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The Gil Mayo Mysteries 

Mayo (original title)
Charismatic detective wise-cracks his way through murder mysteries.
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Series cast summary:
Alistair McGowan ...  DI Gil Mayo / ... 8 episodes, 2006
Jessica Oyelowo ...  DS Alex Jones 8 episodes, 2006
Louise Brealey ...  Scene-of-Crime Officer Harriet 'Anorak' Tate 8 episodes, 2006
Huw Rhys Huw Rhys ...  DC Martin Kite 8 episodes, 2006
Lucy Evans ...  Julie Mayo 7 episodes, 2006
Claire Cox ...  Caroline Letherbridge 2 episodes, 2006
Ruth Millar Ruth Millar ...  Sylvia McCallister 2 episodes, 2006
Robin Berry Robin Berry ...  Hip Hop Kid / ... 2 episodes, 2006
Mike Eastman Mike Eastman ...  Club Guest 2 episodes, 2006
Bill Thomas ...  Jim Kelman / ... 2 episodes, 2006
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Charismatic detective wise-cracks his way through murder mysteries.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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An excellent, witty parody of detective dramas
13 December 2006 | by tinbatesSee all my reviews

Those that have queued up to criticise this detective series have shown they have no idea of what constitutes quality TV (they are probably closet TV producers). Just once in a while a TV executive commissions something worth making, this is one of those occasions. To say that Mayo is quirky, witty and, at times, satirical is to state the obvious. The acting talents of Alistair MacGowan and his cohorts are remarkable, they each have, hopefully, long futures in TV and film. Critics or "people who have no abilities and hate seeing ability in others" have said "inane", "grating" "poorly written", these are the sort of people that praise the latest 'reality' show where shop assistants, cleaners, airport workers, bailiffs or wheel clampers parade their lack of talent, or of hopeful singers (some with talent) are crushed by non-entities. When loudness makes up for lack of humour and mediocrity for lack of imagination, it is unsurprising that one of the best TV series in 10 years is cancelled in favour of non-entities showing their inability to dance.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gil Mayo Mysteries See more »

Company Credits

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BBC Birmingham See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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