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Dempsey and Makepeace
Dempsey and Makepeace-DVD.jpg
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Language English
Channel London Weekend Television (LWT)
Creator Tony Wharmby
Genre Crime
Broadcast 1985 - 1986
No. of Seasons 3
No. of Episodes 30
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. James Dempsey Michael Brandon
Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace Glynis Barber
Chief Supt. Gordon Spikings Ray Smith
Det. Sgt. Chas Jarvis Tony Osoba
Lord Winfield Ralph Michael
Keith Lymon Nick Brimble
Det. Sgt. Watson Colin McFarlane
Coltrane Bruce Boa
Mara Giardino Jill St. John

Dempsey and Makepeace is a 1985 crime television series, produced by Golden Eagle Films and London Weekend Television (LWT). Starring Michael Brandon as Lt. Dempsey and Glynis Barber as Det. Sgt. Makepeace.

The following weapons were used in the television series Dempsey and Makepeace:


Colt Python

Lt. Dempsey (Michael Brandon) uses the Colt Python as his gun of choice, in some cases it is also used by Makepeace (Glynis Barber). NYPD officer also carry snub-nosed Colt Python revolvers.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
Lt. Dempsey aims his weapon in "Blind Eye" (S01E08).
Sgt. Makepeace uses Dempsey´s gun in "In the Dark" (S02E09).
Colt Python Snub Nose with 2.5" barrel - .357 Magnum
Dempsey's sidekick, traitor Joe (David Baxt), shoots the police informant in New York Harbor ...
... with his service gun at the start of the pilot episode "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" (S01E01).

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Armed Metropolitan Police officers use the Smith & Wesson Model 10 snubnose revolver as their service gun.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snubnose revolver - .38 Special
Det. Sgt. Makepeace (Glynis Barber) when taking up services inserted a gun in a holster in "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" (S01E01).
In "Blind Eye" (S01E08) she fires from a motorcycle at fleeing criminals.
Chief Supt. Gordon Spikings (Ray Smith) fires his service revolver at robbers in Wheelman (S02E02).
Det. Hargreaves (Kate O'Mara) for a short time Makepeace replaced in the Metropolitan Police service in the final episode Guardian Angel (S03E10).

Smith & Wesson Model 15

Different characters in different episodes of 2nd season use the Smith & Wesson Model 15.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
Hitman on a boat disguised as a ship's steward in "Wheelman" (S02E02).
Paul Davis (Eric Deacon) aims gun in "Set a Thief" (S02E07).
Eddie (Gary Shail) in The Bogeyman" S02E10) holds the Model 15.

Smith & Wesson Model 28

In the hands of one of the robbers jewelry appears the Smith & Wesson Model 28 revolver in "Mantrap" (S03E09).

Smith & Wesson Model 28 'Highway Patrolman' with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Jewel thief holds a revolver to Dempsey´s back ...
... but then is soon disarmed.


Browning Hi-Power

In "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" (S01E01), the pilot episode, Lt. Dempsey (Michael Brandon) rescues Sgt. Makepeace with a Browning Hi-Power.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
Lt. Dempsey disarms one of Makepeace´s hijackers ...
... and forces them to land the helicopter.
This weapon still appears in the hand of the kidnapper in "Bird of Prey" (S03E06).

Inglis Hi-Power

The supporting characters in several episodes of the third series use Inglis Hi-Power pistols.

Inglis Hi-Power 9x19mm
A gangster aims his gun on Dempsey (Michael Brandon) ...
... and Butch (Johnathan Lindsey) in "The Burning, Part 1" (S03E01).
The arms dealer Jimmy (Mark Ryan) aims at Dempsey in S03E05.
"Big Ben" Davis (Clive Mantle) aims his pistol in "Extreme Prejudice" (S03E05).

Heckler & Koch P9S

In several episodes criminals use Heckler & Koch P9S pistol, in the first case equipped by the silencer.

Heckler & Koch P9S with suppressor - 9x19mm
In "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" (S01E01) a killer (Peter Brace) disguised as a waiter tries to kill Harry Makepeace in a hotel room.
Heckler & Koch P9S - 9x19mm
Obliterate Sgt. Makepeace by the same gun tries also the traitor Maclean (Anthony Dutton) in "Silver Dollar" (S02E01).

Heckler & Koch VP70

Hitman Joe Delaney (Ray Charleson) uses to killing a Heckler & Koch VP70 with stock in "The Hit" (S02E08).

Heckler & Koch VP70M with stock - 9x19mm

Smith & Wesson 39

Police informer Wee Jock (Lou Hirsch) used a Smith & Wesson 39 pistol in "Tequila Sunrise" (S02E05).

