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Dempsey and Makepeace 

Dempsey, a tough NYPD cop, is sent to a London undercover police unit teamed up with the sophisticated, sexy, blonde Makepeace. They hunt down the top of London's underworld - when not quarreling.

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Tony Wharmby
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3   2   1  
1986   1985  

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Michael Brandon ...  Dempsey 30 episodes, 1985-1986
Glynis Barber ...  Makepeace 30 episodes, 1985-1986
Ray Smith Ray Smith ...  Spikings 30 episodes, 1985-1986
Tony Osoba ...  Det. Sgt. Chas Jarvis 27 episodes, 1985-1986
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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>

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

DS Makepeace's full name was Lady Harriet Alexandra Charlotte Makepeace. See more »

Connections

Featured in Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Blind Eye
(Main Title Theme)
Recorded by The South Bank Orchestra 1985
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Well...Actually...
6 August 2003 | by buckaroobanzai50See all my reviews

...This series wasn't so bad. I used to hate it, when shown during the mid '80s. But seeing it again on one of the UK satellite channels at the moment, I realise how good they were. Almost comparable to The Professionals, in style and content, as that show also had two leads ((both male) who antagonised one another. I especially like Dempsey's sexist bit of banter towards Makepeace. Spikings makes for a good Cowley too.

I remember one episode title (Makepeace, Not War) very clearly.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1985 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(pilot) | (29 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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