It's 1966 and the world is changing fast. Martin Shaw returns to Northumberland as Inspector George Gently. George Gently is one of the unsung heroes of detective fiction, whose passionate investigations reveal the dark underbelly of a society on the cusp of change. With his sidekick, the undisciplined Detective Sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby), they make the perfect police partnership, full of warmth and humour. In this third series Bacchus' long-suffering wife Lisa could well be looking for a divorce. She is also spending too much time with Gently. Will this new friendship jeopardise the detectives' working relationship indefinitely?
1. Gently Evil When the body of a young woman is found murdered Gently and Bacchus find themselves investigating a family with unimaginable secrets. 2. Peace and Love The football World Cup has come to England. With the USSR due to play at Roker Park and the fear of the 'Reds Under the Bed' tensions are running high.