Dempsey and Makepeace: Season 1, Episode 4

Given to Acts of Violence (1 Feb. 1985)

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Dempsey and Makepeace are shadowing Frank Egan, who has just got off Scott free on a murder charge. His next big job seems to involve 'a bird man' and 'haggis'. It leads to Makepeace posing as a floozy and Dempsey as a pilot.

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Ray Smith ...
Ian Thompson ...
Hutchings
Brian Croucher ...
Frank Egan
Steve Emerson ...
Hadley
Dave Cooper ...
Willie Ferguson
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Michael Cashman ...
Prosecuting Counsel
Frank Duncan ...
Judge
Maureen O'Farrell ...
Sandra
Ian McCulloch ...
Archie McAllister
Neville Jason ...
Stephen Heller
Christopher Saul ...
Passport Officer
Angus MacKay ...
Jeffries
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Dempsey and Makepeace are shadowing Frank Egan, who has just got off Scott free on a murder charge. His next big job seems to involve 'a bird man' and 'haggis'. It leads to Makepeace posing as a floozy and Dempsey as a pilot.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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In this story Dempsey orders a Budweiser beer in a pub. The company was so pleased to be featured in such a popular series that they sent a large crate of beer to the set. From then on Dempsey drank only Budweiser. See more »

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Lt. James Dempsey: How can you tell a Polak at a cockfight? He's the one with a duck.
[Makepeace glances at him but does not laugh]
Lt. James Dempsey: How can you tell the Irishman at a cockfight? He's the one who bet on the duck.
[still no hint of a smile]
Lt. James Dempsey: How can you tell the mafia was at the cockfight?
Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: The duck won?
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