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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Peter Flannery
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Series cast summary:
Martin Shaw ...  George Gently 25 episodes, 2007-2017
Lee Ingleby ...  John Bacchus 25 episodes, 2007-2017
Simon Hubbard ...  PC Taylor / ... 24 episodes, 2007-2017
Lisa McGrillis ...  Rachel Coles 10 episodes, 2014-2017
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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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Martin Shaw is much older than a working policeman. See more »

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In "Gently With Class" Bachuss refers to "Hooray Henry's from the Bullingdon club " which is an oblique reference to then PM David Cameron, (and colleagues George Osbourne, Boris Johnson).However the term "Hooray Henry" was not in use in the 1960s and a provincial Newcastle policeman would be unlikely to have been aware of an exclusive club for aristocrats at Oxford university. 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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Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 1 October 2010 (2010) See more »

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Very Addictive British Cop Show
27 April 2016 | by dal_asherSee all my reviews

I love British drama and police series are my favorite. This doesn't disappoint! Martin Shaw is fantastic as the slightly out of synch but always compassionate lead along with his side kick, Lee Inglebee as the incorrigible John Bachus. I only started watching this show from the beginning a few days ago but am now up to the 3rd season and will binge whenever I can to watch the entire series. It's filmed so beautifully and although I find the "hip" music of the 60s is, as was always the case back then, silly and out of touch, I simply turn down the sound when they get into car chases or whatever. Music of the 60's for some reason, was never used in movies and TV in the 60's, something I never understood then and now even less. I will continue to watch this to the end and will miss it when it's over. I am pretty housebound with an elderly father right now so finding something really excellent and entertaining like this to watch makes life a bit easier. Really excellent!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inspector George Gently See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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