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George Gently: Series 1
George Gently Series 1
Actors: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Richard Armitage, Philip Davis, Shaun Evans
Director: Euros Lyn
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2008     4hr 25min

In 1960s Britain, an upstanding detective takes on a dangerous world Award-winning actor Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, The Professionals) stars as Commander George Gently--an incorruptible, uncompromising cop transplanted ...  more »


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Actors: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Richard Armitage, Philip Davis, Shaun Evans
Director: Euros Lyn
Creators: Andrew Lowe, Charles Pattinson, George Faber, Jake Lushington, NoŽlette Buckley, Alan Hunter, Peter Flannery
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama, British Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 11/11/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 4hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Gripping drama with great cast.
skunktrain | So. California, USA | 10/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a thoroughly enjoyable drama with a great cast. I especially liked Martin Shaw (who has aged very well) who plays the title role of George Gently, and "Robin Hood" star Richard Armitage as the charismatic and ambiguous biker Ricky Deeming. Also of note is Lee Ingleby as Gently's young (and brash) partner.

The dramatization apparently takes a few liberties with the original novel (I daresay might be a little more politically correct) but holds its own and is full of twists and turns. It holds the period flavor (early '60s) well. Worth a look, especially if you're a fan of any of the lead stars."
Wonderful pairing of Gently and his Sargent
Mr. Mac | TX | 01/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We had previouly seen Martin Shaw in the "Daglish" series as one of the actors for the Commander. Very stoic and a bit unfriendly, but on the track when others didn't see it. In this series he is just as irritating but just as inciteful as ever. He has set out to retire in a small village, but remains. His Sargent is the local copper trying to get out and up in the force from the backwater. As Gently is by the old book, the sargent if a bit of however you can is alright -- ends justify the means. His unorthodox means help solve their cases, all the while Gently is caring for him and guiding him. And probably saving him! They are delightful foiles for each other. If you like "Daglish" and other British mysteries like "Lindley", Morse, Frost, etc., where there is great interplay between the inspector and the argent, you will like these."
Wonderful series
Laraine Pavarini | Scarsdale, New York United States | 01/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I ordered this series because Martin Shaw was portraying the main character> I thought he was outstanding as Adam Dagleish and I have found that he is equally superb in this series. Would like to see more of his work formatted for American TV."
Lovingly crafted detail of the 60's and great detective stor
Jeri Massi | Raleigh, NC United States | 06/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like Foyle's War, you will like the George Gently series. I am truly hooked on both. George Gently, whose wife has just been murdered in what appears to be a British gangland revenge hit, removes from London to rural Northumberland. He encounters the cocky, intuitively brilliant and slightly tarnished DS John Bacchus, who may have scored his rank by marrying the chief inspector's daughter.

These are truly hard boiled detective stories, and they get a little bit detailed, so you do have to pay attention. Then again, the cast of characters are rich, complex, perfectly acted, and truly memorable, in the model of hardboiled fiction. It's a joy to see Gently's perfect ethics kick into play as he faces the temptations of bribes and seduction. I like good guys, and George Gently is a slightly more granite and chiseled version of Foyle from FOYLE'S WAR.

Bacchus, on the other hand, needs a strong hand to rein him in. Then again, grasping, materialistic, and enticed by the easy stepping stones of corruption, John Bacchus also amazes and pleases the reader (and Gently) with the occasional act of brilliance, and every now and then a truly heroic and completely confident act of police finesse. It's this interplay of Gently mentoring Bacchus and yet Bacchus coming back with truly valuable contributions to their efforts that truly engage you and make you feel like these are stories worth watching.

Every detail of the 60's is lovingly crafted into the stories. There is a lot of visual beauty and reminders of that decade of such change and turmoil."