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 902 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...

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Peabody Award Winners

The list of entertainment winners for the 74th Annual Peabody Awards was revealed this week, and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," FX's "Fargo," and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" are among the honorees. Read the IMDbTV Blog for the full list of winners!

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 48 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
DAD
a list of 74 titles
created 03 Jun 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 22 Jan 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 150 titles
created 25 Dec 2013
 

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... 

Centennial (1978–1979)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Hazel Flagg of Warsaw, Vermont receives the news that her terminal case of radium poisoning from a workplace incident was a complete misdiagnosis with mixed emotions. She is happy not to be... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger
Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville.

Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet
Good Times (1974–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis
Dads (2013–2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two successful guys in their 30's have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them.

Stars: Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Brenda Song
Doctor Doctor (1989–1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Doctor, Doctor chronicles the exploits of four doctors who formed the Northeast Medical Partners. After completing their Harvard medical schooling and residences they all got together and ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Frewer, Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte
Any Day Now (1998–2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Mary Elizabeth, an outgoing white girl, and Rene, a shy black girl, become close friends as they grow up in 1960's Alabama. Their friendship comes to an end, however, when Mary Elizabeth (... See full summary »

Stars: Annie Potts, Lorraine Toussaint, Mae Middleton
FreakyLinks (2000–2001)
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A take-off on "The Blair Witch Project," in which a guy finds out that his supposedly dead brother isn't dead after all when he sees him on the Internet. It's all about his spooky adventures in finding the truth.

Stars: Ethan Embry, Lisa Sheridan, Karim Prince
Easy Street (1986–1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An elderly hillbilly and his friend are rescued from a life of poverty by a long-lost family member who married into wealth in Beverly Hills but is now doing social battle with her late husband's snobby family.

Stars: Loni Anderson, Jack Elam, Lee Weaver
Black Sash (TV Series 2003)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Russell Wong, Sarah Carter, Missy Peregrym
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A pair of twins named Blue and Delilah, separated at birth, meet for the first time at their mother's death bed. Their mother tells the twins that it is their fate to fulfill a secret ... See full summary »

Directors: Dylan Bank, Morgan Pehme
Stars: William Sadler, Thierry Lhermitte, Naama Kates
Suddenly Susan (1996–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jack owns a magazine and is the former brother-in-law of Susan. After she runs out on her fiancé on their wedding day, Jack agrees to take her back at the magazine.

Stars: Brooke Shields, Judd Nelson, Kathy Griffin
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 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)
...
 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

Referenced 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

 
Sit back and enjoy the ride.
12 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dempsey & Makepeace.

This series can be considered to be the original Remington Steele. Dempsey & Makepeace had great chemistry, Makepeace with the brains and Dempsey with the mouth. If you are not too much into serious police procedures and details, you will enjoy this show. Most of the shooting (both with camera and guns) takes place on location in London city.

Glynis Barber, as Sgt. Harry Makepeace, was extremely beautiful, always smartly dressed and from an aristocratic background while Michael Brandon, as Lt. James Dempsey, was handsome and witty with his accent and the love for his weapon, sent over from NYPD on an exchange.


4 of 5 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