Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

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 Lt. James Dempsey / ... (30 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 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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Ameiliktoi dioktes tou eglimatos  »

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(pilot) | (29 episodes)

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Dempsey drove a 1984 Mercedes SL (white in series one and two and silver in series 3) and Makepeace a Ford Escort 1.6i Cabriolet (silver in series one and two and Diamond white in series 3). See more »

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Blind Eye
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The best 80's show
10 September 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I used to love this show as a kid and recently I've been re-watching some of it and I still think it's as good as I used to.

Micheal Brandon and Glynis Barber are great as James Dempsey and Harry Makepeace. The chemistry is amazing and because it was real all the more interesting to watch.

It's a shame that they only made 3 seasons - although its great to re-watch them all again.

My only complaint is that they never got together romatically and I think that they should have.


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