Inspector George Gently: Season 2, Episode 3

Gently in the Blood (17 May 2009)

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Gently and Bacchus investigate a consignment of stolen passports, but the case takes an unexpected turn when a woman linked to the crime is found dead on the seashore with her mixed-race baby lying next to her.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Ingleby ...
Jimmy Cochran (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
Joe Simpson ...
Philip Saint
Maggie Alderton
Tariq Jordan ...
Jonathan Bonnici ...
Tony Neilson ...
Forensic Officer
Thomas Ali
Steven Hillman ...
Mr. Alderton
Mrs. Alderton
Catherine Terris ...
Mrs. Cochran
Gavin Smith ...
Max Hughes ...


Following a tip-off Gently and Bacchus acquire a suitcase full of stolen passports dropped by petty crook Jimmy Cochran. Cochran's old flame Maggie Alderton worked in the office where they were issued and is found raped and strangled next day, the father of her child being identified as one Thomas Ali,for whom she was apparently trying to secure a passport. Cochran is in a turf war with some Arab boys ,also involved in dodgy passports and Maggie's transvestite boss is also less innocent than he first appears. However, facts prove Ali and Cochran to be father and son and neither has killed Maggie, a pawn in the whole scam. With the real murderer hanged, Gently, a veteran of the 1959 Notting Hill riots in London,nonetheless warns young Bacchus of the perils of racial intolerance. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Pictures of Maggie's baby seem African rather than Arab. South Shields has had a large Yemeni community since the 1890s. This was soon joined by merchant seaman and their families from Somalia. However both Arab and African communities were referred to locally as Arabs. See more »


Actually, this episode starts with 'South Shields 1964'. So although the book may be set in 1962 the episode is not. See more »

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