Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010)
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Episode #2.4 

After Alex and Hunt bug Mackintosh's office for evidence of his corruption they are visited by Jackie Queen, Hunt's journalist old flame who has come from Manchester to investigate the ... See full summary »

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Ben Bolt

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Ashley Pharoah, Matthew Graham (creator) (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Glenister ... Gene Hunt
Keeley Hawes ... Alex Drake
Dean Andrews ... DS Ray Carling
Marshall Lancaster ... Chris Skelton
Montserrat Lombard ... Shaz Granger
Roger Allam ... Det. Supt. Mackintosh
Adrian Dunbar ... Martin Summers (voice)
Ruth Millar Ruth Millar ... Jackie Queen
John Bowe ... Ralph Jarvis
Kirsty Leigh Porter ... Rachel Lessing (as Kirsty-Leigh Porter)
Joseph Long ... Luigi
Geff Francis Geff Francis ... Viv James
Grace Vance Grace Vance ... Molly Drake
Sophie Bleasdale Sophie Bleasdale ... Debbie Hall
Gerard Monaco ... Gordon Lanegan
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After Alex and Hunt bug Mackintosh's office for evidence of his corruption they are visited by Jackie Queen, Hunt's journalist old flame who has come from Manchester to investigate the disappearance of teenage runaways,including her niece Rachel. A stake-out at the coach station leads to businessman Ralph Jarvis, a friend of Mackintosh,who denies everything. However Rachel appears and offers herself as bait, enabling the team to interrupt one of Jarvis's sex parties, also arresting him for another young girl's murder which Mackintosh covered up. A shoot-out between the two villains prevents Hunt's transfer to Devon but one's dying word "Rose" is a mystery which Alex believes is intended for her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2009 (UK) See more »

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At her flat, Alex (Keeley Hawes) sees Roland Rat on TV talking to Molly (Grace Vance) during a phone-in. Roland Rat, the puppet creation of David Claridge, first appeared on TV-AM,- ITV's breakfast TV station on 1st April 1983. See more »

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Gene Hunt: [about to raid a suspect's house] A quick word about police brutality... plenty of it!
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References Life on Mars: Episode #1.3 (2006) See more »

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The little patter of tiny feet and Rowland the rat
9 August 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

A journalist turns up who Gene had an encounter with previously, she comes with his coat and seemingly his baby. It seems like Gene is being moved on to Plymouth. Alex gets a bizarre message from the unknown man, the voice is particularly familiar. The instant dislike between the Journalist and Alex is good fun, both are vying for Gene's attention. Corruption is abundant, and Roger Allam appears to be the Spider at the centre of the web. The episode seems to be building up to taking down Allam. There is humour in this episode, but there's more menace in this episode, there's a darker undertone. We had Morph last week, this week we get another 80s legend, Rowand the Rat, Molly's there as a Ratfan. This is an outstanding episode, best so far of Series 2.


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