Risking animosity from his colleagues, Gently (Martin Shaw) decides his force is doing a poor job on rape cases. A young doctor's death looks like suicide, but Gently suspects murder. Gently and Bacchus dig into the life of a man found dead under a bridge. A bank raid that interrupts Gently's Christmas Eve brings him face-to-face with skinheads. Guests include Denise Welch (Waterloo Road
), Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey
), and Jody Latham (Shameless
). Watch George Gently Series 7 four feature-length British detective dramas, 6 hrs, 4 DVD or 2 Blu-ray discs, SDH.
Episode 1: Gently with the Women
To Coles's disgust, Bacchus and his male colleagues are dismissive of a prostitute's claims that she was raped, and they urge her to drop the charges. But Gently sees a pattern in the high number of unprosecuted local rape cases--and a possible link with the recent strangulation of an unidentified woman.
Episode 2: Breathe in the Air
A doctor seemingly committed suicide by lethal injection, but Gently wonders why she has a bruise on the side of her face. Even the discovery of a suicide note leaves him unconvinced. As the investigation gets underway, Gently learns that the dead woman's medical practice was in a poor industrial town, where she was conducting a criminal investigation of her own.
Episode 3: Gently among Friends
When the body of a cash-strapped property developer is found beneath Newcastle's Tyne Bridge, Gently again suspects a murder dressed up as a suicide. The death followed a fight with two childhood friends, one a union organizer, the other a restaurateur. While Bacchus goes undercover to learn more about the friends' relationship, Coles looks for answers with the dead man's wife.
Episode 4: Son of a Gun
An armed robbery at a bank interrupts Christmas Eve celebrations at the station and sets Gently, Bacchus, and Coles on the trail of a gang of local skinheads. These violent, disaffected youth inhabit a world that wartime veteran Gently can't understand. Coles crops her hair and tries to infiltrate the gang to discover their next target.
- Interviews with stars Martin Shaw and guest actors Jim Moir and Lesley Nicol
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 371 minutes plus bonus programming
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1080p/16:9
Audio Format: 2.0 DTS-HD MA (bonus in stereo)
Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Lisa McGrillis.
"Great, bordering on brilliance"--Esquire.com
"Well-crafted police procedural"--The Guardian (UK)
"Splendid"--Los Angeles Times
"...one of the most successful detective dramas on British television"--Daily Express Saturday Magazine (UK)