1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1976   1975   1974   1973   1972   1971   … See all »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Z Cars (1962–1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding
Special Branch (1969–1974)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry
Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Bob first meets Cork, and follows him on a poisoning case involving a doctor that pursued a vivacious young woman married to an elderly hero.

Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan
Page Eight (TV Movie 2011)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the... See full summary »

Director: David Hare
Stars: Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Tom Hughes
EastEnders (TV Series 1985)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Stars: Steve McFadden, Adam Woodyatt, Pam St. Clement
Softly Softly (1966–1976)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Softly softly was a drama series about two detectives solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series Z Cars.

Stars: Stratford Johns, Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler
Paul Temple (1969–1971)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Crime-novelist Paul Temple solves mysteries with the help of his wife Steve.

Stars: Francis Matthews, Ros Drinkwater, June Ellis
Okja (2017)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi

Director Bong Joon Ho's next feature film project.

Director: Joon Ho Bong
Stars: Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Frank Windsor ...
 Det. Chief Supt. Watt / ... (123 episodes, 1969-1976)
Norman Bowler ...
 Det. Chief Insp. Hawkins / ... (113 episodes, 1969-1976)
David Lloyd Meredith ...
 Det. Sgt. Evans / ... (106 episodes, 1969-1976)
Terence Rigby ...
 PC Snow / ... (83 episodes, 1969-1976)
Stratford Johns ...
 Det. Chief Supt. Barlow / ... (56 episodes, 1969-1972)
...
 Chief Constable Cullen / ... (55 episodes, 1969-1975)
Edit

Storyline

1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

South East England See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 November 1969 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Task Force Police  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(149 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

All episodes survive, mostly on colour videotape, in the BBC Archives; several episodes, on different formats, are in circulation between collectors. See more »

Connections

Follows Z Cars (1962) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Softly Softly: Task Force (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page