#RipperStreet season 5: Viewers BLAST 'monumental period mistake' in epic ...

The penultimate programme saw Edmund Reid (played by Matthew Macfadyen) locked in the cells of Leman Street police station with all hope seemingly lost, but it was a scripting mistake that had viewers talking.

Show writers had written a sentence including the line "kilometres upstream", a measurement that did not exist when the period drama was set.

Viewers took to social media immediately, with one tweeting: "#RipperStreet kilometres? Have a word!"

"#Ripperstreet an anachronism in tonight's episode? Were kilometres in use in Victorian England?" posted another.

A third wrote: "He said '..kilometres upstream', Were kilometres invented then? Certainly not in common use in Victorian Britain or even now #RipperStreet."

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