Smith & Wesson 39-2 with plain hammer - 9mm
Wee Jock holds gun at the head of Sid Lowe (Milton Johns) ...
... and itself yet simultaneously at his head has a Dempsey weapon.

Wildey Hunter (Walther P1)

In episode Wheelman (2nd episode, 2nd season) a jewelry robber uses a Walther P1 vismodded to resemble a Wildey Hunter pistol.

Walther P1 - 9x19mm
Wildey Hunter, 8" barrel - .475 Wildey Magnum
Jim Presley (Terence Budd) with his unusual weapon ...
... aiming at Jack Cade (Tom Georgeson).

FN Model 1910

Lt. Dempsey (Michael Brandon) interrogates Billy Kennaway (Billy Murray) with a FN Model 1910 pistol under his neck in episode The Hit (8th of 2nd season).

FN Model 1910 .380 ACP
Lt. Dempsey holds a confiscated pistol ...
... under Billy´s neck.

MAB Model A

Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace carries a MAB Model A pocket pistol as her reserve gun.

MAB Model A Type II "Breveté" pistol - .25 ACP
At the window into the bedroom in her native castle lurking with gun in hand in the episode Cry God for Harry (9th of 1st season).
In episode Out of Darkness (7th of 3rd season) seized her gun the serial killer Swabey (Garry Cooper).

Colt MK IV Series 70

Sgt. Makepeace (Glynis Barber) disarm one of the hijackers, and forced the second one with a Colt MK IV Series 70 pistol to go to the police station in episode Burning, Part2 (2nd of 3rd season).

Colt MK IV Series 70 - .45 ACP
Makepeace exploit momentary hijacker´s inattention ...
... stunned him and took his weapon ...
... and put on the neck of drivers with the command: "at the police!". This pistol has a damaged the side grip.

Beretta Model 1934

Bailey (Dudley Sutton) in episode Blood Money (6th of 2nd season) holds a Beretta M1934 pistol to head of Scott (Derek Martin).

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP.

SIG P210

In one close-up in the pilot work of the first series Armed and Extremely Dangerous show a SIG P210 pistol.

SIG P210-2 - 9x19mm
Some of the kidnappers holding a gun to Makepeace´s head.

Walther P38

Drug smuggler Davros (Brian Coburn) aims a Walther P38 pistol in Make Peace Not War (8th episode of 1st season).

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm

Walther PP

In Lucky Streak (3th episode, 1st season) killer James Bessel (Christopher Strauli) wears suppressed Walther PP pistol.

Post war Walther PP Pistol - .32 acp.

Walther PP Super

Angie Hughes (Catriona MacColl) with a Walther PP Super in her hand disarm Lt. Dempsey in episode Hors De Combat (5th of 1st season).

Walther PP Super - 9x18mm Ultra
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Walther P5

In the 5th episode of the second series called Tequila Sunrise a Walther P5 appears.

Walther P5 - 9x19mm
The vicious gang leader Sid Lowe (Milton Johns) holds the P5.
Chief Supt. Spikings handled the P5.

Submachine Guns

Beretta M12

In episode 2nd of the second series called Wheelman appears a Beretta M12 submachine gun.

Beretta PM12S - 9x19mm.
Det. Sgt. Makepeace (Glynis Barber) disarms one of the killers ...
... and shoots a second one, thus saving the life of a gang boss.

Sterling SMG

In the 5th episode of the 3rd season called Extreme Prejudice various characters use the Sterling submachine gun.

Sterling Mk. IV Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
The arms dealer Jimmy (Mark Ryan) aims at Dempsy.
Det. Sgt. Charles Jarvis (Tony Osoba) firing at the fleeing arms dealers.


Criminals and terrorists in this TV series also often used a MAC-10 submachine guns.

Ingram MAC-10 open bolt submachine gun - .45 ACP
The Arab terrorist Khalil (Michael Halphie) fire submachine gun in episode Nowhere to Run (6th of 1st season).
Coltrane´s (Bruce Boa) man guarding Sgt. Makepease in episode Burning, Part 2 (2nd of 2nd season).

Mini Uzi

In the TV series will appear several criminals armed with a Mini Uzi submachine guns.

Mini Uzi with Stock Folded - 9mm
One of jewerly robbers in episode Wheelman (2nd of 2nd season) holds this gun.


Members of self-styled African Liberation Army terrorizing London in episode Silver Dollar (1st of 2nd season) also using Uzi submachine guns.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Terrorists attack on petrol station owned by large companies.

Sa Vz. 61 Skorpion

In several episodes of the series was also used by criminals a Skorpion submachine guns.

