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Inspector George Gently

Series 2

Episode 2: Gently in the Night

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Gently and Bacchus investigate the death of a woman whose body is found in a church, a case which takes them to Newcastle's first hostess club. Show more

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Audrey Chadwick:
Sian Breckin
Fawn Granger:
Nichola Burley
Helen Donovan:
Clare Calbraith
Patrick Donovan:
Brendan Coyle
Margaret Bishop:
Tracey Wilkinson
Joe Bishop:
Mark Williams
Ronnie Chadwick:
Bill Fellows
Mrs Chadwick:
Mary Jo Randle
Mrs Beaney:
Eileen Colgan
English Teacher:
Siobhan O'Kelly
Flower Lady:
Margaret Jackman
Producer:
Johann Knobel
Director:
Daniel O'Hara

Inspector George Gently

Series 2

Episode 1: Gently with the Innocents

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Crime drama. Investigating the murder of an old man in his dilapidated mansion, Gently and Bacchus discover a world which is beyond their comprehension.

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Cora Davidson:
Jill Halfpenny
Harry Carson:
Matthew McNulty
Blacksmith:
Mark Stobbart
Enid Peachment:
Georgine Anderson
Producer:
Johann Knobel
Director:
Daniel O'Hara
Philip Morgan:
Paul Copley
Laura Fenwick:
Sharon Maughan
Prison Officer:
Steve Wilson
Kevin's Dad:
Jack Walsh

Inspector George Gently

Series 5

Episode 2: Gently with Class

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Detective drama set in 1968. Gently and Bacchus investigate the death of a beautiful young girl in a car belonging to local aristocrats. Show more

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Producer:
Faye Dorn
Hector Blackstone:
Roger Lloyd Pack
Alethea Blackstone:
Geraldine Somerville
James Blackstone:
Jim Norton
Anthony Baugh:
Nick Hendrix
Ellen Mallam:
Ebony Buckle
PC Taylor:
Simon Hubbard
Dr. Arnold:
Nicholas Lumley
Bob Anderton:
Don Gallagher
Assistant-Chief Constable Gordon:
Chris Brailsford
Ms. Acklington:
Alex Childs
Caretaker:
Fred Pearson
Woman:
Bev Fox

Inspector George Gently

Series 5

Episode 3: The Lost Child

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Detective drama set in 1968. When the adopted child of a middle-class couple is kidnapped, suspicion falls upon the baby's birth mother. Show more

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Producer:
Faye Dorn
Frances Groves:
Helen Baxendale
Stephen Groves:
Mark Gatiss
Esther Dunwoody:
Alison Steadman
Peter Bacchus:
Tony Haygarth
PC Taylor:
Simon Hubbard
Hazel Joyce:
Faye Castelow
Susan Faulkner:
Holly Lucas
Andrew Fleming:
Andrew Frame
Farmer Kennedy:
Terence Hillyer
Leigh Ann Bacchus:
Katie Anderson
Young Frances:
Jessica Hargreaves
Young Stephen:
Samuel Clayton

Inspector George Gently

Series 5

Episode 4: Gently in the Cathedral

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Detective drama. A vicious career criminal who Gently sent down years ago is released, on the grounds that Gently fabricated the evidence against him. Show more

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Donald McGhee:
Kevin Whately
Producer:
Faye Dorn
Gitta Bronson:
Diana Quick
Melvin Rattigan:
Ralph Brown
Owen Galliford:
Kemal Sylvester
Frannie Hilston:
Brett Allen
DCS Trevor Statham:
Nigel Lindsay
DS Kieran Lawson:
Morgan Watkins
Chief Constable Gordon:
Chris Brailsford
PC Taylor:
Simon Hubbard
Bernie Henderson:
Angelica Penn
PC Gavin Henderson:
Lee Armstrong
Magistrate:
Jacqueline King
Alec Powell:
Michael Hodgson
PC in Woods:
David Kirkbride
Leigh Ann Bacchus:
Katie Anderson

Inspector George Gently

Series 2

Episode 3: Gently in the Blood

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Crime drama. When a young woman is raped and murdered, Gently and Bacchus are thrown into a world of racial intolerance, sexual jealousy and turf warfare.

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Jimmy Cochran:
Andrew Lee Potts
Maggie Alderton:
Robyn Addison
Mr Alderton:
Steven Hillman
Mrs Alderton:
Elizabeth Rider
Mrs Cochran:
Catherine Terris
Philip Saint:
Joe Simpson
Forensic Officer:
Tony Neilson
Producer:
Johann Knobel
Boy's Mother:
Deirdre Monaghan
Woman at B&B:
Niamh Shaw
Paper Boy:
Gavin Smith

Inspector George Gently

Series 1

Episode 1: The Burning Man

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Crime drama series based on the novels by Alan Hunter. An unidentified burnt body draws Gently and Bacchus into the shadowy world of IRA gun-running. Show more

Saturday Drama

Robert M Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. A father and son's motorcycle trip across 1960s America - a meditation on values, and evaluating the past. Stars James Purefoy. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & CumbriaLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Romantic comedy about a man and woman who attempt to find a way out of their troubled marriages when they fall for each other at first sight. Starring Justine Waddell. Show more

Drama

Enid Bagnold - National Velvet

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The entry fee is 20 gold sovereigns, so how will Velvet ever ride her horse at Aintree? Stars John Sessions and Alison Steadman. Show more

Drama

Enid Bagnold - National Velvet

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. Young Velvet wins a horse for a shilling, but could she ride him in the Grand National? Stars John Sessions and Alison Steadman. Show more

