The eighth and final season of period crime drama Inspector George Gently with Martin Shaw premieres on Sunday 21 May at 8.30pm on BBC One with the first of two feature length stories.
The North East, 1970. On the brink of retirement, DCI Gently and his team investigate a body found in a chemical waste tank.
When Gently discovers the victim’s wife was convicted of the murder eight years ago, he decides to re-open the case – a controversial move. But DI Bacchus opposes Gently’s decision, not least because he worked as a DS on the original investigation – putting mentor and protégé at complete odds.
Is Gently about to expose an appalling miscarriage of justice, or will he sacrifice his reputation and legacy for a convicted murderer? And can Rachel help heal the widening rift between her superiors, whilst navigating being a woman in a professional male world?
Finally, will the team finally prove beyond doubt the identity of the killer?
Pictured is Marion Liddell (Victoria Bewick)
Inspector George Gently Episode 1 (of 2) airs on Sunday 21 May 2017 from 8.30pm-10.00pm on BBC One.