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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: May 28, 2013
  • Run Time: 973 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BEZEE52
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,695 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

BONUS Behind-the-scenes featurette (13 min.); text interviews with Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, and writer/executive producer Peter Flannery; notes from producer Johann Knobel; biography of Martin Shaw; a 6-page insert with historical information about 1964 and 1966; and more

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“Great, bordering on brilliant” —

“Splendid” —Los Angeles Times

In this acclaimed BBC detective drama, Tony® nominee Martin Shaw (Death in Holy Orders) stars as Inspector George Gently, an incorruptible cop transplanted from London to Northumberland in the mid-1960s. Gently and his cocky young protégé, Sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Place of Execution), together investigate menacing crimes and confront the social and political changes rumbling throughout the country.

Based on the long-running series of detective novels by Alan Hunter, these 11 feature-length mysteries from Series 1-4 teem with intrigue, wit, and style.

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
George Gently is a fearless London crime fighter cop who moves to Northumberland (NE England) after his wife is murdered. George Gently Series episodes are based on selections of the 46 Gently novels by Alan Hunter. Episodes are feature-length, and can serve as stand alone stories. No need to watch them back-to-back in a hurry. A really good 1960s period crime show with excellent plot writing. An acclaimed BBC hit.

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Season 1: This first series shows the beginning, when Commander Gently's wife is killed right before his eyes. Even through his grief, the cop takes the high road in finding criminals and bringing them to justice. The 3 episodes in this series are very much like "Midsomer Murders".
- - - 2: Four feature-length episodes, each 89 minutes, & each serve as great stand-alone crime mystery films tied together only by a 1964 date. Gently has not given up fighting crime of all sorts and is now Chief Inspector in the extremely beautiful north countryside.
- - - 3: Gently, played by Martin Shaw, is through, calm, and plays the mentor/father to his youthful assistant, Detective Sargent John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby). Their relationship is as important to the story/series as the crimes and investigations. Both are performance perfect. Bacchus provides some laughs. 2 episodes.
- - - 4: PC Taylor (Simon Hubbard) is also back for both episodes. An emotional crime series, mystery, suspenseful, fast moving, and packed with plot. A perfect personality bounce between DCI Gently and Sgt Bacchus, with comedy spice. See individual series listings for George Gently on Amazon for my reviews having individual episode details, but not spoilers.

There is a fifth season to be released at the same time as the collection. Get them all.
Not recommended for the kiddies, bloody good murder, and emphasis on the bloody.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Deal May 27, 2013
George Gently is a series about a cop with a class all his own, based on the novels by Alan Hunter. Martin Shaw does a fabulous job in his role and really makes the show come to life. This box set takes you through the first four seasons. The show starts off his a bang when Gently watches his wife die right in front of his eyes. He has to overcome his grief and track down the killers and bring them to justice. Like many detective series, there are some episodes that are stand alone murder mysteries and others that are part of the larger storyline. Being able to watch them all back to back was great because I wasn't left hanging...well at least not until I reached the end of Season Four. Each episode offers its own unique and suspenseful storyline. It is set in 1960's Britain, and the costumes and scenery really bring to life this classic era. Getting all four seasons in this one set is an amazing deal! I am definitely looking forward to getting Season 5 and seeing where things go next.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really like this series June 23, 2013
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We always look forward to the Gently series and finally couldn't stand it--bought the entire series 1-5. Very good. Recommended if you like English who-done-its! Especially like the personal interactions between Gently, the victims, his co-workers, et. al. Thanks, Amazon for access to British shows. (Wish we could get Canadian, Australian and New Zealand offerings also!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How a boy becomes a man July 17, 2014
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How does a boy become a man?

Chief Inspector George Gently of Scotland Yard came to manhood on the beaches of Anzio. But his rigid sense of ethics has got him in trouble with the higher-ups who are on the take, and cost him the life of his cherished wife. He accepts an assignment in the northeast of England (note: The opposite of the US, it is the north of England where accents take some getting used to, even for Londoner Gently).

You know that his assigned detective sergeant, John Bacchus, will be his opposite: Young, irrepressible, and given to cutting corners (such as assaulting suspects). It is 1964. England is changing, and John has come as far as his haircut. Homosexuals make him uneasy. "Electroshock might help," suggests Gently. "Nah, Guv; they just go right back," shrugs Bacchus. Gently regards him steadily. "I was thinking it might help YOU," he says.

Abortion is still a crime. So is attempted suicide. The death penalty will linger. If Gently tells you, "Stand up," and carefully puts on his jacket and straightens his tie, you are going to be charged with murder. The viewer is not spared the hanging scene.

We meet Baccus as a newlywed with a young daughter and a powder-blue MG, the "gift" of his father-in-law for "doing the right thing." But the marriage does not prosper, and soon he is haunting the new rock-and-roll halls. His dream is to win his way to London and Scotland Yard. Gently knows what awaits him there.

So he reluctantly takes him in hand, via the most powerful teaching method of all: modeling. Bacchus watches in exasperation as "obvious" culprits go free -- for a time -- for lack of evidence. "I could beat it out of him, Guv," he urges. Gently replies, "We're supposed to be better than they are.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holds your interest November 3, 2013
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I love a good British mystery and George Gently becomes like family. I went through the collection like eating candy. It holds your
interest all the way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable series. The characters are interesting and you ...
An enjoyable series. The characters are interesting and you can, for the most part, understand what they are saying.......something not always possible in a British series.
Published 1 month ago by A Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Detective Series
I began seeing this series on PBS a couple of months ago. It didn't grab me at first but now I am hooked. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Barbara J Dunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent characters and great plots.
Published 1 month ago by Sally J. Ilko
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Well-done production. Previously viewed some episodes on Public TV.

No complaints
Published 1 month ago by Richard D. Weisgerber
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
a good reflection of the 60's mindset
Published 1 month ago by William Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great entertainment for an affordable price.
Published 1 month ago by Highpockets
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Really dislike Backus & couldn't continue to watch. Get rid of that character & I would watch.
Published 1 month ago by Rita W
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the series. My relatives share these from coast to coast.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars i can not wait for the other seasons to come ...
i can not wait for the other seasons to come out - I have a complete set of the midsummer murders
Published 1 month ago by Aunty Izzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great series
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