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Gentle Touch - Series 3 - Complete [DVD] [1981]

Jill Gascoine , Paul Moriarty    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jill Gascoine, Paul Moriarty, William Marlowe, Brian Gwaspari
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Feb 2010
  • Run Time: 650 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002GDM2YG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,882 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

All 13 episodes from the third series of the gritty cop show that starred Jill Gascoine as DI Maggie Forbes. More complex and realistic than most detective series of the time, the programme ran for five years in the early 1980s and dealt with the kind of political and social issues that other shows didn't seem to touch on. Episodes comprise: 'Gifts', 'Doubt', 'The Hit', 'Scapegoat', 'Knife', 'Protection', 'Paint It Black', 'Affray', 'Black Fox, White Vixen', 'One of Those Days', 'Vigil', 'Damage' and 'Solution'.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Jill Gascoine stars as tough, no-nonsense female cop Maggie Forbes. Made at a time when there were very few ranking female officers in the police force, The Gentle Touch not only showed police procedure within a Metropolitan Police CID unit but also allowed insight into how a woman might cope with such a role in what was very much a man's world. Instantly successful with the public, The Gentle Touch ran for five years before spinning off into another series - C.A.T.S. Eyes. Following the continuing challenges faced by the recently widowed D.I. Maggie Forbes, this third series of The Gentle Touch features more powerful and contemporary storylines that reflected the changing nature of police work in 1980s Britain. With appearances by George Sewell and scripts by a distinguished team of writers that included Terence Feely (Thriller) and Roger Marshall (The Sweeney, The Professionals), it's no surprise that The Gentle Touch was one of the most successful police dramas ever made. This complete series was originally screened in 1981 and 1982. ...The Gentle Touch - Complete Season 3 - 4-DVD Set ( The Gentle Touch - Complete Third Series ) ( The Gentle Touch - Complete Season Three )


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4-Disc Set Of The Excellent Third Series 24 Mar 2010
Format:DVD
This attractively packaged four disc set of The Gentle Touch contains all thirteen episodes of the endearing third series of this classic early 1980's police drama series, starring the beautiful, charismatic and award-winning Jill Gascoine.

As the DVD sleeve notes correctly state, this third series carries even more powerful storylines, reflecting the changes in society and the differing nature of police work in Britain. Remember this was "Thatcher's Britain", the era of the skin heads, punk, The Sex Pistols etc. The Gentle Touch continually provides interesting social commentary, capturing the era impeccably well.

The regular cast also includes the ever-superb William Marlowe as firm but fair D.C.I Russell, Brian Gwaspari as the token male chauvanist D.I Bob Croft who is ever crossing paths with Maggie Forbes; a very young Derek Thompson (now more familiar as Charlie in the long-running BBC drama 'Casualty') as DS Jimmy Fenton; Paul Moriarty as Det.Sgt.Jake Barratt and Nigel Rathbone as Maggie's teenage son Steve. The entire third season, originally aired on ITV1 in late 1981/early 1982, was produced by Michael Verrey-Elliot.

Like in the previous two seasons, this series hosts a range of shrewdly written and intriguing plots. Disc One opens with 'Gifts': Maggie and Steve return home from a three week holiday only to discover their home has been broken into and vandalised. Maggie then starts receiving numerous, mysterious gifts, left either at her home or at the Severn Dials police station, which D.C.I Russell is convinced has some connection with the break in at Maggie's. 'Doubt' finds Maggie questioning her own ability as a police officer (and indeed women in general) after a young p.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle Touch series 3 4 Nov 2013
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The best series from this top show of the 1980s. All of the regular cast show their acting at its best and the story lines are super. The best episode has to be 'Affray.'
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5.0 out of 5 stars The a Gentle touch 23 Sep 2013
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Great tv show so gale that I can watch them again on DVD rely pleased , no problems arrived on time in good condition
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