Inspector George Gently: Season 1, Episode 0

Gently Go Man (8 Apr. 2007)

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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 (as Phil Davis)
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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
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Shirley
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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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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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1 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've just seen my first -- and the first -- episode of George Gently, titled "Gently Go Man." The series takes place in the '60s. Inspector George Gently is devastated by the death of his wife Isabella, whom he met in Italy during the war. He thinks about retiring, but when a hit and run driver also kills a member of a biker gang, George goes back to work. He has heard that a man, whom he believes killed his wife, is in the area.

Gently is teamed up with an ambitious young man, John Bacchus. Bacchus is the chief constable's son-in-law, very rough around the edges, and quite aggressive. Gently is determined to get rid of corrupt police officers, and he believes that the local inspector, Setters, is corrupt and involved in the murder of an informant.

Working out this crime won't be easy. There is a gay subplot, a revenge motive, secrets, and lies.

On the surface, there's nothing new here -- an older, world-weary, intelligent officer paired with a younger, angrier one. This show is interesting because of the changes in British law since the '60s, demonstrated by the series. England had the death penalty, homosexuality was illegal, and there were no modern companions to crime-solving like DNA and computers. There were also no cell phones.

I'm on the fence and will have to see more episodes before I decide to continue with this series. Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby are both excellent, but there's something off-putting about both of them.

I have to say, given today's sensibility, the passionate reactions against homosexuality were very strong. The best was when someone assumed that Bacchus was gay and he yells, "I'm not like that. I'm married!" And it's quite a show where a waiter is an acting standout.

I'm going to try it again. It was a solid story with excellent performances. So many of these British crime shows have such an aura of pervasive sadness in the plot and/or in the characters. I think of American shows like The Closer and NCIS -- somehow they're less gritty.


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