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Whitechapel to receive Mile End series premiere


Preview by Jack Foley

THE first episode of the brand new series of ITV1 drama Whitechapel will be premiered at The Mile End Genesis Cinema on Thursday, October 7 and attended by the cast (Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis, Steve Pemberton, Peter Serafinowicz, Craig Parkinson).

For the creation and promotion of this very special event, ITV, Carnival Films, Mindshare and film specialist elevenfiftyfive are collaborating to curate a live, interactive experience, taking the fans into the darkness of the Kray brothers’ East London, where the cinema will be transformed into an investigative crime scene.

Atmospheric and brooding, this second series of Whitechapel draws on an iconic cult crime born out of London’s East End.

After Jack the Ripper comes the gangster brutality of the Krays, and in Whitechapel the paranoia of this era and the faded glamour of the former East End overlords characterise the drama.

It is as sharp, intense and as visually distinctive as the first series of Whitechapel with the gangster culture of the Krays never far away. Produced by Carnival Films, Whitechapel broadcasts across three one-hour episodes.

The principal cast are joined by Peter Serafinowicz (The Peter Serafinowicz Show), who plays DCI Cazenove and Craig Parkinson (Lark-Rise to Candleford), who plays twins, Jimmy and Johnny Kray.

Directed by David Evans (Unforgiven, Survivors) and produced by Grainne Marmion (Small Island, The Damned United), Whitechapel was filmed at various locations around London including Whitechapel, Bethnal Green and the East End.

Penry-Jones, Davis and Pemberton return to their characters of Chandler, Miles and Buchan with pathos and black humour remaining key to the drama.

Copycat murders, maiming and torture trigger intense emotions and DI Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones) will be given an even greater run for his money than the first time round. This time it is personal.

ITV’s Director of Drama Commissioning Laura Mackie, says: “Whitechapel will be full of the history, texture and detail that gave the first series a distinctive personality.

“It will be as audacious and compelling as the first series, strengthened by further character development and very real personal jeopardy. We’re delighted to be commissioning more episodes following the success of Whitechapel I.”

Tickets to the event are free, simply email with Whitechapel Interactive Screening as the subject header to apply for a pair of tickets.

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Terms and conditions:

Tickets are subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Each reader may claim up to two tickets.

Readers who successfully book tickets must have ID available if required.

The tickets are not for re-sale. No cash alternative. No late admittance. The cinema reserves the right to refuse admission.

In the event of a dispute, the cinema manager’s decision is final.

Certificate 18: Contains strong language and violence.