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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(pilot) | (29 episodes)

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DS Makepeace's full name was Lady Harriet Alexandra Charlotte Makepeace. See more »

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Featured in Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) See more »

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Blind Eye
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Recorded by The South Bank Orchestra 1985
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Well...Actually...
6 August 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – 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.


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