BBC One has released the first trailer for the upcoming seventh season of Inspector George Gently.
Inspector George Gently is a crime drama set in 1960s Northumberland, about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred. The drama series is produced for BBC One by Company Pictures and stars Martin Shaw as Inspector George Gently and Lee Ingleby as Sergeant John Bacchus.
The show’s seventh season, which consists of four feature length episodes, sees Gently and Bacchus continue their winning police partnership. Still on their team is the feisty WPC Rachel Coles (Lisa McGrillis), who appreciates Gently’s forward thinking and gives as good as she gets from Bacchus, crushing his stereotypical male attitude towards a female PC. Both are also keen to further their careers and be promoted – which for Bacchus is long overdue.
“As the 60s draw to a close the issues facing policing seem more relevant than ever. We’re looking at the way rape complaints are met by the police – and nothing much seems to have really changed there, except perhaps the terminology”, said series creator Peter Flannery, who penned the opening two episodes. “And we’re looking for the first time in IGG at corporate crime, which seems to be always with us. In films 1 and 2 Gently makes it a personal task to challenge both vested interests and the traditional ways of doing things – to his cost. As I’m sure Neil Armstrong meant to say: one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind’.”
Check out the trailer below: