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Inspector George Gently

  • 2017
  • Season 8
  • 2 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Final series of the crime drama about an old-school detective coming to terms with 1960s Britain. As 1970 dawns, Gently sees the team investigating miscarriages of justice and political corruption.

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Episode 2: Gently and the New Age

Summary

The final episode of the detective drama sees Gently testifying against corrupt Met officers as he prepares to retire from the force. However, he is persuaded to take on one final investigation - re-opening the case of a woman who was murdered four years previously. Gently's search for the truth leads him to investigate a reforming politician who is tipped to become the next prime minister and uncover a web of political intrigue that places Bacchus and Rachel in danger. Starring Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby and Lisa McGrillis.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It’s the last-ever investigation for television’s most decent, most dour, most curmudgeonly cop, and dear George Gently (Martin Shaw) goes out doing what he does best, searching for the truth.

Richard Harrington (the detective in Hinterland on BBC4) is handsome, charismatic Michael Clements, a 1970s Labour politician with a weakness for women who expects a cabinet post once the tottering Heath government falls.

He’s spearheading an ambitious new development but is overwhelmed by scandal after Gently is called upon to reopen the investigation into the murder of a young girl.

Meanwhile, the disgraced Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) investigates the murder of a worker who tries to cross a picket line during a violent industrial dispute. Soon both investigations mesh and the detectives face some very dark establishment forces.

For jaded Gently, though, there’s time to stare out to sea and remember his dead, adored wife…

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Cast

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John BacchusLee Ingleby
George GentlyMartin Shaw
Rachel ColesLisa McGrillis
Michael ClementsRichard Harrington
Ian ListerAdam Levy
Adele WatsonNaomi Frederick
Owen ThompsonSteven Robertson
Eddie PatonTom Andrews
DI Harry MalachiLouis Hilyer
DonnellyDavid Prosho
TaylorSimon Hubbard
Liz PatonMichelle Bonnard
ImpressionistJon Culshaw
Mrs PierceRachel Bavidge
Kiran JohalMandeep Dhillon
WigginsGrant Gillespie
Dr Bob AndertonDon Gallagher
Senior officerPhil Corbitt
Alan CroxleyChristopher Brand
Johnny Wilson/Mark HoggGeoffrey Breton
Tina HoggKatie West
Prosecuting counselDamien Matthews
Defence counselRoger Barclay
ReporterPip Chamberlin

Crew

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DirectorBryn Higgins
Executive producerClaire Ingham
Executive producerPeter Flannery
Executive producerMichele Buck
ProducerDominic Barlow
WriterRobert Murphy

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  • Episode 2

    Gently and the New Age

    Summary

    The final episode of the detective drama sees Gently testifying against corrupt Met officers as he prepares to retire from the force. However, he is persuaded to take on one final investigation - re-opening the case of a woman who was murdered four years previously. Gently's search for the truth leads him to investigate a reforming politician who is tipped to become the next prime minister and uncover a web of political intrigue that places Bacchus and Rachel in danger. Starring Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby and Lisa McGrillis.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    It’s the last-ever investigation for television’s most decent, most dour, most curmudgeonly cop, and dear George Gently (Martin Shaw) goes out doing what he does best, searching for the truth.

    Richard Harrington (the detective in Hinterland on BBC4) is handsome, charismatic Michael Clements, a 1970s Labour politician with a weakness for women who expects a cabinet post once the tottering Heath government falls.

    He’s spearheading an ambitious new development but is overwhelmed by scandal after Gently is called upon to reopen the investigation into the murder of a young girl.

    Meanwhile, the disgraced Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) investigates the murder of a worker who tries to cross a picket line during a violent industrial dispute. Soon both investigations mesh and the detectives face some very dark establishment forces.

    For jaded Gently, though, there’s time to stare out to sea and remember his dead, adored wife…

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    John BacchusLee Ingleby
    George GentlyMartin Shaw
    Rachel ColesLisa McGrillis
    Michael ClementsRichard Harrington
    Ian ListerAdam Levy
    Adele WatsonNaomi Frederick
    Owen ThompsonSteven Robertson
    Eddie PatonTom Andrews
    DI Harry MalachiLouis Hilyer
    DonnellyDavid Prosho
    TaylorSimon Hubbard
    Liz PatonMichelle Bonnard
    ImpressionistJon Culshaw
    Mrs PierceRachel Bavidge
    Kiran JohalMandeep Dhillon
    WigginsGrant Gillespie
    Dr Bob AndertonDon Gallagher
    Senior officerPhil Corbitt
    Alan CroxleyChristopher Brand
    Johnny Wilson/Mark HoggGeoffrey Breton
    Tina HoggKatie West
    Prosecuting counselDamien Matthews
    Defence counselRoger Barclay
    ReporterPip Chamberlin

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorBryn Higgins
    Executive producerClaire Ingham
    Executive producerPeter Flannery
    Executive producerMichele Buck
    ProducerDominic Barlow
    WriterRobert Murphy

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