The real stories behind ITV’s Yorkshire Ripper drama The Long Shadow


rue-crime fans have been spoiled this summer. Earlier this year, people tuned in for the BBC thriller The Sixth Commandment; now, hot on its heels, comes ITV’s The Long Shadow.

Where The Sixth Commandment focused on the relatively recent story of Ben Field and his attempts to murder the pensioners he seduced, The Long Shadow is heading back fifty years to tell the dark and twisted story of the Yorkshire Ripper.

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