Inspector George Gently: Season 1, Episode 1

The Burning Man (13 Jul. 2008)

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After an unidentified badly burnt body is found near an RAF base in 1964, Gently works alongside Special Branch officers who suspect the victim was involved with the IRA.

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Lee Ingleby ...
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Empton
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Wanda Lane
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Doyle
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Carmel O'Shaughnessy
Deka Walmsley ...
O'Shaughnessy
Finbar Lynch ...
Ruairi O'Connell
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Madsen
Tom Beard ...
Campling
Paul Wyett ...
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Liam Hourican ...
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Michael Winder ...
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The charred corpse of a man believed to be Ruari O'Connell is found near RAF base Huxton and a ring found in his stomach leads Gently and Bacchus to his lover cafe owner Wanda Lane. When a second Irishman is shot dead supercilious Special Branch commander Empton arrives,telling Gently that Ruari was an IRA informer on the run from vengeful compatriots and he believes Ruari faked his death to avoid them. In that case who was the burning man? And will Bacchus survive a hostage situation to allow Gently to take him fishing? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Tony Rohr replaces Sean McGinley, who played China in the pilot episode. See more »

Quotes

Empton: [to Gently and Bacchus] You know, I really do admire you local boys. There's no flies on you... although you can see where they've been.
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Follows Inspector George Gently: Gently Go Man (2007) See more »

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Pat of Mullingar
Irish rebel song
Performed by Bar Band
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