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Old 07-05-2017, 08:15 AM
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Amazing job Jonathan...and to everyone involved in the series.. my hats off

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I'll doff the deerstalker too.

Well done guys. Great stuff.

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Old 07-08-2017, 05:52 PM
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Hi all

With such an All-Star Cast this can't miss!

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Week 8: You've Got Jack the Ripper At Last- The Contemporary Suspects
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Can anyone explain why all the myths that I carefully and diligently debunked and corrected in my book four years ago, are repeated in this episode?

Why did the narrator not first read my book -- the ONLY book on Chapman -- before broadcasting a summary of his life and murders?

Why did all the other people listed in association with this episode not point out to the narrator that he was regurgitating all the old myths that my book has exposed and corrected? Among them are people who have lavished praise upon my 'meticulous' (their word) research and my debunking of so many myths.

What was the point of my spending three whole years painstakingly separating the myths from the truths about Chapman, if programmes like this are just going to promote the same old lies and myths?

Exasperated and bewildered,

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Why did all the other people listed in association with this episode not point out to the narrator that he was regurgitating all the old myths that my book has exposed and corrected? Among them are people who have lavished praise upon my 'meticulous' (their word) research and my debunking of so many myths.
The people listed in association with this episode are the same as those listed in association with every other episode; it's a general "intro" used throughout the series, and few, if any, of those mentioned in the intro participated in all of the episodes.

I just provided one of the voices. I neither had, nor expected, any "editorial" input, did not have any contact with the narrator, and had no idea as to what the structure of content of each episode would be. My contribution was to be the voice of Sir Robert Anderson, an Oscar-worthy performance which was used in an earlier episode. I didn't hear that episode until after it was released, and I certainly didn't get to hear any of the others.

I daresay the same was true for most of the contributors.

Hope that clarifies matters.
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Cheers Gareth. Sorry to sound a bit cross. It wasn't made clear that the people listed have no editorial input. So to whom should I be directing my complaint?

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Hi Helena,

This audio series was based on a blog of the same name and the script was performed directly from it. Karl Coppack, the author/narrator, quite simply hadn't read your book, nor did he read every single book ever written about each and every suspect he mentions before he began writing the series. I believe he has said that his main sources were Sugden, Begg, Evans and Rumbelow. As he confesses in the introduction, he is not a Ripperologist and apologizes for any errors that appear in the text.

Thank you for listening!

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So to whom should I be directing my complaint?

Best wishes

Helena
I am the person responsible for all of the content released by Rippercast.
So your complaint has been received.

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So far I have only listened to two or three episodes of the ‘10 Weeks in Whitechapel’ audio series. It’s an entertaining attempt to do something different in the field, and on the whole I think the blend of theatre, amateur dramatics and Ripper studies works very well.

At the same time, I agree entirely with Helena. I listened to the George Chapman suspect episode, and it made cringe throughout. It wasn’t just a dumbing down of the Chapman story – it propagated myths and lies and fabrications that have been comprehensively debunked in Helena’s book. Five years ago Karl could have got away with it, but since Helena’s book was published in 2013 there is absolutely no excuse for anyone – not even a newbie – to get the basic, rudimentary facts of Chapman’s life wrong.

In the wrap up-episode, Karl mentions how he was reluctant to utter the name of George Chapman’s son – Władysław Kłosowski – during his narration because he didn’t know how to pronounce it. Why not approach a native Polish speaker and ask them how you pronounce it? They’ll appreciate your interest in the language and your efforts to get things right.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:23 AM
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So far I have only listened to two or three episodes of the ‘10 Weeks in Whitechapel’ audio series. It’s an entertaining attempt to do something different in the field, and on the whole I think the blend of theatre, amateur dramatics and Ripper studies works very well.

At the same time, I agree entirely with Helena. I listened to the George Chapman suspect episode, and it made cringe throughout. It wasn’t just a dumbing down of the Chapman story – it propagated myths and lies and fabrications that have been comprehensively debunked in Helena’s book. Five years ago Karl could have got away with it, but since Helena’s book was published in 2013 there is absolutely no excuse for anyone – not even a newbie – to get the basic, rudimentary facts of Chapman’s life wrong.
Thank for the compliment, dag, It's appreciated.

A newbie could very well get some facts wrong about George Chapman if, like I said, they based their essays on what they've read in the most popular Ripper titles, and even here on Casebook. I wouldn't know if a whole slew of "newbies" purchased and read Helena's excellent book, but I will say from personal experience that R. Michael Gordon's books are more commonly available to the general public. Gordon's books are even found in most libraries here in the Midwestern US. I guess we should be thankful that Karl didn't get his hands on one of those but instead spelled out, albeit without the aid of Helena's book, why he has serious doubts that Chapman was Jack the Ripper.

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