With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.

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 George Gently (25 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 John Bacchus (25 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 PC Taylor / ... (24 episodes, 2007-2017)

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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 Anonymous

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In early 2010 the BBC announced it had secured funding from the North East Content Fund to produce additional episodes in the series. See more »

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Many early episodes end with a scene of the murderer being executed, however in 1957 the death penalty was abolished except for murders using firearms or explosives, murders of police and prison officers, or multiple murders. See more »

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John Bacchus: [Gently and Bacchus are on the ground. Both wounded in the Cathedral shootout by Donald McGhee. Gently crawls over to Bacchus] I was - always on your side.
George Gently: I know. I'm sorry. I left you unarmed.
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13 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a huge fan of detective series/dramas, I was surprised at how much I loved Inspector George Gently. Three years ago, admittedly, it didn't completely appeal to me, but when I did decide to give the series a chance I am glad I did, and am struggling to give a good enough reason why it didn't appeal to me before. Inspector George Gently is brilliant in every aspect. It is strikingly filmed, with the photography stunning and the scenery and locations very well chosen and evocative. The music is very good too, quite stirring and haunting, and always careful not to overshadow what is going on on screen. Then we are treated to some truly great writing that is intelligent and has the odd bit of subtle humour and complex but very well explained stories. The direction is very fine, and the acting is top notch consistently with the guest actors making the most of their characters and stories and Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby brilliant both individually and together, complete with a very interesting chemistry. To conclude, this is a wonderful series that I can't wait to see more of. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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