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
Bomber's Moon (Episode #103H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
Is the death of a German businessman connected to anti-German sentiments or connected to Army Special Forces?
- KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
The Burning Man (Episode #102H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
The discovery of a burning body near an RAF base and possible connections to the IRA make an interesting case for Gently and Bacchus.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
George Gently (Episode #101H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
Chief Inspector George Gently takes on one last case before retiring, following the murder of his wife. The case involves the death of a young biker in the North East of England, and interests Gently as it has attracted the attention of Joe Webster -- his nemesis and the man responsible for the death of his wife. Gently enlists the aid of ambitious policeman, John Bacchus, to solve the case, but both find themselves up against enemies both within and outside the police force itself.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 2:00 AM