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Inspector George Gently
E4 of 4
Series 5 - Episode 4
Gently in the Cathedral
Mon 4 Dec 11am - 1pm
Mon 4 Dec,
8pm - 10pm
Tue 5 Dec,
12am - 2am
Wed 6 Dec,
8pm - 10pm
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If you could have your dream collision of TV detectives, what would it be? Kojak meets Luther? DCI Banks works a case with Columbo? How about Lewis and Gently joining forces? That’s what happens tonight, in a sense,
as Kevin Whately arrives to take an unexpected cameo in 1960s Durham.
He plays a retired colleague, the kind of sound, salt-of-the-earth type Whately does so well, and Gently needs him badly because his own career is suddenly in tatters. Martin Shaw and Whately work a treat together when they get to share scenes and it’s a terrific, dark and doomy episode, as corrupt venal Met officers come to stomp all over Durham, and tell Bacchus, “We need you to ’elp us nail Gently.” But will he?
The chief inspector comes up against Rattigan, an old adversary from his days in London, whose legal challenge to his prison sentence has been upheld on the grounds that Gently fabricated evidence against him. Donald McGhee, the detective's friend and former colleague in the Met, unexpectedly arrives in Durham to offer support, but his motives remain questionable. With Bacchus torn between loyalty and ambition, Gently knows that it's up to him to find a solution to his dilemma. Sixties-set detective drama, starring Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby, with Kevin Whately, Diana Quick, Nigel Lindsay, Morgan Watkins and Ralph Brown.
Cast & Crew
DCS Trevor Statham
DS Kieran Lawson
Asst Chief Const
Melanie Clark Pullen
PC Gavin Henderson
Leigh Ann Bacchus
PC in Woods
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