Faith, the recently adopted baby daughter of Stephen and Frances Groves, is abducted in broad daylight, leading Gently and Bacchus to the home for unmarried mothers from where the couple got Faith. Mrs Dunwoody, the owner, tells them that Faith had a twin brother and the mother Susan Faulkner disappeared with him after Faith's adoption but, when traced, Susan is unable to help the enquiry. After a kidnap ransom demand proves to be a red herring, Gently discovers that both Frances and Stephen have guilty secrets from the past, which, in one case, will solve the case. Bacchus meanwhile reconciles with his father after years of hostility.Written by
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When Gently and Bacchus go looking for Hazel Joyce, the camera pans across to follow Bacchus from the car to the seafront. As it does so, a modern car (a Vauxhall Nova) is seen parked in a side road. See more »
One thing this show has managed to be from the very first is diverse, all types of crimes, all types of people, and certainly a range of topics relevant to life at the time. This time round it's an abducted baby, and the life for mother's who have no choice but to have their babies adopted.
A very moving and sad story, one of loss and longing, with some bitter pills to swallow for many involved. Helen Baxendale and Mark Gatiss did a terrific job as the adopted parents, but it was the slightly domestic story of Bacchus, and his dad that I found most enjoyable, lots of strong body language, plenty of digs, before one true moment of compassion, Tony Haygarth was superb as his father I thought.
Gently took on the role of hero somewhat, whilst Bacchus had to deal with a harrowing real life event, where repercussions are sure to follow.
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