The indefatigable Chief Inspector George Gently (Martin Shaw) and his sidekick, John Bacchus (Leeofthelovelylocks Ingleby) experience the inflated authority of their ‘social betters’ firsthand. It’s 1968 and the social landscape of the western world is being shaken to its core. In Paris, riots rage as workers and students take to the streets. In the US thousands rally against the Vietnam War, and in England a beautiful young girl called Ellen Mallam (Ebony Buckle) is found dead in the passenger seat of an upturned car - registered to local aristocrats the Blackstone family.