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.
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 cert
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 176 minutes
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
"Great performances and superb characterizations"-- San Francisco Chronicle
"Great, bordering on brilliant"-- Esquire.com
"Vivid characters...handsomely shot, well acted"-- The Sunday Times (UK)