Inspector George Gently

Season 2 Episode 3

Gently in the Blood

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM May 17, 2009 on BBC
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Gently in the Blood
Gently and Bacchus are investigating the trade in fake passports when the body of a young civil servant, who had been working at the passport office, is found by the sea alongside her mixed-race baby. Gently uncovers a turf war between rival criminal gangs.

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  • Following a tip-off,George & John investigate a fake passport scam.What follows is a fascinating look at murder,racism,love,lust & blood-ties.

    In this penultimate episode of 'Inspector George Gently',our two heroes become embroiled in a complex case of murder,lust and race-relations in early 1960s England.George's previous experiences involving British-Arabs make him determined to get this investigation right.

    Again using flashbacks,this often impenetrable episode charts the uneasy relationships between a community of British-Arabs living in & around Newcastle and the local Geordies whose 'patch' they've encroached upon.

    Sadly,it would seem that little has changed in the intervening years & this episode could well be set in todays England.

    It's hard to imagine that there would be a satisfactory conclusion & the final scenes highlight this fact as families from both sides toe the party line,however,DS Bacchus' on the job training under George Gently's patient tutoring reveals a more enlightened John Bacchus as this episode draws to a close.

    Over several groundbreaking episodes viewers have been treated to some totally believable storylines & excellent period pieces in what has become must-see television.

    One comment about the hanging of the guilty man,a Muslim. Why is a Christian priest reading him the last rites? Is it because there were no Muslim clerics available or simply because this is our country & you die on our terms.An interesting conclusion to another brilliant episode of this exceptional piece of television.moreless
Andrew Lee Potts

Andrew Lee Potts

Jimmy Cochran

Guest Star

Robyn Addison

Robyn Addison

Maggie Alderton

Guest Star

Stewart Scudamore

Stewart Scudamore

Thomas Ali

Guest Star

Simon Hubbard

Simon Hubbard

PC Taylor

Recurring Role

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