At the end of 2013 Ripper Street was set to vanish as abruptly as its namesake, with the end of the second series marking the end of its time as a BBC One drama.
For a brief time coppers DI Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen), Detective Inspector Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn), and Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg) had to hang up their billyclubs, until Amazon rescued the show and became the platform for its third series, set in 1894 - four years on from the second series.
We spoke to Matthew Macfadyen, MyAnna Buring (Long Susan), Jerome Flynn, Charlene McKenna (Rose Erskine), and Adam Rothenberg about their characters’ emotional return, their tangled relationships, and hat envy. If you watch the first episode, you’ll see why significant hat envy would come into play.
We also tested them on their knowledge of lesser-known Victorian slang, which lead to bags of mystery over bags o’mystery...