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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.
 

George Gently

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 series has been compared to Foyle's Warand Midsomer Murders.

George Gently: Series 4

Martin Shaw returns as the passionate detective George Gently in two feature-length films. Goodbye Chinadelves into police brutality and corporal punishment. In Gently Upside Down, Gently and Bacchus are thrown into the new world of pop and media celebrity when a schoolgirl vanishes. 3 hrs, 2 DVDs/1 Blu-ray disc, SDH.



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"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

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Disc 1

Episode 1: Gently between the Lines

Gently investigates a death in police custody—and insists that Bacchus assist him, even though his sergeant has just submitted his formal resignation. In the process, the inspector has to tread a careful path between fellow officers who are closing ranks in support of each other and a local population grown increasingly hostile towards the police.

 

Disc 2

Episode 2: Blue for Bluebird

The body of a young woman washed up on the beach turns the attentions of Gently and Bacchus to the nearby holiday camp where she worked. The once-thriving business is clearly in trouble, with fewer and fewer families visiting each summer. The detectives discover the lengths to which some are prepared to go to keep the camp afloat.

 

Disc 3

Episode 3: Gently with Honour

When a man is beaten to death in a Turkish bath, suspicion falls on an ex-soldier with a history of mental instability. But the mystery deepens when a psychologist who had been treating the suspect hangs himself after leaving money to the soldier in his will. World War II veteran Gently finds himself investigating a murder that makes no sense and a military he no longer understands.

 

Disc 4

Episode 4: Gently Going Under

The death of a coal miner 800 feet underground presents logistical problems for Gently and Bacchus. More challenging still is figuring out which of the tensions and rivalries raging above the surface—between labor and management, in the local community, and among the members of the dead man's family—is a motive for murder.

 

•Behind-the-scenes footage

•Text interviews with the cast

•1969 facts

•Photo gallery

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time:  369 minutes

Format: Widescreen  

Number of discs: 4

Language: English

Subtitles:No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SD H: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

R ating: NR.  

“Great performances and superb characterizations” — San Francisco Chronicle

 

“Splendid” — Los Angeles Times

 

“Great, bordering on brilliant” —Esquire.com

 

“Excellent” —LATimes.com

 

“Gripping” — The Observer(UK)

 

“Tremendous performances” — The Sunday Times(UK)

 

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Disc 1

Episode 1: Gently between the Lines

Gently investigates a death in police custody—and insists that Bacchus assist him, even though his sergeant has just submitted his formal resignation. In the process, the inspector has to tread a careful path between fellow officers who are closing ranks in support of each other and a local population grown increasingly hostile towards the police.

 

Disc 2

Episode 2: Blue for Bluebird

The body of a young woman washed up on the beach turns the attentions of Gently and Bacchus to the nearby holiday camp where she worked. The once-thriving business is clearly in trouble, with fewer and fewer families visiting each summer. The detectives discover the lengths to which some are prepared to go to keep the camp afloat.

 

Disc 3

Episode 3: Gently with Honour

When a man is beaten to death in a Turkish bath, suspicion falls on an ex-soldier with a history of mental instability. But the mystery deepens when a psychologist who had been treating the suspect hangs himself after leaving money to the soldier in his will. World War II veteran Gently finds himself investigating a murder that makes no sense and a military he no longer understands.

 

Disc 4

Episode 4: Gently Going Under

The death of a coal miner 800 feet underground presents logistical problems for Gently and Bacchus. More challenging still is figuring out which of the tensions and rivalries raging above the surface—between labor and management, in the local community, and among the members of the dead man's family—is a motive for murder.

 

•Behind-the-scenes footage

•Text interviews with the cast

•1969 facts

•Photo gallery

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 369 minutes

Format: Widescreen 

Number of discs: 2

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 1080p / 16:9

Rating: NR. 

