Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
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Gently Liberated 

Gently and Bacchus become involved in an investigation that may be a miscarriage of justice.

Director:

Robert Del Maestro

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Shaw ... George Gently
Lee Ingleby ... John Bacchus
Heather Carroll Heather Carroll ... Ring Girl
Lisa McGrillis ... Rachel Coles
Lorcan Cranitch ... ACC Nicholls
Steven Elder ... Tommy Norton
Don Gallagher Don Gallagher ... Dr. Bob Anderton
Simon Hubbard ... PC Taylor
Emma Rigby ... Betty Platt
Rebecca Boey Rebecca Boey ... Freddy
Julia Barrie Julia Barrie ... Art Teacher
Victoria Bewick Victoria Bewick ... Marion Liddell
Ruby McAvoy Ruby McAvoy ... Young Marion
Anamaria Marinca ... Eve Liddell
Mary Stockley ... Patricia Willis
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The North East, 1970. On the brink of retirement, DCI Gently and his team investigate a body found in a chemical waste tank. When Gently discovers the victim's wife was convicted of the murder eight years ago, he decides to re-open the case - a controversial move. But DI Bacchus opposes Gently's decision, not least because he worked as a DS on the original investigation - putting mentor and protege at complete odds. Is Gently about to expose an appalling miscarriage of justice, or will he sacrifice his reputation and legacy for a convicted murderer? And can Rachel help heal the widening rift between her superiors, whilst navigating being a woman in a professional male world? Finally, will the team finally prove beyond doubt the identity of the killer?

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2017 (UK) See more »

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Gently uses a Maglite flashlight to illuminate the tank in which the body is found. The series is set in 1970 but the MagLite was not introduced until 1979. See more »

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Passed it.
5 September 2017 | by wscholes-94433See all my reviews

Once again wearing it's politics awkwardly on it's sleeve. A sophisticated drama would display the pros and cons of pursuing a particular political agenda: here, the female detective is allowed to join up with Womans Lib. as if it is faultless, moral imperative. Her character is remarkably annoying because she is the political Trojan of the writers: in the pursuit of celebrating female endeavour, she never professionally errs.


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