INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY
Saturday, 8.30pm, ABC1
It’s a softer, more mellow Gently (Martin Shaw) who returns in a new 90-minute murder mystery and a livelier and more confident sidekick, John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby.) The pair are hunting the murderer of a schoolgirl whose body was found in a shallow grave in the woods. There are no shortage of suspects, from the young music teacher and her quicktempered father to a jealous best friend or mysterious lover.
The story does get bogged down in the behind-the-scenes workings of a local music show but the distraction is an entertaining one.