For Detective Chief Inspector George Gently (Martin Shaw, Death in Holy Orders), the world is changing at a dizzying pace-economically, politically, socially, culturally. As the 1960s draw to a close and a new era beckons, he feels more and more estranged and ill-equipped to cope. But for Gently and his fellow officers, one thing remains constant in their northeast England beat: violent crime. In four all-new, feature-length episodes, Gently is again assisted in his crime-fighting duties by Detective Sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Place of Execution), who is up for promotion to inspector, and Constable Rachel Coles (Lisa McGrillis, Hebburn), who is preparing to take her sergeants exam. While Gently and Bacchus collaborate as usual in their investigations, both are harboring secrets from each other that threaten to bring their professional careers to an end. Compelling mysteries and superb performances continue to make this "one of the most successful detective dramas on British television" (Daily Express Saturday Magazine, UK).