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This release compiles the four installments that comprised the fifth series of George Gently a British detective show that stars Martin Shaw as former Scotland Yard inspector who now cracks tough cases in the northern section of his country.One of the few good men at Scotland Yard, George Gently (Tony® nominee Martin Shaw) relocates to Northumberland, takes on a headstrong sidekick (Lee Ingleby, The Street), and starts solving murders in a time of profound change: the swinging Sixties. Based on Alan Hunter’s novels, this hit BBC series has been compared to Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders.Gently and Bacchus investigate the murder of a black teenager, the drowning of a young woman, and the kidnapping of an adopted baby. Four feature-length mysteries, 6 hrs.
Episode 1 Gently Northern Soul
The murder of a black teenager has Gently and Bacchus seeking her killer in a community where racism is never far from the surface. The detectives encounter local prejudice and anti-immigrant sentiment but discover that there may have been other motivations for the crime.
Episode 2 Gently with Class
After a car turns up in a river with a drowned young woman in the passenger seat but no driver, the detectives follow the trail to the home of local aristocrats. Bacchus resents the family, and Gently suspects his sergeant may be crossing a line to get a conviction.
Episode 3 The Lost Child
When an adopted baby is snatched from her crib, suspicion initially falls on the birth mother, who may be having second thoughts about giving up her child. But after a ransom demand turns out to be blackmail, Gently turns his attentions closer to home.
Episode 4 Gently in the Cathedral
Upon his release from prison, a vicious career criminal from Gently’s London days seeks revenge on the detective. Allegations about the inspector start to fly and many people—Bacchus among them—are all too ready to believe the worst.
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Behind-the-scenes featurette (3 min.)