Detective Chief Inspector George Gently (Martin Shaw, Death in Holy Orders) returns to the job six months after he and his sergeant, John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Place of Execution), were gravely injured in a shootout in the line of duty. Both officers appear to be on the mend, physically at least. But while Gently is intent on putting the incident behind him, Bacchus clearly is not-and shocks his boss by submitting a letter of resignation.
At a time of changing attitudes and values in Britain, Gently and Bacchus are undergoing transitions of their own. In these four new episodes set in 1969, Bacchus lets a new constable's (Lisa McGrillis, Hebburn) modern ways of policing get under his skin, while an aging Gently finds himself more and more adrift in a rapidly evolving world. Guest stars include Jemma Redgrave (Bramwell) and Robert Pugh (Game of Thrones). 4 episodes, 4 DVD or 2 Blu-ray discs, approx. 369 minutes, SDH.
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Gently Between the Lines
Gently investigates a death in police custody-and insists that Bacchus assist him, even though his sergeant has just submitted his formal resignation. In the process, the inspector has to tread a careful path between fellow officers who are closing ranks in support of each other and a local population grown increasingly hostile towards the police.
Blue for Bluebird
The body of a young woman washed up on the beach turns the attentions of Gently and Bacchus to the nearby holiday camp where she worked. The once-thriving business is clearly in trouble, with fewer and fewer families visiting each summer. The detectives discover the lengths to which some are prepared to go to keep the camp afloat.
Gently with Honour
When a man is beaten to death in a Turkish bath, suspicion falls on an ex-soldier with a history of mental instability. But the mystery deepens when a psychologist who had been treating the suspect hangs himself after leaving money to the soldier in his will. World War II veteran Gently finds himself investigating a murder that makes no sense and a military he no longer understands.
Gently Going Under
The death of a coal miner 800 feet underground presents logistical problems for Gently and Bacchus. More challenging still is figuring out which of the tensions and rivalries raging above the surface-between labor and management, in the local community, and among the members of the dead man's family-is a motive for murder.
- Behind-the-scenes footage
- Text interviews with the case
- 1969 facts
- Photo gallery
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 369 minutes, plus bonus programming
Number of Discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1080p/16:9
"Great performances and superb characterizations" --San Francisco Chronicle
"Great, bordering on brilliant" --Esquire.com
"Splendid" --Los Angeles Times
"Gripping" --The Observer (UK)
"Tremendous performances" --The Sunday Times (UK)