Biography: Jack the Ripper: Phantom of Death (1995)
In the annals of crime, perhaps no name evokes terror more than that Jack the Ripper… A&E Biography goes to England to investigate the murder of five women, which took place in 1888 and have gripped the collective psyche ever since….
“Jack the Ripper is the best-known name given to an unidentified serial killer who was active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name originated in a letter, written by someone claiming to be the murderer, that was disseminated in the media. The letter is widely believed to have been a hoax, and may have been written by a journalist in a deliberate attempt to heighten interest in the story. Other nicknames used for the killer at the time were “The Whitechapel Murderer” and “Leather Apron”… Wikipedia