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Original Air Date:
17 May 2009 (Season 2, Episode 3)
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Martin Shaw ... George Gently

Lee Ingleby ... John Bacchus

Andrew Lee Potts ... Jimmy Cochran (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
Joe Simpson ... Philip Saint

Robyn Addison ... Maggie Alderton
Tariq Jordan ... Hamed
Jonathan Bonnici ... Rana
Tony Neilson ... Forensic Officer

Simon Hubbard ... PC Taylor

Stewart Scudamore ... Thomas Ali

Steven Hillman ... Mr. Alderton

Elizabeth Rider ... Mrs. Alderton

Catherine Terris ... Mrs. Cochran
Gavin Smith ... Paper Boy
Max Hughes ... Boy
Deirdre Monaghan ... Boy's Mother (as Deidre Monaghan)

Andy Kellegher ... Keith
Brenda Brooks ... Nurse
Barry John O'Connor ... PC

Alan O'Neill ... Barber

Niamh Shaw ... Woman at B&B

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ciaran Donnelly  (as Ciarán Donnelly)
Writing credits
Alan Hunter (novel "Gently in the Blood")

Peter Flannery  created for television by &
Peter Flannery  written by

Produced by
George Faber .... executive producer
Peter Flannery .... executive producer
Suzan Harrison .... executive producer
Polly Hill .... executive producer: BBC
Johann Knobel .... producer
Andrew Lowe .... executive producer
Charles Pattinson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ray Harman 
Cinematography by
Peter Robertson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Isobel Stephenson 
Casting by
David Shaw 
Production Design by
David Wilson 
Art Direction by
Ben Gough  (as Benjamin Gough)
Costume Design by
Susan Scott 
Makeup Department
Ian Brown .... prosthetic supplier
Lucy Browne .... makeup assistant
Eileen Buggy .... hair designer
Sharon Doyle .... makeup designer
Anna Gronerus .... hair assistant (as Anna Gronërus)
Production Management
Moira Brophy .... post-production supervisor
Cait Collins .... production manager (as Cáit Collins)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Therese Friel .... second assistant director
Mike Hayes .... trainee assistant director
Andrew Hegarty .... first assistant director
Stephen Kirk .... daily assistant director
Nicola Long .... trainee assistant director
Jonathan Shaw .... third assistant director
Art Department
Rory Bruen .... stand-by art director
Darach Culhane .... assistant props buyer
Michael Deegan .... construction manager
Simone Delaney .... props buyer
Jeff Dolan .... storeperson
Jules Harris .... stand-by props
Alan Harvey .... dressing props
Pat McKane .... stand-by props
Nenazoma McNamee .... assistant art director (as Nena Zoma McNamee)
Joe Murray .... stand-by carpenter
Emma O'Donnell .... art department trainee
Dave Peters .... props master
John Purdy .... stand-by stagehand
Robbie Reilly .... stand-by rigger
Gerard Richardson .... stand-by painter (as Gerard Richardson)
Kevin Weaver .... dressing props
Sound Department
Niall Brady .... supervising sound editor
Sinéad Brady .... sound assistant
Andrea Checcacci .... sound: italian dubbing
Alan Collins .... sound facility director: ardmore sound
Tom Deane .... adr mixer
Garret Farrell .... dubbing mixer
Stan Fiferman .... foley artist
Brendan Geaney .... dialogue editor
Tony Hogan .... foley recordist
Karl Merren .... sound recordist
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator
Mike Stewart .... adr mixer
Fionn Higgins .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator (as Donal O' Farrell)
Gary Robinson .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Garret Baldwin .... gaffer
Joshua Bourke .... video assistant
Conor Crowley .... clapper loader
Shane Deasy .... focus puller
Billy Doyle .... best boy
Robert Flood .... camera trainee (as Robert Hallinan Flood)
Colm Hogan .... still photographer
Oisín Kelly .... grip
Ian Madden .... electrician
David O'Connor .... grip
Peter O'Toole .... electrician (as Peter O' Toole)
Bernard Walsh .... still photographer
Casting Department
Thyrza Ging .... casting director / Ireland
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Niamh Buckley .... costume assistant
Jess O'Leary .... wardrobe supervisor (as Jessica O'Leary)
Cassandra Steyn-Taylor .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Gary Curran .... HD colorist
Warren Dowling .... HD online editor
Cian McDevitt .... assistant editor
Location Management
John Paul LeBon .... assistant location manager (as John Paul Le Bon)
Edmund Sampson .... location manager
Music Department
Ray Harman .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
Dan Breen .... transport captain
David Sullivan .... transportation
Other crew
Lisa Byrne .... production coordinator
Emer Conroy .... script supervisor
Faye Dorn .... script editor
Sile Dorney .... production accountant (as Síle Dorney)
Joanne Duffy .... accounts assistant
Damian Farrell .... title sequence by
Helen Flint .... head of production
Moselle Foley .... production trainee
Gary Keenan .... title sequence by
John McKenna .... armourer
Aislinn Ni Chuinneagain .... assistant coordinator (as Aislinn Ní Chuinneagáin)
Billie Webster .... assistant production accountant (as Billi Webster)
Louise Cornally .... business affairs executive: Element Pictures (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Flannery  creator

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Additional Details

89 min (DVD)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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Anachronisms: The book is set in 1962, and we see evidence early in the film that it is too - yet midway through we see a television set showing the "BBC2 625 lines" test-card. BBC2 didn't start broadcasting until 1964. Also, most sets at that time would not have had the UHF/625 line capability as the other channels available at the time were still on VHF/425 line system.See more »
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Interesting but hard to watch, 8 August 2015
Author: ctyankee1 from United States

A bunch of Arabs that hang out in a bar are at war with a bunch of other men. Mostly it is in regard to legal passports being sold by someone who works in the passport office and the heads of these two groups sell them and make a lot of money.

The men are like gangs that hate each other. The Arabs don't want anyone in their bar that is not the same race unless there is some sort of money deal going on. There is a talk of discrimination in this. episode. Buildings that say no Arabs, no Irish, no dogs etc.

A girl named Maggie has a baby. She is not married and the baby looks black. Later we find out the father of the baby is an Arab. Nobody seems to know who the father is only Maggie. Her boyfriend does not believe it is his baby. The baby they used in this story looks black not medium color like an Arab.

A lot of things come out in this episode, love, secrets, hate, hatred toward other races, violence, rape and more.

Tough to watch at times very tender at other times. Youtube has some of the seasons and episodes to watch for free.

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