Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)
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New York Police Lieutenant James Dempsey kills his corrupt partner Joey and has to lay low until the case can be further investigated. His superior O'Grady sends Dempsey to London, England ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Wharmby

Writer:

Ranald Graham (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Brandon ... Dempsey
Glynis Barber ... Makepeace
Ray Smith Ray Smith ... Spikings
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... Lord Winfield
Terence Alexander ... Commander Duffield
Ray Jewers Ray Jewers ... Phil Parris
Mark Wing-Davey Mark Wing-Davey ... Mark Savory
David Baxt ... Joe
Peter Ross-Murray ... Eddie (as Ross Murray)
Desmond Cullum-Jones Desmond Cullum-Jones ... Coltrane
Billy Kearns Billy Kearns ... O'Grady (as William Kearns)
Norman Chancer Norman Chancer ... Bologna
Tony Osoba ... Det. Sgt. Chas Jarvis
Douglas Milvain Douglas Milvain ... Sir John Fielding
John Barcroft John Barcroft ... Asst. Com. Jennings
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Storyline

New York Police Lieutenant James Dempsey kills his corrupt partner Joey and has to lay low until the case can be further investigated. His superior O'Grady sends Dempsey to London, England as part of an exchange of officers. Chief Superintendent Spikings, head of SI10 is not to pleased to have a 'yank' forced onto his department. He decides to couple Dempsey with his complete opposite, Sergeant Makepeace, an upper class English rose on a case involving a mysterious shipment of caviar. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1985 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dempsey uses a Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver, Makepeace a Smith and Wesson .38 Special. When Michael Brandon appears as General Sanchez in the Doctor Who story 'The Stolen Earth' his character uses the same weapon. After the series ended the crew gave Brandon the deactivated pistol as a souvenir See more »

Quotes

Makepeace: [posing as a waitress] What you lot want?
Spikings: Lager.
Makepeace: What about you?
Dempsey: [thinks for a moment] Scotch on the rocks.
Makepeace: Got no bleedin' rocks here, mate, you'll have to make do with a lump of ice.
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Connections

Featured in Dempsey and Makepeace: The Burning: Part 2 (1986) See more »

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Classic TV from the 80 s
9 September 2006 | by dvdmanuSee all my reviews

What a great TV show this was. Just watched the feature length 1st episode.There was some good action(Specially for a TV show) great one liners and it moved along very quickly.The cars look dated now and Mrs Barber out fits are a bit butch but it does stand the test of time unlike some shows from the same time.Michael Brandon is a very good leading man and should have been a bigger star than he is. Why they only made 3 seasons, 30 episodes is a shame.It could have run for a bit longer i am sure. Highly recommended to anyone who likes the action shows of the 70s and 80s.Go and get the DVD box set(1&2 in the Uk only) and enjoy this classic show.


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