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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.
Cast & Crew
Insp George Gently
Full Episode Guide
Meet the cast of Inspector George Gently
Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby and Lisa McGrillis return for two more episodes, starring alongside guest actors from Poldark and Call the Midwife
Inspector George Gently faces the final curtain with a moving penultimate film
Martin Shaw on why now is the right time to end Inspector George Gently
Inspector George Gently to end after eight series
"At last, television has lifted its gaze from London and the south"
Sherlock's Louise Brealey to star with Vic Reeves in Inspector George Gently
Inspector George Gently starring Martin Shaw to return for a seventh series
Martin Shaw: "I love George Gently but I hope I’m not like him"
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