Its coming! ITV Whitechapel Series 4. Are you ready? Here’s a preview of the brand new series starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton. From all looks, previous series episodes will dwarf the newest instalment, now in filming. But if you like the actors, you’ll enjoy their performances just as before. The demands for doing one better each time get a little tough in the entertainment business. Let’s give them a break.
ITV: day and time to be announced
Story: The team investigates a number of killings that seem to be of witches, leading them to suspect that some kind of modern-day Witchfinder General is at work.
TRYING TO EXPLAIN what the blazes is going on in Whitechapel these days is the devil’s own job. Perhaps we should ask him, as it is now revealed that the gates to Hell are actually located within the shadow of Christ Church, Spitalfields.
That’s according to Edward Buchan, the swivel-eyed loon they keep in the basement poring over ‘archives’ in this rather bonkers series.
‘Why do these things keep happening in Whitechapel?’ Buchan wonders – along with the rest of us. Hence, the gates of hell thesis.
|Washington (William Beck)|
The Witchfinder General
Jack the Ripper, the Krays, the Thames Torso murders and others have all revisited the Whitechapel area of London in past series. This time it’s the Witchfinder General who’s popped back out of the pages of infamy to give the willies to Rupert Penry-Jones (DI Chandler), Phil Davis (DS Miles) and Steve Pemberton (Buchan).
Watching this instalment you do wonder if writers Caroline Ip and Ben Court have not been a bit dazed and confused by the success of what was a a good idea that is now stretched thinly. After all, they have moved onto other projects, such as BBC1’s Mayday, but still the viewing figures demand further Whitechapels. Hence, the more and more barmy the show has become.
Crime dramas are great entertainment. I love being left on the edge of my seat, wondering what’s going to happen yet. I love trying to figure out who the bad guys are and how they are going to be trapped. If it wasn’t for crime dramas, I’d have to watch more of the BBC News. This is much more exciting than that!