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Whatever happened to; DEMPSEY AND MAKEPEACE 1985-86.

A TOUGH, streetwise New York police lieutenant is teamed with a stunning blonde Cambridge graduate to work for SI 10, a covert division of Scotland Yard.

Brash and trigger-happy, James Dempsey was sent to the UK for his own safety after exposing corruption among his Ninth Precinct colleagues.

Lady Harriet Makepeace has a distant claim to the throne, is a crack shot and former archery champion. The pair form an uneasy partnership. Vietnam veteran Dempsey, played by former New York gang member Michael Brandon, favours a gung-ho approach, whereas Makepeace, played by Glynis Barber, prefers a more subtle approach.

Keeping them in order is their loudmouth Liverpudlian boss, chief superintendent Gordon Spikings (Ray Smith) with Porridge actor Tony Osoba taking the part of detective Chas Jarvis.

Dempsey and Makepeace was an all-action series, with car chases and fights and shoot- outs aplenty, and ludicrous over-the-top plots.

The sparks not only flew in the action scenes, but between the two cops as well, and many of the storylines involved their will- they-won't-they relationship.

Glynis Barber had previously appeared in Blake's Seven and the BBC's revival of the scantily- clad Daily Mirror wartime cartoon heroine, Jane. She later appeared in The Sandbaggers and Tales Of The Unexpected, The Bill, and starred opposite Malcolm McDowell in the movie The Fairy King Of Ar.

Michael, who was married to Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner in the '70s, has appeared in many TV movies, and recently appeared in episodes of The Knock, The Practice, and Ally MacBeal.

Off-screen their relationship continued. They're now married with a son, Alexander.
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Date:Jan 22, 2000
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