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Gently Through the Mill 

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.


(as Ciarán Donnelly)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Draper
Henry Blythely
Joe Duttine ...
Patrick Fuller
PC Taylor
Nicholas Mundy
Geoffrey Pershore
Jed Jimpson
Anne Hornby ...
Mrs Blythely
Kate Heppell ...
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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Crime | Drama | Mystery






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24 May 2009 (UK)  »

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?


In Geoffrey Pershore's campaign office there is a poster of the Muhammad Ali vs George Foreman fight on the wall. This fight took place on October 30, 1974 which is 10 years after the setting of this episode. See more »


John Bacchus: Sir, *please* can I go on that course?
George Gently: No!
John Bacchus: Why?
George Gently: Because you don't need to. I can summarise it for you in two sentences. "A Modern Approach to Policing Crime in London. One: Find out where the villains drink. Two: Ask them for a bribe."
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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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Always a pleasure watching Martin Shaw act
12 July 2010 | by 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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