Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

TV Series  -   -  Action | Crime | Drama
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 865 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 6 critic

James Dempsey was a tough New York cop who got himself into a lot of trouble by killing his partner during a corruption investigation. With things too hot for him in New York, Dempsey was ... See full summary »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

William Brayne obituary
| The Guardian - TV News
TV Review: Episodes 2.8
| Obsessed with Film

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 18 Jun 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 2555 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 74 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dempsey and Makepeace.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1986   1985  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Saved (TV Series 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A paramedic deals with his gambling addiction and troubled relationship with his girlfriend.

Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Omari Hardwick, Elizabeth Reaser
Just Cause (2014)
Short | Comedy | Crime

In this witty, screwball comedy, two inept vigilantes are hired to assassinate a Big Pharma virologist that goes from bad to worse in a New York minute.

Director: Paul Krisikos
Stars: Nick Gisonde, Dave Grant, James Gunn
Black Scorpion (TV Series 2001)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The City of Angels is falling apart, and crime pervades the city to the core. The mayor is corrupt, the police are inept, the city needs a figure to take control of the situation. Then in ... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Lintel, Scott Valentine, BT
Blakes 7 (1978–1981)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham
The Professionals (1977–1983)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins
Babes in the Wood (1998–1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Stars: Karl Howman, Denise Van Outen, Natalie Walter
Executive Suite (1976–1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The machinations of the powerful Cardway Corporation, headed by president Don Walling.

Stars: Mitchell Ryan, Sharon Acker, Leigh McCloskey
Just Cause (2001–2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Alexandra DeMonaco was a good citizen and a devoted mom... until the day she was arrested. How could she know her no-good husband was running a medical insurance scam? Even so, he walked ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Lackey, Shaun Benson, Richard Thomas
The Porky Pig Show (1964–1967)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Network (and later, syndicated) show which packaged classic Warner Bros. cartoons.

Stars: Mel Blanc, Cal Howard
Amanda's (TV Series 1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Many attempts have been made to produce an American version of the British hit comedy "Fawlty Towers", of which this show is one. Amanda, owner of the struggling hotel Amanda's by the Sea, ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Fred McCarren, Simone Griffeth
Citizen Baines (TV Series 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A defeated senator returns home to reconnect with his three grown daughters.

Stars: Embeth Davidtz, Jacinda Barrett, James Cromwell
C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »

Stars: Jill Gascoine, Leslie Ash, Don Warrington
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Lt. James Dempsey / ... (30 episodes, 1985-1986)
...
 Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace / ... (30 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ray Smith ...
 Chief Supt. Gordon Spikings / ... (30 episodes, 1985-1986)
...
 Det. Sgt. Chas Jarvis (27 episodes, 1985-1986)
Edit

Storyline

James Dempsey was a tough New York cop who got himself into a lot of trouble by killing his partner during a corruption investigation. With things too hot for him in New York, Dempsey was seconded to London's elite SI10, where he was assigned to work with Detective Sergeant Harriet Makepeace, under the supervision of Chief Superintendent Spikings. Dempsey found British police methods slow and infuriating, and his new colleagues considered him a violent maverick, entirely too attached to his .357 Magnum. The immediate antagonism between Dempsey and Makepeace was countered by a strong physical attraction, and while they fought continuously, they made a good, effective team. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 January 1985 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ameiliktoi dioktes tou eglimatos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(pilot) | (29 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber married in real life in 1989. See more »

Connections

Featured in Drama Trails: 'The Second Coming' to 'Afterlife' (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Blind Eye
(Main Title Theme)
Recorded by The South Bank Orchestra 1985
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Well...Actually...
6 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

...This series wasn't so bad. I used to hate it, when shown during the mid '80s. But seeing it again on one of the UK satellite channels at the moment, I realise how good they were. Almost comparable to The Professionals, in style and content, as that show also had two leads ((both male) who antagonised one another. I especially like Dempsey's sexist bit of banter towards Makepeace. Spikings makes for a good Cowley too.

I remember one episode title (Makepeace, Not War) very clearly.


6 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Fans RsPerez
Possible Comeback? stokesy712000
DVD release robski7
latest on the return of the series jarrettr
Series 2 on DVD robski7
DVD out now! robski7
Discuss Dempsey and Makepeace (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page