Ripper Street: Radio Times Episode 2 picture and plot preview

The Radio Times already has a picture and plot preview out for Ripper Street. Be sure to see it HERE.

The new Victorian-set crime drama continues next Sunday with a case centring around Ernest Manby (David Coon), a 60-year-old toy maker beaten to death for a mysterious brass box and the coins in his pocket.

The Whitechapel Vigilance Committee presents 14-year-old Thomas Gower (Giacomo Mancini) as a culprit, with the youth refusing to deny the charge. Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) – his conscience pricked by a radical lawyer called Eagles (Hugh O'Conor) and orphanage governess Deborah Goren (Lucy Cohu)– tests the validity of the investigation.

Elsewhere, Jackson’s (Adam Rothenberg) drinking and gambling lead to the loss of the pendant that ties him to his American past – a history that he and Long Susan (MyAnna Buring) fear will now come to be exposed. Reid and Drake (Jerome Flynn) find themselves besieged at Miss Goren’s orphanage by the rest of Gower’s vicious child gang and their brutal master, Carmichael (Joseph Gilgun).

Episode two of Ripper Street is at 9pm on Sunday 6 January on BBC1