The Old Bailey, London, 1970. Gently is bowing out of the force on a professional high when he is approached by a covert anti-corruption police unit with one last tantalizing job: the cold case of a young girl murdered four years ago in new town Washington, County Durham. The investigation finds Gently tracking MP Michael Clements, a charismatic politician who fearlessly pursues political reform in the North, promotes ever-closer links to Europe, and who is tipped to be a future Labour Prime Minister. When the investigation leads to a murky web of union and political intrigue, placing Bacchus and Rachel in danger, will Gently do the unthinkable and bend the course of justice? How can Bacchus and Gently repair their frosty relationship - and faced with mortal danger, how will Gently and his team survive?
Did You Know?
This episode was originally set to broadcast on 28 May 2017, but was postponed due to the story-line dealing with a controversial politician and its proximity to the 2017 general election in the UK. See more
When Inspector George Gently visits the record pressing plant in Washington, County Durham (RCA opened a plant there in May 1970), the walls are adorned with gold and platinum discs. These weren't awarded by the BPI until August 1973, three years after the scene is set. See more