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London’s East End Drama Starts Shooting

Date posted: 16.01.2013

Principal photography began on 7 January for the fourth series of Whitechapel, written by Ben Court, Caroline Ip and actor Steve Pemberton. Whitechapel is produced by Carnival Films, the producers of Downton Abbey, for ITV1 and stars Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton.

The series follows Penry-Jones and Davis as detectives in Whitechapel East London, tasked to solve a series of gruesome murders which replicate historical crimes from the same area. Previous series saw depictions of such notorious criminals as Jack the Ripper and the Kray Brothers.

"Whitechapel is a very modern take on the detective genre," says ITV Director of Drama Laura Mackie, "which combines the Victorian intrigue of the original case with the atmospheric backdrop of a contemporary East End of London."

Planning to shoot widely across the capital with a base in Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End, the upcoming series will touch on historical precedents such as witchcraft, cold war espionage, ghoulish Victorian surgeons, cryptozoology and hidden horrors in the East End's underground tunnels.

"We are excited to have the gang return to their investigative work to tackle the deliciously dark world of Whitechapel," says Producer, Patrick Schweitzer. "In our new series Whitechapel reveals a more sinister and chilling propensity for crime that is set to test our teams resourcefulness and inner strength more than ever before."

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