Last week we reported the availability of the first series of George Gently episodes on DVD. C21Media.net is now reporting that BBC One has ordered four additional episodes (made-for-television movies) to air during 2009. No specific titles have yet been announced.
George Gently stars Martin Shaw in the title role as a Scotland Yard Inspector in the mid-1960s. The series also stars Lee Ingleby as his partner Detective Sergeant John Bacchus.
George Gently is based on the long-running series of crime novels by Alan Hunter featuring the inspector, the first of which was published in 1955 (Gently Does It) and the last in 1999 (Gently Mistaken). Hunter died in 2005.
Peter Flannery, who adapted the novels, says of the series, "The youthful rebellion element of the film – the jukebox cafes, biker gangs and drugs running – contrast brilliantly with Gently's old-school persona; and the spectacular landscapes, including wild fells and rugged coastline, really add to the dramatic visual style of the piece."
Series 1 of George Gently (consisting of three episodes) is available on DVD from Mysteries on TV: George Gently. A short trailer can be viewed below:
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