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BBC One Confirms Second Series Of Detective Drama 'Ripper Street' For 2014

The gritty drama will be back on screens next year

Eight more episodes of the BBC drama Ripper Street have been confirmed and will return to screens in 2014.

The gritty detective drama set in the east end of London in 1889 after the infamous Jack The Ripper murders has so far gone down a treat with audiences, attracting impressive viewing figures of 7.1million.

Ripper Street will be returning to screens for a second series in 2014 (WENN)

Creator and writer Richard Warlow expressed his delight at the confirmaton, promising to keep viewers hooked with more compelling plot lines.

"I am enormously grateful to have been given the opportunity to return to 'H' Division once more and will be working tirelessly to ensure that those who have joined us each week will find ever more compelling crime-fighting thrills down on Ripper Street the second time around," he said in a statement.

Adding: "The series will move forward into the 1890s; the death rattle of a century coming to a close, the labour pains of a modern world on the rise. It is this sense of climax and calamity that, week by week, our heroes will confront with conviction and heroism."

Will you being tuning in for the new series?

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