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The Gentle Touch

Jill Gascoine starred as D. I. Maggie Forbes in this Friday night police drama. Possibly because LWT's other cop show of the time, The Professionals, was made entirely on location on film and swallowed the action budget, The Gentle Touch was slow-paced and intended to show an officer's domestic life. Furthermore, since Gascoine couldn't drive, Maggie never participated in a car chase and was always seen at the wheel of stationary vehicles! This example is from the final series in 1982. The titles and theme tune are cool and gutsy, and there's a memorable shot of Gascoine's gruff co-star William Marlowe smashing a hole in a window to glare through it.