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Inspector George Gently

  • 2016
  • Season 6
  • 4 episodes
  • Crime/detective
  • Drama

Summary

In Season 6, Gently probes the death of a man in custody, a woman's body is washed up beside a pier and an ex-serviceman is wanted for murder when witnesses put him at the scene of a crime.

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Episode 1: Gently Between the Lines

Summary

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

Review

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.

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Details

Released on
2014-02-06
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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George GentlyMartin Shaw
John BacchusLee Ingleby
Rachel ColesLisa McGrillis
Ronny HanrattySteve Evets
Irene SeddonRuth Gemmell
Chief LewingtonRobert Pugh
PC Neil SidwellCharlie Richmond
PC David BairdMatt Stokoe
Terry HansonAlan Renwick
PC Chris StockdaleChris Connel
Charlie SeddonFinn Burridge
Robbie SeddonLiam Caffry
Simon ThomasPaul Dingwall
Sgt Archie DawsonMichael Hodgson
Nurse MargaretSamantha Morris
Katherine ThomasCaroline O'Neil
Bob AndertonDon Gallagher
PC TaylorSimon Hubbard
LibrarianFiona Boylan
ICU nurseCheryl Dixon

Crew

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ProducerMatthew Bird
DirectorNicholas Renton
WriterTimothy Prager

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  • Summary

    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

    Review

    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.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2014-02-06
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    George GentlyMartin Shaw
    John BacchusLee Ingleby
    Rachel ColesLisa McGrillis
    Ronny HanrattySteve Evets
    Irene SeddonRuth Gemmell
    Chief LewingtonRobert Pugh
    PC Neil SidwellCharlie Richmond
    PC David BairdMatt Stokoe
    Terry HansonAlan Renwick
    PC Chris StockdaleChris Connel
    Charlie SeddonFinn Burridge
    Robbie SeddonLiam Caffry
    Simon ThomasPaul Dingwall
    Sgt Archie DawsonMichael Hodgson
    Nurse MargaretSamantha Morris
    Katherine ThomasCaroline O'Neil
    Bob AndertonDon Gallagher
    PC TaylorSimon Hubbard
    LibrarianFiona Boylan
    ICU nurseCheryl Dixon

    Crew

    rolename
    ProducerMatthew Bird
    DirectorNicholas Renton
    WriterTimothy Prager
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