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Ashes and Diamonds 

The mysterious death of a clairvoyant unlocks the heart of a deceptive scheme, while Drake attempts to cover for Reid in his absence.


Anthony Byrne


Richard Warlow (created by), Toby Finlay




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Macfadyen ... Det. Insp. Edmund Reid
Jerome Flynn ... Det. Insp. Bennet Drake
Adam Rothenberg ... Cpt. Homer Jackson
MyAnna Buring ... Long Susan
Charlene McKenna ... Rose Erskine
Lydia Wilson ... Mimi Morton
David Wilmot ... Sgt. Donald Artherton
Clive Russell ... Ch. Insp. Fred Abberline
David Dawson ... Fred Best
Josh O'Connor ... PC Bobby Grace
Jason Manford ... Alex Le Cheyne
Louise Brealey ... Dr. Amelia Frayn
Anna Burnett ... Mathilda Reid
John Heffernan ... Ronald Capshaw
Philip Arditti ... Ezra Marvell


Whilst giving a performance for bereaved train wreck relatives fake psychic Alex Le Cheyne drops down dead on stage, poisoned. In the absence of Reid, who has disappeared, Drake interviews the dead man's girlfriend Juniper Kohl and discovers that his jealous assistant Ezra Marvell stood to gain from his death whilst Jackson believes that his client, widowed Mrs Wakefield, also had the means and motive for murder. Furthermore Juniper was about to leave Alex for Mrs Wakefield's far from dead husband. Drake solves the murder but then finds himself faced with two more. Best approaches Jackson with evidence to link Susan to the robbery whilst Rose discovers that the little girl Susan said was dead is very much alive and is Reid's daughter Mathilda. He goes to find Reid to tell him but in the meantime Mathilda runs away. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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The episode title "Ashes and Diamonds," is spoken by Olivia Wakefield (Georgina Rich). "He had such a gift. He used to call it a... a power to snatch back from death something of life. Something of beauty, that could not die. Diamonds from ashes, he said." See more »


Det. Insp. Bennet Drake: I have nothing to give Whitechapel, Rose. And Whitechapel has nothing to give no man. It is a place where good and precious things are broken and hope is made a phantom.
Rose Erskine: You're wrong. There is something good and precious here, which is not broken. Which cannot be.
Det. Insp. Bennet Drake: No, Rose. No, girl, this ain't... you're to be married. And I... the villainy I wade through, my daily toil. It is lies and treachery and ruined hearts. And I would see you protected from that, Rose. I would see you kept safe from the ...
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14 June 2019 | by dirkjanvvSee all my reviews

Or how yankeedollars spoil a decent serie. Since the BBC stopped and Amazone took over there is a different director, different writer. The stories became ridiculous and somewhat formulaic, the characters became shallow karikatures. Shame.

Just watch seasons 1 and 2 and enjoy a good written and well performed tv series

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21 November 2014 (UK) See more »

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