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George Gently - BBC Series DVD


Inspector George Gently is one of the few good men at Scotland Yard his sense of public duty an increasingly rare commodity in a police force where corruption is rife and unchecked. But his relentless pursuit of notorious gangsters such as Joe Webster (Phil Davis Bleak House) leads to the murder of Gently's beloved wife Isabella a killing arranged by Webster himself in an act of revenge upon Gently. When a grieving Gently learns of the murder of a young biker Johnny Lister (Christian Cooke Where The Heart Is) who was part of a Northumberland drugs ring it has all the hallmarks of a Webster operation and he insists on being given the case deciding it will be his last...

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play This 3-disc set features the original pilot episode and following two episodes that make up the first dramatic series of George Gently The year is 1964 Inspector George Gently is known for his relentless pursuit of notorious gangsters in London - as well as the crooked cops that cover their tracks But when his wife is murdered deciding that he&39;s got one case left in him Gently heads up to Northumberland to solve it and then decides to stay Supported by young Detective Sergeant Bacchus Gently is about to discover a whole new world of murder and intrigue in 1960s Britain; a place where everything is about to change but the past is always present Episode 1 (Pilot) The death of a young biker brings Gently up North to confront Joe Webster (Philip Davis) the man behind his wife&39;s murder Episode 2 The Burning Man The torched corpse of an IRA sniper is of more interest to the Special Branch than it should be and Gently needs to find out why Episode 3 Bomber&39;s Moon A German businessman who owes much to the community is found beaten and drowned But whose debt can only be repaid by murder?

All three episodes from the first series of the detective crime drama set in the early 1960s, with Martin Shaw as Inspector George Gently, and Lee Ingleby as his partner DS John Bacchus. After a life spent hunting down the denizens of London's underworld, Inspector Gently has his world rocked by the murder of his wife by notorious gangster Joe Webster (Philip Davis). Considering retirement, he receives news of the murder of a young motorcyclist in Northumberland that bears striking similarities to the handiwork of Webster. Deciding to take on the case and bring his wife's killer to justice, Gently moves north, teaming up with partner-in-a-hurry, DS Bacchus. Episodes comprise: 'Gently Go Man', 'The Burning Man' and 'Bomber's Moon'.

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