A former Scotland Yard sleuth now tracking murders in Britain’s North Country, George Gently (Tony nominee Martin Shaw) is an old-time copper in the rapidly changing 1960s. Based on Alan Hunter’s novels, this series has been compared to Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders.
One of the few good men at Scotland Yard, George Gently (Tony® nominee Martin Shaw) relocates to Northumberland, takes on a headstrong sidekick (Lee Ingleby, The Street), and starts solving murders in a time of profound change: the swinging Sixties. Based on Alan Hunter’s novels, this hit BBC series has been compared to Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders.Gently and Bacchus investigate the murder of a black teenager, the drowning of a young woman, and the kidnapping of an adopted baby. Four feature-length mysteries, 6 hrs.
Disc 1 Gently Northern Soul The murder of a black teenager has Gently and Bacchus seeking her killer in a community where racism is never far from the surface. The detectives encounter local prejudice and anti-immigrant sentiment but discover that there may have been other motivations for the crime.
Gently with Class After a car turns up in a river with a drowned young woman in the passenger seat but no driver, the detectives follow the trail to the home of local aristocrats. Bacchus resents the family, and Gently suspects his sergeant may be crossing a line to get a conviction.
Disc 2 The Lost Child When an adopted baby is snatched from her crib, suspicion initially falls on the birth mother, who may be having second thoughts about giving up her child. But after a ransom demand turns out to be blackmail, Gently turns his attentions closer to home.
Gently in the Cathedral Upon his release from prison, a vicious career criminal from Gently's London days seeks revenge on the detective. Allegations about the inspector start to fly and many people-Bacchus among them-are all too ready to believe the worst.
Packaging: Boxed set Run Time 354 minutes, plus bonus programming Format: Widescreen Number of Discs: 4 Language: English Subtitles: No Color or B&W: Color CC: No SDH: Yes Region Code: 1 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Rating: NR
"Great performances and superb characterizations" San Francisco Chronicle