On Christmas Eve an armed gang rob the Tyne and Wear bank with machine-guns and soon afterwards the female getaway driver is found dead. Information leads Gently to a rough club frequented by a skinhead gang led by the violent Jonjo Burden but with insufficient evidence Gently cannot charge them so Rachel goes undercover and gets close to Burden. She suspects that another robbery is being planned and she is right but the police are unable to prevent it and her cover is blown. For Gently, now forced to admit to Bacchus that he has multiple sclerosis, the involvement of a colleague's widow and her young son both complicates and helps him clear up the case.
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Did You Know?
Old Shire Hall, Old Elvet, Durham City was used as the Tyne & Wear Bank. The building has been empty for a couple of years after Durham University moved out. The scene where the skinheads steal the car for the 2nd bank robbery was filmed on the opposite side of the road to Old Shire Hall. See more
[Gently and Bacchus visit a seedy nightclub to arrest a suspect. A skinhead confronts them
Bovver boots, slaphead, your granddad's braces and a choirboy shirt. No, I give up. What have you come as?
[Gently head-butts the skinhead and continues into the club
Opening credits prologue: DURHAM, 1969 See more
Written by Peter Green
Performed by Fleetwood Mac See more