Dempsey and Makepeace

ITV (ended 1986)




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This detective drama series was based around two mis-matched detectives. Lieutenant James Dempsey was seconded to SI-10, a new undercover section of Scotland Yard, for his own protection following a corruption scandal in the New York Police Department. Once in London, Dempsey was partnered with a beautiful female Detective Sergeant named Harriet Makepeace, who preferred to be known as "Harry". Together, they worked under the extremely watchful eye of Chief Superintendent Gordon Spikings. Dempsey and Makepeace never really agreed with each other's methods of police work, but they managed to get the bad guys.

Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber made the roles of "Dempsey and Makepeace" their own. Their on-screen relationship could never prepare the public for what was to happen in real life. Michael and Glynis married on 18 November 1989. On 21 November 1992, three days after their third wedding anniversary, Glynis gave birth to a baby boy, Alexander.