DEMPSEY & MAKEPEACE

EPISODE GUIDE

This guide is based on an Episode Guide by Alan Morton.
The original version can be found at epguides.com.

FIRST Season
SECOND Season
THIRD Season

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First Season (January 11, 1985 - March 15, 1985)

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1. Dempsey and Makepeace: Armed and Extremely Dangerous (2 hour pilot)
Airdate: Jan. 11, 1985

Writer: Ranald Graham
Director: Tony Wharmby
Guest Cast: Ralph Michael, Terence Alexander, Ray Jewers, Mark Wing-Davy, David Baxt, Ross Murray, Desmond Cullum-Jones, William Kearns, Norman Chancer, Douglas Milvain, John Barcroft, Cheryl Prime, Victor Baring

Jim Dempsey, a New York cop, angers a powerful mob figure and is sent to London for safekeeping. Dempsey is partnered with Harriet Makepeace, a British detective whose not too sure about her new partner.

2. The Squeeze
Airdate: Jan. 18, 1985

Writer: Jesse Carr-Martindale
Director: Tony Wharmby
Guest Cast: Robert Blythe, Colin Edwynn, Jonathan Strait

Makepeace is less enthusiastic when Spikings permanently pairs her with Dempsey to investigate a series of truck hijackings.

3. Lucky Streak
Airdate: Jan. 25, 1985

Writer: Dave Humphries
Director: Tony Wharmby
Guest Cast: Christopher Strauli, Peter Cleall, Robert Austin, Tony Stephens

The detectives investigate a robbery and murder of a security guard at a chic London casino.

4. Given to Acts of Violence
Airdate: Feb. 1, 1985

Writer: Jonathan Hales
Director: William Brayne
Guest Cast: Ian Thompson, Brian Croucher, Steve Emerson, Dave Cooper

Dempsey catches a thief in midair while hanging from a parachute.

5. Hors De Combat
Airdate: Feb. 8, 1985

Writer: Jonathan Hales
Director: Christian Marnham
Guest Cast: Catriona MacCoil, Derek Ware

The murder of an underworld boss triggers a violent confrontation between two rival gangs.

6. Nowhere to Run
Airdate: Feb. 15, 1985

Writer: Dave Humphries
Director: Gerry Mill
Guest Cast: Michael Melia, Gary Shail, Nick Stringer

Dempsey tangles with Arab terrorists who are using a rock group as a front for gun-running and drug smuggling.

7. Makepeace, Not War
Airdate: Feb. 22, 1985

Writer: Jesse Carr-Martindale
Director: Tony Wharmby
Guest Cast: William Boyde, Brian Coburn, Zienia Merton, Ralph Michael

A warehouse-robbery investigation puts Dempsey and Makepeace on the trail of a large drug-smuggling ring.

8. Blind Eye
Airdate: March 1, 1985

Writer: Jesse Carr-Martindale
Director: Tony Wharmby
Guest Cast: William Simons, Roger Booth, Desmond McNamara, Desmond Jordan

Dempsey and Makepeace uncover a plot to murder Spikings while investigating the kidnaping of a police informant's son.

9. Cry God for Harry
Airdate: March 8, 1985

Writer: Neil Rudyard
Director: William Brayne
Guest Cast: Ralph Michael, John Terry, Seretta Wilson, Ralph Arless

A priceless jade collection is stolen from the country estate of Lord Winfield, Harry's father.

10. Judgement
Airdate: March 15, 1985

Writer: Jesse Carr-Martindale
Director: William Brayne

Guest Cast: John Horsley, Colin Prockter, Graham Rowe, Sarah Sherbone

Harry's efforts to apprehend the murderer of a childhood friend are hampered by the victim's vengeful father.

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FIRST Season // SECOND Season // THIRD Season
Cast and Credits // Plot Summaries // D&M on TV // Fan Fiction
Picture Gallery // Sounds // Episode Guide // Links
Michael Brandon // Glynis Barber // Ray Smith // Tony Osoba

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Second Season (August 31, 1985 - November 2, 1985)

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11. Silver Dollar
Airdate: Aug. 31, 1985

Writer: Ranald Graham
Director: Tony Wharmby
Guest Cast: George Harris, Ben Thomas

The detectives investigate a series of terrorist attacks against a large corporation.

12. Wheelman
Airdate: Sep. 7, 1985

Writer: Murray Smith
Director: Tony Wharmby
Guest Cast: Tom Georgeson, George Irving, Terence Bud, Niall Toibin

The detectives investigate a series of robberies masterminded by a French jewel thief whose life is threatened by underworld rivals.

13. Love You to Death
Airdate: Sep. 14, 1985

Writer: Roger Marshall
Director: Tony Wharmby
Guest Cast: Suzi Quatro, Elisabeth Sladen

A psychopathic admirer has a deadly way of showing her affection for Dempsey.

14. No Surrender
Airdate: Sep. 21, 1985

Writer: Paul Wheeler
Director: Victors Ritelis
Guest Cast: Jamie Foreman, Tony London, Phil Smeeton

Harry is taken hostage after she and Dempsey attempt to foil a bank robbery.

15. Tequila Sunrise
Airdate: Sep. 28, 1985

Writer: Ranald Graham
Director: Tony Wharmby
Guest Cast: Lou Hirsch, Milton Johns, Roy Evans

The near-fatal beating of a police informant puts Dempsey and Makepeace on the trail of a protection racket run by a vicious gang leader.

