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The Gil Mayo Mysteries 

Mayo (original title)
Charismatic detective wise-cracks his way through murder mysteries.
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Series cast summary:
Alistair McGowan ...  DI Gil Mayo / ... 8 episodes, 2006
Jessica Oyelowo ...  DS Alex Jones 8 episodes, 2006
Louise Brealey ...  Scene-of-Crime Officer Harriet 'Anorak' Tate 8 episodes, 2006
Huw Rhys Huw Rhys ...  DC Martin Kite 8 episodes, 2006
Lucy Evans ...  Julie Mayo 7 episodes, 2006
Claire Cox ...  Caroline Letherbridge 2 episodes, 2006
Ruth Millar Ruth Millar ...  Sylvia McCallister 2 episodes, 2006
Robin Berry Robin Berry ...  Raff 2 episodes, 2006
Mike Eastman Mike Eastman ...  Club Guest 2 episodes, 2006
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Charismatic detective wise-cracks his way through murder mysteries.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Something VERY familiar about this wonderful program
27 June 2007 | by thud-5See all my reviews

Other have mentioned some of the merits of this witty, often funny mystery. It isn't deep, dark and gut wrenching. It IS light, well written and has a fine cast.

But, there is something seriously familiar about the cast and characters. Here's what I mean.

There is the (relatively) handsome male lead and the gorgeous female lead. They are backed up by a long-haired (shaggy) male who provides a lot of the comic relief and a short, dark- haired, bookish, glasses-wearing, female. The team travel around in a large van solving mysterious deaths in out-of-the-way places.

The only thing missing is the dog.

Freddie, Daphnie, Shaggy and Velma?

No... there aren't ghosts and glowing, algae-covered sea Captains rattling chains, but I would bet a bucket of Scooby snacks that the people who created and cast this fun show are real fans of Scooby Do, Where Are You?

And, if you watch these shows with that in mind, it becomes even more entertaining.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gil Mayo Mysteries See more »

Company Credits

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BBC Birmingham See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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