George Gently Series Four
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"Great performances and superb characterizations" —San Francisco Chronicle
"Great, bordering on brilliant" —Esquire.com
Martin Shaw (Death in Holy Orders) is back as Inspector George Gently, a by-the-book cop from London now working in the North East of England. This corner of the country is just starting to experience the social changes sweeping the rest of 1960s Britain, but the former Scotland Yard detective finds that crime occurs here the same as anywhere else. In his meticulous manner, Gently examines the passions and planning that lead to murder, his methods more often than not offset by those of his cocky young sidekick, Sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Place of Execution).
In these two feature-length mysteries, Gently and Bacchus investigate the suspicious death of an ex-informant facing a seemingly hopeless future, as well as the murder of a young woman poised on the brink of an exciting new chapter in her life. "Splendid" —Los Angeles Times.
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(For the purposes of clarity, I'm happy to explain that these GENTLY telefilms play out like two separate features.)
"Goodbye China": Gently receives word that a former confidential informant of his has passed away from curious circumstances. To Bacchus, it only looks like the `old drunk' died of an unfortunate accident, but Gently isn't convinced. After casually looking into the matter, he realizes he's only struck the tip of an iceberg that very well may involve the entire local police force.
"Gently Upside Down": The body of a promising, young schoolgirl turns up lovingly buried in a city park. When it appears as if her fellow classmates may know more than they're willing to divulge, Gently and Bacchus uncover that a few of their instructors may also be involved in some very inappropriate relationships.Read more ›
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2 feature length episodes (178 min total) for the price of one typical theater film DVD. Gently series began in Ireland but these BBC episodes filmed in the England northeast where Catherine Cookson stories also took place decades earlier. The same rotten crime remains.
Gently's aged informant, China (Tony Rohr) dead by accidental fall? A coroner's report is suspicious. Sgt Molloy (Dean Lennox Kelly) drove victim to hospital. Supt Shepherd's (Neil Pearson) son Danny (James Acton) robbed by teen brothers who disappear the day after China died. Did Molloy kill? And Gently tries a spot of female companionship (Lucy Akhurst). And Mark Benton (Land Girls Series 2) plays father of the Blackburn teens.Read more ›
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I discovered thie how by accident. I love police and crime type series, movies etc. I also love BBC - anything. Read morePublished 4 months ago by BostonHolly
enjoyed these shows even though not a big fan of british dramaPublished 5 months ago by john strandberg