Tony®-nominated actor Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, The Professionals) returns as Inspector George Gently, a grizzled London detective and grieving widower who finds new life--and new purpose--in Britain's windswept Northumberland. In the mid-1960s, this remote region has just begun to feel the ripples of social and cultural change rocking the rest of the world, and Gently brings big-city smarts and unflappable judgment to his job. Teamed with brash young sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Nicholas Nickleby), he uncovers motives for murder in a once-tranquil place during a time of transition.
In these feature-length mysteries based on Alan Hunter's popular novels, Gently and Bacchus delve into a family's dark secrets and a university's chaotic campus. 2 mysteries, approx. 3 hours, 2 DVD or Blu-ray discs, SDH subtitles.
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Called to a crime scene at a working-class boarding house, Gently and Bacchus find a woman horribly beaten to death, her eyes covered discreetly with a handkerchief. The victim also carried her daughter's birth certificate, with the name of the child's father crossed out and "satan" penciled in. Following this lead, Gently and Bacchus probe the twisted secrets of a family that seems to harbor pure evil.
Peace & Love
When nuclear submarines plan to dock at the local naval base, young peace protesters from Durham University clash with the police. The next morning, the demonstrators' fiery leader, faculty member Fraser Barratt, turns up dead at the dockside. The investigation takes Gently and Bacchus to the campus, where big changes are blowin' in the wind--and the social, political, and sexual tumult brings little peace.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 176 minutes
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
"Great performances and superb characterizations"-- San Francisco Chronicle
"Great, bordering on brilliant"-- Esquire.com
"Vivid characters...handsomely shot, well acted"-- The Sunday Times (UK)
"Gripping"-- TV Times (UK)
"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