Inspector George Gently
In mid-1960s Britain, an upstanding detective takes on a dangerous world. Award-winning actor Martin Shaw stars as Commander George Gently - an incorruptible, uncompromising cop transplanted from London's Scotland Yard to England's North Country. Gently's reputation for honesty and relentlessness makes him almost as feared among his colleagues as he is among criminals. But he finds an odd ally in John Bacchus - an overeager, opinionated young sergeant who plays fast and loose with police procedures. Together the two tackle cases involving murderers, drug dealers, gun-runners, and more. Gently discovers a whole new world of murder and intrigue in 1960's Britain, a place where everything is about to change, but the past is always present.
Based on the long-running series of novels by Alan Hunter, these feature-length modern dramas boast clever writing, stylish direction, and strong casts. The powerful mysteries unfold against the beautiful backdrop of rural Britain, a region just beginning to feel the rumbles of the era's social and cultural quakes.
Inspector George Gently Previous Broadcasts
Blue for Bluebird (Episode #402H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 -- 8:03 PM
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.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 2:03 AM
Gently Between The Lines (Episode #401H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
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.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 2:00 AM