Last Word

John Glenn, Peter Vaughan, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, Greg Lake

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on astronaut John Glenn, actor Peter Vaughan, Indian politician Jayalalitha Jayaram, musician Greg Lake. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Flannery
Interviewed Guest:
Owen Teale
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Vaasanthi
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Tully
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Carl Palmer

Inspector George Gently

Series 7

Episode 3: Gently Among Friends

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Detective drama set in 1969. A man has thrown himself off the Tyne Bridge and is found dead, landed on a pile of rubbish - or so it seems. Gently investigates. Show more

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Rachel Coles:
Lisa McGrillis
Michael Woodruff:
Adrian Bower
Jo Parker:
Louise Brealey
Anita Magath:
Emma Cunniffe
Petey Magath:
Anthony Flanagan
Geoffrey:
Jim Moir
Scott Parker:
Nick Sidi
Uniformed Sergeant:
Kris Deedigan
Young Man:
Luke Maddison
Liam Govan:
Paul Brennen
Estate Agent:
Lawrence Neale
Crew Boss:
Jim Kitson
Barman Neil:
William Troughton
Producer:
Peter Norris
Director:
Tim Whitby
Production Company:
Company Productions North

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama set in 1964 about an old-school detective forced to come to terms with a new style of policing, while trying to avenge his wife's murder at the hands of gangsters. Show more

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Joe Webster:
Philip Davis
Ricky Deeming:
Richard Armitage
China Mates:
Sean McGinley
Isabella Gently:
Maria Tecce
Lawrence Elton:
Shaun Evans
Valerie Lister:
Claire Rushbrook
Director:
Euros Lyn

Inspector George Gently

Series 4

Episode 2: Goodbye China

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Detective drama set in 1966. Gently and his sidekick Bacchus investigate the suspicious death of Gently's ex-snout, China.

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Alan Shepherd:
Neil Pearson
Geoff Blackburn:
Mark Benton
Terry Malloy:
Christine Bottomley
China:
Tony Rohr
Paul Collison:
Darren Morfitt
Pat Shepherd:
Alexandra Gilbreath
John Blackburn:
Niek Versteeg
Producer:
Caroline Levy

Inspector George Gently

Series 3

Episode 1: Gently Evil

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Crime drama. When the body of a young woman is found murdered, Gently and Bacchus find themselves investigating a family with unimaginable secrets. Show more

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Alan Charlton:
Daniel Casey
Darren Paige:
Shaun Dooley
Mrs Paige:
Ruth McCabe
Sarah Simmons:
Neve McIntosh
Director:
Daniel O'Hara
Agnes Charlton:
Natalie Garner
Max Osgood:
Paul Kaye
Neil McManus:
Greg Hemphill
Mr Williams:
Jonny Owen
Mr Smith:
Matthew Zajac
Pathologist:
Tim Dann
Comedian:
Dave Johns
Drinker:
Vin Welch
Blind Neighbour:
Mike Elliot
Mrs Williams:
Jackie Knowles
Seamens Hostel Manager:
Darren Beaumont

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A look back at some of BBC Two's most popular series, including Red Dwarf, Top Gear, Later... with Jools Holland, Gardeners' World and Have I Got News For You? Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Rob Grant
Participant:
Robert Llewellyn
Participant:
Chris Barrie
Participant:
Jeremy Clarkson
Participant:
Jeanette Winterson
Participant:
Beeban Kidron
Participant:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Bob Long
Participant:
Ian Hislop
Participant:
Anthony Minghella
Participant:
Mark Cooper
Participant:
Jools Holland
Participant:
Alan Titchmarsh
Participant:
Michael Jackson
Participant:
Brian Lapping
Participant:
Norma Percy
Participant:
Michael Wearing
Participant:
Peter Flannery
Participant:
Mark Strong
Participant:
Tony Garnett
Participant:
Amy Jenkins
Producer:
Mark Turnbull
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

Inspector George Gently

Series 7

Episode 2: Breathe In the Air

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Detective drama set in 1969. When a woman commits suicide, there are too many details that do not add up. Inspector Gently suspects murder. Show more

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Rachel Coles:
Lisa McGrillis
Gemma Nunn:
Annabel Scholey
Walter Nunn:
Derek Riddell
Andrew Cullen:
Jason Done
Bridget:
Lesley Nicol
Valarie Cullen:
Deirdre Mullins
Receptionist:
Georgia Nicholson
Office Girl:
Patsy Lowe
Anna Zweig:
Susy Kane
Davenport:
Mark Aiken
Young Rachel:
Emily Atkinson
Young Esther:
Ashleigh Armstrong
Mr Inler:
Eamon Boland
Producer:
Peter Norris
Director:
Roger Goldby
Production Company:
Company Productions North

Drama

Dorothy Baker - Cassandra at the Wedding

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. 20th century American classic about an identical twin, hell-bent on sabotaging her sister's wedding day. Starring Hayley Atwell. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

Inspector George Gently

Series 4

Episode 1: Gently Upside Down

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Detective drama set in 1966. Gently and Bacchus are thrown into the new world of celebrity when the body of a missing schoolgirl is discovered in a shallow grave. Show more

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Joe Claverton:
Sean Gilder
Peter Holdaway:
Vincent Regan
Hazel Holdaway:
Kate Bracken
Shelley Marshall:
Jade Byrne
Nugent:
Kieran Bew
PC Taylor:
Simon Hubbard
Mary Claverton:
Shannon Tarbet
Sheila Claverton:
Juliet Cowan
Jasmine:
Kaye Wragg
Producer:
Caroline Levy