It’s the last ever episode of ‘Inspector George Gently’ this weekend

New details have been revealed for the final episode of Inspector George Gently.

Following 23 episodes over the past decade, the period detective drama comes to an end this weekend on UK screens.

Airing at 9pm on Monday 30 October on BBC One, ‘Gently and the New Age’ sees Martin Shaw return as the honourable DCI alongisde Lee Ingleby as Inspector Bacchus one last time.

The feature-length film begins with Gently giving evidence at The Old Bailey against corrupt police officers in the Met – his old enemies. It should be one of the final acts of his career, but he is asked to take on one last job by Lister, the head of a new Special Investigations Squad, which examines evidence against ‘bent’ coppers.

Guest stars include Richard Harrington (Poldark), Adam Levy (Before I go to Sleep) and Steven Robertson (Shetland).

Actor Martin Shaw commented: “I’m excited at being able to bring the series to a proper finale, a farewell that befits such a popular series.”

Executive producer Peter Flannery added: “I’m sad to finally part with George Gently – the series and the character. Loosely based at first on the novels of Alan Hunter, the world of the stories became my own creation which audiences have enjoyed for nearly 10 years.

“It’s been a privilege along the way to work with talented and committed teams and I hope that many of them will look back on George Gently – as I will – with pride and pleasure.”

Originally based on the Gently novels by Alan Hunter, Inspector George Gently first aired in April 2007.