Martin Shaw (Death in Holy Orders) is back as Inspector George Gently, a by-the-book cop from London now working in the North East of England. This corner of the country is just starting to experience the social changes sweeping 1960s Britain, but the former Scotland Yard detective finds the crime here is much the same as anywhere else. In his careful and meticulous manner, Gently examines the passions and planning that lead to murder, his methods more often than not offset by those of his cocky young sidekick, Sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, A Place of Execution).
In these two feature-length mysteries, Gently and Bacchus investigate the suspicious death of an ex-informant facing a seemingly hopeless future as well as the murder of a young woman poised on the brink of an exciting new chapter in her life. "Splendid" --Los Angeles Times. 2 mysteries on 2 DVD or Blu-ray discs, approx. 3 hours, SDH.
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Gently and Bacchus investigate the supposedly accidental death of "China," who was one of the inspector's ex-informants and an old friend. According to the coroner's report, China was a drunk and a vagrant who died after a fall. But when Gently starts asking questions, all he gets are cover-ups and lies. His inquiries expose a wider conspiracy that leads all the way to the local superintendent of police--and another dead body.
Gently Upside Down
After the body of a missing teenager is found in a shallow grave, Gently and Bacchus quickly zero in on her relationship with two men: her schoolteacher and her violent, short-tempered father. The detectives enter a confusing new world of pop culture as they try to separate fact from fantasy in the young woman's life, and in the process discover others who might have had a motive to kill.
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
Packaging: Single disc
Run Time: 176 minutes
Number of Discs: 1
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1080p/16:9
"Great performances and superb characterizations" --San Francisco Chronicle
"Splendid" --Los Angeles Times (UK)
"Great, bordering on brilliant" --Esquire.com