmy James  |  Nicholas Murphy
Visual Effects SupervisorEd Bruce (1)
Production AccountantSile Dorney
Clapper LoaderAmy Breen  |  Brian Dungan
Best BoySimon Magee
Casting AssociateDaniel Edwards
ComposerDominik Scherrer
Rigging GafferMichael O'Mogain
Focus PullerPhilip McKeon (1)  |  Conor Kelly
Assistant AccountantBilli Webster
Digital Imaging TechnicianNiall O'Brien (2)
Casting DirectorKate Rhodes James
Makeup ArtistAisling Nairn
Dialogue EditorFionan Higgins
Production BuyerAnna Kirwan
Standby Art DirectorJudith Hynes
Construction ManagerNicky MacManus
Standby PropsJules Harris  |  Ronan Kennedy
Assistant CoordinatorMoselle Foley
Creative DirectorJustine Vaughan
Make-up DesignerSharon Doyle
Assistant Location ManagerJohn Paul Le Bon  |  Rossa O'Neill
Hair DesignerEileen Buggy
Costume AssistantNeil Crawford (2)
Extras CoordinatorSarah Beth Moylan
Head Of ProductionFrith Tiplady
Genny OperatorPadraic O Fatharta
1st Assistant DirectorPeter Agnew
ColouristSebastian Guest
3rd Assistant DirectorAnna Harrison
Standby CarpenterGraham Waters
Dressing PropsPat Byrne  |  Dave Wallace  |  Philip Murphy
Costume StandbyCassandra Steyn-Taylor
Opening TitlesNic Benns
ArmourerJohn McKenna
Casting ConsultantAlexa L. Fogel
Sound DesignerNikki Moss
Standby StagehandJason Arkins
Legal & Business AffairsTara Buckwell
HairdresserAnna Gronerus
Transport CaptainEamonn Murphy
2nd Assistant DirectorMaeve O'Sullivan
PublicityIain McCallum
Standby RiggerMick Freaney
Development AssistantGeorge Aza-Selinger
Historical ConsultantLeo Hollis
Master PainterNeville Gaynor
Master CarpenterDavid Oldham
Standby Scenic PainterJoey Gaynor (1)
Practical ElectricianDamien Heffernan
ProstheticsWaldo Mason
HorsemasterBen Good
Supervising Special EffectsPaul Byrne  |  Michael Kearns (1)
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