Called to a crime scene at a working-class boarding house, Gently and Bacchus find a woman horribly beaten to death, her eyes covered discreetly with a handkerchief. The victim also carried her daughter's birth certificate, with the name of the child's father crossed out and "satan" penciled in. Following this lead, Gently and Bacchus probe the twisted secrets of a family that seems to harbor pure evil.
Peace & Love
When nuclear submarines plan to dock at the local naval base, young peace protesters from Durham University clash with the police. The next morning, the demonstrators' fiery leader, faculty member Fraser Barratt, turns up dead at the dockside. The investigation takes Gently and Bacchus to the campus, where big changes are blowin' in the windand the social, political, and sexual tumult brings little peace.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 176 minutes
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
"Great performances and superb characterizations" San Francisco Chronicle
"Great, bordering on brilliant" Esquire.com
"Vivid characters…handsomely shot, well acted" The Sunday Times (UK)
"Gripping" TV Times (UK)
"Great acting, writing, and cinematography." Pacifica Tribune
"Both sadder and funnier than their American counterparts" Los Angeles Times
"Great acting, writing, and cinematography" Pacifica Riptide
"Martin Shaw has long been one of our favorite actors, he seldom puts a foot wrong and he is at his best in this entertaining period set of three whodunits" MemorableTV.com
"The show's main character is every bit as fascinating as any cop who has appeared on the small screen." Blogcritics Magazine
"These are smart, serious tales told with as much lean style as Bacchus's skinny Beatles suits and sleek sports car, and they're surprisingly modern as well." Film.com
George Gently series 3
Haven't actually watched it yet, I live in China now and realized that I never did buy this series. I love the series though, I am from the north of England. Can't ever beat British TV!
Entertaining, Keeps One guessing until the end
American defective stories don't hold a candle to this one. The interplay between the main two characters, one ambitious and a little free with morality as opposed to Gently and his expectation that morality will be maintained adds depth to the story.