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Inspector George Gently
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Series 4 - Episode 1
Gently Upside Down
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The body of a teenage girl is discovered in the woods outside Durham. She’s been strangled. In town her friends are happily slapping on the make-up and hitching up their hemlines in preparation for going to Upside Down, a TV show that’s an obvious stand-in for Ready Steady Go but with Neil Morrissey as a lecherous host.
This is the 1960s of
Inspector George Gently
– a time when sexual equality was in its infancy and a slug of Scotch, a fag and a clout round the head were all a good copper needed to help him solve a crime.
As Gently, Martin Shaw’s accent has finally stopped roaming around the country, while his character’s relationship with sidekick John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) gives us some warmly humorous moments.
A schoolgirl's killing brings Gently into the alien world of pop and media celebrity when it turns out the victim's best friend is a rising TV star. Bacchus suspects the dead girl's music teacher, since rumours persist that she was having an affair with him. But when it seems everyone has a different opinion of the girl, Gently must uncover these different faces to get to the truth of her murder. Neil Morrissey guest stars alongside Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby.
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