Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
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Gently Go Man 

Following the murder of his wife by notorious gangster Webster, Inspector George Gently is pondering retirement. When he hears about Webster attending a funeral of a murder victim, he delays his retirement to take on this case.


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Peter Flannery, Alan Hunter (based on the book "Gently Go Man" by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Shaw ... George Gently
Maria Tecce Maria Tecce ... Isabella Gently
Mark Lambert Mark Lambert ... Corby
Phil Davis ... Joe Webster
Richard Armitage ... Ricky Deeming
Shaun Evans ... Lawrence Elton
Christian Cooke ... Billy Lister
Sean McGinley ... China Mates
Alvaro Lucchesi Alvaro Lucchesi ... Roberto Minchella
Suzy Lawlor Suzy Lawlor ... Shirley
Owen Roe ... Inspector Setters
Lee Ingleby ... John Bacchus
Simon Hubbard ... PC
Chris McHallem Chris McHallem ... Cleric
Claire Rushbrook ... Valerie Lister


After his wife Isabella is killed by a hit and run driver, Inspector George Gently considers retiring. But when Johnny, a member of a biking gang in the North East, is also run over and Gently hears that Webster, whom he believes to have killed Isabella, is in the area, he travels North to investigate, teaming up with ambitious young sergeant John Bacchus. Aware that local inspector Setters is probably corrupt and involved in the assault on his informant China Mates, Gently realises that he and Webster are actually both investigating the same crime as Webster is Johnny's father. The two men finally meet for a confrontation with the real murderer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

8 April 2007 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Shaun Evans who plays Laurie Elton stars in ITV's period Crime Drama "Endeavour" (The Morse Prequel) as the young Endeavour Morse. See more »


Discussing homosexual offences, Gently says the Labour Party had promised to decriminalise them if elected. Actually they never did, the 1967 Sexual Offences Act was a private members bill (not a government bill) introduced by the Earl of Arran, and almost a copy of the bill he first proposed in 1961. See more »


George Gently: You know, impector, I spent half of my life talking to the scum, and I pride myself that I never get angry. It's not my job to get angry.
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Followed by Inspector George Gently: The Burning Man (2008) See more »

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Working to a successful formula but good
4 January 2008 | by ed_two_o_nineSee all my reviews

I have just watched this for the first time and quite enjoyed it. Although this sticks to a tried and tested Britisg TV formula's (rural setting, set in the past, a wise old weary detective schooling a enthusiastic your Police man) this is enjoyable stuff. I am not familiar with the source material so do not know how faithful it is, but I found the a well written script with believable characters. Martin Shaw showed the right amount of world weariness and intelligence to give the tittle character the right amount of depth and he is ably supported by a quality British cast. A special mention must go out to the always excellent Phil Davis who brings a real touch of menace to the lead villain. I presume this TV movie was a feeler to see if it could be developed in to a series which I think it has potential to do. They will need to flesh out some more support characters and I think they will be better of sticking to one of TV films like the truly great Morse.

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