16. Blood Money
Airdate: Oct. 5, 1985

Writer: Dave Humphries
Director: Graham Theakston
Guest Cast: Stefan Kalipha, Dudley Sutton, Derek Martin, Julian Fellowes

The detectives go undercover to investigate the murder of an Arab antique dealer and the disappearance of some valuable pieces.

17. Set a Thief
Airdate: Oct. 12, 1985

Writer: Dave Humphries
Director: Tony Wharmby
Guest Cast: Eric Deacon, Hugh Ross, Jadie Rivas, Karl Howman

The investigation of a model's murder leads the detectives to a diamond-smuggling ring that employs models and photographers as couriers.

18. The Hit
Airdate: Oct. 19, 1985

Writer: Murray Smith
Director: Tony Wharmby
Guest Cast: Billy Murray, Patti Boulaye, Amanda Pays, Ray Charleson

The trail of a hired killer who gunned down a pimp and a police detective leads to an American gangster.

19. In the Dark
Airdate: Oct. 26, 1985

Writer: David Crane
Director: Graham Theakston
Guest Cast: Benjamin Whitrow, Caroline Bliss, Ian Price

Dempsey and Makepeace must foil an attempt by a right-wing extremist group to overthrow the British government by flooding the country with counterfeit currency.

20. The Bogeyman
Airdate: Nov. 2, 1985

Writer: Ranald Graham
Director: Tony Wharmby

Guest Cast: Nick Brimble, John Blythe

Dempsey is on the trail of a boxer turned-murderer who eluded a police stakeout.

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FIRST Season // SECOND Season // THIRD Season
Cast and Credits // Plot Summaries // D&M on TV // Fan Fiction
Picture Gallery // Sounds // Episode Guide // Links
Michael Brandon // Glynis Barber // Ray Smith // Tony Osoba

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Third Season (August 30, 1986 - November 1, 1986)

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21. The Burning, Part I
Airdate: Aug. 30, 1986

Writer: Ranald Graham
Director: Baz Taylor
Guest Cast: Michael J. Shannon, Jonathan Linsley, Jill St. John

Dempsey goes undercover to investigate the link between an underworld gang in London and the commissioner of the New York Police Department. After infiltrating the gang, Dempsey must take part in a bullion robbery or Harry will be killed.

22. The Burning, Part II
Airdate: Sep. 6, 1986

Writer: Ranald Graham
Director: Baz Taylor
Guest Cast: Michael J. Shannon, Jonathan Linsley, Jill St. John

Dempsey goes undercover to investigate the link between an underworld gang in London and the commissioner of the New York Police Department. After infiltrating the gang, Dempsey must take part in a bullion robbery or Harry will be killed.

23. Jericho Scam
Airdate: Sep. 13, 1986

Writer: Jeffrey Caine
Director: Robert Tronson
Guest Cast: Lee Montague, Jack Watson

When Dempsey is framed by another cop, Makepeace risks her career to help him.

24. The Prizefighter
Airdate: Sep. 20, 1986

Writer: Murray Smith
Director: Baz Taylor
Guest Cast: Ben Howard, June Barry, Frederick Dee Groot, Lee Walker

The detectives' investigation of the death of a prizefighter leads to a counterfeit-money laundering scheme.

25. Extreme Prejudice
Airdate: Sep. 27, 1986

Writer: Jeffrey Caine
Director: John Hough
Guest Cast: Clive Mantle, Stephan Chase, Mark Ryan

Dempsey and Makepeace pose as Middle East terrorists to find an arms dealer supplying several terrorist groups in Britain.

26. Bird of Prey
Airdate: Oct. 4, 1986

Writer: David Wilks
Director: Roger Tucker
Guest Cast: Nick Brimble, Annabel Levanton

When the prosecution's chief witness in the trial of a major drug dealer threatens to withdraw her testimony after her daughter is kidnapped, Dempsey turns to the Bogeyman for help.

27. Out of Darkness
Airdate: Oct. 11, 1986

Writer: John Field
Director: Christopher King
Guest Cast: Julia Watson, Garry Cooper

An obsessed murderer takes a woman hostage and threatens to kill her within 24 hours unless Makepeace meets with him.

28. The Cortez Connection
Airdate: Oct. 18, 1986

Writer: Guy Meredith
Director: Baz Taylor
Guest Cast: Susannah Fellows, Francisco Morales, Kim Wall

Dempsey's pursuit of a ruthless South American cocaine dealer is complicated by a visit from an old girl friend from America.

29. Mantrap
Airdate: Oct. 25, 1986

Writer: Murray Smith
Director: Roger Tucker
Guest Cast: Christopher Benjamin, Barbara Young, Thelma Ruby

The detectives are the targets of a deadly trap involving jewel thieves and bank robbers. Dempsey employs a murderous boxer he helped to jail to even the sides.

30. Guardian Angel
Airdate: Nov. 1, 1986

Writer: Ranald Graham
Director: Michael Brandon

Guest Cast: Kate O'Mara, Richard Johnson

Seriously shaken when Dempsey is nearly killed during an investigation, Harry resigns from the police force.

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Text Copyright 1994-1996, Alan Morton. All rights reserved.

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FIRST Season // SECOND Season // THIRD Season
Cast and Credits // Plot Summaries // D&M on TV // Fan Fiction
Picture Gallery // Sounds // Episode Guide // Links
Michael Brandon // Glynis Barber // Ray Smith // Tony Osoba

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