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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May 2012. Filming of the 5th series draws to a close in Durham City. 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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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 1 October 2010 (2010) See more »

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my wife was murdered sergeant
17 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Martin Shaw plays an out of sync copper. He want answers, he wants justice, he wants someone caught but he will play by the rules. He gets paired with a younger partner, John Bacchcus played by Lee Ingleby, who is more interested in getting results than following the rules but "understands" he might learn something from his unwanted mentor George Gently. OK the characters last names may be a bit too much symbolic but their working relationship is well worth watching and the writing is quit good. Getting through the accents might be a push for some but after a few episodes you get the cadence. A good series. And I like the Bacchus character, who doesn't like a flawed character especially one who is a quick study.


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