Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010)
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Having heard television puppet Orville claim that she 'has made it to hospital' Alex attends at a burglary of her future in-laws and 14-year-old spouse-to-be, who obviously fail to ... See full summary »


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Julie Rutterford, Ashley Pharoah (creator) (co-writer) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Philip Glenister ... Gene Hunt
Keeley Hawes ... Alex Drake
Dean Andrews ... DS Ray Carling
Marshall Lancaster ... Chris Skelton
Montserrat Lombard ... Shaz Granger
Adrian Dunbar ... Martin Summers
Sara Stewart ... Gaynor Mason
Sophie Stanton ... Marjorie Drake
Rita Davies ... Elsie Staines
Joseph Long ... Luigi
Geff Francis Geff Francis ... Viv James
Perry Millward Perry Millward ... Peter Drake
Neal Barry ... Mickey Dillon
Rory MacGregor Rory MacGregor ... Bryan Drake
Ben Bishop ... Gang Member


Having heard television puppet Orville claim that she 'has made it to hospital' Alex attends at a burglary of her future in-laws and 14-year-old spouse-to-be, who obviously fail to recognize her. The thief's fingerprints are those of a crook who faked his death years earlier but has had a sex change, re-emerging as home beautician Gaynor who uses her work to locate victims like the Drakes. Alex is visited by ex-cop Summers, who is also from the 2000s, and who offers her a path home by subscribing to the dodgy Operation Rose, but she is wary, knowing that it implies the corruption Hunt is anxious to kill, following adverse press reports of police behaviour in the wake of the death of Mackintosh and his equally dishonest buddy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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18 May 2009 (UK) See more »

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The song, "Don't Fence Me In" is mentioned. The cowboy song was written by Cole Porter in 1934 from a text by poet and engineer Robert (Bob) Fletcher. See more »


Mickey Dillon: I'm telling you it wasn't me!
Gene Hunt: [Hunt pushes Mickey against the wall] Raymondo...
DS Ray Carling: Right.
[Carling punches Mickey in the stomach]
Gene Hunt: Are you ill?
DS Ray Carling: No, why?
Gene Hunt: You only hit him once.
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And tonight IIIITTTTSSSS.........Orville
10 August 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

So we've had Morph, Roland the Rat, Wogan, and this week we get Orville and Keith, who's next I wonder? Gordon the Gopher? Orville tells Alex she's gotten to hospital, but he's unhappy that she's going to die. The hangover of Mack's corruption hangs over the team, and what is Operation Rose? Alex gets caught up in a case of burglary, with Grandfather to be of Molly her daughter being attacked, there's a great scene when she hugs her mother in law to be, who has no idea who she is, her reaction to seeing Peter (Molly's dad) is great, he's 14 and stunned at how crazy she is. Following? Good, don't open the Rioja yet, it gets more confusing. Gaynor Mason is a great character, played by the eternally beautiful Sara Stewart, who is utterly brilliant. The humour is apparent again, Gene referring to Alex as Madam Fruitcake, Chris upsetting Millwall supporters. Finally an episode where we get a great story for Ray, Dean Andrews is truly fantastic in this one, his character clearly affected by Mack's demise. We finally get to meet the unknown menace who kidnapped her and has been sending her roses, in the face of Adrian Dunbar, he offers her a way back home to her life and Molly, but is he what he makes out? The ending is very dark and satisfying, the mystery continues, 8/10

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