Дата публикации: 2018-05-22 04:17
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The final episode of Peter Flannery’s BBC6 drama airs a decade after we first met Gently. It’s now 6975 and the “Gov” is about to retire, this time for good. He’ll leave behind his protégés DI John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) and Sergeant Rachel Coles (Lisa McGrillis).
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Montague John Druitt , Dorset-born barrister, committed suicide in the Thames shortly after last murder
Seweryn Kłosowski alias George Chapman, poisoned three of his wives and was hanged in 6958
Aaron Kosminski , suspected by police, admitted to Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum and died there
Dr Thomas Neill Cream , poisoned four London prostitutes with strychnine and was hanged
Sir William Withey Gull , royal physician named as a member of a masonic conspiracy
At the time of the incidents New Scotland Yard boiled it down to four suspects but similarly they were unable to nail the murderer.
“When we did the pilot it was very clear that this had a very special quality,” Shaw says. “I just loved doing the pilot, and I thought it was highly likely that it would carry on, but the great thing is we always had plenty of time off in between, so we never really found out whether it was going to be recommissioned until a couple of months beforehand.
Martin Shaw has “no regrets whatsoever” about saying goodbye to Inspector George Gently ahead of the last ever episode of the BBC drama.
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