Gently and Bacchus look into the suspicious death of Gently's old friend and ex-snout, China.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Acton ... Danny Shepherd
Jay Miller ... David Blackburn
Niek Versteeg ... John Blackburn
... George Gently
... Liz Thompson
... PC Taylor
... John Bacchus
Philip Harrison ... PC
... China
Jane Holman ... Norma
... Lafferty
... Terri Molloy
Diana O'Hara ... Ward Sister
Darren Morfitt ... Paul Collison
... Sgt Molloy
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Gently learns that his old informant China Mates has died, after an apparently accidental fall in the nearby town of Wellaby. He suspects foul play when a nurse contradicts the coroner's report and it transpires that her husband, Sergeant Tommy Molloy, took China to hospital and not an ambulance. Gently visits his colleague, Superintendant Alan Shepherd, whose autistic son Danny was robbed by the thieving teenage Blackburn brothers, one of whom has recently disappeared and the other is discovered a gibbering wreck. Gently initially believes that Molloy killed China and blamed the young thugs though ultimately a different cover-up is exposed, which tests Gently's loyalty and earns him the derision of Bacchus. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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11 September 2011 (UK)  »

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This episode sees Lee Ingleby reunited with two former co-stars from the comedy series Early Doors: Christine Bottomley, who played his girlfriend "Melanie" and Mark Benton who played "Eddie ". See more »

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Paul Collison: Look, I just want you to know that I think using violence against kids is barbaric.
John Bacchus: My dad belted me when I was a kid; didn't do me any harm.
Paul Collison: [With sarcasm] That's a matter of opinion.
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The Hammer in Me
Performed by Jay Miller
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