Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
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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.

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Daniel O'Hara

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2010 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9
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Quotes

George Gently: [about Agnes] Nobody can help her if nobody kmows. To help her with her future I need to understand her past.
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References Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) See more »

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The Farmer in His Den
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Performed by a Group of Children
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Dark and intense
29 April 2013 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

Gently and Bacchus investigate the murder by bludgeoning of Damenica Charlton. A neighbor tells them that the victim "drank a lot and had a lot of men visitors." Damenica had a 13 year old daughter, Agnes, but was estranged from her husband Alan. Alan becomes a prime suspect and Gently is convinced that there is a lot Alan knows that he isn't telling them. Police interview techniques of the 1960s were occasionally overly forceful. Gently's investigation leads to some dark and disturbing revelations. Gently is a compassionate man but also one who accepts nothing at face value. It is he who questions the previous death of a young girl as being accidental and speculates that there may be a connection between that death and the murder of Damenica. The side story of Gently becoming friends with Bacchus' estranged wife was interesting and Bacchus' reaction to this friendship is, perhaps understandably, quite immature. This is a strong albeit unpalatable episode but the real reason to watch it is for Martin Shaw's performance as Gently. Daniel Casey (Gavin Troy in Midsommer Murders) is excellent as Alan Charlton and the performances of Shaun Dooley as Darren Paige and Natalie Garner as Agnes are also noteworthy.


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