Friday September 18, 2020

TV Picks of the Week

Emmanuel Kehoe chooses four programmes to watch out for over the next week.

13th January, 2013
Ripper Street: tonight's episode of the Victorian police drama features a cholera epidemic to add to the many miseries of Whitechapel.

Ripper Street

In 1852, Punch magazine published a cartoon called A Court for King Cholera illustrating the conditions of Victorian slum life. A signature Punch Irishman stands among the mass of people while a woman picks through rubbish for food and two boys play with a dead rat. This episode of the Victorian police drama, The King Came Calling, clearly takes its title from the Punch cartoon as it features a cholera epidemic to add...

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