George Gently (2007) Scotland Yard inspector George Gently (Martin Shaw) is a man who does things by his own book -- with the assistance of driven young detective John Bacchus (Lee Ingelby) -- in this BBC detective series set in the 1960s. On the eve of his retirement, Gently decides to pursue one more murder case, suspecting that it's the handiwork of a gangster who's already gotten away with the murder of Gently's own wife.
Doc Martin - I love this quirky British TV show. I watched seasons 1-5 in a week & 1/2. I hope there are more!
The birth of actor John Thaw,on this day 3rd January, 1942. John statrred in the TV dramas The Sweeny, Inspector Morse,and Kavanagh QC. A heavy drinker, and a smoker from the age of 12. He died of cancer on the 21st of Feb, 2002