Softly Softly was a drama series about a West Country police force solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series, Z Cars.
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Series cast summary:
Stratford Johns ...  Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow 91 episodes, 1966-1969
Frank Windsor ...  Det. Chief Insp. John Watt / ... 84 episodes, 1966-1969
Norman Bowler ...  Det. Sgt. Harry Hawkins 75 episodes, 1966-1969
John Barron ...  Asst. Chief Constable Austin Gilbert / ... 52 episodes, 1966-1969
Dan Meaden Dan Meaden ...  Det. Con. Ben Box 49 episodes, 1966-1968
Gilbert Wynne Gilbert Wynne ...  Det. Con. Reg Dwyer 43 episodes, 1966-1967
Robert Keegan Robert Keegan ...  Bob Blackitt 42 episodes, 1966-1967
Peggy Sinclair Peggy Sinclair ...  PW Det. Sgt. Barbara Allin 38 episodes, 1967-1969
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Softly Softly was a drama series about a West Country police force solving local crime. It was a spin-off from another BBC drama series, Z Cars.

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West England and South East Wales See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1966 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK See more »

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(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title music, composed by Fritz Spiegl and his wife Bridget Fry, was based on "Rocking Carol", a traditional Czech carol with English words by Percy Dearmer. See more »

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Featured in The Greatest: 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) See more »

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Softly Softly
3 February 2007 | by medway-3See all my reviews

Actually filmed in Kent around the Medway Towns. How do I know, came home to Prospect Row Chatham after school one afternoon to find the place overrun with cops & cameras. Found out they weren't real cops & my Mother was giving coffee to a cop with a dog (Snow? > the cop not the dog). All I know is the dog was nice & he hated dogs, he was scared of them. After that got used to them being around the place. Would love to see some photos or shots of the series as they filmed around my home.

I now have to waffle as this dumb system says I have to submit a minimum of 10 lines.

Enjoyed Softly Softly Task Force as well as the original Z Cars.


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