Characters: Whitechapel

Joseph Chandler

Ray Miles

Ed Buchan

"I will be like Atlas, carrying the weight of the investigation..."

  • Amateur Sleuth: And the real detectives don't let him forget the "amateur" part.
  • Man Child: Not an extreme case, but it fits.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Reacts like this in series 1 when he realises he's accidentally given advice to the Jack the Ripoff killer and again in series 3 when he feels like he could have done more to help the team.

Commander Anderson

Emerson Kent

  • Big Brother Mentor: Every member of the team tries to take this role for him to varying degrees. Hilariously, the one he seems to latch onto is Chandler, resulting in a very organized desk.
  • Break the Cutie: Subverted. He's adorable and sensitive, and in the second season, he is harassed by most of the corrupt cops in the station, gets attacked and cut up with a knife, is harassed and threatened some more, is suspected of being The Mole by people he admires and trusts and is thrown off the team, and breaks down crying in the parking lot. This fails to break him, and when the team cracks the case, he's front of the line to cuff the culprits.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Is nearly always the first to get giggly/pass out during team outings.
  • Half Identical Twin
  • Green-Eyed Monster: To all of Chandler's love interests in S3, and the platonic version towards Mansell in S4 over Mansell's relationship with his sister
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: Kent could be the page image
  • Odd Friendship: With Mansel in series 4, despite their differences.
  • Red Herring Mole
  • Puppydog Eyes: Of the brown eyed variety
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Although not as expensively dressed as Chandler, his off the rack suits certainly look the part.
  • Tender Tears: He deals with particularly bad cases by having a cry in the parking lot where he thinks nobody can see him. Men Don't Cry is averted because though the whole team knows, nobody thinks less of him for it.

John McCormack


  • The Lancer: Originally to Miles.
  • The Mole: Rats the team out to the press in Series 1. Due to this, he was demoted as revealed in Series 2.

Finlay Mansell

  • Remember the New Guy: An old friend of the team and especially McCormack, only neither we nor Chandler recognize him.
  • Odd Friendship: With DC Riley. Seemed to have failed when she finds out he's cheating. But series 4 shows them still going strong. Until Mansell fakes a romantic letter to Buchnan from Riley
    • With Kent in series 4, despite their differences.
  • Your Cheating Heart: After only six months of marriage he starts cheating on his wife. According to him: "I get bored."

Megan Riley

  • The Heart: She's the one usually seen offering comfort to the victims.
  • Team Mom
  • Mama Bear
  • Odd Friendship: Has one with Mansell of all people. At least until she discovers he's cheating on his wife. But series 4 shows them still going strong. Until Mansell fakes a romantic letter to Buchnan from Riley
  • One of the Boys: Explictly stated to be this in series 3 and by her actress.