Inspector George Gently: Season 2, Episode 4

Gently Through the Mill (24 May 2009)

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Gently and Bacchus arrive in a small town to investigate when a mill manager is found hanged in what seems to be a suicide case.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Duttine ...
Patrick Fuller
Trevor Cooper ...
Nicholas Mundy
Geoffrey Pershore
Jed Jimpson
Anne Hornby ...
Mrs Blythely
Kate Heppell ...
Julia Ford ...
Mrs Fuller
David MacCreedy ...
Lilley's Clerk
Mal Whyte ...


Days before the 1964 General Election manager Patrick Fuller is found dead and the safe robbed at the flour mill he once owned but, financially strapped, he sold for a pittance to prospective Labour M.P. Geoffrey Pershore. Fuller's widow knows he was in an affair with a colleague's wife and the surly foreman, who blackmailed them, is the next corpse to be discovered. Bacchus discovers that Fuller was a Mason and infiltrates the local lodge to find a witness ,leading Gently and himself to not one but two killers. Written by don@minifie-1

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Supposedly set in 1964, but a "Creature from the Black Lagoon" pinball machine (not manufactured until 1992) is visible in one scene. See more »


[Maurice Hilton was a health inspector who traced an outbreak of food poisoning to Geoffrey Pershore's mill, but did not issue a closure notice because Pershore was a fellow Freemason]
John Bacchus: Yes, I remember this, now. Yeah, you blamed a Chinese chippy for the outbreak, didn't you?
Maurice Hilton: It *deserved* to be closed. I found half a goat in the fridge once.
John Bacchus: [grinning] Scapegoat, was it?
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Always a pleasure watching Martin Shaw act
12 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been a fan of Martin Shaw since seeing him in the episodes he did of the P. D. James' Adam Dalgliesh character in Death In Holy Orders. This series of Mr. Shaw playing Inspector George Gently is underrated since it is another "copper" series, but he plays a totally different copper here and the character portrayal is quite good. No more Mr. nice guy poet Adam Dalgliesh outa London, but sock 'em in the gut George up north and the delicious accent he does to go with it. Impressive and like Death In Holy Orders, Go Gently Through The Mill also features another of my favorite actors, Tom Goodman-Hill, who was also part of the cast for the P.D. James vehicle. I enjoy this journeyman actor as well as Mr. Shaw, whenever he appears in something. Just wish I had the funds to spend some time in Britain to watch these guys on the stage, where they both learned their craft so well. I guess I am going to have to take a look at the Judge Deed series of Mr. Shaw and hopefully the insanity of Ideal featuring Tom Goodman-Hill will sometime in the future be offered on DVD for we American Cousins. Kudos to these fine actors . . . and thanx.

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