Monday, March 26, 2012

Inspector George Gently Returns for Four New Episodes

BBC MEDIA CENTRE reports that Inspector George Gently starring Martin Shaw will return for four new feature length films created by Peter Flannery.  The character is based on one created by crime novelist Alan Hunter, who featured the Detective Inspector in a long-running series of mysteries published from 1955 through 1999.

"This classic series set in Northumberland is a vivid and colourful insight into a time of major social change as the swinging 60s hits the North-East. With the wit and sharp banter between our passionate growling detective hero (Shaw) and his mouthy sidekick Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) Inspector George Gently lovingly recreates the warmth of the period and the Geordie world that they inhabit.

Writer Peter Flannery says: "Gently and Bacchus return to my home turf of Durham and Northumberland with plenty more murders and cases to solve. It's 1968 and there are huge changes taking place in society, and hopefully our series continues to give a real portrait of the age."

Read the full article HERE

Hat Tip: Omnimystery News

1 comment:

vallerose said...

That's good to hear. Martin Shaw is one of my favorite actors. i am also slightly familiar with the area the show is filmed in because my relatives lived there in the late 1960s when I visited them. the show is an excellent time capsule fo the period.