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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(pilot) | (29 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber married in real life in 1989. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Come Dine with Me: Northampton: William (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Blind Eye
(Main Title Theme)
Recorded by The South Bank Orchestra 1985
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Great Show!
22 January 2006 | by vs661966See all my reviews

I used to watch D&M here in the US in 1985. It was broadcast on the local NBC affiliate after "Saturday Night Live" and was on for about a year. I stumbled upon it by accident and quickly became a fan. I liked the lead actors (Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber, who are married in real life) and the premise of the show (NYC cop who is set up by his partner is sent to work in London on some kind of exchange program for his own safety). The location shots were also terrific and really added to the plot. I really miss it, as I haven't seen any cop show quite like it ever again. I have some VHS tapes of the show. I read some comments about a DVD release, which would be great. I'd love to watch all the episodes over again. I can't believe it's been more than 20 years since I first watched it! Check it out if you get a chance. Highly recommended. I give it 10 out of 10 stars.


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