“Great performances and superb characterizations” — San Francisco Chronicle

 

“Splendid” — Los Angeles Times

 

“Great, bordering on brilliant” —Esquire.com

 

“Excellent” —LATimes.com

 

“Gripping” — The Observer(UK)

 

“Tremendous performances” — The Sunday Times(UK)

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Episode 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.

 

Episode 2 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

Episode 3 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.

 

Episode 4 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.

 

? Behind-the-scenes featurette

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 354 minutes, plus bonus programming

Format: 1080i/16:9 ; 2.0 stereo PCM

Number of discs: 2

Language: English

Subtitles:No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 1080i/16:9; 2.0 stereo PCM

Rating: NR.

“Great performances and superb characterizations” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Excellent” – LA Times

George Gentley Season 5

5 Stars

Tommy from TX on 4/15/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Loved it!

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Disc 1

Episode 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.

 

Disc 2

Episode 2 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 3

Episode 3 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.

 

Disc 4

Episode 4 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.

?Behind-the-scenes featurette

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

R ating: NR.

 

“Great performances and superb characterizations” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Excellent” – LA Times

George Gently, Series 5

5 Stars

carolyn flemming from AR on 10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Saw a review and lied the way George Gently talked. When can I see Series 6? Series 5 is a real cliff hanger. John Bacchus is not the sharpest knife in the drawer but he manages to redeem himself.

George Gently Series 5

5 Stars

from AK on 4/18/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Excellent British mystery series that deals with difficult social and interpersonal issues as well as a crime.

GEORGE GENTLY

4 Stars

KELLY BROOKE from on 4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

LOVE IT

George Gently series 5

5 Stars

Penny Huffman from VA on 4/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I Love this show. Hope that there is more to come. Of course there isn't a lot I don't like but I still have my favorites. Keep up the good work with the magazine, or catalog which ever you want to call it. I LOVE coming home and it is in the mail. THANK YOU.

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5 Stars

from OR on 10/26/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We loved the first series and have only watched one of the episodes in this new one, but it lived up to our high expectations.

Worth the wait and gorgeous in blu-ray

5 Stars

Gerry Daley from NC on 5/7/2012 9:44:37 PM wrote:

Although there are only two stories here, they are both about 90 minutes long, and among the best in what has been a truly superlative series. Martin Shaw is at his best as well,and Lee Ingleby, while he has been an acquired taste for me, is excellent. Blu-ray is not necessary to enjoy these, but they do look incredibly bright ad crisp.

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George Gently, Series 4

5 Stars

Mac from OH on 4/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought Series 4 along with Series 3 because the first two series were so good we didn't want to miss any stories with DCI George Gently and his Sergeant Baccus. Now we are looking forward to Series 5. Consistent good story telling, acting, and production. Big thumbs up!

George Gently, Series 4

4 Stars

TURF from VA on 3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great Show; sorry to see it go.

George Gently

5 Stars

Gangsta G'ma from CA on 1/29/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Amazing series

George Gently Series 4

5 Stars

Lucille Ross (Canada) from on 10/11/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I like British shows and lived in Britain during this period so it resonaates with me.

George Gently Series 4

5 Stars

ElReyErnesto@aol.com from MD on 10/2/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

First of all, "CLASS" is the hononrific title I would assign to George Gently.(I do not have the DVD cover to quide me with names.) AND, that cocky, handsome, devilishly sexy "bloke" of a Sargeant gives the light heartedness i\the shows needs. He seems to be quite\hommophobic as his character role. I hope he is not so in real life. He is like a bad little boy that needs to be reined in "gently" by George. Sometimes. it seems "George" gives the Sarg. abit too much of a wide bearth. Great acting all roun and PLEASE tell these two main actors of "George Gently to keep making more money and making the audiences happy. Oh, one of George's players in a show about the Murder Room, a goodlooking guy who took vows to be a priest was quite sexy on the beach preparing to drown himself. Now he has recovered and gotten treatment and become a doctor on "Dr.House". Still handsome wish he wouldn't lose his soft English Accent.

