Mayo (TV series)

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The main cast of Mayo, from left to right: Huw Rhys as Martin Kite, Jessica Oyelowo as Alex Jones, Alistair McGowan as Gil Mayo, and Louise Brealey as Harriet 'Anorak' Tate
Starring Alistair McGowan
Jessica Oyelowo
Huw Rhys
Louise Brealey
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8
Original network BBC One
Original release 12 March – 30 April 2006

Mayo is a comedy detective drama television series made by the BBC and starring Alistair McGowan, Jessica Oyelowo, Huw Rhys and Louise Brealey. The series is based on the popular Gil Mayo Mysteries books by Marjorie Eccles. It was filmed on location in and around Leamington Spa. The series was broadcast on BBC One in March–April 2006. It was broadcast in Australia on ABC1 in mid-2008, and repeated on 7Two in 2011, under the title The Gil Mayo Mysteries.

On 23 March 2007 Alistair McGowan confirmed that there would be no second series of Mayo.[1]


Special guests[edit]

The show included special guests such as Doctor Who actor Sylvester McCoy and actress and singer Paloma Faith.


  1. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (5 May 2009). "Alistair McGowan reveals BBC 'snub'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 

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