Ripper Street Series 2 Episode 4 – ‘Dynamite and a Woman’


Dynamite and a Woman

Ripper Street Series 2 Episode 4

BBC/ Tiger Aspect

BBC/ Tiger Aspect


18 November 2013 BBC One UK
15 March 2014 BBC America



Official Synopsis

After over 20 years in Newgate Gaol, the Irish dynamiter, Aiden Galvin, is sprung from his prison wagon’s journey through Whitechapel.

Barely a day later he has exploded a device beneath the bed of the prominent MP Cecil Knightly, a vociferous opponent of The Home Rule movement. Despite their outward protestations of peace, Chief Inspector Abberline is convinced that the Irish Republican Brotherhood is once more about its work and orders Reid to send the Irish DC Flight undercover into Whitechapel’s Irish community.

As Flight draws closer to the beautiful young woman, Evelyn, who is believed to be Galvin’s daughter, so Jackson’s forensic investigation into the explosive device itself leads Reid to examine its victim, Knightly, in more detail.

A man of power and influence, he had positioned himself at the heart of London’s emerging energy lobby. A new power station is to be constructed within Councilor Jane Cobden’s constituency and Reid begins to wonder if, in fact, the MP’s murder has more to do with greed and corruption than it does with Irish nationalism.


Detective Inspector Edmund Reid – Matthew Macfadyen
Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake – Jerome Flynn
Captain Homer Jackson – Adam Rothenberg
Chief Inspector Fred Abberline – Clive Russell
Sergeant Donald Artherton – David Wilmot
Detective Constable Albert Flight – Damien Molony
Aiden Galvin – Stanley Townsend
Charles Broadwick – James Wilby
Jane Cobden – Leanne Best
Evelyn Foley – Charlie Murphy
Michael Donovan – Martin McCann
Sebastian Ferranti – Michael Marcus
Cecil Knightly – Guy Williams
Newgate Driver – Steve Gunn
Priest – Frank Melia
Bar Brawler –  Micheal O Dubhghaill

Producer – Stephen Smallwood
Director – Christopher Menaul
Writer –  Jamie Crichton




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