The Gentle Touch - Netflix
The trials and tribulations of Maggie Forbes, a widowed single mother and a Detective Inspector with the London police force.
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The Gentle Touch - C.A.T.S. Eyes - Netflix
C.A.T.S. Eyes is a British television series made by TVS for ITV between 1985 and 1987. The series was a spin-off from The Gentle Touch, and saw Jill Gascoine reprise her role as Maggie Forbes, having left the police force to join an all-female private detective agency called “Eyes”, based in Kent, that is actually a front for a Home Office team called C.A.T.S. (Covert Activities Thames Section). C.A.T.S. Eyes was shown on Friday nights during the first series, before moving to a Saturday night slot for the second and third series. The series was a ratings hit, regularly ranking within the top twenty most watched programmes that week throughout its run.
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Notably, there has been no domestic commercial release of the series on any format, due to ongoing rights issues. When the production company, TVS, dropped out of the ITV network in 1992, they subsequently went through a number of take-overs. During the intervening years, much of the original production paperwork and sales documentation was lost, meaning that the distribution rights to the series could not be determined. This problem affects the majority of the TVS programme archive. However, a VHS video containing the episodes “Goodbye Jenny Wren”, “Frightmare” and “The Double Dutch Deal” was released in Germany in 1987. The theme music from the first series by John Kongos was also released as a single in 1985 with a vocal version on the B side sung by Louise Burton.
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