Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
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Blue for Bluebird 

Gently and Bacchus go to a family holiday camp to investigate staff and holidaymakers, after the body of one of the bluecoats is washed up nearby.


Bill Anderson


Alan Hunter (based on the novels by), Peter Flannery (created for television by) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Isabella Walters Isabella Walters ... Little Girl
Pixie Lott ... Megan Webb
Martin Shaw ... George Gently
Lee Ingleby ... John Bacchus
Lisa McGrillis ... Rachel Coles
Jodie Comer ... Justine Leyland
Andrea Lowe ... Cherry Stretch
Lee Boardman ... Todd Stretch
Neil McDermott ... Gary Manners
Emma Fielding ... Agnes Webb
Sean Kenney Sean Kenney ... Patrick Webb
Katie Anderson Katie Anderson ... Leigh Anne Bacchus
Melanie Clark Pullen Melanie Clark Pullen ... Lisa Bacchus
Amelia Young Amelia Young ... Gail Arnold
Lisa Riley Lisa Riley ... Sylvia Ryan


Rachel Coles is now working with Gently but Bacchus, already angry at the restrictive access ex-wife Lisa gives him to their daughter, is not exactly welcoming. The team is called in when the body of Megan Webb is found on a beach. Megan worked at the Bluebird holiday camp run by brother and sister Todd and Cherry Stretch, anxious to keep the camp their father opened in the family despite falling numbers of guests. Megan's correct mother Agnes was unsympathetic to her daughter's desire to become a performer but, having paid a secret visit to her and watched her sing, she admits to being proud of her. Bacchus takes a dislike to Gary Manners, Megan's boyfriend and self-styled ladies man who, on the night of the murder, was having sex with married Sylvia Ryan - for money. Indeed Gently realizes that many of the staff, male and female, were working as prostitutes to keep the camp afloat and that Megan's reluctance to take part ultimately would lead to her death. Not only does Gently solve... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

13 February 2014 (UK) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Lee ingleby and Lee Boardman both apeared in the series the five(2016)respectily See more »


When Gently and Bacchus interview Megan's cabin-mate, Gail, they address her as Miss Smith. However the character is listed in the credits as Gail Arnold. See more »


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Hi de hi it ain't.
21 July 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

This series never disappoints, it's the variety of story, and complex relationship between Gently and Bacchus that make it such an engaging watch. This is a terrific story that focuses on a murder at a holiday camp, a time where the typical British holiday camp was coming to an end, and the package holiday abroad was starting to take off.

Bacchus is once again back to his loathsome self, it makes the dynamic between him and his earnest boss so fascinating.

Pixie Lott is excellent, but it's the sublime Jody Comer who stands out.

A superb storyline, with a complex mystery and a terrific set of characters, make for s superb ninety minutes of drama. 9/10

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