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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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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dempsey a Makepeaceová See more »

Filming Locations:

Kent, England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

(pilot) | (29 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of production this was the most expensive series produced primarily for British prime-time television, although it was made with on eye on trying to sell it to a US TV network. See more »

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Featured in The Cars That Made Britain Great: Episode #1.2 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Blind Eye
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Recorded by The South Bank Orchestra 1985
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A great show that didn't last
25 June 2003 | by sp27343See all my reviews

Watching the ridiculous, but funny "Keen Eddie: (on Fox) last night made me think about D&M and how wonderful it was. We got to see 20 of the 29 episodes produced and they ran as a syndicated show during the fall of 1985. Unfortunately the remaining shows didn't make it over here. Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber had tremendous on-screen chemistry (which eventually carried off-screen as they got married), and the writing, location shooting, directing, and acting were top notch. Dempsey's character was an no-nonsence action guy, who often had a hard time with the stiff rigid ways of Scotland Yard. Makepeace, on the other hand, though by the book on the job, was a wild society dame after hours, which took Dempsey a while to adjust too. I would like to see the final 9 episodes to see if D&M's sexual tension finally resulted in them "closing the deal"!!! I wonder if this marvelous show will ever show up in re-runs?


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