George Gently, Series Five
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Award-winning actor Martin Shaw (Death in Holy Orders) returns as Inspector George Gently, a former Scotland Yard detective from London now tackling crime in the north of England. With the air of a man who has seen it all but still hopes for the best, Gently confronts the motives—racism, family conflict, greed, revenge—that can lead to murder. As ever, he receives assistance from his abrasive, politically incorrect sergeant, John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Place of Execution), who has his own take on the societal changes unfolding in 1960s Britain.
Based on the novels by Alan Hunter, these four gripping dramas feature clever scripts, beautiful landscapes, and a distinguished cast. Guest stars include Kevin Whately (Inspector Lewis), Helen Baxendale (Friends, Kidnap and Ransom), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Diana Quick (Brideshead Revisited), and Eamonn Walker (Oz).
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note: the novels are very different from the tv show, i bought one in the kindle store and the only similarity is that they are mystery novels about a uk police inspector who solves murders.
i highly recommend all five seasons of this series.
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George Gently (Martin Shaw) is a fine copper, yet grieving widower of 4 years. His assistant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) displays a bit of a learning curve when it comes to correct police procedure. Together they get the job done, one way or another. This due has thrilled UK crime show fans since 2007 and a 2013 series is in production. Each season seems to get even better.
My favorite episode of all time is 2-Gently with Class, due to the music (see why below).
SDH SUBTITLES for this 2012 5th series of 4 episodes, each near 1 ½ hours.
1...Gently Northern Soul--Black teen's death sends Gently and Bacchus seeking her murderer among a community rife with prejudice & anti-immigrant feelings. The UK locale is not unlike America in the racial restless `60s. The victim's dad played by Eamonn Walker (OZ).
2...Gently with Class--Young singer Ellen (Ebony Buckle) drowns in river accident, sending Gently & Bacchus to the aristocratic Blackstone family. Bacchus is prejudice in his investigation techniques. 1969 Chappaquiddick inspired? Ellen's pa played by Christopher Fairbank (Scarlet Pimpernel). The real star is the singing/fiddle playing of Ebony Buckle. A golden missed opportunity to add a bonus of her `...Read more ›
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After seeing trailers for this series I decided to buy one dvd. It is a bit dated for my taste. Probably very good when it was originally produced. I won't buy any more.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
we really enjoy George Gentlyseries. Wish the later years were less expensive. We thought Series 6 was the best of them all. Looking forward to Series 7.Published 2 months ago by capphobby
Episode "Northern Soul" is an EXCELLENT show on racism in the 60s. We are a multi-racial family and this show brought us to tears. So well written.Published 2 months ago by E. Archer
Martin Shaw became a favorite after seeing him in The Scarlett Pimpernel. This series is well done and the characters realistic and engaging. Read morePublished 3 months ago by sadtoo