Episodes

Mayo Episode Two (BBC-1 19 Mar 2006, with Nigel Planer)

Mayo aka The Gil Mayo Mysteries

In Episode 2 the team are called in following the murder of Marion Dove, owner of the Dove’s Glass Factory. With a whole factory full of suspects the gang discover that Marion (who was also suffering from cancer) had changed her will two weeks before her death leaving everything to the son, Steven Marshall, that she had given up at birth for adoption.

There’s a bit of a 1960’s vibe to this one, Marion was a former hippy and was apparently putting it about with all and sundry. Lots of flirting going on between Mayo and Jones and a running joke about Mayo being a possible cross dresser after Kite discovers him trying on Jones’ earrings. Nigel Planer seems to be channeling an older version of his hippy Neal from the Young Ones here too.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 19 March 2006

Writer: Simon Booker based on Requiem For A Dove by Marjorie Eccles / Director: Metin Huseyin

Series: Mayo Episode 2 of 8

guest cast
HEATHER WRIGHT as Marion Dove
NIGEL PLANER as Robert Bainbridge
JUSTIN EDWARDS as Ken Dainty
CAROL ROYLE as Gwen Bainbridge
GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD as Crytch
RICHARD RIDINGS as Costello
LORRAINE HILTON as Wendy Costello
TERENCE ANDERSON as Mason
ANTHONY FLANAGAN as Steven Marshall
ALEX MACQUEEN as Administrator
SHEND as Delivery Man
LISA TURNER as Brassy Woman
BETHANY TURNER as Flirty Woman





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