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
Goodbye China (Episode #204H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
The detective looks into the suspicious death of old friend and informant, known as China, when he is told conflicting reasons for the man's demise.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
Gently Upside Down (Episode #203H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
A schoolgirl's killing brings Gently into the alien world of pop and media celebrity.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
Peace and Love (Episode #202H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
In the summer of 1966 Gently and Bacchus are dispatched to Durham University to investigate the death of an academic and find themselves in the midst of a wave of social and sexual rebellion.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
Gently Evil (Episode #201H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
A young woman's body is found and the subsequent investigation leads Gently and Bacchus to suspect the victim's estranged husband. However, they soon come to realize her family is hiding a shocking secret.