The Ripper (TV series)

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The Ripper
Title card from the series
Directed byJesse Vile
Ellena Wood
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Production companyNetflix
Original release
Release16 December 2020 (2020-12-16)

The Ripper is a British true crime docuseries directed by Jesse Vile and Ellena Wood, released on Netflix on 16 December 2020.[1] The four-part miniseries recounts the events and investigation surrounding the murders of 13 women in West Yorkshire and Manchester, England between 1975 and 1980 by the serial killer Peter Sutcliffe.[2] Journalists noted the similarities to the murders conducted by the notorious Jack the Ripper, and nicknamed the unknown perpetrator the Yorkshire Ripper. This series follows the chronology of events, told through interviews with investigators, journalists, survivors and family members of victims.[3]


No.TitleDirected byOriginal release date [4]
1"Once Upon a Time in Yorkshire"Ellena Wood16 December 2020 (2020-12-16)
In the 1970s, the brutal murders of sex workers in economically depressed areas of the UK spark little public interest — until a teen is also killed.
2"Between Now and Dawn"Jesse Vile16 December 2020 (2020-12-16)
As the killer continues to prey upon women, police hope that tire tracks and a victim's 5-pound note may finally lead to a suspect.
3"Reclaim the Night"Ellena Wood16 December 2020 (2020-12-16)
Police release phone calls and handwriting samples from a suspect. Women protest law enforcement's continued inability to catch the Ripper.
4"Out of the Shadows"Jesse Vile16 December 2020 (2020-12-16)
More than five years after the first attack, the police finally make an arrest, setting off a media frenzy and accusations of a botched investigation.

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  1. ^ "The Ripper | Netflix Official Site". Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Netflix's Yorkshire Ripper Doc Trailer Teases New Insight Into Police Failings". Bustle. 19 November 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Netflix has finally released a trailer for the Yorkshire Ripper documentary series". UK. 18 November 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  4. ^ "TheRipper – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 16 December 2020.

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