Misty Moon in conjunction with H Division Crime Club UK Presents Jack The Ripper 30th Anniversary Reunion. Come and spend the afternoon celebrating 30 years of the TV series Jack The Ripper, where the guests will be joined on stage by Misty Moon’s MC Linda Regan.
Jack the Ripper is a 1988 British television film drama about the notorious Jack the Ripper murder spree in Victorian London.
The film was produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Whitechapel murders, and was originally screened on British television in two 90-minute episodes, broadcast on consecutive evenings, in October 1988, to coincide with the dates of some of the original events, advertising itself in advance as a solution to the century old mystery of the murderer’s identity using newly discovered original evidence. The broadcasts were a cause célèbre in UK television productions in the late 1980s, and gained high audience viewing figures with critical acclaim.
Using historical characters involved in the genuine 1888 hunt for the killer, Jack the Ripper was written by Derek Marlowe and David Wickes and directed by Wickes. The series drew heavily on the same discredited Masonic/Royal Family conspiracy theory as the 1978 film Murder By Decree, and later interrogated in From Hell (2001). This theory was first put forward in the 1960s by Thomas E. A. Stowell who published his claims in a November 1970 issue of The Criminologist. The theory was later turned into the bestselling Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution (1976) by Stephen Knight.
The series was constructed as a whodunit in which viewers were led to suspect, at various points, that Prince Albert Victor, Richard Mansfield, George Lusk, Dr. Henry Llewellyn or Dr. Theodore Dyke Ackland could be Jack the Ripper.
The series begins with a disclaimer on behalf of the production staff, stating, “Our story is based on extensive research, including a review of the official files by special permission of the Home Office and interviews with leading criminologists and Scotland Yard officials.”
Guests include: David Wickes – writer/director; Hugh Frazer – aka Sir Charles Warren; Gary Shail – aka Billy White; George Sweeney – aka John Nettley.
More guests to be announced shortly. After the Q&A the guests there will be a meet and greet with the audience and they will be taking part in a paid signing.
Doors open at 13.30, for a 14.30 start.
Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.