In the wake of ITV's sucess with the rating juggernaut that is Downton Abbey, the BBC really needed to pull out all the stops to re-establish itself as the king of Sunday evening costume drama. But who on Earth would have guessed that the Beeb would try to do it with a Daily Mail-baiting cop show set in Whitechapel circa 1889? Both gripping and ripping, this gory crime series' meticulous attention to detail shines through the Victorian gloom on Blu-ray thanks to six sultry AVC 1080i encodes. If only they were accompanied by worthwhile extras or something more acoustically involving than constrained DTS-HD MA 2.0 soundtracks...

BBC Worldwide, All-region BD, £25 Approx, On sale now
HCC VERDICT: 3.5/5