Moses Jones

Season 1 Episode 2

Episode 2

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 09, 2009 on BBC Two



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Moses Jones: You are so two-faced.
      Dan Twentyman: Two-faced?
      Moses Jones: You see, this is what I've noticed you do, yeah? When you're with me, y-you… You've got rhythm. You're the soul of empathy, you're a brother-lover. Yeah, but when you're with the rest of the freemasonry, you're the candy-coloured clown they all call Sandman, and I'm your surly side-kick Coco.
      Dan Twentyman: Freemasonry?
      Moses Jones: Yeah, well, it wouldn't surprise me.
      Dan Twentyman: Nah, mate, I'm too young.
      Moses Jones: Well, your sort are coming back, young Conservatives.
      Dan Twentyman: Just because I'm not some hand-winging, bed-wetting, self-hating, brown-nosing liberal, it doesn't make me your own private bigot! Moses.
      Moses Jones: What does that mean?
      Dan Twentyman: I don't know what it means. I just think you have a tendency to take some things very personally sometimes.
      Moses Jones: Oh, shut up, Dan. You don't know what you're talking about.
      Dan Twentyman: I can't do anything right.

    • Moses Jones: "Yes, sir. Thank you, sir". You're such an arse-lick, Twentyman!
      Dan Twentyman: An arse-lick?
      Moses Jones: Just don't kiss his arse. Don't encourage him.
      Dan Twentyman: Well, maybe he's right. Maybe we're making inferences here.
      Moses Jones: Oh, oh, the African thing. Well, he's using that as a stick to beat me with. He knows it's the biggest and best stick there is, he knows it's gonna hurt, and it does. So don't push me, Twentyman, I am not in the mood.
      Dan Twentyman: I just wish you'd let me handle things sometimes, that's all.

    • DCI Dick Catherwood: All the evidence in this case points towards a ritual killing.
      DI Moses Jones: Oh no, the big bad Africans and their Voodoo again.
      DS Dan Twentyman: Sir with all due respect, it's not a ritual killing, there is nothing to suggest that, we do need to move on.

    • Dan Twentyman: Gerald Okoya was an outpatient at Charing Cross psychiatric ward. He was arrested twice for affray. No details, no charges, no arresting officer, no medical records from the police doctor, no fixed abode. As if he never existed.
      Moses Jones: No, he existed. He was just invisible. Nobody could see him 'cause nobody wanted to see him.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Moses Jones: Look around, Dan. Where do you think you are? Coronation Street?
      Coronation Street is one of the longest running soap operas in the United Kingdom, first broadcasting in 1960 on ITV and focusing on the every day life of the citizens living in Weatherfield, a fictional town in Greater Manchester.