INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY: Season Four
Airs Thursdays, April 24 - May 15, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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.
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.