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George Gently

7.92009TV-NR
Award-winning actor Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, The Professionals) stars as Commander George Gently--an incorruptible, uncompromising cop transplanted from London's Scotland Yard to the North East of England in the mid 1960s. Gently's reputation for honesty and relentlessness makes him almost as feared among his colleagues as he is among criminals. But he finds an odd ally in John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Nicholas Nickleby)--an overeager, opinionated young sergeant who plays fast and loose with police procedures. Together the two tackle cases involving murderers, drug dealers, gun runners, and more. Based on the long-running series of novels by Alan Hunter, these feature-length modern dramas boast clever writing, stylish direction, and strong casts, including guest stars Richard Armitage (Robin Hood), Phil Davis (Vera Drake), and John Kavanagh (The Tudors). The powerful mysteries unfold against the beautiful backdrop of rural Britain, a region just beginning to feel the rumbles of the era's social and cultural quakes.
Starring
Martin ShawLee InglebyTim McInnerny
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Gently with the Innocents
    May 3, 2009
    1 h 28 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Real-estate developer Cora Davidson shows up at her newly purchased property and finds the reluctant seller murdered in his backyard. Gently and Bacchus focus on the mansion's mute gardener, but they soon learn that the house has a sordid history.
  2. 2. Gently in the Night
    May 10, 2009
    1 h 28 min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A beautiful young woman turns up brutally murdered on the altar of a Newcastle church. Delving into the victim's past, Gently uncovers her connection to Rake's, a swinging gentleman's club that has become a target for religious protesters.
  3. 3. Gently in the Blood
    May 17, 2009
    1 h 29 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The theft of expired passports--and the subsequent murder for a female clerk-expose potentially explosive ethnic hatred in a seaside town. The victim's boyfriend faces off against a gang of Arab toughs, with Gently and Bacchus caught in the middle.
  4. 4. Gently through the Mill
    May 21, 2009
    1 h 28 min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mill manager Patrick Fuller is found hanging from the rafters of his workplace. Was his death really a suicide--or murder? The investigation uncovers adultery, embezzlement, and a connection to a secret society.

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Directors
Daniel O'HaraCiaran Donnelly
Producers
Suzan HarrisonGeorge FaberCharles PattinsonPeter FlanneryAndrew Lowe
Network
Acorn Media
Content advisory
Drug usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
Supporting actors
Nicholas JonesMark WilliamsAndrew Lee Potts