George Gently

George Gently

Series 5

DVD - 2013
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Actor Martin Shaw stars as the principled detective George Gently in these four feature-length mysteries. These dramas unfold against the beautiful backdrop of rural Britain during the tumultuous 1960s. Based on the long-running series of books by Alan Hunter.
Publisher: [United States] : Acorn Media, [2013]
ISBN: 9781598289824
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (354 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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zipread
Jan 12, 2017

Thoughtful and thought provoking. The ninety minute episodes are long enough to explore the chief protagonists' character.
Not to be missed.

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ba_library
Dec 06, 2016

Series 5 is excellent (Series 4 I didn't like too much - it seemed to be all about killing / hurting children). The first episode in Series 5 - Northern Soul is about race relations in 1968. A young Black woman is found dead and Bacchus goes undercover in a club that plays soul music. Bacchus is practicing his dance moves at the office while the uniformed copper (Taylor) and Gently watch him and have a good laugh! Episode 2 - Gently with Class deals with British upper class, a young woman dies and the suspects are young men with political ambitions and a domineering mother. Gently asks Bacchus what sort of people should be English politician and Bacchus says "people like me." Episode 3 - The Lost Child, I call the family affair. An infant goes missing, George is still struggling with the loss of his wife 4 years earlier (she haunts his dreams). Bacchus is waking up with unknown women in his bed. He is divorced now and is a weekend father. He having problems with his own father who tells Bacchus that he is a terrible father and a bad son. Episode 4 - Gently in the Cathedral finds people from George's London police career out to finish him off (bad, corrupt, "bent" cops from the London Metropolitan). They falsely charge Gently and lure Bacchus into their ranks. At the end, both Gently and Bacchus are shot. We know there is a season 6, so where will we find them? The earlier Seasons only had 2 disc, now there are 4. Not sure if the show was at the height of it's popularity, there are only 7 Series (7 years ) or if they just wanted to start resolving issues with the characters. Series 5 is very good.

One of the best detective series I have ever watched. Perfectly recreates the atmosphere of England in the 1960s, with all the prejudices and fervently held values of the time.

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rb3221
Jun 13, 2016

A very good series with Gently and Baccus involved in engaging and interesting story lines. Well worth watching!!

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Elaine212
Jan 06, 2016

Series 5 is poignant, but series 6 demonstrates the emotional strength and courage Bacus and Gently possess when confronting the insurmountable.

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rationallady
Sep 08, 2014

I just love this series. I've seen them from 1-5 in order and am looking forward to Series 6. I thought Series 5 was the best-yes, it just keeps getting better and better!

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mahallett
May 16, 2014

john baccus gets more annoying every episode.

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tenet
Mar 26, 2014

Rated 8/10.

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docjnsuss
Jan 06, 2014

There are four excellent episodes in George Gently, Series 5. In the first episode a young black woman is killed under mysterious circumstances. The murder takes place during a time of racial hatred and fear of immigrants. In the second episode a wealthy aristocratic family comes under scrutiny when a young girl is found drowned. The third episode involves the kidnapping of a recently adopted baby girl. Both of the adoptive parents have secrets that make them suspects in the crime. In the final episode Detective Chief Inspector George Gently is framed for being a bent cop. Detective Sergeant John Baccus tries to help Gently clear his name. There is a series cliffhanger with both Gently and Baccus seriously wounded. Series 5 of George Gently delivers exciting and engrossing storylines with unpredictable outcomes.

AuntJane Dec 29, 2013

started watching this series on PBS and got addicted quickly. Great series, both main characters grow on you the more you get to know them. Can't wait for the next series!

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