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Airs Thursdays, Oct. 1 - 22, 2015 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Martin Shaw as Chief Inspector Gently

It’s 1968 and the swinging sixties have made their way up North and into the life of grizzled Inspector George Gently (Martin Shaw), and the turbulent politics are complicating his murder investigations. Thankfully DS John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) is on hand with banter and smarts to help navigate the Northern Soul and tensions of a country entering a cultural revolution.

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Lee Ingleby as Detective Sergeant Bacchus with Martin Shaw as Chief Inspector George Gently.

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Martin Shaw as Chief Inspector George Gently.

Inspector George Gently: Returning Home to Durham

Read Simon Hubbard's post for the BBC TV blog. Hubbard plays PC Taylor in the INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY series.

Episode One: "Gently Northern Soul" repeats Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 at 10 p.m. - A young black girl, Dolores Kenny, is murdered, leading Gently to uncover a disturbing and racist undercurrent growing within the local community.

Episode Two: "Gently With Class" repeats Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at 10 p.m. - The indefatigable Chief Inspector Gently and Detective Sergeant Bacchus experience the inflated authority of their ‘social betters’ first hand, when a beautiful young girl called Ellen Mallam is found dead in the passenger seat of a an upturned car registered to local aristocrats.

Episode Three: "The Lost Child" repeats Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at 10 p.m. - Gently and Bacchus are thrown into an emotionally-wrought case when a middle class couple’s adopted child is kidnapped. Featuring Mercedes Ruehl (FRASIER, ENTOURAGE, LAW AND ORDER).

Episode Four: "Gently in the Cathedral" airs Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at 10 p.m. - Gently finds himself suspended from duty – powerless, unprotected and persecuted. Gently must confront his deepest fears and fight to the death. Featuring Kevin Whately (INSPECTOR MORSE, LEWIS) and Diana Quick (BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, LEWIS, NEW TRICKS, MIDSOMER MURDERS).

This series originally aired in 2013.

Season Three 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.


Series Preview: Inspector George Gently