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Series 6 - Episode 1
Gently Between the Lines
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Spoiler alert – well, not really!
Inspector George Gently
and his sidekick John Bacchus, whom we last saw writhing in agony on the floor of Durham Cathedral after being shot, DID NOT DIE. Obviously, or they wouldn’t be back for a new series.
It’s 1969, Gently (Martin Shaw) has recovered from his wounds and has returned to work, but Bacchus (Lee Ingleby), in a police convalescent home, has handed in his resignation, having lost his confidence. Gently insists that Bacchus must work his notice and the two cops are called to a Newcastle police station where a suspect has died in custody after a riot.
As they investigate, Gently not-so-subtly works on his sidekick as he tries to convince him to stay in the force. It’s a solid police drama, as solid as the eponymous hero, a gruff, occasionally volcanic (Shaw gets shouty a couple of times, so brace yourselves) cop-with-a-conscience.
It's 1969 and six months since the shootings in Durham Cathedral, and while Gently is almost back to full fitness, Bacchus has lost his confidence and tenders his resignation. Gently is determined to help his sergeant, so he gets him involved in one last case, the death in custody of a man arrested during a street protest - an investigation that leaves both detectives questioning what it means to be a police officer at a time when attitudes to the force are changing. Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby star, with Lisa McGrillis, Steve Evets and Ruth Gemmell.
Cast & Crew
PC Neil Sidwell
PC David Baird
PC Chris Stockdale
Sgt Archie Dawson
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