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George Gently Series 3 [DVD]

Martin Shaw , Lee Ingleby    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Sep 2011
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0052EEXVQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,663 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

It s 1966 and the world is changing fast. Martin Shaw returns to Northumberland as Inspector George Gently. George Gently is one of the unsung heroes of detective fiction, whose passionate investigations reveal the dark underbelly of a society on the cusp of change. With his sidekick, the undisciplined Detective Sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby), they make the perfect police partnership, full of warmth and humour. In this third series Bacchus long-suffering wife Lisa could well be looking for a divorce. She is also spending too much time with Gently. Will this new friendship jeopardise the detectives working relationship indefinitely? Guest stars include Warren Clarke (Red Riding) and Sarah Lancashire (All The Small Things). This two disc set contains both feature length episodes of the third series along with an exciting behind the scenes feature filmed on set.

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Award winning BBC drama set in 1960s England. Martin Shaw plays one of the unsung heroes of detective fiction, Inspector George Gently, whose passionate investigations reveal the dark underbelly of a society on the cusp of change. This DVD contains all episodes from Series Three. Special Features: Subtitles, Cast Filmographies, Alan Hunter Biography, Photo Gallery, Behind the Scenes, Historical Happenings

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable and enjoyable. 8 Sep 2011
By ACB (swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
There are some character actors that draw and engage an audience particularly at that 'relaxing time' in the evening. Martin Shaw (George Gently) is one. Others that immediately spring to mind include George Cole, John Thaw and David Jason. This series continues the basic theme of Alan Hunter's novels. Set in the 1960's,this is undemanding viewing with a warmth and darkish humour. All detectives need a sidekick. John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) provides the buffetting and brunt of his boss's frustrations as well as the suspicion of improprieties with relationships concerning his wife. The episodes have guest appearances from the superb Warren Clarke as Charles Hoxton (another tremendous character) and delightful Sarah Lancashire as Mallory Brown. The 180 minute 2 DVD's include some off-scene activities, but the nitty gritty are the series' moments. Unexplained dead bodies, background Durham University rebellions, Russians, Reds, submarines. Lean back and enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gently does it 12 Nov 2012
By Brock
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Gently once again provides a relaxing and refreshing few hours of interesting watching. He together with his side.kick, Sergeant Bacchus, confront evil both in family relationships, and in the area of sport.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great British television! 3 Dec 2011
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ACB Swansea sums up the series beautifully. Martin shaw and Lee Ingleby as usual make a perfect team. Just great British television. Do not know why, but anything Martin Shaw does is always superb. Perfect for your christmas stocking!
The only complaint i have is that we only get two episodes and that is a bit mean!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia at it's best 15 Sep 2011
Format:DVD
We seem to be spoilt for choice with all these semi-period dramas hitting our screens but George Gently was around before Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire. Series Three may be a short one, but its fantastic quality. Dark, funny, visually appealing, its very nostalgic and superbly acted
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spoiler Warning ! 23 Sep 2011
Format:DVD
I love this series intelligently realised/written/acted, an object lesson in how to it to the alternatively dreadful "Vera".
Martin Shaw is excellent as are the rest of the cast,alot of time and thought has obviously gone into re creating the "real" NE as per 1967 not a geordie version of Carnaby Street.It is also the first series to filled back "home" in Co Durham rather than Ireland ,so there are some nice genuine locations.
There are only 2 episodes and my enjoyment of episode 2 was spoiled by the putting of the extras on disc 1 (and me being stupid enough to watch them - but in my defence at the time I thought there would ,maybe, be some more on Disc 2)....They contain a very,very major spoiler ,why do "they" do this? there is as much room on disc 2 to include it there,all very thoughtless..
So,to sum up if you like a quality well balanced,intelligent detective series this is definitely your cup of tea .. just stay away from the extras !!
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By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
GEORGE GENTLY, Series 3. This is a British television series that debuted in 2007 on the BBC. The crime/drama/British mystery production has aired on PBS stations in the United States. The show centers on Chief Inspector George Gently, an old school copper, once one of the few good men at Scotland Yard. On the eve of his retirement, the world-weary cop decides to pursue one final murder case, suspecting that it was committed by a gangster who's already gotten away with the murder of Gently's own wife. So, as played by the sixty-something Tony® nominated Martin Shaw, Gently relocates to Northumberland, in the North East of England, tucked in just below Hadrian's Wall, a relic of the Roman occupation of Britain a millennium or so ago. Gently takes on headstrong sidekick John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, NICHOLAS NICKLEBY); starts solving murders in a time of profound change: the 1960s. The series is based on Alan Hunter's novels. In DVD format, there is a 2-disc boxed set, running approximately 176 minutes, widescreen format. The entertainment is also available screened. And, praises be, thanks to RLJ Entertainment/Acorn, subtitles. Or how else would anyone on this side of the pond understand a word of that local dialect?

The episodes are:
Disc 1
Gently Evil

Gently and Bachus are called to a crime scene at a working-class boarding house, where they find a young woman brutally beaten to death. But her eyes have been discreetly covered with a white handkerchief. The victim, a ‘good time girl’ semi-prostitute, carried her daughter’s birth certificate in her purse. The name of the child’s father was crossed out and "Satan" penciled in. As they follow this lead, Gently and Bacchus probe the awful secrets of a family that seems to suffer from, and harbor, pure evil.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good series 13 Mar 2014
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interesting characters and good actors. the atmosphere of the 60's is really well recreated. no problems with the delivery as usual.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Honourable Policeman! 6 Mar 2014
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Love the whole series - George is such a Gent and yet he does not suffer fools lightly. Beware.. great programmes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Never get enough of Gently and his sidekick !
Published 2 months ago by M. Simons
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!
I never fail to enjoy anything Martin Shaw does. he is the consummate professional (no pun intended there). His acting is second to none in all that he does. Read more
Published 8 months ago by chris reed
5.0 out of 5 stars 1964 what a year
memoiries ,working, dressing,tranportation{bike}going out to dance halls ,the music, the g gently series bought it all back to a different time
Published 11 months ago by p j selby
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show!
I really like this show! The partnership between Gently and Bacchus really shines and makes the show worthwhile! Good entertainment!
Published 12 months ago by Ansen
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST Tv detective
This series is as consistently brilliant as the previous ones. Great cast and script writing and faultless acting. If you like detective programmes, do not miss George Gently
Published 13 months ago by Kaygee
5.0 out of 5 stars This Man Is Versatility Personified
Have any of your seen the series "Judge John Deed"? I ask because I bought the pilot of that series and was so impressed with the acting of Martin Shaw that I went for... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Neil Motchan
5.0 out of 5 stars george gently series three
Brilliant well written series not many programmes like that today. Everything that Martin Shaw does is of the highest quality
Published 18 months ago by gus
5.0 out of 5 stars Too little
Love these series and was not disapointed with this one, except for the fact there were only two episodes. Hopefully series four will be longer.
Published 21 months ago by Lou Lou 2
5.0 out of 5 stars George Gently
I love all these 60's dramas and I like Martin Shaw in every thing he has appeared in. Never type cast and always adding his own charm and brilliance to all performances. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mr. Michael J. Young
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