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Crime drama, set in the 1960s, about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.Based on the Inspector Gently novels by Alan Hunter.
When the body of a young woman is found murdered, Gently and Bacchus find themselves investigating a family with unimaginable secrets. Initially, it appears that the woman's estranged husband, and father of her young daughter, is responsible for the killing. But as they further investigate this disturbed family, they discover a far more alarming truth.
The year is 1966, and the World Cup has come to England. With the USSR due to play at Roker Park, and the fear of the 'Reds Under the Bed' exemplified by the upcoming Polaris submarine landing at the nearby Jarrow docks, tensions are running high. Gently and Bacchus investigate the murder of a well-known left-wing academic, found dead in the docks after a CND rally.
This takes them onto the Durham University campus - an ancient temple of learning, struggling to come to terms with the novel influx of students from the working class and brash, radical, academics. Sexual and social rebellion is everywhere, and to the young and optimistic these forces seem inevitable and unstoppable.
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