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 »

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 Lt. James Dempsey / ... (30 episodes, 1985-1986)
Glynis Barber ...
 Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace / ... (30 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ray Smith ...
 Chief Supt. Gordon Spikings / ... (30 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Det. Sgt. Chas Jarvis (27 episodes, 1985-1986)
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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>

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11 January 1985 (UK)  »

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

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

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Blind Eye
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Recorded by The South Bank Orchestra 1985
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Great Chemistry Between Brandon and Barber
25 May 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber made a great team as they played Dempsey and Makepeace in this exciting cop show from the 1980's.

Dempsey was the tough and streetwise American cop, Makepeace was the educated Detective Sergeant based in England. They were total opposites but that's what made the show great.

The music from this show was one of the best from the 1980's and the action scenes were just brilliant. British criminals just couldn't stand up to the tough Dempsey who was a brilliant fighter and who didn't really get hurt much. Makepeace could also hold her own against the bad guys. They worked for the intense Chief Superintendent Spikings played by the late Ray Smith and aiding them on cases was Detective Sergeant Jarvis played by Tony Osoba.

Brilliant series-especially the pilot episode.


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