Ashes to Ashes: Season 1, Episode 7

Episode #1.7 (20 Mar. 2008)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Fantasy
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Thousands of pounds collected for charity have been stolen, and the only lead is Gil Hollis, the man who raised it. Alex is sure that Gil knows more than he realises and that she can coax ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Amelia Bullmore ...
Geff Francis ...
Andrew Clover ...
Grace Vance ...
Lucy Cole ...
Jeremy Clyde ...
Chief Super
Troy Glasgow ...
Ska Boy


Thousands of pounds collected for charity have been stolen, and the only lead is Gil Hollis, the man who raised it. Alex is sure that Gil knows more than he realises and that she can coax it out of him. But when Gene is humiliated on a TV appeal, he resorts to his 'fists first, questions later' method. Can Alex prevent Gene going off the rails just at the point when she needs to stay in control, and if she can't, will someone die? Written by Matthew Graham

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Hunt pronounces "trattoria" wrong. It should be tra-toe-ree-a, not tra-tor-ee-a. See more »


DI Alex Drake: I propose, that given your reaction to the gender balance of the gang, that this is their first job.
DCI Gene Hunt: What, New Kids On The Block?
DI Alex Drake: Now that's a good name for a boy band!
WPC Sharon 'Shaz' Granger: Gov.
DCI Gene Hunt: Chris, Take That! It's the dodgy second hand car dealers. East 17!
DC Chris Skelton: Alright, Backstreet Boys.
DS Ray Carling: Yeah, let's get 'em Busted!
DI Alex Drake: Ooh God! I'm gonna scream!
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An excellent set up to the series finale
9 August 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well, this starts of in an almost surreal way, the main team are characterised in an even more extreme way, turns out it's an appeal for Police 5, the TV Ray is extremely funny. None of the team are impressed. The story surrounds robbery of Charity raiser Gil Hollis, amazingly played by the normally straight laced Matthew Macfadyen, who looks extraordinary with a big moustache. The clown once again taunts Alex, claiming that he is going to take someone, who is going to die, and who is this mysterious clown? We get a great little radio cameo appearance from Terry Wogan who dedicates Kate Bush's The man with the child in his eyes to Gil. One hilarious bit when the team name a lot of groups new kids on the block, take that, east 17, backstreet boys busted, all in one hit, really funny. We get to see that Gil has OCD, and the team have zero understanding of what it is. The Scooby Doo gag at the end is hilarious, worth pointing out that Luigi is brilliant throughout the series too. The ending is quite sad and tough, but beautifully acted. Who else sees the clown? This excellent episode sets up the finale to series 1 nicely.

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