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Inspector George Gently: Gently Northern Soul

The racial unrest that is sweeping the United States reach British shores as Enoch Powell launches his tirade against immigration, but racial harmony can be found at the all-nighters that take place in 1968, where disillusioned young people, black and white, escape the boredom of factory life to dance the night away to imported soul music. In Newcastle, the haven of equality found at the Carlton Ballroom all-nighter is destroyed when a young black girl, Dolores Kenny, is murdered, leading Gently to uncover a disturbing and racist undercurrent growing within the local community.

Source: BBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x1
Airdate: Sunday August 26th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ABC) Apr 13, 2013
DK (DR1) Mar 29, 2014

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Simon Hubbard
As PC Taylor
Cliff Lee
As Alfred Braxton
Craig Conway
As Gary Watts
Eamonn Walker
As Ambrose Kenny
Gary Carr
As Joseph Kenny
John Bowler
As Bernie Watts
Lenora Crichlow
As Carol Morford
Maggie O'Neill (2)
As Matilda Braithwaite
Philip Correia
As Charlie Watts
Pippa Bennet-Warner
As Dolores Kenny
Ryan Bernstein
As Reporter
Tracy Whitwell
As Mrs Stubbs
Main Cast
Martin Shaw
As George Gently
Lee Ingleby
As John Bacchus
Episode Notes
The Carlton Club interiors were filmed at the Town Hall Theatre in Hartlepool.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerGeorge Faber  |  Charles Pattinson  |  Peter Flannery  |  Claire Ingham
ProducerFaye Dorn
Production DesignerMaurice Cain
EditorAnne Sopel
Line ProducerAmanda Wasey
Music SupervisorPeter Saville
Costume DesignerRosalind Ebbutt
Location ManagerAndrew Bainbridge
Director of PhotographyDominic Clemence
Sound RecordistGavin Dunn (1)
Casting DirectorToby Whale
Make-up DesignerMary-anne Waite
Executive Producer For BBCPolly Hill
Warning: Inspector George Gently season 5 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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