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Threads of Silk and Gold 

The murder of a telegraph boy uncovers a secret network of homosexual prostitution within the post office. Two of the young men are found to have been blackmailing a client, which could lead to potential scandal.

Director:

Kieron Hawkes
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Macfadyen ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
Jerome Flynn ... Det. Sgt. Bennet Drake
Adam Rothenberg ... Cpt. Homer Jackson
MyAnna Buring ... Long Susan
David Wilmot ... Sgt. Donald Artherton
David Dawson ... Fred Best
Leanne Best ... Jane Cobden
Frank Harper ... Silas Duggan
Gillian Saker ... Bella Drake
Damien Molony ... Det. Const. Albert Flight
Peter Sullivan ... Franklin Stone
Scott Handy ... Solomon Quint
Belinda Stewart-Wilson ... Prudence Quint
Andrew Tiernan ... James Self
Frankie McCafferty ... Hotel Manager
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Storyline

As the police raid a homosexual brothel Reid investigates the murder of telegraph boy Otto Roberts though the intended victim David Goodbody was in bed with his boyfriend Vincent at the time. The boys were planning to blackmail Solomon Quint, a married banker recently dismissed from his post. Quint is found dead but Homer deduces that he was murdered and his death made to resemble suicide. Reid discovers that a rent boy ring was being run from the GPO offices but David tells him that Quint's boss Franklin Stone was the man who most wanted his disposal and indeed the eventual motive has nothing to do with sexual peccadilloes and everything with money. Meanwhile Homer's attempt to confront Duggan over the money Susan owes does not end well for him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2013 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(with previews)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16.9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode opens at a time when police were cracking down on male brothels, or molly houses. It is inspired by and contains allusions to a police investigation in 1889 that centred on a molly house in Cleveland Street in Fitzrovia involving telegraph boys, peers and MPs. See more »

Goofs

When Jackson is preparing to go to Duggan's, he opens his pistol chamber to check his ammunition. All of the rounds have firing pin indentations, indicating they have already been fired. See more »

Quotes

Solomon Quint: [after confessing his love for the telegraph boy] You must think me a bloody fool, sir.
James Self: I do not pretend to understand these things.
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