Character:

Patrick Donovan

Episodes:

Series 2, Episode 2, Gently in the Night  (10 May 2009)

Writers:

Alan Hunter, Peter Flannery

Director: 
Daniel O'Hara

Producer:
Johann Knobel

Production Company: 
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Irish Film Board, Company Pictures, Element Pictures, The Government of Ireland

Additional Cast:
Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Sian Breckin, Clare Calbraith

Status:
 Available to purchase or rent


Inspector George Gently: Gently In The Night short clip.
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THE SERIES: 

  • Set in the sixties, Chief Inspector George Gently of Scotland Yard is an old-fashioned policeman who has gained respect but few friends through his single-minded pursuit of law-breakers and his disgust with the corruption in the police force.  Aided by the ambitious young Detective Sergeant John Bacchus, Gently deploys a combination of reason, deduction and a somewhat jaded understanding of man's nature to get his man.

 

BRENDAN'S EPISODE: 

  • Gently and Bacchus investigate the murder of a young woman whose body is found in a local church. They discover that the girl was waitress working at the first hostess club in Newcastle.

 

  • Inspector George Gently is adapted from the Inspector Gently novels written by Alan Hunter, but relocates him from Norfolk to Northumberland.

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