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Original Air Date:
6 February 2014 (Season 6, Episode 1)
The Newcastle police have arrested rioters as they tried to clear a slum due for demolition. The next morning, one of the protesters is discovered dead in the cells by WPC Rachel Coles. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Evets ... Ronny Hanratty
Charlie Richmond ... PC Neil Sidwell

Matt Stokoe ... PC David Baird
Alan Renwick ... Terry Hanson

Christopher Connel ... PC Chris Stockdale (as Chris Connel)

Finn Burridge ... Charlie Seddon
Liam Caffry ... Robbie Seddon
Paul Dingwall ... Simon Thomas
Michael Hodgson ... Sergeant Archie Dawson

Lisa McGrillis ... Rachel Coles

Martin Shaw ... George Gently
Samantha Phyllis Morris ... Nurse Margaret (as Samantha Morris)

Lee Ingleby ... John Bacchus

Robert Pugh ... Chief Lewington
Fiona Boylan ... Librarian
Caroline O'Neill ... Katherine Thomas
Don Gallagher ... Bob Anderton
Ruth Gemmell ... Irene Seddon

Simon Hubbard ... PC Taylor
Cheryl Dixon ... ICU Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Helen Coverdale ... WPC365 (uncredited)
Andy McAdam ... Gary Richards (uncredited)

Michael Wilson-Dukes ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Nicholas Renton 
Writing credits
Alan Hunter (novels)

Peter Flannery (created for television by)

Timothy Prager (written by)

Produced by
Matthew Bird .... producer
Peter Flannery .... executive producer
Polly Hill .... executive producer: BBC
Claire Ingham .... executive producer
Amanda Wasey .... line producer
John Yorke .... executive producer
Original Music by
John E. Keane  (as John Keane)
Cinematography by
Kieran McGuigan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kevin Lester 
Casting by
David Shaw 
Production Design by
Maurice Cain 
Art Direction by
Adam Tomlinson 
Costume Design by
Rosalind Ebbutt 
Makeup Department
Alice Courtnell .... make-up trainee
Lucybelle Thompson .... make-up assistant
Mary-Anne Waite .... makeup designer
Isabelle Webley .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Phil Brown .... post-production supervisor
Aaron Sutter .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Helen Fraser .... second assistant director
Andy Kitching .... second assistant director
Justine Noon .... third assistant director
Simon Turner .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mark Allen .... painter
Geoff Blackburn .... stand-by props
Lauren Cleall .... design co-ordinator
Kirsty Crumpton .... stand-by art director
Adrian Greenwood .... production buyer
John Hudson .... painter
Steven Leadbitter .... stand-by chippie (as Steve Leadbitter)
Jamie Lumley .... construction manager
Richard MacMillan .... prop master (as Richard Macmillan)
Paul Mitchell .... dressing props
Roy Payne .... dressing props
Ian Tomlinson .... assistant art director
Charlotte Hutchings .... art department trainee (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jamie Ballinger .... boom operator
Rodney Berling .... effects editor
Andrea Checcacci .... sound: italian dubbing
Gavin Dunn .... sound recordist
Andrew Godwin .... dubbing mixer
Tristan Rose .... adr recording engineer
Lee Thompson .... sound trainee
Michele Woods .... dialogue editor
Dan Johnston .... foley artist (uncredited)
Duncan McAllister .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Andrew Simmons .... foley artist/editor (uncredited)
Blair Slater .... foley recordist & editor (uncredited)
Milos Stojanovic .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Neil Jenkins .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Scott McIntyre .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Neil Finnighan .... stunt coordinator
Paul Howell .... stunt performer
Sam Parham .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Borja Berrosteguieta .... clapper loader
Daniel Brown .... dit
James Foy .... electrician
Dan Grayson .... assistant grip (as Daniel Grayson)
Rory Grierson .... electrician
Paul Hanning .... focus puller
Mick Lord .... rigger
Marika McCaulsky .... camera trainee
Craig Mellor .... grip
Nick Powell .... electrician
Pete Scott .... best boy (as Peter Scott)
Charlie Stewart .... electrician
John Truckle .... gaffer
Scott Coulter .... camera trainee: dailies (uncredited)
Casting Department
Camilla Fox Lansley .... casting: cast & extras (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Greenhill .... costume assistant
Heather Howell .... costume supervisor
Jennifer Johnson .... costume trainee
Editorial Department
Aidan Farrell .... colourist
Owen Hulme .... on-line editor
Pete Oldham .... post-production coordinator
Thy Quach .... assistant editor
Location Management
Kayleigh Cruickshank .... location manager
Andrew Edwards .... location assistant
Transportation Department
David Sullivan .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Sophie Agnew .... accounts assistant
Joanne Bendon .... production accountant (as Joanne Noone)
Stephaine Bentley-Jones .... production secretary (as Stephanie Bentley-Jones)
Alexander Dickinson .... floor runner
Jenny Farrent .... production coordinator
Helen Flint .... head of production
Sophie Rowney .... production runner
Rachel Stephenson .... script supervisor
Elliott Swift .... script editor

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Flannery  creator

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Additional Details

93 min (DVD)

Did You Know?

Factual errors: The role "Custody Sgt" was not introduced until 1984 when PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) until then they were called Bridewell or Station Sergeants depending on what Police Force/part of the Country you were in. Also The name "Custody Suite" was not introduced until 1984, again due to PACE. Great series though.See more »
[earlier Bacchus questioned a witness very forcefully]
George Gently:I like it when you're a bastard. You're quite good at it.
John Bacchus:I had a good teacher.
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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A welcome return, 6 February 2014
Author: Tweekums from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

A year after Gently and Bacchus were shot in Durham Cathedral it looks like Bacchus has had enough of the police; he may have healed physically but he feels it is no longer what he wants to do. Gently tells him he must work a month's notice though.

The case opens after a riot in Newcastle; a policeman was badly injured and the chief suspect was taken to the station where he screamed as he was put in his cell; the next morning he is found dead by a young WPC. Gently and Bacchus are called in to find out what happened although everybody assumes the dead man was a drug addict who assaulted a police officer so they don't really care… Gently does though. As the investigation gets underway it becomes apparent that the man had been badly beaten. It looks as though he was probably killed by a policeman seeking payback for the attack on his friend but nobody wants to talk.

As the previous series ended I thought it might be the last, or at least the last to feature Bacchus as I feared he'd died so it was a pleasant surprise when not only did the series return but so did Bacchus. I'm glad he survived as his character has always been entertaining as he voiced his unsympathetic views! The story was solid; nicely leading the viewer to believe one thing before revealing a very different truth. The cast did a fine job; especially regulars Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby. The episode nicely captured a period when cities were being 'modernised' with the demolition of old slums and the building of tower blocks… the 'housing of the future'. It certainly has a grittier feel than many murder mysteries; with one or two notable exceptions the police are shown to be more interested in protecting themselves than seeing justice done. Overall I thought this was a fine opening episode; I hope the rest of this series is as good.

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