Reel History 3×05 – From Hell (2001)

Johnny Depp looks for The Ripper in this episode of Reel History UK

Presented by Hugh K. David and Jenna Pateman, Reel History UK is an informative and engaging podcast exploring the presentation of historical events within pop culture ranging across film and television. Each episode, our hosts focus on a chosen television show or movie property that may be based on or around important historical events. From there, each episode discussion leads to the ultimate decision, is the chosen media property REAL History or REEL History?


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Recorded for 2020 Black History Month UK, now released in 2021 Black History Month US, Jenna and Hugh decided as a Hallowe’en idea to look at the comic book adaptation FROM HELL from writer-directors the Hughes Brothers. Jenna discusses the conflict between her true-crime geekiness and her current status as a queer historian, while Hugh vents on everything he didn’t like about the film when in theatres, and how he feels about it now.


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