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INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY: Season Four

Airs Thursdays, April 24 - May 15, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Martin Shaw as Inspector Gently and Lee Ingleby as Sgt. John Bacchus.

The popular INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY returns with four new episodes! Award-winning actor Martin Shaw stars as Inspector George Gently – an incorruptible, uncompromising detective transplanted from London’s Scotland Yard to England’s North Country in the mid-1960’s. 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 (Lee Ingleby) – an overeager, opinionated young sergeant who plays fast and loose with police procedures. Together the two tackle cases involving murderers, drug dealers, gun-runners, and more. Based on the long-running series of novels by Alan Hunter, these dramas boast clever writing, stylish direction, and strong casts.

Courtesy of Executive Program Services

Martin Shaw as Inspector Gently and Lee Ingleby as Sgt. John Bacchus.

Courtesy of Executive Program Services

Martin Shaw as Inspector Gently and Lee Ingleby as Sgt. John Bacchus.

Courtesy of Executive Program Services

Lee Ingleby as Sgt. John Bacchus.

Episode One: "Gently Between The Lines" airs Thursday, April 24 at 10 p.m. - Gently investigates a death in police custody—and insists that Bacchus assist him, even though his sergeant has just submitted his formal resignation. In the process, the inspector has to tread a careful path between fellow officers who are closing ranks in support of each other and a local population grown increasingly hostile towards the police.

Episode Two: "Blue For Bluebird" airs Thursday, May 1 at 10 p.m. - The body of a young woman washed up on the beach turns the attentions of Gently and Bacchus to the nearby holiday camp where she worked. The once-thriving business is clearly in financial trouble, and the detectives discover the lengths to which some are prepared to go to keep the camp afloat.

Episode Three: "Gently With Honor" airs Thursday, May 8 at 10 p.m. - When a man is beaten to death in a Turkish bath, suspicion falls on an ex-soldier with a history of mental instability. But the mystery deepens when a psychologist who had been treating the suspect hangs himself after leaving money to the soldier in his will.

Episode Four: "Gently Going Under" airs Thursday, May 15 at 10 p.m. - The death of a coal miner 800 feet underground presents logistical problems for Gently and Bacchus. More challenging still is figuring out which of the tensions and rivalries raging above the surface – between labor and management, in the local community, and among the members of the dead man’s family – is a motive for murder.

Season Four 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.

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Above: In this episode, Inspector George Gently investigates a death in police custody—and insists that Bacchus assist him, even though his sergeant has just submitted his formal resignation. In the process, the inspector has to tread a careful path between fellow officers who are closing ranks in support of each other and a local population grown increasingly hostile towards the police.