Gently Series 4

5 Stars

from on 6/29/2012 1:13:10 PM wrote:

We like the Gently series in general and are Martin Shaw fans in particular. Also like Alan Hunter, the author. Understand the series will continue and look forward to seeing series 5.

George Gently, Series 4

5 Stars

acorn follower from MA on 6/26/2012 2:39:37 PM wrote:

A great period piece with as expected excellent portrayals by Martin Shaw and Lee Ingelby.

Series 4

5 Stars

Teresa Lyons from FL on 5/13/2012 4:19:20 PM wrote:

Martin Shaw plays a great detective in this series. I love it.

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Disc 1
Gently Evil

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.

Disc 2
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 wind—and the social, political, and sexual tumult brings little peace.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 176 minutes
Format: Widescreen
Number of discs: 2
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

"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

Entertaining, Keeps One guessing until the end

5 Stars

LindaG from OR on 2/23/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.

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Gently Evil

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.

Disc 2
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 wind—and the social, political, and sexual tumult brings little peace.

George Gently, Series 3

5 Stars

Mac from OH on 4/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought Series 3 because we so thoroughly enjoyed One and Two. Consistent high standards of production, story content, and acting.

George Gently, Series 3

4 Stars

TURF from VA on 2/27/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very good; as all his shows are.

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Disc 1
Gently with the Innocents

Real-estate developer Cora Davidson shows up at her newly purchased property and finds the reluctant seller murdered in his backyard. Gently and Bacchus focus on the mansion’s mute gardener, but they soon learn that the house has a sordid history.

Disc 2
Gently in the Night

A beautiful young woman turns up brutally murdered on the altar of a Newcastle church. Delving into the victim’s past, Gently uncovers her connection to Rake’s, a swinging gentleman’s club that has become a target for religious protesters.

Disc 3
Gently in the Blood

The theft of expired passports—and the subsequent murder of a female clerk—expose potentially explosive ethnic hatred in a seaside town. The victim’s boyfriend faces off against a gang of Arab toughs, with Gently and Bacchus caught in the middle.

Disc 4
Gently through the Mill

Mill manager Patrick Fuller is found hanging from the rafters of his workplace. Was his death really a suicide—or murder? The investigation uncovers adultery, embezzlement, and a connection to a secret society.
  • Text interviews with Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby
  • Production notes from producer Johann Knobel
  • Historical facts about 1964
Packaging:Boxed set
Run Time:356 minutes
Format:Widescreen
Number of discs:4
Language:English
Subtitles:N/A
Color or B&W:Color
CC:No
SDH:Yes
Region Code:1
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Rating:NR
"Vivid characters…handsomely shot, well acted"—The Sunday Times(UK)

"Gripping"—TV Times(UK)

"Great performances and superb characterizations"—San Francisco Chronicle

"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

5 Stars

John Sughrue from MA on 3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The George Gently series with Martin Shaw as Gently is a wonderful series. Great scripts. Fantastic acting. Detailed period (60s). Highly recommend the series.

George Gently, Series 2

5 Stars

TURF from VA on 2/19/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The Gently series is superb

Gently Review II

4 Stars

Charlotte from WA on 2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I don't like the sidekick, but Martin Shaw is very good. And, again, the stories are good.

George Gently. Series 2

4 Stars

Lorri from MO on 1/28/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The character is very like the book and the addition od Sergeant Baccus helps the series

George is he gentle?

3 Stars

geezer from CO on 7/5/2012 10:24:11 AM wrote:

Series is OK, but a little too 60's state side, George's partner is really very irritating.

George Gently, Series 2- DVD

4 Stars

from on 11/20/2010 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Hope we get to see Series 3. Worthwhile detective series.

Martin Shaw is a great actor.

5 Stars

from on 11/6/2010 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Enjoy the acting, the mystery storyline, and the setting in Britain.

Very enteraining. Love this series.

5 Stars

from on 11/6/2010 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The chemistry between Gently and his assistant are so entertaining. Can't wait until another series is released.

