Faith,the recently adopted baby daughter of Stephen and Frances Groves, is abducted in broad daylight,leading Gently and Bacchus to the home for unmarried mothers from where the couple got Faith. Mrs Dunwoody,the owner,tells them that Faith had a twin brother and the mother Susan Faulkner disappeared with him after Faith's adoption but,when traced,Susan is unable to help the enquiry. After a kidnap ransom demand proves to be a red herring Gently discovers that both Frances and Stephen have guilty secrets from the past,which,in one case,will solve the case. Bacchus meanwhile reconciles with his father after years of hostility. Written by
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When Gently and Bacchus go looking for Hazel Joyce, the camera pans across to follow Bacchus from the car to the seafront. As it does so, a modern car (a Vauxhall Nova) is seen parked in a side road. See more
[because he has been called into work to investigate the missing baby, Bacchus has taken his daughter to his father's; even though she is a girl, he has bought her a Meccano set to play with while she is there
You were never much as a son, but you are a spectacularly useless dad.
References Peyton Place
Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
Written by Sandy Denny
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