Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)
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Makepeace poses as reporter Debby Smith to get close to hoodlum 'Marocco' Jack and ends up saving his life from a rival gang. Dempsey joins Marocco's gang by posing as an American driver ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Wharmby

Writer:

Murray Smith
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Brandon ... Dempsey
Glynis Barber ... Makepeace
Ray Smith Ray Smith ... Spikings
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Jack Cade
George Irving ... Mickey the Shiv
Terence Budd Terence Budd ... Jim Presley
Niall Toibin ... Assist. Com. Webb
Tony Osoba ... Det. Sgt. Chas Jarvis
Tom Kelly Tom Kelly ... Tom Clyde
Peter Hutchins Peter Hutchins ... Evil Bill Dundas
Geoffrey Freshwater ... Eddie Haig
Leon Tanner Leon Tanner ... Det. Supt. McNally
Lois Baxter Lois Baxter ... Ellen Cade
Valentino Musetti Valentino Musetti ... Customs Officer
Gareth Milne Gareth Milne ... Customs Officer
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Storyline

Makepeace poses as reporter Debby Smith to get close to hoodlum 'Marocco' Jack and ends up saving his life from a rival gang. Dempsey joins Marocco's gang by posing as an American driver called Andy Sallapuccio, whom they need to pull off two simultaneous jewel heists. Meanwhile Spikings is facing complaints from upstairs that might lead to M.I. 10 being shut down. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1985 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Makepeace: [calling after Jack as he's taken away by the police] Don't worry, I know a good lawyer
Marocco Jack: [looks over his shoulder] You're a smasher, Debby!
Makepeace: It's Harry, actually.
Marocco Jack: Yeah? Well good luck to the two of ya!
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References The French Connection (1971) See more »

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Classy episode of a classic series
17 July 2014 | by mike_elstonSee all my reviews

One of the best episodes of this classic British TV series, "Wheelman" has everything going for it: a canny script with some great lines and a fast-moving story, great parts for Barber and Brandon as they infiltrate a gang of jewellery thieves posing as a sharp crime writer (Makepeace looking at her best) and a drug baron's American getaway driver (Dempsey), a classy villain played by a classy actor (Tom Georgeson on top form) supported by a good cast of quality British TV actors (including Lois Baxter, Terence Budd, George Irving and Niall Toibin). There's a staged car chase and some good cars, the always excellent Ray Smith as the irascible Spikings (at one point posing as a taxi driver), and even an appearance by Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band, performing on a leisure boat cruising the Thames. What more could you want? Recommended.


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