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Tell me there's no Royal Conspiracy/Diary nonsense in this attempt.

I do hope not!!! Would be nice to just have a documentary about the case without speculating on who he might have been!!


Has a broadcast date been confirmed yet?
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:39 AM
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BBC Media Centre announcement.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/la...ws/2018/ripper

I reckon the image shows what we can expect in the programme.
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It's the new wave. Use a lot of fancy 3-D computerized images, etc., and then use the vague waters of "profiling" to fit up some faceless local chap like Barnett, Cohen, Lechmere, Hutchinson, et al. All in the name of 'scientific advancement.'
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You all sound jaded at the prospect of the new documentary, but I am hoping it will present a more informative view of the cases than we've seen yet.

I guess it will show up this Fall?
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You all sound jaded at the prospect of the new documentary, but I am hoping it will present a more informative view of the cases than we've seen yet.

I guess it will show up this Fall?
Hi Pat,

You’re absolutely correct that all the responses to the news of this documentary do sound jaded but I have to admit that my reaction was exactly the same. As in books, we are overburdened by re-hashes which are usually produced or written by people with only a basic grasp of the facts but who realise that ‘Jack’ sells. Let’s hope that this latest documentary differs in some way. I wish that someone would do a ‘then and now’ documentary. Visiting the locations, not just of the murders but other related events and where people lived or were born, to tell the story. But I suppose that this would have limited tv appeal. Some ripper researcher might want to consider the idea though. Might make them a few quid for minimal outlay.
There was supposed to be a documentary coming out based on Richard Patterson’s book on Francis Thompson? I don’t think he was the ripper but the documentary might be an interesting watch and a talking point.
Let’s hope that the new one surprises us all Pat
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Emilia Fox? does not come over very well without a script. Why not use a real female forensic pathologist rather than an actress pretending to be a pathologist ? I would be interested in the opinions of an expert.

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Emilia Fox? does not come over very well without a script. Why not use a real female forensic pathologist rather than an actress pretending to be a pathologist ? I would be interested in the opinions of an expert.

miss marple
May I suggest you obtain a copy of my book “Jack the Ripper-The real truth “ in that there are interviews with a number of medical experts including Dr Biggs a modern day Working forensic pathologist, who opines not only on the WM murders but on the torsos as well

http://www.trevormarriott.co.uk/jack-ripper-real-truth/

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Yes that sounds like an interesting read!
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:17 AM
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I think the BBC releasing a new documentary is less to do with the possibility of new insights into the case, and more to do with the fact that we are in a year that ends with an 8.
A nice round 130 years since the killings is reason enough for them wanting a documentary, which will naturally air in the autumn.
Having said that, I hope itís a blinder.
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"It's no secret that a lot of the documentaries that studios throw our way ó both on the television and in the cinema ó are bloated with misinformation. Most of them are either propaganda or just pop sensationalism. Many of us enjoy watching these for the entertainment value; it's fun, just as it was intended. But there are those of us who hope to actually be enlightened and informed; but unless we happen to have actual expertise on the subject being presented, we have no practical way to know whether what we're watching is good education or just propaganda."

Brian Dunning, Skeptoid Podcast #596. How to Assess a Documentary.
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