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Gently with the Innocents

Gently in the Night

 

Disc 2

Gently in the Blood

Gently through the Mill

? Text interviews with Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, and producer Johann Knobel

? Historical facts about 1964

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 394 minutes, plus bonus programming

Format: 1080i/16:9 Widescreen ; 2.0 stereo PCM

Number of discs: 2

Language: English

Subtitles:No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 1080i/16:9; 2.0 stereo PCM

Rating: NR.

“Great, bordering on brilliant” – Esquire.com

“Splendid” – Los Angeles Times

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Gently Go Man

Embittered by the hit-and-run murder of his beloved wife, Gently plans to collect his pension and fade into a lonely retirement. But after learning the whereabouts of his wife’s killer—the sadistic criminal mastermind Joe Webster—Gently sets off for Northumbria, bent on justice. There, his investigation leads him to murders among a motorcycle gang, and his reputation as an anticorruption crusader proves threatening to the local constabulary.

Disc 2
The Burning Man

Gently and Bacchus try to determine the identity of a body found in a wooded area, shot once through the head and then burned beyond recognition. Their only clue is a gold ring inscribed with the name “Wanda” found in the victim’s stomach. Adding to the pressure, a disreputable man named Empton from the Criminal Investigation Department’s Special Branch befriends Bacchus and takes a peculiar interest in Gently’s investigation.

Disc 3
Bomber’s Moon

Shot down over England and billeted with a kindly farm family during the war, pilot Gunter Schmeikel returns to Northumberland to visit his former captors, now his friends. The joyous reunion turns tragic when Schmeikel’s body is fished out of the harbor. Investigating the murder, Gently and Bacchus confront long-simmering anti-German sentiments among the locals and Gunter’s coldly arrogant son.
  • Text interviews with Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, and writer/executive producer Peter Flannery
  • Biography of Martin Shaw
Packaging:Boxed Set
Run Time:265 minutes
Format:Widescreen
Number of discs:3
Language:English
Subtitles:N/A
Color or B&W:Color
CC:No
SDH:Yes
Region Code:1
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Rating:N/A
"Vivid characters…handsomely shot, well acted"—The Sunday Times(UK)

"Gripping"—TV Times(UK)

"Great performances and superb characterizations"—San Francisco Chronicle

"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 1

5 Stars

Helen from CA on 4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I like his quiet way of doing thing.

George Gently #1

4 Stars

Mary from HI on 4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Interesting story lines. Character definition. Marvelous actor. Background outstanding.

A Kinder More Gentle Time

5 Stars

Cynthia Healer from NH on 3/26/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

In this series we meet George Gently, a man who chooses not to become embittered by the murder of his wife. He transfers to the North of England where he continues his police work, encumbered by an absolute twerp of a sergeant. As the series evolves, Gently gradually influences his sergeant for the better. The series portrays the times with great accuracy, from the beehive hairdos of the fashionable women to the attitudes and values of of that era.

george gently

4 Stars

dave from IL on 2/28/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

another great british detective series

George Gently series 1

5 Stars

Ken G. from MB on 2/25/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Product exactly as described. Reasonably priced. I appreciated the efficient return process in case of problems ( which I didn't have).

"A Gentle Manner"

4 Stars

James C. DeMuth from OH on 2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

DVD album delivered on time and in excellent condition. Enjoyed the story presentation and quality of same. My wife and I are ardent British mystery fans. We especially appreciate the SDH format !!!

Thumbs Up

5 Stars

Dot from OK on 2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I love the British police shows. I only wish they could all be as inexpensive as this first season of George Gently and Midsummer Murders

Go George

5 Stars

Nancy Gruber from OH on 2/13/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I purchased George Gently Series 1 looking for something a little different in the mystery department. I was also influenced by the fact that Martin Shaw plays George Gently. The 3 episodes in this series were well acted and kept me guessing the solution until the end. Besides the women's hairstyles and dress,& the gratuitous references to birth control, however, it wasn't so easy to identify the time period as the 60's. I sm definitely interested in seeing more of this series.

