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Inspector George Gently

  • 2016
  • Season 7
  • 4 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Crime drama about an old-school detective coming to terms with 1960s Britain. Starring Martin Shaw

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Episode 3: Gently Among Friends

Summary

The detective is called out when a body is found on a rubbish pile under the Tyne Bridge. It initially looks like suicide, but evidence reveals the victim was dead before he landed. The search begins to uncover his identity, with just a pawnbroker's receipt, a note with a phone number for one Gwendolyn Howard and a betting slip in the deceased's pocket. Crime drama, guest starring Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves).

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

George Gently writer Peter Flannery casts a brief glance back at territory he mined so richly and memorably with his 1996 masterpiece Our Friends in the North in a clever, rueful episode.

A man is found dead under Newcastle’s High Level Bridge. It’s clearly meant to look like suicide and when Gently and Bacchus dig into his life, they find grand schemes and thwarted ambition. But of course, he’s been murdered.

The victim, Scottie, was part of a small, tightly knit group of mates who have achieved varying degrees of career success. Scottie was passionately devoted to Newcastle, he loved its bridges (and prog-rockers, prepare to be transported by a snippet from the Nice’s Five Bridges Suite) and he had big visions for his beloved city’s future development.

It’s a really strong 90 minutes, full of unexpected little discoveries, including Bacchus and the boss indulging in a few moments of levity.

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Cast

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George GentlyMartin Shaw
John BacchusLee Ingleby
Rachel ColesLisa McGrillis
Michael WoodruffAdrian Bower
Jo ParkerLouise Brealey
Anita MagathEmma Cunniffe
Petey MagathAnthony Flanagan
GeoffreyJim Moir
Scott ParkerNick Sidi
Liam GovanPaul Brennen
TommyGlyn Pritchard
TaylorSimon Hubbard
GemmaAnnabel Scholey
Mr SuttonShaughan Seymour
Barman NeilWilliam Troughton
Uniformed sergeantKris Deedigan
Young manLuke Maddison
Estate agentLawrence Neale
Crew bossJim Kitson

Crew

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DirectorTim Whitby
ProducerPeter Norris
WriterPeter Flannery
WriterTim Prager

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  • Episode 3

    Gently Among Friends

    Summary

    The detective is called out when a body is found on a rubbish pile under the Tyne Bridge. It initially looks like suicide, but evidence reveals the victim was dead before he landed. The search begins to uncover his identity, with just a pawnbroker's receipt, a note with a phone number for one Gwendolyn Howard and a betting slip in the deceased's pocket. Crime drama, guest starring Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves).

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    George Gently writer Peter Flannery casts a brief glance back at territory he mined so richly and memorably with his 1996 masterpiece Our Friends in the North in a clever, rueful episode.

    A man is found dead under Newcastle’s High Level Bridge. It’s clearly meant to look like suicide and when Gently and Bacchus dig into his life, they find grand schemes and thwarted ambition. But of course, he’s been murdered.

    The victim, Scottie, was part of a small, tightly knit group of mates who have achieved varying degrees of career success. Scottie was passionately devoted to Newcastle, he loved its bridges (and prog-rockers, prepare to be transported by a snippet from the Nice’s Five Bridges Suite) and he had big visions for his beloved city’s future development.

    It’s a really strong 90 minutes, full of unexpected little discoveries, including Bacchus and the boss indulging in a few moments of levity.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    George GentlyMartin Shaw
    John BacchusLee Ingleby
    Rachel ColesLisa McGrillis
    Michael WoodruffAdrian Bower
    Jo ParkerLouise Brealey
    Anita MagathEmma Cunniffe
    Petey MagathAnthony Flanagan
    GeoffreyJim Moir
    Scott ParkerNick Sidi
    Liam GovanPaul Brennen
    TommyGlyn Pritchard
    TaylorSimon Hubbard
    GemmaAnnabel Scholey
    Mr SuttonShaughan Seymour
    Barman NeilWilliam Troughton
    Uniformed sergeantKris Deedigan
    Young manLuke Maddison
    Estate agentLawrence Neale
    Crew bossJim Kitson

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorTim Whitby
    ProducerPeter Norris
    WriterPeter Flannery
    WriterTim Prager

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