Friday, January 04, 2008

More George Gently

The George Gently programme repeated last night, supposedly set in the North-East (though the books are set in East Anglia!) was actually filmed in Ireland: Dublin and Wicklow. Having a look for filming locations, I stumbled upon the Irish film board website which indicates two more episodes are planned:

GEORGE GENTLY – Episodes 2 & 3
After the success of Episode 1 entitled GENTLY’S LAST CASE, which was shot on location in Dublin last Christmas, this BBC TV series is to come back to Dublin to shoot Episodes 2 & 3. Directed again by Ciaran Donnelly and produced by Element, this 1960’s detective series stars Martin Shaw as Inspector George Gently, one of the few good men at Scotland Yard where corruption is rife and unchecked. The series is set at a time when the line between the police and criminals has become increasingly blurred; when the proliferation of drugs is about to change the face of policing forever; when Britain’s youth stand on the brink of a social and sexual revolution. Episode one entitled GENTLY’S LAST CASE shot on location in Dublin in early ’07 and was very well received when it screened on the BBC.
You can watch George Gently online for six more days on the BBCiplayer (not sure if there are geographic restrictions and you may need to use IE).

2 comments:

Maxine said...

I watched the first 10 mins of this last night (a huge change for me to watch TV) but I didn't like it at all, despite Martin Shaw and Guy of Gisborne being in it. I read a book instead.
The first 10 mins was just so cliched and hammy (if that isn't an oxymoron). Maybe it got better.

ericcrawford said...

Sorry, but not Guy of Gisborne plays Ricky Deeming but Richard Armitage.

Guy of Gisborne only another role of him.