Following the murder of his wife by notorious gangster Webster, Inspector George Gently is pondering retirement. When he hears about Webster attending a funeral of a murder victim, he delays his retirement to take on this case.

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Maria Tecce ...
Isabella Gently
Mark Lambert ...
Corby
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Joe Webster
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Ricky Deeming
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Lawrence Elton
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Billy Lister
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Alvaro Lucchesi ...
Roberto Minchella
Suzy Lawlor ...
Shirley
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Inspector Setters
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Chris McHallem ...
Cleric
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Valerie Lister
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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 don @ minifie-1

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The title of this pilot and subsequent series is "George Gently." Beginning with the second series the name was change to "Inspector George Gently." See more »

Goofs

Discussing homosexual offences, Gently says the Labour Party had promised to decriminalise them if elected. Actually they never did, the 1967 Sexual Offences Act was a private members bill (not a government bill) introduced by the Earl of Arran, and almost a copy of the bill he first proposed in 1961. See more »

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Inspector Setters: Catching, isn't it?
John Bacchus: What?
Inspector Setters: Sainthood.
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Followed by Inspector George Gently: The Burning Man (2008) See more »

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Gently Go Man - Suspense and different
26 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first episode of this series.

It has many issues in the story and Gently is still grieving over his wife's murder. Bacchus is the new Sergeant with him and at times he has no respect and thinks things are funny when they are not. He also is a liar and not stopped by Gently when he is trying to get information from a suspects and carries on like it is okay.

Things I liked were not many. The suspense and acting were really good.

Things I did NOT like were many: Bacchus and other cops lieing to suspects to get them to confess, hitting suspects in the cell and Gently trying to mock Bacchus views on homosexuality.

A homosexual victim drew a picture of his lover on a Cross. This is very offensive to me because my GOD Jesus, died on the Cross for losers like in this episode. There is swearing and dirty talk in this as well as description of sadistic torture and violence.

Gently and Bacchus have guns and don't use them and a killer gets away in a car. They could have shot the tires but nothing makes sense in this episode. At the end, a killer is trapped and on the ground. Gently can kill him and Bacchus wants him to shoot. The killer wants him to be shot. He uses Gently's wife's name "Isabella" Gently says "There is meant to be a difference between us and them Sergeant" the killer responds "Yeah I got a pair of balls". At least Gently did not kill the killer.

Too many topics, Gently's grief, Bacchus' lies, homosexuality, drug dealing, corrupt cops, vengeance killing and English accents hard to understand.

I find that in general not just in this series but writers make fun of people that believe in God and use, symbols like the Cross, Churches and church people in a bad light. They have the free will to do this but in the end we will see who is in charge.


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