Inspector George Gently (2007– )

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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 (23 episodes, 2007-2015)
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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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Alan Hunter'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 »

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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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"Serpico" goes British
10 February 2012 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Inspector George Gently is a clever, astute cop but he spends less time fighting crime in bleak Durham County in the north of England than battling racism, sexism, corruption and general narrow- mindedness, much of which is to be found within the police department! When the coppers aren't taking a "backhander" (a bribe), they're busy harassing or beating up some hapless Arab, Black or Paki.

Set in the year 1964, these rambling, overlong episodes reveal such a profoundly anti- police attitude that, as one reviewer noted of the American film **Serpico**, you have to wonder why the title character went into police work at all.

On the plus side, Inspector Gently is well played by sixty-something Martin Shaw as the veteran detective who has seen too much and experienced personal tragedy. He and young Detective Sergeant Bacchus, who married the boss' daughter and feels guilty about it, make a well-balanced team with the younger man properly in awe of his superior's integrity, wisdom and powers of observation.


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