In 1960s Britain, an upstanding detective takes on a dangerous world. Award-winning actor Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, The Professionals) stars as Commander George Gently - an incorruptible, uncompromising cop transplanted from London's Scotland Yard to England's North Country in the mid-1960's. 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 (Lee Ingleby, Nicholas Nickleby) - 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 is about to discover a whole new world of murder and intrigue in 1960s Britain, a place where everything is about to change, but the past is always present.
90-minute Episodes include:
Gently Go Man - Gently confronts the man behind his wife's murder.
The Burning Man - The death of an IRA sniper.
Bomber's Moon - A German businessman is found beaten and drowned.
Gently with the Innocents - Murder in a children's home
Gently in the Night - A corpse is found on a church altar.
Gently in the Blood - Passport fraud, murder, Arab intolerance.
Gently Through the Mill - Is it a murder or suicide?