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Crews start filming in the East End for third series of ITV’s Whitechapel

PUBLISHED: 12:44 14 June 2011

Rupert Penry Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton lead the cast in a darkly atmospheric new ITV thriller Whitechapel

Rupert Penry Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton lead the cast in a darkly atmospheric new ITV thriller Whitechapel

Carnival Film & Television

Filming on the new series of ITV’s Whitechapel started on location around the East End this week.

The drama, starring Ruper Penry-Jones, Phil Davies and Steve Pemberton is now in its third series, having perviously explored copycat killers imitating the crimes of Jack the Ripper and the Kray twins.

Producers say the series will take viewers through three hundred years of history over six episodes, peeling back the layers of the East End to reveal fear in the Huguenot weaving houses of Wilkes Street and terrifying discoveries in dark corners and rooftops around Brick Lane.

Executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle said: “I am delighted we are getting the chance to tell brand new Whitechapel stories but this time as a series.

“The East End of London is steeped in history, secrets and gore and we now have the opportunity to take Chandler, Miles and Buchan to places darker still. If you thought the Ripper and Krays were scary, just wait.”

ITV’s director of drama Laura Mackie added: “Whitechapel is a striking and distinctive crime drama that has struck a real chord with the ITV 1 audience. The longer run will allow us to tell an even richer range of stories from the Whitechapel area.”


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