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Inspector George Gently 

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With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.

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Series cast summary:
Martin Shaw ...  George Gently 25 episodes, 2007-2017
Lee Ingleby ...  John Bacchus 25 episodes, 2007-2017
Simon Hubbard ...  PC Taylor / ... 24 episodes, 2007-2017
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The show throws Chief Inspector George Gently into a maelstrom of murders and mayhem, whilst lovingly recreating the swinging sixties as it finally hits the North-East, in perfect and nostalgic detail. With his sidekick, the ambitious and undisciplined Detective Sergeant John Bacchus, they make the perfect police partnership, full of warmth and humour. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

8 April 2007 (UK) See more »

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George Gently See more »

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Ireland See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The final episode was originally set to broadcast on 28 May 2017, but it has been postponed due to the story-line dealing with a controversial politician and its proximity to the general election in the UK. See more »

Goofs

Many early episodes end with a scene of the murderer being executed, however in 1957 the death penalty was abolished except for murders using firearms or explosives, murders of police and prison officers, or multiple murders. See more »

Quotes

John Bacchus: You're under arrest.
George Gently: He's under arrest, when I say he is.
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Featured in The Crime Thriller Club: Episode #1.3 (2013) See more »

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BBC at its best - minus the political correctness
11 September 2013 | by jij98111See all my reviews

I have watched several of the earlier episodes of this brilliant BBC detective series. It has it all: clever plots that are never quite what they seem to be, a dry "British" (I think it is universal) sense of subtle humor, two interesting leads who work perfectly together in their roles, topical plots (circa 1960's but still interesting) that are a cut above your normal plots and do not pull any punches, a quality sense of drama that packs a huge emotional punch (see Season 2 episode 1 'Gently with the innocents' and tell me you are not moved).

I have watched many BBC series, detective and otherwise, sometimes with mixed results. This series is right up there at the top except for one big flaw. The writers, as many times happens, editorialize in their plots. If they removed the political correctness and stuck to good detective plots I would have added stars.


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