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Inspector George Gently
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Series 7 - Episode 4
Son of a Gun
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Our final brush with a solid popular drama that serves a little bit of social history on the side comes as Gently faces a new menace – skinheads.
In an unseasonal episode, it’s Christmas Eve and at Durham nick George reads a message from the Queen as everyone looks forward to 1970.
But the celebrations are interrupted by news of a bank raid carried out by masked thugs brandishing machine guns. Gently, a man who’s seen everything, can only shake his head at this potentially deadly new turn in crime on his patch. “Someone could have died here today,” he says in his grizzled Gently way.
He and Bacchus are soon getting handy with some boot boys in a grotty club, goaded by a cocky ringleader (Shameless’s Jody Latham). He’s a nasty piece of work and Gently knows just how to deal with him – by using his hardest stare.
It's Christmas Eve 1969 and Gently is enjoying a spot of festive cheer until he gets the news that a bank has been hit by armed robbers and he and Bacchus have work to do. The detective's hunt for the gunmen takes him into the world of skinheads and he is later faced with a dilemma. Does the law always have to be so cruel, or can he bend it just this once? Detective drama set in the north-east of England, starring Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby, with a guest appearance by Jody Latham (Shameless).
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