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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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Ameiliktoi dioktes tou eglimatos  »

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Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber married in real life in 1989. 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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one of the best series
25 August 2005 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

I watched Dempsey & Makepeace when I was small (10-12 years, I don't remember) and I loved this series. Few days ago, I've noticed they are repeating it on our TV station and I was very happy to see it again. I like it even more than before. I love this series. It is gorgeous.

The plot of every episode is quite exciting and interesting. It is always something new and original. I have never be bored during watching this series. I think it's quite realistic. They don't shoot so much and if so, watching them is so exciting. I love Dempsey and Makepeace's sense of humor. It should be serious but when they say something funny, it is great and I am laughing like I would watch a comedy :) The actors are marvelous. They are playing in such a beautiful style. I love their cars! 1980's Fords are so cool! Especially Makepeace' Escort 1.6i cabriolet. Really nice cars. In Slovakia (my country), our actors have done one of the best Slovak dubbing for Dempsey & Makepeace, ever! I would love to hear the original D&M voices, too.


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