Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)
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Harriet Makepeace's best friend Sarah is raped and murdered on a train to London. The victim's father, Judge Hackett forbids an autopsy done on her body, leading the investigation to focus ... See full summary »

Director:

William Brayne

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Brandon ... Dempsey
Glynis Barber ... Makepeace
Ray Smith Ray Smith ... Spikings
John Horsley ... Judge Lionel Hackett
Colin Prockter Colin Prockter ... John Bates
Graham Rowe Graham Rowe ... Atkins
Sarah Sherborne ... Sarah Hackett
David Barrass David Barrass ... Det. Insp. Wilson
Tony Osoba ... Det. Sgt. Chas Jarvis
Ruby Head Ruby Head ... Mrs. Bates
Llew Gardner Llew Gardner ... Newscaster
Niven Boyd Niven Boyd ... P.C. Pringle
Peter Barnes Peter Barnes ... P.C. Dunn
Stan Pretty Stan Pretty ... Duty Sergeant
Brett Forrest Brett Forrest ... Dr. Robertsun
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Storyline

Harriet Makepeace's best friend Sarah is raped and murdered on a train to London. The victim's father, Judge Hackett forbids an autopsy done on her body, leading the investigation to focus on one possible suspect seen by Makepeace: a slightly retarded man called John Bates. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1985 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

A man states that he detected raised level of the HCG in blood, and that it "sometimes occurs in males in their late twenties". The HCG - which he properly identifies as human chorionic gonadotropin - is produced only by the placenta ("chorion" in Greek - hence the name), and therefore is an indication of the pregnancy (all home-use pregnancy tests detect HCG in urine, while laboratory pregnancy tests detect it in blood) - recent studies show that it may also be a cancer marker in some rare types of uterine cancers. Needless to say, at the present level of science it is not possible that a male body would produce HCG - men do not have uteruses, and cannot get pregnant. See more »

Quotes

Spikings: Come on you two, don't sit there all day. We've got a murder, two bank jobs, a jewel heist and a gang land war at the office. And it's still only Monday.
Dempsey: [empties his coffee cup on the grass] The man is subhuman.
Makepeace: Actually, he's very upset.
[calling after Spikings]
Makepeace: Now just a minute, sir!
Dempsey: [adding his support] Yeah!
Makepeace: [Spikings turns round] Dempsey and I are going to bed.
Dempsey: Yeah?
Makepeace: Separately.
Dempsey: Was it something I said?
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