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Jack the Ripper

A two-part T.V. movie made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the unsolved murders in Victorian London.

Transmission date: 21st October, 1988 (U.S.A.)

Lewis’s character: Sergeant George Godley

Synopsis: The brutal murders of several Whitechapel prostitutes lead Inspector Abberline and Sergeant Godley along some intriguing lines of enquiry as they try to track down the notorious Jack the Ripper.


Jack the Ripper screenshot

Inspector Abberline-Michael Caine
Richard Mansfield-Armand Assante
Sir William Gull-Ray McAnally
Sergeant Godley-LEWIS COLLINS
Robert Lees-Ken Bones
Catharine Eddowes-Susan George
Emma Prentiss-Jane Seymour
Mary Jane Kelly-Lysette Anthony
Sergeant Kerby-Peter Armitage
Lanyon-Trevor Baxter
Annie Chapman-Deirdre Costello
Prince Albert Victor-Marc Culwick
Sergeant Brent-Christopher Fulford
George Lusk-Michael Gothard
Dr. Llewellyn-Michael Hughes
Pimp-Gary Shail
Dr. Phillips-Gerald Sim
John Netley-George Sweeney

According to David Wickes, Lewis had a black eye when he was invited to audition. As no one had any make-up with which to cover it, he auditioned for the part in profile.