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
Did You Know?
's George Gently novels are set in East Anglia, around the area in Norfolk where he grew up, but the TV series is set in County Durham and Series 1 and 2 were filmed in Ireland. See more
Gently and Bacchus only report to one Chief Constable, but in the 1960s, when the series is set, north-east England was covered by several polices forces, Durham County Constabulary, Sunderland Borough Police, Gateshead Borough Police, South Shields Borough Police, Northumberland Constabulary, Newcastle upon Tyne City Police, and Tynemouth Borough Police. See more