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I just watched this mostly entertaining new series on BBC America called RIPPER STREET, a crime procedural set in London post-Jack the Ripper. Atmosphere and acting were top rate. This first episode's main clues revolved around photography and film, though they weren't actually using appropriate equipment for the era. Cameras were too small and the photographs were developed like regular prints from the 1920s-1990s, not like how prints would have been developed in 1889. There is film footage with a film camera using nitrate film, but isn't this too early for film? Of course, there are two nitrate fires in this, one where the cameraman sets the film on fire in the camera but then can't bear to see the camera go up in flames, so hugs it tightly. At least a nod to early filming and photography, even with details wrong.