Martin Shaw returns as the veteran inspector for the eighth and final series of the show. The Northumberland-set crime drama series follows Inspector George Gently as he attempts to crack head-scratching cases alongside team members Inspector John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) and Sergeant Rachel Coles (Lisa McGrillis). In tonight’s episode, Gently investigates the discovery of a man’s body, which leads him to controversially reopen an old case relating to the victim’s wife. Returning to the past sees him clash with Bacchus, who had been part of the former case’s investigation. Two feature-length episodes, both set in 1970, will wrap the series, the final episode of which airs next week.