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Dempsey and Makepeace

Season 1 Episode 1

Armed and Extremely Dangerous

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 11, 1985 on ITV
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Episode Summary

Armed and Extremely Dangerous
New York police lieutenant James Dempsey is seconded to SI-10 in London, where he is partnered with Det. Sgt. Harriet Makepeace. In their first case, the unlikely duo investigate caviar-smuggling and murder.

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    Victor Baring

    Victor Baring

    Club Manager

    Guest Star

    David Baxt

    David Baxt


    Guest Star

    Peter Brace

    Peter Brace


    Guest Star

    Tony Osoba

    Tony Osoba

    Det. Sgt. Chas Jarvis

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Dempsey's rental car, a white Mercedes convertible paid for by using O'Grady's credit card, has the registration number A882 JLB.

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Dempsey: It's my hunch, but it's your butt too. I'm out of ideas, it's your country. You think of something.

      • Makepeace: You? Order me?
        Dempsey: You're damn' right. I'm a lieutenant and you… are just a sergeant.
        Makepeace: We… don't have lieutenants!
        Dempsey: You've got one now.
        Makepeace: Well, I'm not taking orders from him.

      • Makepeace: With the greatest respect lieutenant, there are several flaws in that argument.
        Dempsey: Believe me sergeant, believe this. [ He taps his nose. ] Believe the nose, the nose knows. I'm telling you.

      • Makepeace [ discussing their cover as a married couple ]: Somehow, I don't think this is going to work.
        Dempsey: Why is that?
        Makepeace: I mean, how can we carry this off if we don't even like each other?
        Dempsey: Who says we have to like each other? Lots of married couples hate each other's guts. We could be one of them.

      • Spikings: Sergeant Makepeace would be a good detective to show you around.
        Dempsey: Suppose we don't get along?
        Spikings: Oh, I think you'll get along.

      • Spikings: Where did you get that fancy car you arrived in?
        Dempsey: I rented it at the airport.
        Spikings: How long do you intend to keep it?
        Dempsey: Until O'Grady stops paying for it.
        Spikings: When will that be, do you think?
        Dempsey: Depends on how guilty he feels about me.
        Spikings: I will never feel that guilty, lieutenant.
        Dempsey: I hope not.
        Spikings: And I don't accept threats, from anyone!
        Dempsey: Neither do I.
        Spikings: Least of all… Yanks!

      • Spikings: Are you offering me a bloody yank?

      • Dempsey: What have I got to lose? I'm next on the list, right? If I'm gonna go down, I'm gonna take Coltrane with me!
        O'Grady: Because you feel bad about Joe?
        Dempsey: Not as bad as if he had shot me.

      • Joey: This could be the big one!
        Dempsey: Now where have I heard that before?
        Joey: You don't believe me, do you?
        Dempsey: You stink of yesterday's booze, Joey.

    • NOTES (1)

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