C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)

TV Series  -   -  Crime | Drama
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 82 users  
Reviews: 2 user

An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

TV
a list of 34 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
 
a list of 261 titles
created 14 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 75 titles
created 31 Aug 2012
 
a list of 53 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 23 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "C.A.T.S. Eyes" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)

C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of C.A.T.S. Eyes.

Season:

3 | 2 | 1

Year:

1987 | 1986 | 1985
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cat's Eye (1983–1985)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The 3 Kisugi sisters, Rui, Hitomi and Ai run the Cat's Eye Cafe. They are the daughters of Michael Heinz, a painter who mysteriously disappeared in the seventies. In order to find out what ... See full summary »

Stars: Keiko Toda, Toshiko Fujita, Chika Sakamoto
Cat's Eye (1985)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King
Certificate: GP Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust?

Director: Robert Fuest
Stars: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Elès
Bugs (1995–1998)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ed, Ros, Alex and Beckett form the high-tech crime fighting team who work for the mysterious, secretive Bureau 2 chief, Jan, and are only assigned the most difficult and dangerous cases.

Stars: Jaye Griffiths, Jesse Birdsall, Craig McLachlan
Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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 »

Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith
The Professionals (1977–1983)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the countryside of England, the Duc de Richleau a.k.a Nicholas welcomes his old friend Rex Van Ryn that has flown to meet him and Simon Aron, who is the son of an old friend of them that... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Nike Arrighi
Quadrophenia (1979)
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division. Only when he's together with his friends, a 'Mod' ... See full summary »

Director: Franc Roddam
Stars: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis
Cat's Eyes (Video 1983)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jim DeVault
Worlds Beyond (TV Series 1986)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A half-hour supernatural anthology series adapted from real cases of the Society for Psychical Research.

Stars: Paul Freeman, Darren McGavin, Karen Black
Chandler & Co (1994–1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: Catherine Russell, Barbara Flynn, Peter Capaldi
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jill Gascoine ...
 Maggie Forbes (30 episodes, 1985-1987)
Leslie Ash ...
 Fred Smith (30 episodes, 1985-1987)
...
 Nigel Beaumont (28 episodes, 1985-1987)
Tracy-Louise Ward ...
 Tessa Robinson (18 episodes, 1986-1987)
...
 Pru Standfast (12 episodes, 1985)
Edit

Storyline

An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). Initially led by ex-Oxford Union President Pru Standfast, she was followed by experienced ex-cop Maggie Forbes (who later led the section), computer genius Frederica "Fred" Smith and later Tessa Robinson. Their contact with the Ministry was Nigel Beaumont. The team dealt with a variety of crime from theft to blackmail, to espionage & terrorism. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

acronym in title

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 1985 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Signé Cat's Eyes  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(30 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows The Gentle Touch (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Generally good show
25 July 2004 | by (Bangor, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

A previous reviewer stated that CATS Eyes resurrected Maggie Forbes from The Gentle Touch. Hardly, CATS Eyes was a spin-off from The Gentle Touch, which had ended the year before. Initially intended as a new vehicle for Maggie Forbes (Jill Gascoigne), the first series worked fairly well. In the series, Maggie becomes part of a specialised detective agency, joining forces with Fred and Pru to investigate cases, offer protection and advice to various clients. Their cases were handed to them by a mysterious government official, Nigel Beaumont (Don Warrington trying to get away from his Rising Damp character).

One great episode in season 1 featured Fred in the CATS Eyes office all on her own. She had been given an hallucinogenic drug and someone was trying to break in.

Unfortunately, where the series really failed was the woeful Rosalyn Landor - a truly dreadful actress. Thankfully she was replaced for the second season. While Tracey Louise Ward was a better actress her character was not as good and the second series was much poorer.

Its an interesting curiosity, yes it is kind of a British Charlie's Angels but with better stories and certainly not a bimbo show. Most of the leads were good actresses and the 1st season stories were good. It would be nice to see it again. However, it was not a patch on the series that gave birth to it - The Gentle Touch.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page