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Gently Through the Mill 

Gently and Bacchus arrive in a small town to investigate when a mill manager is found hanged in what seems to be a suicide case.


(as Ciarán Donnelly)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Draper
... Henry Blythely
Joe Duttine ... Patrick Fuller
... John Bacchus
... PC Taylor
... George Gently
... Nicholas Mundy
... Geoffrey Pershore
... Jed Jimpson
Anne Hornby ... Mrs Blythely
Kate Heppell ... Julie
... Mrs Fuller
David MacCreedy ... Lilley's Clerk
Mal Whyte ... Chief Constable Lilley
... Maurice Hilton


Days before the 1964 General Election manager Patrick Fuller is found dead and the safe robbed at the flour mill he once owned but, financially strapped, he sold for a pittance to prospective Labour M.P. Geoffrey Pershore. Fuller's widow knows he was in an affair with a colleague's wife and the surly foreman, who blackmailed them, is the next corpse to be discovered. Bacchus discovers that Fuller was a Mason and infiltrates the local lodge to find a witness, leading Gently and himself to not one but two killers. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery






Release Date:

24 May 2009 (UK)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


The episode is supposedly set in 1964, but in the Pershore campaign headquarters there is a pinball machine "Creature From the Black Lagoon" which, according to the International Pinball Database, was not manufactured until 1992. See more »


George Gently: [Talking about interrogating Jule] I'll bring a couple of sheets in case she wants to blow her nose again,
John Bacchus: So it was Pershore trying to bribe you then?
George Gently: Couldn't actually tell. I think he's a bit too intelligent for that.
John Bacchus: Ah, get away, man. The man's as bent as a dog's hind leg.
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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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Always a pleasure watching Martin Shaw act
12 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

I've been a fan of Martin Shaw since seeing him in the episodes he did of the P. D. James' Adam Dalgliesh character in Death In Holy Orders. This series of Mr. Shaw playing Inspector George Gently is underrated since it is another "copper" series, but he plays a totally different copper here and the character portrayal is quite good. No more Mr. nice guy poet Adam Dalgliesh outa London, but sock 'em in the gut George up north and the delicious accent he does to go with it. Impressive and like Death In Holy Orders, Go Gently Through The Mill also features another of my favorite actors, Tom Goodman-Hill, who was also part of the cast for the P.D. James vehicle. I enjoy this journeyman actor as well as Mr. Shaw, whenever he appears in something. Just wish I had the funds to spend some time in Britain to watch these guys on the stage, where they both learned their craft so well. I guess I am going to have to take a look at the Judge Deed series of Mr. Shaw and hopefully the insanity of Ideal featuring Tom Goodman-Hill will sometime in the future be offered on DVD for we American Cousins. Kudos to these fine actors . . . and thanx.

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