What a great finale to the current series of Whitechapel – tonight’s concluding episode vindicates my suggestion last week that producers had saved the best till last.
It was great to see the series deliver on promises of a darker, scarier and more gothic set of cases than the second run offered.
The writers have shown the new format has enough scope to provide multiple stories and the series has done well in the ratings, regularly scoring as one of ITV’s top four dramas.
Of the top 30 shows and episodes on ITV in any of the past 6 weeks, Whitechapel is the only one I’ve seen.
I’m not interested in soaps, celebs dancing on ice, Harry Hill’s unfunny TV burps or Jonathan Ross which means most of ITV’s content is invisible to me.
Before Whitechapel, the last thing I watched on ITV was probably Poirot or Endeavour at Christmas.
Whitechapel offers an hour of well written, fantastically acted, high quality drama – in other words, it offers something I want to watch, accessed by a rare press of my TV remote’s 3 button.
So here’s hoping for plenty more cases in E1.