Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
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Peace & Love 

When an academic is found dead after a CND rally, Gently and Bacchus are dispatched to Durham University to investigate his background - and find themselves in the midst of a wave of social and sexual rebellion.


Daniel O'Hara


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

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Episode complete credited cast:
Lee Ingleby ... John Bacchus
Simon Hubbard ... PC Taylor
Sarah Lancashire ... Mallory Brown
MyAnna Buring ... Adriana Doyle (as Myanna Buring)
Kerrie Hayes ... Elizabeth Higgs
Emun Elliott ... Fraser Barratt
Martin Shaw ... George Gently
Warren Clarke ... Charles Hexton
Tim Dann Tim Dann ... Pathologist
Francis Magee ... Chief Constable Lilley
Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong ... Night Watchman
James Atherton ... David Swift
Gary Amers Gary Amers ... Seagull Barman
David Whitaker David Whitaker ... Man
Harry Hepple ... Student


The year is 1966 and the football World Cup has come to England. With the USSR due to play at Roker Park and the fear of the 'Reds Under the Bed' exemplified by the upcoming Polaris submarine landing at the nearby Jarrow docks, tensions are running high. CND protesters, lead by radical students from Durham University, are the last thing the police need when the world media is on their doorstep awaiting the upcoming football match. Gently and Bacchus investigate the murder of a well know Lefty academic, found dead in the docks post a CND rally. This takes them onto the Durham University campus - an ancient temple of learning struggling to come to terms with the novel influx of students from the working class and brash, radical, academics. Sexual and Social rebellion is everywhere in the air and to the young and optimistic these forces seem inevitable and unstoppable. Bacchus is horrified yet fascinated by the promiscuity on display. Gently, a war veteran, more shrewdly recognises that ... Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

3 October 2010 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


This episode features a guest appearance from Warren Clarke, the star of another of the BBC's top police drama's Dalziel and Pascoe. See more »


In the missing girl's dorm room, Bachus picks up a paperback copy of "The Medium Is the Massage," which was published in 1967, but the title card in the beginning of the episode states that it's taking place in 1966. See more »


John Bacchus: [Looking at the dead radical professor's paycheck] Look how much he was gettin' paid!
John Bacchus: [John gives it to George for approval] They're our taxes, you know.
George Gently: Makes you wish you paid attention at school.
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Flower Power, another brilliant episode.
21 November 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Another excellent investigation for the charismatic duo. The case is interesting, the acting fantastic, but once again it's the fascinating relationship between the two lead characters that's so enthralling, several years in, and I'm still unsure if the pair like eachother or not, it's so well crafted, Bacchus is such a player, Gently so sturdy and refined.

Great writing, with some incredible well rounded characters, Sarah Lancashire and MyAnna Buring were great, but Warren Clarke I thought was fantastic, really stealing the show.

Some great scenes, the scene where Bacchus realises Gently has taken him into a gay bar was funny, but the ending was utterly gripping.

This show never seems to disappoint. 9/10

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