Filming has finished on the third series of late-Victorian, plaid-encrusted crime-drama Ripper Street. Huzzah! Herewith, illustrated in 19th century engravings, is what we can look forward to.
Note: in the style of a 19th century seller of ballads and gallows confessionals, I’m recycling older engravings, hence they look slightly anachronistic….
There will be a punch-up!
And a brawl!
There will be a mysterious headless woman….
A jolly sailor!
Men sitting about drinking!
This guy with a gun and tight trousers!
A night in the cells!
A thrilling chase!
And then after all that excitement, we’ll sit back with a pipe and enjoy… another drink.