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George Gently Series One, Two, Three and Four[DVD]

Martin Shaw , Lee Ingleby    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Neil Morrissey, Sarah Lancashire
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 11
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Sep 2012
  • Run Time: 998 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008AHXN5O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,350 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All 12 episodes from the first four series of the 1960s-set detective crime drama starring Martin Shaw as Inspector George Gently and Lee Ingleby as his partner, DS John Bacchus. The episodes are: 'Pilot', 'Gently Go Man', 'The Burning Man', 'Bomber's Moon', 'Gently With the Innocents', 'Gently in the Night', 'Gently in the Blood', 'Gently Through the Mill', 'Gently Evil', 'Peace and Love', 'Gently Upside Down' and 'Goodbye China'.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great series with a technical hiccup 17 Nov 2012
By dosk
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As a great fan of criminal drama and Martin Shaw I was really looking forward to the series. I have never read the books on which it is based, so I cannot comment on how well their spirit is rendered on screen, but if they are as good as the films they must be very good indeed!
The episodes are all 89 minutes long, which gives the stories time to unfurl properly. Some time is given to the relationship between the older Inspector George Gently(Martin Shaw) and his younger, though not so very young, sidekick John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby).
Martin Shaw is a brilliant actor and in this role very different from his smug and oversexed judge John Deed. But for me Lee Ingleby steals his thunder. Partly because there are more complications in his character's private life and they are presented in more detail than possible complications in Gently's life. Partly because his acting is truly superb.
The stories take part in the 60s and though the films are contemporary, there is sometimes a feeling that they were made in the 60s too. With the relatively slow pace, dimmed interiors, focus on people rather than events they have an atmosphere lacking in most modern dramas.
One star off for the quality of the dvds: there was not a single one (!!) which wouldn't have a flaw, meaning that at some point in the story you must expect your disc to stop and then jump a little further ahead. Pretty irritating and very regular.
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5.0 out of 5 stars George Gently series 1-4 did set 15 April 2013
By Anglo
Absolutely loved the series but hadn't seen all of them so this dvd set was a great catch-up opportunity. The dvd set was of excellent quality and I thoroughly enjoyed the extras. Looking forward to getting series 5-8!
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5.0 out of 5 stars GG dvd box 20 Jan 2013
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Really a great series. Anyone who likes Morse, Lewis, Endeavour and all of the other (british) detectives will enjoy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sleuth enthusiast 28 Mar 2014
By bambi
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I always tuned in when this was on television, so was really pleased to obtain this DVD set. Added to this Martin Shaw is a favourite actor of mine, whose other roles I have enjoyed.
Thank you, all involved in bringing this set to fruition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic detective fiction 12 Jan 2014
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Martin Shaw as George Gently and great 1960's re-creation of sets etc. Not much to criticise here - hoping this will be revived as promised in 2014.
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4.0 out of 5 stars George Gently Series 1-4 7 Dec 2013
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I bought this as a Christmas present for my sister and brother-in-law who are big fans of Martin Shaw. I've also bought them 'Judge John Deed'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful detective series 2 Dec 2013
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Our hero George Gently is a man who deals weekly with interesting moral dilemmas and always takes the high road. The episodes are well thought out and written, and always engrossing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jeans choice. 25 Nov 2013
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This series should be required viewing for all people over the age of 18. The storylines are excellent, but the Social History of that time is told in a very subtle way too. I was reminded of how much things have changed, and what an easy life is available now, compared to the, bearing in mind this series is set in the North. Must be watched from the beginning, or it will lose some of its impact.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellant
good detective stories with nostalgia for the era and what britain was like ie politics ,racism and types of criminals and crimes that time. Read more
Published 5 months ago by linda crane
5.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly great
If you liked Midsomer Murders these series are right up there with them. Definitely worth the money for the entertainment value. Great.
Published 6 months ago by penmar99
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series -recommended. Arrived quickly in time for birthday gift.
Speedy arrival. Well packaged with no damage. Good price for an excellent series. Looking forward to seeing this after my sister has finished with it
Published 6 months ago by ms j e thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars A good watch
Martin Shaw is excellent as a police Inspector, better than a judge to be honest. The story lines are great and the character development and interaction works well. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mark calvert
4.0 out of 5 stars Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night
These approximately 90 min episodes are a delight, if a little grim at times. The stories are set in the 1960s and do a credible job of portraying that era without much sentiment. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mark
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed!
I am a great Martin Shaw fan but personally I felt this was a disappointing series. I had not seen any of series before and had I, I would not have spent the money on them. Read more
Published 7 months ago by WILLAND
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling stories
Great storylines. Well worth buying. It's great, being Durham born and bred, to see local places (in the Durham filmed series). Highly recommended
Published 7 months ago by Jeff P
5.0 out of 5 stars Even my sister loves these.
My sister really dislikes police based tv series but she loves 'George Gently' and I don't blame her. Read more
Published 8 months ago by frustrated hippy
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