George Gently

4 Stars

Georgia H. from MN on 2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

It would have been helpful to have had the cases marked in order. I took a guess and watched Gently Go Man first, which worked out, but noting disc 1,2,3 would have been much better. The series is well done and requires close attention to follow the plot.

George Gently season 1

5 Stars

julia ann farris from KY on 2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I really enjoy it ! I bought it because it was on sell foe 9.99. Itook a chance for that price & won !

Good British mystery.

5 Stars

Jeb from SC on 2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I discovered George Gently on the Acorn site. Set in the sixties, the police work depends on the intuition/intelligence of the police officers and not as much on forensics. I judge shows on the characters, and these are very well portrayed.

Imported English/Scots/Irish Detective Series Is Excellent

5 Stars

Carol Dutra from CA on 2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

George Gently is an excellent detective series. I've been watching this series of imported programs on my local PBS station, this past winter. That's why I took advantage of the special offer to purchase the first of the series when it was offered at a discounted price. Thank you, Acorn.

George Gently

4 Stars

from IL on 2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The reason for the purchase I wanted to see if this series would be as great at Midsomer Murders --

Gently arrives promptly

5 Stars

Fiona's mum from AZ on 2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I love this series which was new to me a year or so ago and was delighted with the great price Acorn offered. I was impressed with the prompt arrival of the set. I ordered it as a Valentine's Day surprise for a friend so we have not yet opened and viewed it.

Gently is a gentleman!!

4 Stars

Conni from PA on 2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Good murder mysteries, Gently is not as likeable as Tom Barnaby but good nontheless. Looking forward to Series 2.

George Gently, Series 1

5 Stars

Turf: Retired Navy Capt. Airdale. from VA on 2/7/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Excellent; on the order of "Prime Suspect" & "Commander".

Gently Review

4 Stars

Charlotte from VA on 2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Some very interesting stories. The 1960's don't seem so long ago until you watch these movies. Makes you think "did we really believe/act like that?"

George Gently Series 1

4 Stars

Mary G. from NC on 2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The picture quality was good and the series was enjoyable.

George Gently

5 Stars

A. Wicker from IL on 1/30/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I never particularly cared for the show when watching on PBS. By purchasing the DVDs on "special" and watching at my leisure at home,I finally "get" the character.... and I LIKE him! (lol)I plan on purchasing more in the series (alas! at "regular" price).

George Gently, Series 1

5 Stars

Kenneth from TX on 1/28/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought it only for the sale price, knowing nothing of the series other than the promotions, and not liking the package design. So how do we rate it? 5 stars! Outstanding!!! realistic, gritty, and honest. We ordered other series and anxiously await delivery. Did I mention "outstanding"?

George Gently

5 Stars

Sheri Foreman from CO on 1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Loved the series. Plan on buying more.

Top Notch

5 Stars

JoanH from CA on 1/24/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Another brilliant detective series from UK. Outstanding character development and acting. Twists and turns--not a cookie cutter series.

George Gently, Series 1

5 Stars

Katherine from CT on 1/2/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We have been a fan of Brit mysteries for a long,long time. Just discovered the opportunity to order. Did not know George so took a chance - but of course martin Shaw is exceptional!

George Gently

5 Stars

frank gAles from ON on 10/1/2012 10:19:39 AM wrote:

LIked very much indeed reason to buy ,I originated from the area where the series is located .County Durham England

Interesting, enlightening, and with room

4 Stars

from on 11/6/2010 12:00:00 AM wrote:

My wife and I love British mystery series and Martin Shaw's work.

15733 George Gently, Series 1, Blu-ray

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Disc 1
Gently Go Man
 
Embittered by the hit-and-run murder of his beloved wife, Gently plans to collect his pension and fade into a lonely retirement. But after learning the whereabouts of his wife’s killer—the sadistic criminal mastermind Joe Webster—Gently sets off for Northumbria, bent on justice. There, his investigation leads him to murders among a motorcycle gang, and his reputation as an anticorruption crusader proves threatening to the local constabulary.


