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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 4: Son of a Gun

Summary

It's Christmas Eve 1969 and Gently is enjoying a spot of festive cheer until he gets the news that a bank has been hit by armed robbers and he and Bacchus have work to do. The detective's hunt for the gunmen takes him into the world of skinheads and he is later faced with a dilemma. Does the law always have to be so cruel, or can he bend it just this once? Detective drama set in the north-east of England, starring Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby, with a guest appearance by Jody Latham (Shameless).
Recommended

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Our final brush with a solid popular drama that serves a little bit of social history on the side comes as Gently faces a new menace – skinheads.

In an unseasonal episode, it’s Christmas Eve and at Durham nick George reads a message from the Queen as everyone looks forward to 1970.

But the celebrations are interrupted by news of a bank raid carried out by masked thugs brandishing machine guns. Gently, a man who’s seen everything, can only shake his head at this potentially deadly new turn in crime on his patch. “Someone could have died here today,” he says in his grizzled Gently way.

He and Bacchus are soon getting handy with some boot boys in a grotty club, goaded by a cocky ringleader (Shameless’s Jody Latham). He’s a nasty piece of work and Gently knows just how to deal with him – by using his hardest stare.

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Credits

Cast

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George GentlyMartin Shaw
John BacchusLee Ingleby
Rachel ColesLisa McGrillis
Jonjo BurdonJody Latham
Edith MacdonaldElizabeth Carling
TaylorSimon Hubbard
Kit MacdonaldPatrick McNamee
GemmaAnnabel Scholey
LexieEmma Lundy
EllisonLucian Msamati
Stewart MurdochWill Graham
DoormanDanny Cunningham
Uniformed policemanTom Hutch
GamekeeperPaul Hamilton
WaitressRosie Wyatt

Crew

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DirectorTim Whitby
ProducerPeter Norris
WriterJim Keeble
WriterDudi Appleton

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  • Episode 4

    Son of a Gun

    Summary

    It's Christmas Eve 1969 and Gently is enjoying a spot of festive cheer until he gets the news that a bank has been hit by armed robbers and he and Bacchus have work to do. The detective's hunt for the gunmen takes him into the world of skinheads and he is later faced with a dilemma. Does the law always have to be so cruel, or can he bend it just this once? Detective drama set in the north-east of England, starring Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby, with a guest appearance by Jody Latham (Shameless).
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Our final brush with a solid popular drama that serves a little bit of social history on the side comes as Gently faces a new menace – skinheads.

    In an unseasonal episode, it’s Christmas Eve and at Durham nick George reads a message from the Queen as everyone looks forward to 1970.

    But the celebrations are interrupted by news of a bank raid carried out by masked thugs brandishing machine guns. Gently, a man who’s seen everything, can only shake his head at this potentially deadly new turn in crime on his patch. “Someone could have died here today,” he says in his grizzled Gently way.

    He and Bacchus are soon getting handy with some boot boys in a grotty club, goaded by a cocky ringleader (Shameless’s Jody Latham). He’s a nasty piece of work and Gently knows just how to deal with him – by using his hardest stare.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    George GentlyMartin Shaw
    John BacchusLee Ingleby
    Rachel ColesLisa McGrillis
    Jonjo BurdonJody Latham
    Edith MacdonaldElizabeth Carling
    TaylorSimon Hubbard
    Kit MacdonaldPatrick McNamee
    GemmaAnnabel Scholey
    LexieEmma Lundy
    EllisonLucian Msamati
    Stewart MurdochWill Graham
    DoormanDanny Cunningham
    Uniformed policemanTom Hutch
    GamekeeperPaul Hamilton
    WaitressRosie Wyatt

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorTim Whitby
    ProducerPeter Norris
    WriterJim Keeble
    WriterDudi Appleton

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