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Airs Thursdays, January 10 - 31, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Award-winning actor Martin Shaw stars as Inspector George Gently – an incorruptible, uncompromising cop transplanted from London’s Scotland Yard to England’s North Country in the mid-1960s.

Award-winning actor Martin Shaw ("Judge John Deed," "The Professionals") stars as Inspector George Gently – an incorruptible, uncompromising cop transplanted from London’s Scotland Yard to England’s North Country in the mid-1960s.

Gently’s reputation for honesty and relentlessness makes him almost as feared among his colleagues as he is among criminals. But he finds an odd ally in John Bacchus (actor Lee Ingleby, "Nicholas Nickleby") – an overeager, opinionated young sergeant who plays fast and loose with police procedures.

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Sergeant John Bacchus from INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY, played by actor Lee Ingleby.

Together the two tackle cases involving murderers, drug dealers, gun runners, and more. 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.

Based on the long-running series of novels by Alan Hunter, these feature-length modern dramas boast clever writing, stylish direction, and strong casts, including guest stars Richard Armitage ("Robin Hood"), Phil Davis ("Vera Drake"), and John Kavanagh ("The Tudors"). The powerful mysteries unfold against the beautiful backdrop of rural Britain, a region just beginning to feel the rumbles of the era’s social and cultural quakes.

"Gently Evil" airs Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. - A young woman's body is found and the subsequent investigation leads Gently and Bacchus to suspect the victim's estranged husband, however they soon come to realize her family is hiding a shocking secret.

"Peace And Love" airs Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. - In the summer of 1966 Gently and Bacchus are dispatched to Durham University to investigate the death of an academic and find themselves in the midst of a wave of social and sexual rebellion.

"Gently Upside Down" airs Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. - When the body of missing schoolgirl is discovered in a shallow grave in Pinnock Woods, Gently and Bacchus are thrown into the new world of pop and media celebrity.

"Goodbye China" airs Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. - Inspector George Gently looks into the suspicious death of old friend and informant, known as China, when he is told conflicting reasons for the man's demise.

Season Two of INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY is re-distributed by Executive Program Services, and the episodes are presented in a different order than listed on the BBC program website.


Inspector George Gently Series Preview


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