Disc 2
The Burning Man
 
Gently and Bacchus try to determine the identity of a body found in a wooded area, shot once through the head and then burned beyond recognition. Their only clue is a gold ring inscribed with the name "Wanda" found in the victim’s stomach. Adding to the pressure, a disreputable man named Empton from the Criminal Investigation Department’s Special Branch befriends Bacchus and takes a peculiar interest in Gently’s investigation.


Disc 3
Bomber’s Moon
 
Shot down over England and billeted with a kindly farm family during the war, pilot Gunter Schmeikel returns to Northumberland to visit his former captors, now his friends. The joyous reunion turns tragic when Schmeikel’s body is fished out of the harbor. Investigating the murder, Gently and Bacchus confront long-simmering anti-German sentiments among the locals and Gunter’s coldly arrogant son.
  • Text interviews with Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, and writer/executive producer Peter Flannery
"Great, bordering on brilliant"—Esquire.com

 
"Great performances and superb characterizations"—San Francisco Chronicle

 
"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."—cFilm.com

Must have for any mystery collection

4 Stars

Ta-Da from MO on 1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I like the George Gently series so when Acorn offered this for $9.99, I snatched it up. George Gently is a man of scruples and heart balanced out by a young detective that needs polishing. Series 1 is a must have for any mystery collection.

George Gently

5 Stars

Ruby Bynum from NV on 1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very good series

A different flavor of British Detective series

5 Stars

Amy from MD on 1/21/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

George Gently is different than other British detective/investigative dramas that I have enjoyed. Certainly the 1960s setting is part of it, but it is also the uneasy dynamic between the tough, well worn Inspector George Gently and the overly ambitious Detective Sergeant John Bacchus. It's very much like real-life in that sense. So well written and acted, that you'll be glad you tried another British detective series. I was.

17174 George Gently, Series 1-4 Collection

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? Behind-the-scenes featurette

? Text interviews with Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, and writer/producer Peter Flannery

? Production notes from producer Johann Knobel

? Biography of Martin Shaw

? 6-page booklet with historical information about 1964 & 1966

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 16 ¼ hours, plus bonus programming

Format: Widescreen

Number of discs: 11

Language: English

Subtitles:No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Rating: NR.

“Great, bordering on brilliant” – Esquire.com

“Splendid” – Los Angeles Times

Real Treat

5 Stars

Mrs. T. from IL on 2/4/2014 8:47:00 AM wrote:

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George Gently

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Terri from LA on 4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Who wouldn't love George Gently? I look forward to watching the new season.

Excellent, excellent, excellent!

5 Stars

DCW from NM on 4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Britain in the 60's is my favorite era. Not only is the show brilliantly written, but Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, and all the supporting cast are superb in their roles. The music is excellent and perfectly captures the times. Bravo!

17175 George Gently, Seires 1-4 Collection Blu-ray

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? Behind-the-scenes featurette

? Text interviews with Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, and writer/producer Peter Flannery

? Production notes from producer Johann Knobel

? Biography of Martin Shaw

? 6-page booklet with historical information about 1964 & 1966

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 16 ¼ hours, plus bonus programming

Format: 1080i/16:9 Widescreen; 2.0 stereo PCM (Series 1-3)/DTS-HD (MA (Series 4)

Number of discs: 11

Language: English

Subtitles:No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 1080i/16:9; 2.0 stereo PCM (Series 1-3)/DTS-HD (MA (Series 4)

Rating: NR.

 

“Great, bordering on brilliant” – Esquire.com

“Splendid” – Los Angeles Times

Customer Service

5 Stars

Pat T. from FL on 10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

There was a problem with one of the DVDs. I called and I received a new replacement even before I returned the damaged one. Quick, caring, and professional.

Customer Service

5 Stars

Pat T. from FL on 10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

There was a problem with one of the DVDs. I called and I received a new replacement even before I returned the damaged one. Quick, caring, and professional.