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When it's a matter of murder... it's a matter for Gideon


Gideon's Way is a British television crime series made by ITC Entertainment in 1964/65, based on the novels by John Creasey. The series was made at Elstree in twin production with The Saint TV series. It starred Liverpudlian John Gregson in the title role as Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard, with Alexander Davion as his assistant, Detective Chief Inspector David Keen, Reginald Jessup as Det. Superintendent LeMaitre, Ian Rossiter as Detective Chief Superintendent Joe Bell and Basil Dignam as Commissioner Scott-Marle. The show did not acknowledge any help from Scotland Yard, any other police force or advisor.

Daphne Anderson starred as his wife, Kate with Giles Watling as young son, Malcolm, Richard James as older son, Matthew who seemed to have a lot of new girlfriends and Andrea Allan as daughter, Pru. Unusually for police stories, Gideon was shown as a family man at home though urgent phone calls from his bosses tend to disrupt family plans too often. However, he did admit in "State Visit" that his wife had walked out on him for a while years ago when he put the job first and her second. They live in an expensive detached house in Chelsea.

  1. John Creasey


Series Cast

  1. John Gregson as Commander George Gideon

    John Gregson

    Commander George Gideon

    26 Episodes

  2. Alexander Davion as Chief Insp. David Keen

    Alexander Davion

    Chief Insp. David Keen

    26 Episodes

  3. Daphne Anderson as Kate Gideon

    Daphne Anderson

    Kate Gideon

    26 Episodes

  4. Richard James

    Matthew Gideon

    9 Episodes

  5. Giles Watling

    Malcolm Gideon

    8 Episodes

  6. Reginald Jessup

    Det. Supt. Lemaitre, Det. Superintendent LeMaitre

    7 Episodes

  7. Basil Dignam as Commissioner Scott-Marle

    Basil Dignam

    Commissioner Scott-Marle

    5 Episodes

  8. Hugh Ross Williamson

    Det. Chief Supt. Joe Bell

    5 Episodes

  9. Richard Davies as The Postman, The Taxi Driver, and Forensics Man

    Richard Davies

    The Postman, The Taxi Driver, Forensics Man

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1964 • 26 Episodes

Season 1 of Gideon's Way premiered on October 17, 1964.

How to Retire without Really Working

(1x26, July 9, 1967) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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