Britain,1964: Inspector George Gently is one of few good men at Scotland Yard, his sense of duty a rare thing where police and criminals are closer to being the same thing; when drugs are about to change the face of policing and youth is on the brink of a social and sexual revolution, and his pursuit of criminals has lead to his wife's death.
The Old Bailey, London, 1970. Gently is bowing out of the force on a professional high when he is approached by a covert anti-corruption police unit with one last tantalising job: The cold case of a young girl murdered four years ago in new town Wash
In total it will have run for 23 episodes over 10 years.
Gently and the New Age, will air on BBC1 on Monday 30th October 2017 at 9pm, marking the last appearance together of Martin Shaw as the honourable DCI and Lee Ingleby as his slightly wayward sidekick Inspector Bacchus. The final film was due to be broadcast earlier this year on Sunday 28th May as part of a double bill. However it is understood that it was pulled from the BBC1 schedule because of the political content in the film, which was deemed unsuitable to air in the buildup to the 2017 general election on 8th June.