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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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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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 »

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John Bacchus: You're under arrest.
George Gently: He's under arrest, when I say he is.
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Great Series but with a Recurring Goof
8 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a high quality, well written series which contains excellent acting and believable plots (well, more believable than "Midsomer Murders" for example). The episodes can be viewed as standard "whodunnits" but also spectacularly reveal the massive changes in law, attitudes and culture in the UK over the past 45 years or so.

My only gripe is that, despite the great attention that is paid to period detail, the writers always make the mistake (not restricted to this series) of scripting the words "against you" in the caution used by a police officer when making an arrest. The UK police caution in such circumstances before 1995 was: "You are not obliged to say anything unless you wish to do so but anything you do say may be given in evidence." The words "used against you" were only ever used in USA. To have used these words in UK could have prejudiced the case.


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