How ITV portrayed Yorkshire Ripper victim Emily Jackson's final moments: New ... trends now

How ITV portrayed Yorkshire Ripper victim Emily Jackson's final moments: New ... trends now
How ITV portrayed Yorkshire Ripper victim Emily Jackson's final moments: New ... trends now

How ITV portrayed Yorkshire Ripper victim Emily Jackson's final moments: New ... trends now

The final moments of Emily Jackson before she was murdered by the Yorkshire Ripper have been presented in ITV drama The Long Shadow.

The series, which details the police investigation into the 13 murders carried out by  Peter Sutcliffe in his campaign of terror between 1975 and 1980, focuses on the victims of his heinous crimes.

The first episode of the seven-part series, which was released tonight, followed the tragic final days Wilma McCann and Emily Jackson - Sutcliffe's first two victims who were brutally murdered in 1975 and 1976.

In the episode Emily is seen dancing at a bar with someone who looks like Sutcliffe before getting into a car that could have been driven by the murderer. 

The show has come in for criticism from the families of the serial killer's victims over alleged inaccuracies, although it was praised by some for dropping the murderer's moniker from the title.

The first episode shows a man who looks like Peter Sutcliffe dancing with Emily Jackson at a bar

The first episode shows a man who looks like Peter Sutcliffe dancing with Emily Jackson at a bar

In the show the man is seen asking Emily 'how much', a reference to prostitution that she doesn't take well

In the show the man is seen asking Emily 'how much', a reference to prostitution that she doesn't take well

After turning to sex work, Emily is then shown getting into a vehicle that could be Sutcliffe's at the end of the episode

After turning to sex work, Emily is then shown getting into a vehicle that could be Sutcliffe's at the end of the episode

Emily Jackson, pictured, was murdered on January 21, 1976, by Peter Sutcliffe after he picked her up in Leeds

Emily Jackson, pictured, was murdered on January 21, 1976, by Peter Sutcliffe after he picked her up in Leeds

The episode opens with the discovery of Wilma's body before moving onto the months afterwards, focusing on Emily's family life and the police probe into Wilma's murder.

In the show Emily, who was portrayed by Katherine Kelly, is shown having a drink at a bar after going out with her husband Sydney Jackson, played by Daniel May. 

While there she is shown as catching the eye of a man who looks like Sutcliffe, with the pair dancing together.

He later follows her away from the dance floor, before asking 'How does it work then? Have you got a place where we can go? How much?', a reference to prostitution.

Later she is shown turning to part-time sex work in a bid to alleviate her family's financial problems in the lead up to Christmas in 1975, allowing her to buy presents for her children.

The first episode culminates with Emily going out on the night she was murdered, with her leaving the house after a fight with Sydney and vowing it could be the last night she does sex work.

After going to a road frequented by other sex workers, a Land Rover pulls up waiting for a woman to get in. 

Emily is seen asking another woman why she doesn't go to the car, who responds saying he's a regular and she's 'not so keen on him'.

The 42-year-old then walks over to the window and after a short conversation gets into the

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