Episode Info: After a fox drops a womans severed hand in Whitechapel DI Mina Norroy arrives from Richmond, where the rest of the torso has floated down river. The woman was poisoned and then dismembered. Ella Bowe, missing from home for six months, seems a likely victim but is proved not to be. The police locate the fox, following it to the garden of the heavily booby-trapped house of weird reclusive Adelina Grace. A womans foot is in the garden and Adelinas dead husbands body is inside the house, but he was not murdered, and none of the potions Adelina makes can be identified ...
A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London.
Set in 2008 and against the hugely atmospheric background of Whitechapel, London, a modern police force are fighting an old adversary. A series of bloody, tragic and impossible crimes would suggest someone is carrying out copycat Jack the Ripper murders. The murders are investigated by our three unlikely heroes: Chandler, a fast-tracked, media savvy DI on his first big murder case; Miles, nearing retirement, a front-line, hard-bitten DS, and Buchan, the eccentrically brilliant Jack the Ripper tour guide.