George Gently

George Gently

Series 6

DVD - 2014
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"Detective Chief Inspector George Gently ... returns to the job six months after he and his sergeant, John Bacchus ... were gravely injured in the line of duty. Both officers appear to be on the mend, physically at least. ... At a time of changing attitudes and values in Britain, Gently and Bacchus are undergoing transitions of their own ... set in 1969"--Container.
Publisher: [United States] : Acorn : distributed by RLJ Entertainment, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781621721758
1621721752
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
laser optical,NTSC
digital,optical,surround sound,Dolby Digital 5.1
4 videodisc (369 min.) sound, color; 4 3/4 in.

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ownedbydoxies
Nov 12, 2017

It's always interesting to see the interplay between generations and, honestly, Bacchus has some of the best lines and emotional outbursts. Always an enjoyable and consistently well-acted and scripted series to watch.

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zipread
Jan 10, 2017

This BBC production is set in late 1960s northern England. It features a young detective and his older mentor, George Gently (hence the name) This DVD Series 6 contains four ninety minute episodes. Gently is a gruff but entirely affable senior inspector; Bacchus is new to his craft and not entirely sure in his own personal life.
The episodes are, well, gently paced. Things, in this series, never turn out entirely the way we think they will.
The series is based on a series of novels by Alan Hunter.
Definitely one of my favourites.

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ba_library
Dec 07, 2016

1969. Groovy sideburns, LSD, people hating the pigs (police hatred) and Bacchus declares, "I am the Fred Astaire of the NE." Another great Season of George Gently!

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rb3221
Jun 13, 2016

A very good series with DCI George Gently and DS Bacchus solving more crimes. Well worth watching the entire series.

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MartyMiller
Mar 18, 2016

Great series, end of.........

brontelit87 Sep 18, 2014

This was a great follow up to series 5. The stories are very interesting and are varied, the guest cast are great, and Martin Shaw & Lee Ingleby are fantastic as always. A new addition, WPC Rachel Coles, played by Lisa McGrillis, is great too. She fits in with Shaw & Ingleby. I'm looking forward to the next season. Highly recommended.

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tenet
Jun 15, 2014

Rated 10/10.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
May 29, 2014

DCI Gently (Martin Shaw) and DS Bacchus (Lee Ingleby), having been seriously injured in the line of duty in series 5 react differently to the reality of facing rehabilitation. Gently plods on in his hard-boiled, grumpy manner, while Bacchus is ready to hang up his shield. Gently, of course convinces John to persevere, and the series plays up their "father/ son" relationship which really makes this series grow on you. Series 6 also plays up the eminently British historical nature of this show with episodes about foul-play occurring in a mine setting, English holiday camps of the 60's, and hearkening back to WW II, when Gently served among the troops. As well as solving crimes, George has to stave the establishment which is looking to "bump him up to a higher level desk job",the first step to retiring him. Against all odds, Gently just keeps on getting the bad guy!

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ask4j
May 10, 2014

As usually this is an excellent interpretation of events taking place in the last part of the 1970's. Chief Inspector Gently once again performs with integrity, honesty and upholds the law with honor--he is the definition of idealist. The last episode in this series has an exceptional message in how things in our past can haunt us and motivate one to never let deceit and cover-ups go on in regard to the military which hides behind "top secret". Enjoy!

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