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.
A former Scotland Yard sleuth now tracking murderers 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 toFoyle’s WarandMidsomer Murders. Lee Ingleby stars as Gently’s overeager protégé. Series 2 is 4 mysteries; approx. 356 min. on 4 DVDs. SDH subtitles.
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 passportsand the subsequent murder of a female clerkexpose 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 suicideor 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)
"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