Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
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Gently in the Cathedral 

The seismic forces that displaced Gently in 1964 are once more active - and have followed him to Durham.


Nicholas Renton


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Angelica Penn Angelica Penn ... Bernie Henderson
Lee Armstrong Lee Armstrong ... PC Gavin Henderson
Michael Hodgson Michael Hodgson ... Alec Powell
Kemal Sylvester Kemal Sylvester ... Owen Galliford
Brett Allen Brett Allen ... Frannie Hilston
Ralph Brown ... Melvyn Rattigan
Martin Shaw ... George Gently
Lee Ingleby ... John Bacchus
Simon Hubbard ... PC Taylor
Diana Quick ... Gitta Bronson
Philip Fox Philip Fox ... Tim
Kevin Whately ... Donald McGhee
Nigel Lindsay ... DCS Trevor Statham
Morgan Watkins ... DS Kieran Lawson
Chris Brailsford Chris Brailsford ... Chief Constable Gordon


Career criminal Melvyn Rattigan gets thirty years for manslaughter, thanks to Gently, but is soon out on appeal, claiming that Gently fabricated evidence to send him down and is himself guilty of bribery and corruption. Things look even worse when thuggish Met officers lean on Bacchus to betray his boss, claiming that Gently murdered an undercover cop infiltrating local gangs. Bacchus begins to doubt their claims and Gently has further allies in retired cop Don McGhee and lawyer Gitta Bronson but, following an attempt on his life, goes on the run, being saved by Bacchus when corrupt officers pursue him to a remote farm-house to kill him. He is wounded and helped by Gitta before facing a showdown in Durham cathedral with the person who really framed him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

16 September 2012 (UK) See more »

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16 : 9
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When Bacchus meets Statham and Lawson in London, Statham introduces himself as Reese Statham. However the character's first name is given as Trevor in the closing credits. See more »


George Gently: Anything else?
Melvyn Rattigan: [after a pause he smiles] Do you know how much I hate you, George Gently? I hate the sound of your voice. I hate your stupid face. I even hate the smell of yuh. Do you know what yuh smell like? Holy water. Sanctimonious... stale from all the fingers that have been dipped in you.
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Very hard to watch
9 September 2015 | by ctyankee1See all my reviews

Gently an honest cop is framed by a bunch of policemen that are on the take and killed people for money. They deal a lot with corrupt and dishonest men.

A young cop is murdered and it is classified as suicide. His wife is pregnant and broken hearted. Gently wants to investigate this for the wife. He then finds himself being investigated.

It was very hard to watch this episode. It shows the friends he has in the police department don't trust him including John Bacchus who is his partner in investigating cases. Bacchus meets with all the men that are higher up trying to prove that Gently is guilty. Bacchus is like a sponge. He believes everything they tell him. He feels important. He holds back some info on Gently but in general is more like a traitor.

A uniformed officer who takes orders from Gently that works in the same building makes it clear to the group of people investigating Gently that he does not agree with anything bad about Gently and he does not agree with them.

There is lots of violence. Lots of evil people mostly cops but also a corrupt man named Rattigan. Rattigan taunts Gently and keeps getting out of jail because of his relationship with the cops who plant evidence at Gently's home and office to frame him. Money was deposited in Gently's account to make him look like he was on the take. Gently has few friends.

Later he is injured and hides out. People get shot some die and Gently's name is not cleared in this episode even though he probably got his job back because the series goes on.

At the end shooting and violence goes on in the Cathedral that he told Bacchus he loves to go to.

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