Jack the Ripper

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Jack the Ripper

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(Biography) an unidentified murderer who killed at least seven prostitutes in London's East End between August and November 1888
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Noun1.Jack the Ripper - an unidentified English murderer in the 19th century
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Russell Edwards, a longtime Ripperologist, as those obsessed with studying the unsolved case are known, has published Naming Jack The Ripper, a book that claims to offer DNA evidence that the 19th century killer was Aaron Kosminski, a 25-year-old Jewish immigrant from Poland.
So much so that he's actually managed to get Buchan - the helpful Ripperologist from the first two series played by Steve Pemberton - on the Met's payroll as a police researcher, with a laminated name-tag and everything.
But this time, Chandler has installed Ripperologist Buchan in the basement under the incident room, where he's given free rein over a vast archive of crime reports.
Then there's the return of the Edward Buchan character (Steve Pemberton) who appeared as the Ripperologist in the first series and now has an unhealthy but handy knowledge of the Krays.
The fact that the suspect continually changes his (or her) appearance doesn't help, but at least they can call on Ripperologist Buchan for help.
The League of Gentleman's superb Steve Pemberton salivates over the case, playing as he does an expert in 19th century slasher Jack - a Ripperologist.
The fact the suspect continually changes his (or her) appearance doesn't help, but at least they can call on a Ripperologist for help.
They don't believe a Ripperologist who says 'Jack's back' and laugh at Chandler's attempts to convince them it's true.
That the author is Paul Begg, who is a world authority of Jack - he even edits a magazine called The Ripperologist - bodes well.
Then there's the return of the Edward Buchan character (Steve Pemberton), who appeared as the Ripperologist in the first series and now has an unhealthy but handy knowledge of the Krays.
Then there was another murder - and the Ripperologist had been arrested at the scene of the crime.