Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
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Gently Evil 

A young woman's body is found in a coastal village, and the investigation leads Gently and Bacchus to suspect the victim's estranged husband is responsible for the killing.


Daniel O'Hara


Alan Hunter (novels), Peter Flannery (created for television by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Johns ... Comedian
Vin Welch Vin Welch ... Drinker
Lee Ingleby ... John Bacchus
Christopher Connel Christopher Connel ... Tommy (as Chris Connel)
Martin Shaw ... George Gently
Melanie Clark Pullen Melanie Clark Pullen ... Lisa Bacchus
Natalie Garner Natalie Garner ... Agnes Charlton
Shaun Dooley ... Darren Paige
Ruth McCabe ... Mrs. Paige
Simon Hubbard ... PC Taylor
Daniel Casey Daniel Casey ... Alan Charlton
Tim Dann Tim Dann ... Pathologist
Matthew Zajac ... Mr. Smith / Paige
Mike Elliot Mike Elliot ... Blind Neighbour
Neve McIntosh ... Sarah Simmons


It's 1966 and the world is changing fast... Martin Shaw plays one of the unsung heroes of detective fiction, Inspector George Gently, whose passionate investigations reveal the dark underbelly of a society on the cusp of change. Set in an idyllic coastal village in Northumberland, 1966. When the body of a loose young woman is found murdered Gently and Bacchus find themselves investigating a family with unimaginable secrets. Initially it appears that the woman's estranged husband, and father of young daughter, is responsible for the killing. But as they further investigate this disturbed family they discover a far more alarming truth. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




UK | Ireland



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26 September 2010 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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This series is the first to be completely shot in England, whereas the first two series were primarily filmed in Ireland. See more »


Lisa Bacchus: And you don't have anybody, do you? Why is that then? Married to the job?
George Gently: I'm alone. I'm not lonely.
Lisa Bacchus: Or would it be disloyal? Two years since she died.
George Gently: Yeah.
Lisa Bacchus: I just hate the idea of you being lonely, George.
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References Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) See more »


The Farmer in His Den
Performed by a Group of Children
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Nothing Gentle about the Evil here.
18 November 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Gently Evil stands out as one of the best episodes of this superb series. The writing is just incredible, it's a compelling, intense, utterly engrossing storyline. No doubt it will be upsetting for some, the conclusion is indeed macabre, but the delivery is superb. Neve McIntosh and Shaun Dooley are fabulous, big characters well brought to life, it's again the antagonism between Gently and Bacchus that I find most enjoyable. Terrific production values, all round brilliance. 10/10

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