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.
Did You Know?
'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
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
[Gently and Bacchus are on the ground. Both wounded in the Cathedral shootout by Donald McGhee. Gently crawls over to Bacchus
I was - always on your side.
I know. I'm sorry. I left you unarmed.