A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.
With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
I really enjoyed all the series. Each one seems to get better. There was plenty of morality and drama in the latest crop. A nice dose of comedy too. Perfect bad weather viewing or for insomniac nights. GK Chesteron was reputed to be not a lover of those of the Mosaic persuasion so watching the programmes was even more of a guilty pleasure. Contrary to the animadversions of your other reviewers I found Mark Williams to be more than suited for the role and his housekeeper reminded me of Janet from Dr Finlay's casebook. Forty five minutes was just the right length for each episode and of course being the BBC the lack of commercial breaks is always a plus. If the series encourages viewers to go away and read the stories then it has fulfilled its mission.
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