Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )
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There is corruption in the building industry by the co-owner of the building company. One clerk was murdered and another was bribed. When the other co-owner finds out, more crimes are committed to keep the police from finding out.


Leslie Norman


Malcolm Hulke (screenplay), John Creasey (from a theme in 'Gideon's Fire' by)


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Episode complete credited cast:
John Gregson ... Commander George Gideon
Alexander Davion ... Detective Chief Inspector David Keen / Chief Insp. David Keen
Daphne Anderson ... Kate Gideon
Donald Houston ... Tony Erickson
Sarah Lawson ... Joan Erickson
Victor Maddern ... Charles Randle
Glyn Houston ... Det. Sgt. Carmichael
Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow ... Thompson
Mike Pratt ... Jensen
Guy Ross Guy Ross ... Michael Erickson
Michael Robbins ... Smith
Gordon Whiting Gordon Whiting ... Doctor Cooper
Walter Horsbrugh Walter Horsbrugh ... Jerome
Dilys Rosser Dilys Rosser ... Sylvia
Clifford Earl Clifford Earl ... Sgt. Bailley


There is corruption in the building industry. It is being engineered by one of the co-owners of a building company and a henchman that he employs. A clerk for a building company had been murdered and another clerk is bribed to perjure himself in court. The other co-owner was unaware of what was going on and confronts his partner when he finds out. There is another murder as the criminals attempt to cover their tracks. Written by jem

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

16 January 1965 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Uncredited appearance by Janet Davies (Pike's mum out of Dad's Army) See more »

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A very nasty business indeed
27 April 2018 | by trimmerb1234See all my reviews

It's an unusual feature of this detective series, fronted by the always likeable John Gregson as Chief Superintendent Gideon, that individual episodes, vary so much in tone. One episode starring Eric Barker reflected the latter's trademark gentle humour

This episode however, deftly directed by Leslie Norman (father of the late Barry) is uncompromisingly nasty, dealing with high level crookery in a largish construction company. Excellent cast including a brace of Hustons, Victor Madden and Gordon Gostelow. I remember the latter as an amusing character actor. Here he displays considerable versatility to an almost terrifying extent. The final scene in the hospital gripping. Corruption in the construction industry was a popular theme in the 1950s (Hell Drivers) and 1960s crime dramas, perhaps fictionalised exposes of true stories,. Not though in recent decades for some reason.

Gideons Way has been a really excellent find by Talking Pictures TV - consistently good, sometime as in this case, impressive.

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