Bringing an air of world-weary dignity to his role, Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, The Professionals) returns as Inspector George Gently, a former Scotland Yard sleuth now tracking murderers in Britain's North Country. Far from London, these once-quiet counties are just beginning to feel the social and political changes of the 1960s. The menacing crimes test even Gently's big-city experience and hard-won wisdom. And his impulsive young protege, Sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Nicholas Nickleby), tests nearly all of his patience.
This series finds Gently and Bacchus confronting sex-club entrepreneurs, corrupt politicians, gangs, and more. Based on the long-running series of novels by Alan Hunter, these feature-length modern dramas teem with intrigue, wit, and style. Series 2 is 4 mysteries; approx. 6 hours, 2 DVD or Blu-ray discs, SDH.