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The Gentle Touch - Series 2 - Complete [DVD]

Jill Gascoine , William Marlowe , John Reardon , David Askey    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe, Paul Moriarty
  • Directors: John Reardon, David Askey
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • 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: 3
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 14 April 2008
  • Run Time: 497 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015FWI0O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,633 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All ten episodes from series two 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: 'Something Blue', 'Decoy', 'Break-In', 'Menaces', 'Hammer', 'Chance', 'Loyalties', 'Maggie's Luck', 'Shame' and 'The Ring'.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Uncut, SYNOPSIS: The Gentle Touch stars Jill Gascoine as the 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
Episodes Comprise:
Something Blue
Maggie's Luck
The Ring ...The Gentle Touch - Complete Season 2 - 3-DVD Set ( The Gentle Touch - Complete Second Series ) ( The Gentle Touch - Complete Season Two )

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This 3 disc set collects all ten episodes of the excellent second series of "The Gentle Touch". I, for one, am thrilled that Network DVD have started releasing this criminally over-looked drama series that achieved mammoth ratings and scooped numerous awards during its five year run between 1979-1984. "The Gentle Touch" bore the distinction of being Britain's very first police drama to feature a female in the leading role, thus making the show an important landmark in British television history.

The second series of "The Gentle Touch" boasts strong, high calibre writing from Terence Freely (who also went on to create the spin-off "C.A.T.S Eyes"), Tony Parker, Roger Marshall, Pat Hooker, David Crane, Neil Rudyard and Tony Hoare. Its lead character DI Maggie Forbes, is played beautifully by the charismatic, award-winning Jill Gascoine. In the first series, Maggies husband Ray had been shot dead when he intervened in a security van heist. As the series progressed it diligently dealt with how Maggie juggled her life as a DI at the Severn Dials police in London and how it contrasted with her home life bringing up her teenage son Steve. It also explored how she coped when all the while she was still grieving over the tagic loss of her husband (who was also a policeman). Jill Gascoine's intelligent, sensitive, compassionate performance was why audiences and critics loved "The Gentle Touch". It was a show both men and women could enjoy. Its place in British television hisory is firmly cemented..
The pace of the second series is slightly more swift than the first and slightly more action-orientated. Like in season 1, the studio scenes were filmed on video while the outside locations were all shot on film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gentle 12 Dec 2012
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great sevenite tv very enjoyable l love it very wachable if its your thing thank you all very much great
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