Meticulous and obsessive, DI Chandler arid his unit are based in Whitechapel - an area drenched in dark history and sinister goings-on; It is where Jack the Ripper carried out his horrific crimes. It is where The Krays constructed their Empire of Crime based on violent punishments. This series unearths a Whitechapel full of Gothic shadows, cobblestones and ancient hostelries. There's fear in the Huguenot weaving houses of Wilkes Street, and terrifying discoveries in the dark corners and rooftops around Brick Lane. Ed Buchan joins DI Chandler and hard-bitten DS Miles as their historical advisor - operating out of the bowels of the police station among musty tomes of the crime archive. Chandler is convinced crimes of the past hold the key to solving crimes of the present. The team is tested by bloody and vicious murders on their own doorstep. Do crimes such as the Thames Torso Murders, HH Holmes, The Zodiac Killer and The Ratcliffe Highway Murders unlock the truth? In Whitechapel history isn't dead, it's deadly.