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Welcome Back Whitechapel to ITV

The streets of the east end are once again alive with the sound of murder, as the creepy crime drama Whitechapel returns to our screens for its fourth series.

Double lock the doors and check under the bed – Whitechapel is back and more disturbing than ever. Chasing copycat killers with a gruesome enthusiasm for history, Rupert Penry Jones reprises his role as the highly-strung but brilliant DI Chandler and DS Miles (Phil Davies) returns as his no-nonsense partner in action. As usual, helping them find clues along the way is bumbling Ripperologist and expert historian Edward Buchanan (Steve Pemberton).

Rumoured to be the scariest series yet, tonight’s episode kicks off with a homeless man who has been mysteriously stoned to death in a witchcraft style killing… Tune in if you dare.

ITV caught up with Phil Davies to talk series 4:

Need to catch up beforehand? Here’s a summary of what’s happened so far…

Series One

Not popular with seen-it-all East ender DS Miles and his team, well-spoken, hygiene obsessed DI Chandler arrives in Whitechapel to a murder that closely emulates the Victorian killings of Jack the Ripper. As the murderous spree intensifies and public panic ensues, Chandler and Miles enlist the help of ripper-obsessed Buchanan to guess the killers next move.

Series Two

Now close allies, Chandler and Miles find themselves confronted with a new set of the Kray twins, two men who walk, talk and kill just like the infamous brothers who ruled over the east end during the 1960s.

Series Three

Consisting of three two part stories, the third series went to new and sinister depths with mysterious mass murders taking place in locked up houses, poisoned torsos retrieved from the Thames and a babysitter killed by the ‘bogeyman’.

Whitechapel is on ITV tonight at 9pm.

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