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
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'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