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Inspector George Gently Series Two [DVD]

Martin Shaw , Lee Ingleby    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Simon Hubbard, Helen Coverdale, Tom Hutch
  • Writers: Peter Flannery
  • 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: 4
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Oct 2010
  • Run Time: 354 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003VR3QF0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,683 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

This four disc set features all four episodes that make up the acclaimed and award nominated second series of George Gently Martin Shaw returns to 1960s Northumberland as Inspector George Gently in four feature length films. The series throws Chief Inspector Gently into a maelstrom of murders and mayhem, whilst lovingly recreating the swinging sixties as it finally hits the North-East, in perfect and nostalgic detail. Chief Inspector George Gently is the classic unsung hero of detective fiction and in Martin Shaw s expert hands he becomes a passionate, growling, ex-army boxer. With his sidekick, the ambitious and undisciplined Detective Sergeant John Bacchus, they make the perfect police partnership, full of warmth and humour. But even the closest partners can come to blows when Gently and Bacchus enter the boxing ring, to raise monies for the police widow s fund but who will be knocked out for the count of ten?

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Inspector George Gently Series 2

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Go Gently Into The Night 30 May 2013
George Gently, played by Martin Shaw, is the kind of Chief Detective Inspector that we all would want advising us and working for us in our town. Detective Gently is from the UK and rose through the ranks at Scotland Yard. His wife was murdered in front of his eyes and he decided to retire. However, a case came his way that involved his wife's murderer, and he took it. The case took him to the north of England, Northumberland, near the Scottish border, and he found he liked it. Gently found his new home.

The time is 1964, England is still in the leeway between the conservative UK and the new generation that wants to be free. The bouffant hairdos, the shirt and ties and blue suits. The times they are a'changin', but The Beatles have not invaded as of yet. Northumberland seems to be the seat of drug running and other crimes, and Chief Detective Inspector is kept quite busy. His partner in crime, so to speak, is young Detective Sergeant, Lee Ingleby, aka John Bacchus. Detective Sgt Bacchus
is a work in progress, and Gently has some work in front of him. Bacchus is very young, but determined to be the best detective he can be. He is married to the Chief Constable's daughter, and it appears he married her because she was pregnant, and not because he loved her. We can see trouble on the horizon. We don't know much about Gently's personal life, this is all business, and he is having difficulty while mourning his wife's death.

Gently is a very classy man, and he is a perfectionist. He is also one of the more intelligent detectives, and we learn how he solves a case. He is polite, does not believe in brutality with the people who he arrests or brings in for questioning. Brutality seems to be the right of passage at this time, and it is a good lesson that Gently bestows on Bacchus.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GENTLY IS VERY GOOD. 15 Sep 2011
Back to the 60's we go again for series 2 of George Gently,Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby are very good as Gently and Sgt.Bacchus his partner.Four 85 minute movies start off with Gently with the Innocent,a murder at and old childrens home no one wants to talk about,nice twists and turns.Gently in the Night is about a woman found dead in a church who worked at a hostess club with lots of hanky panky going on but Gently and Bacchus think more there than meets the eye.good story.Gently in the Blood a case about a mixed race baby found with it's mother a civil servant with some crime connections.Gently through the Mill a mill boss is found hanged,was it suicide or murder,money was found missing from the safe so Gently is on the case.The first two were my favorites from this set but very good for fans of this type show and Martin Shaw fans too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER great British Detective Drama 6 Oct 2010
We seem to be spoilt for choice at the moment when it comes to British Detective Dramas. George Gently is up there at the top, and unique in so much that it manages to turn back time with great authenticity. Superb acting, stunning evocative locations and cinematography all come together seamlessly to create the sixties spirit
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars played and played great every time 19 Oct 2013
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what can I say all has been said have run out of words about the series, great, love it, have played many times and still enjoy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars george gently 7 Sep 2013
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My husband is a big fan of Martin Shaw, in this series and others, so I am always looking for something he has not got
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great detective series set i the 60-ties 8 Aug 2013
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For everyone who love detective dramas set in another time period, this is a really good example. The classic set-up with the older more experienced detective against the younger, eager works well here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Actors that can act 9 Nov 2010
It is always a pleasure to see people that you know from other roles take on a character and convince you that they are that character especially when you loved them as someone else. I am beginning to get to know who George Gently is and to like him.
Obviously one partly buys things because you like the actor, but there is a danger that it can be same old same old. Not with Inspector George Gently. Martin Shaw plays the character with thought and intelligence. Lee Ingleby seems to be learning how to be a better detective and a better actor from Martin with every episode and the writing skills of Alan Hunter are exceptional.
The series seems to get better as time goes on and I hope it continues for many years to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT !!! 19 Nov 2010
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Martin Shaw can do no wrong by me, so it was no surprise that i enjoyed season 2 as well as i did season 1. A great piece of British television, but am wondering if we are going to see another season as the last few minutes of the DVD left me with doubts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspector George Gently
Just love Martin Shaw and his portrayal of Inspector Gently; just wish there was more to read and watch. Great DVD.
Published 16 months ago by Ms. Susan A. Cordes
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice series, shame about the subliminal brain washing.
Decent acting and finely crafted series - but why do we have to put up with the leftist propaganga? Demonisation of men, excusing the permissive society and a generation of... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Phil the Fluter
5.0 out of 5 stars George Gently Series 2 and Series 3
I really enjoyed this series. The topics were well handled and interesting right up to the end. The D.V.D'S arrived in excellent order too
Published on 29 April 2012 by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars george gently series 2
yes i have george gently series1 and 3 isome how missed series 2 but now i have received series2 and watched it, both my wife and myself injoyed it thoroughly and now we are... Read more
Published on 9 Feb 2012 by John J. Hayden
5.0 out of 5 stars Martin or Lee!
The only problem with this series is that I don't know who I'm more in love with, Martin Shaw or Lee Ingleby. Unique and compelling drama that never lets you down - a joy.
Published on 15 Sep 2011 by Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia and something more ...
I doubt I can add much to what others have said, but these are excellent programmes. They try to be thought-provoking (though perhaps a little too hard sometimes, since Gently's... Read more
Published on 7 May 2011 by Phillip Brookes
5.0 out of 5 stars Gently Does It (Again)
Having dipped my toe in the water with series 1,I immediately rushed out and bought no'2.
I have no prior knowledge of the books so the fact that George Gently was re located... Read more
Published on 31 Mar 2011 by Far Away
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