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INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY: Season 5

Inspector George Gently and Sergeant John Bacchus at crime scene.
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Inspector George Gently and Sergeant John Bacchus at crime scene.

Airs Thursdays, Dec. 17 & 31, 2015 & Jan. 7 & 14, 2016 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Sergeant John Bacchus and Inspector George Gently investigate a crime scene.
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Sergeant John Bacchus and Inspector George Gently investigate a crime scene.
Inspector George Gently and Rachel.
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Inspector George Gently and Rachel.
Sergeant John Bacchus and Inspector George Gently (in background).
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Sergeant John Bacchus and Inspector George Gently (in background).
Inspector George Gently at crime scene.
Courtesy of Executive Program Services
Inspector George Gently at crime scene.

In 1960s Britain, an upstanding detective takes on a dangerous world. Award-winning actor Martin Shaw (JUDGE JOHN DEED, THE PROFESSIONALS) is back with new episodes as Commander 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, played by 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.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: “Gently With The Women” airs Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10 p.m. - Gently's investigation into the rape of a prostitute leads him to unravel how rape is handled within the force, and the team have to deal with animosity from their colleagues. Features actor Jeremy Swift who plays Spratt the butler on DOWNTON ABBEY. He also appears in FOYLE’S WAR in which he plays Glenville Harris.

Episode 2: “Breathe The Air” airs Thursday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. - An investigation into a GP's suspected suicide leads Rachel Coles to the small village community that she grew up in, which stirs up tragic memories. Features actress Lesley Nicol who plays the indomitable Mrs. Patmore in DOWNTON ABBEY.

Episode 3: “Gently Among Friends” airs Thursday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. - A man is found dead at the backdrop of the Wildcat riots, where rubbish is piling on the streets. The victim was in a lot of debt – but who killed him and why?

Episode 4: “Son Of A Gun” airs Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10 p.m. - Following an armed robbery, Gently seeks to find the armed gang and bring them to justice before more innocent people are shot.

Season 5 of INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY is distributed by Executive Program Services.

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