It's absolutely awful. I can only think that they're not aiming at accuracy in any sense. The accents are dreadful (can't they find actors from the North East?). Oh how I love the ubiquitous 'Geordie' accent.... all the way from Northumberland to Durham (just like the area Inspector George Gently seems to cover.......). I must be on my own here... we all know it's terrible, but imagine how cringe-worthy when it's meant to be set in your neck of the woods!!