George Gently: Series 7

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  • Risking animosity from his colleagues, Gently (Martin Shaw) decides his force is doing a poor job on rape cases. A young doctor's death looks like suicide, but Gently suspects murder. Gently and Bacchus dig into the life of a man found dead under a bridge. A bank raid that interrupts Gently's Christmas Eve brings him face-to-face with skinheads. Guests include Denise Welch (Waterloo Road), Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), and Jody Latham (Shameless). Watch George Gently Series 7 four feature-length dramas, 6 hrs, 4 DVDs, SDH.

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    Disc 1
    Episode 1: Gently with the Women
    To Coles’'s disgust, Bacchus and his male colleagues are dismissive of a prostitute’s claims that she was raped, and they urge her to drop the charges. But Gently sees a pattern in the high number of unprosecuted local rape cases— and a possible link with the recent strangulation of an unidentified woman.

    Disc 2
    Episode 2: Breathe in the Air
    A doctor seemingly committed suicide by lethal injection, but Gently wonders why she has a bruise on the side of her face. Even the discovery of a suicide note leaves him unconvinced. As the investigation gets underway, Gently learns that the dead woman’'s medical practice was in a poor industrial town, where she was conducting a criminal investigation of her own.

    Disc 3
    Episode 3: Gently among Friends
    When the body of a cash-strapped property developer is found beneath Newcastle’'s Tyne Bridge, Gently again suspects a murder dressed up as a suicide. The death followed a fight with two childhood friends, one a union organizer, the other a restaurateur. While Bacchus goes undercover to learn more about the friends'’ relationship, Coles looks for answers with the dead man'’s wife.

    Disc 4
    Episode 4: Son of a Gun
    An armed robbery at a bank interrupts Christmas Eve celebrations at the station and sets Gently, Bacchus, and Coles on the trail of a gang of local skinheads. These violent, disaffected youth inhabit a world that wartime veteran Gently can’t understand. Coles crops her hair and tries to infiltrate the gang to discover their next target.

    Special Feature: Interviews with stars Martin Shaw and guest actors Jim Moir and Lesley Nicol

    . Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Lisa McGrillis.