Scene Pick: ‘Dempsey and Makepeace’ – Makepeace Strong-arms Bad Guy

Scene Pick: ‘Dempsey and Makepeace’ – Makepeace Strong-arms Bad Guy

The British cop show Dempsey and Makepeace was a great TV show on police and crime, aired in 1985 – 86. As my childhood love, the show fascinated me by two strong characters – smart cops who didn’t always agree on the course of action but still worked best to together as a team.

The protagonists James Dempsey – a New York cop sent to London after he messes up in NY and his fellow cop gets killed – and Harriet Makepeace, a British elite working for London police were played by American actor Michael Brandon and British actress Glynis Barber. The two later became real-life husband and wife and remain happily married to date.

This clip is from an early episode “Lucky Streak” of the first season and shows Sergeant Makepeace chasing one of the bad guys, played by Christopher Strauli, near the end of the episode. When Makepeace chased her subjects, she meant business, just as the video shows.

Thanks to actor Christopher Strauli (the one who gets handled here by Makepeace) for uploading the clip to YouTube page.

2 thoughts on “Scene Pick: ‘Dempsey and Makepeace’ – Makepeace Strong-arms Bad Guy

  1. Great action sequence.

    Beautiful British policewoman chases and catches bad guy before comprehensively defeating him with impressive unarmed combat skills.

    I initially thought why is he looking so worried getting chased by a lone unarmed policewoman but when I seen what she did to him his state of panic was justified. Good scene played convincingly by both actors.

  2. Fabulous. Feminine woman mauled that guy fighting proper. Loved the knee. Wasn’t even a knee in the nuts it was ti the mid section. Bend over he was done in. And the pose by her at the end so sexy. Whoever this actress is bravo xx

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