Saving Ripper Street
Despite this, Ripper Street has become a highlight of my week. The characterisation is complex, interesting and convincing, the plot is absorbing and I like the way some of the more weird Victorian-age motifs are incorporated e.g. the elephant-man and the introduction of electricity into London. I also like the way the people speak - when I can hear them, that is - their vocabulary is slightly off-beat and sounds like it could be how people spoke just then. In other words - excellent writing!
Unfortunately, few people seem to have heard of it. The first series was shown on a Sunday night, and this series is being shown on a Monday - against the incredibly popular 'I'm a Celebrity...' It therefore had very little chance to draw an audience - and hasn't, apparently. The BBC are therefore cutting it - a big shame!
Here is a clip
and here is an on-line petition to the BBC to save the programme. Please sign it to save some great writing.