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Dempsey and Makepeace

Season 1 Episode 2

The Squeeze

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 18, 1985 on ITV
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Episode Summary

The Squeeze
Dempsey and Makepeace investigate the hijacking of a security van, in which a guard was murdered and half a million pounds stolen.

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    Mike Warburton

    Mike Warburton

    Boy on bike

    Guest Star

    John Malcolm

    John Malcolm

    Sammy Bryce

    Guest Star

    Joanne Good

    Joanne Good

    Reynold's girlfriend

    Guest Star

    Tony Osoba

    Tony Osoba

    Det. Sgt. Chas Jarvis

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Spikings [ on the phone ]: By the way, how's the great American disaster?
        Makepeace: A long way up my nose.

      • Dempsey: You know, before we get any further, I think we need to get a few things straight, right now. First off, I didn't ask for this transfer. I got detailed. Number two, I don't agree with women having anything to do with police work. They don't know how a criminal minds functions and they simply cannot cope with the physical stress that the job demands. Having said all that and assuming you've already tried to get Spikings to change his mind and you failed. I figure we're stuck with each other. Here's what I propose. I'm prepared to overlook your shortcomings, if you're willing to ignore my, sometimes, brash behaviour and my annoying little habit of always being right. Oh yeah, and the fact that you're a sergeant and I'm a lieutenant.

      • Spikings: I don't want Dempsey in my firm, my guv'nor don't want him either, but the Home Office have different ideas. [ softly ] Between you and me, who else would I pair him with? That bunch of animals out there? He wouldn't stand much of a chance with them. Besides, he's only with us for 12 months. Lie back and enjoy. Think of England.
        Makepeace: There's a condition.
        Spikings: Oh yes?
        Makepeace: Four weeks leave after my 12 months are up.
        Spikings: Alright. Put it in the book.
        [ Makepeace starts to leave the office ]
        Spikings: Harry! Go on and pick up Cagney or Lacey or whatever his name is and bring him in, he's late.

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    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Spikings references the American police series Cagney and Lacey, about two female NYPD detectives.

      • Spikings' advice to Makepiece to: "lie back and think of England" is an English expression, traditionally given as advice to a woman about her duty to have sexual intercourse with her husband. It is sometimes attributed to Queen Victoria, but no evidence exists to prove this.