"Inspector George Gently" Gently Evil (TV Episode 2010) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • 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.

  • DCI George Gently and DS John Bacchus investigate the murder of Domenica Paige The neighbors had heard loud voices earlier in the evening but paid no attention as the young woman frequently had visitors. Someone did see a man, perhaps with a Scottish accent, but there is little else to go on.The woman was separated from her husband Alan Charlton who also has custody of their only child. They learn from her brother Darren that she has a history of mental illness and had twice been in a mental hospital. They suspect the husband and under tough questioning he confesses all. Four months later, a young lad disappears from a camp site they find a connection not only with a young girl who fell a cliff the year before but possibly to Domenica's death as well. Even Gently is taken somewhat aback when the truth finally emerges.

  • 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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