After his wife Isabella is killed by a hit and run driver Inspector George Gently considers retiring but when Johnny,a member of a biking gang in the North East,is also run over and Gently ... See full summary »
Det. Supt. Peter Boyd (played by Trevor Eve) is the leader of a multi-discipline police team of detectives and scientists, the Cold Case Squad, which investigates old, unsolved murder cases using modern methods and new technology that may not have been available during the original investigation.
DI Frost is an old-school no-nonsense copper who believes in traditional policing methods. Assisted by several officers including the ever-able DS Toolan, Frost uses what he knows about the... See full summary »
After his wife Isabella is killed by a hit and run driver Inspector George Gently considers retiring but when Johnny,a member of a biking gang in the North East,is also run over and Gently hears that Webster,whom he believes to have killed Isabella,is in the area,he travels North to investigate,teaming up with ambitious young sergeant John Bacchus. Aware that local inspector Setters is probably corrupt and involved in the assault on his informant China Mates, Gently realises that he and Webster are actually both investigating the same crime as Webster is Johnny's father. The two men finally meet for a confrontation with the real murderer. Written by
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Excellent acting here. Lee Ingleby is particularly good, as ever. Martin Shaw is also on form, away from the laughable Judge John Deed series. They make a good pair, as they both have a strong and distinct manner and personality. ITV would have done better to take Ingleby instead of Fox for their Lewis series.
My only query is the accents. Considering that Bacchus is said to have attended the same school as the motorcyclists, how come Richard Armitage's character speaks Geordie, whereas Ingleby has only touches of that, and to my non-expert ears basically sounds like someone from Yorkshire?
The story is good, and the supporting cast is made up of top-class actors doing their stuff.
This cries out to be made into a series. I hope it will be.
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