Sa. Vz. 61 Skorpion - .32 ACP
Criminals fleeing on a motorcycle fired the submachine gun at the detectives in the 8th of the 1st season called Blind Eye.
African terrorist fired a submachine gun in 1st episode of 3rd season called Silver Dollar.
Leila (Gaby Dellal) by fire from this gun hurt Chief Supt. Spikings in the 6th episode of the 2nd season entitled Blood Money.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Arab terrorists, arms dealers and Cortez men uses a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine gun, very fashionable weapon in movies 80th years.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm
Arab terrorists in the 6th episode Blood money (6th of 2nd season).
Arms dealers dressed as soldiers in Extreme Prejudice (5th episode, 3th season).
Cortez (Francisco Morales) ...
... and his men in episode The Cortez Connection (8th of 3rd season).



In episode Extreme Prejudice (5th of 3rd season) carries arms dealer Jimmy (Mark Ryan) a L85A1 assault rifle in his hand.

L85A1 - 5.56x45mm NATO


Officer prevents a weapons depot with a L1A1 assault rifle in hand in the 5th episode of the 3rd season called Extreme Prejudice

L1A1 SLR - 7.62x51mm NATO.

L1A1 with Scope

Police snipers wears a L1A1 assault rifle with Scope in episode Silver Dollar (1st of 2nd season))

L1A1 SLR fitted with L2A2 SUIT 4x scope - 7.62x51mm NATO

Colt AR-15 Sporter-1

Drug dealers are armed with Colt AR-15 Sporter-1 rifles in episode The Cortez Connection (8th of 3rd season).

Colt AR-15 Sporter-1 (SP1) - 5.56x45mm


Cortez (Francisco Morales) fired an AKS at the cops from the window of the pickup in episode The Cortez Connection (8th of 3rd season).

AKS - 7.62x39mm

M1 Carbine with Scope

Most sniper rifles used in this TV series are modify M1 Carbine.

Post-war M1 Carbine with Universal folding stock - .30 Carbine
Lt. Dempsey (Michael Brandon) received a sniper rifle from terrorists that were send to kill ...
... his partner Sgt. Makepeace in 7th episode of the 1st season called Make Peace, Not War.
Angie Hughes (Catriona MacColl) aims her sniper rifle in episode 5th of 1st season Hors De Combat.
Police sniper fired at armed "Big Ben" Davis in episode 5th of 3rd season Prejudice.

Unidentified sniper rifle

A sniper shoots an important witness in the 2nd episode of first series called The Squeeze.


12 Gauge Double Barreled shotgun

Lt. Dempsey (Michael Brandon) carries a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun on a hunting in the 9th episode of 1 season called Cry God for Harry.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge

Short barreled Side by Side Shotgun (Sawed of)

Favorite weapon of criminals in many episodes of TV series became Short barreled (Sawed of) shotguns.

Remington SPR220 Shotgun Exposed hammer Cowboy Action Gun - 12 Gauge
Robber masked as ape with a short shotgun on his back in episode Squeeze (2nd of 1st season).
Remington Spartan Sawed Off shotgun - 12 gauge
Sgt. Makepeace is held hostage by Levey (Tony London) in No Surrender (4th of 2nd season).
Hitman (Ray Charleson) in episode The Hit (8th of 2nd season).

Custom Ithaca 37

Keith Lymon (Nick Brimble) carries a custom Ithaca 37 with a SMG-style folding wire stock. It appears to be the same custom Ithaca 37 from The Professionals.

Ithaca 37 with sawed-off stock and barrel - 12 Gauge
In episode The Bogeyman (10th ep., 2nd season) as the robber ...

Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun"

Keith Lymon (Nick Brimble) later appears armed with a Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun" shotgun.

Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun" - 12 Gauge.
... and in 6th episode of third season called Bird of Prey already on the side of the law.

Machine Guns

L7 Machine Gun

In episode Extreme Prejudice (5th of 3rd season) "Big Ben" Davis (Clive Mantle) holds a L7 Machine Gun in his hand.

British L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO

Hand genades

Mk 2 hand grenade

In episode Hors De Combat (5th of 1st season) the rival gangs not hesitated to use a Mk 2 hand grenades.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.

Schermuly Training Grenade

Criminals and terrorists use for a British TV series in the 80s a common Schermuly Training Grenades.

Schermuly Training Grenade
Sgt. Makepeace (Glynis Barber) in episode Wheelman (2nd of 2nd season) again saves the life of underworld boss ...
... when she at the killer throws back his own grenade.
Lt. Dempsey (Michael Brandon) and his colleague are struggling with a man armed with a grenade in episode Extreme Prejudice (5th of third season).
This grenade is without the fuse. Dempsey must destroy it live.



Gangster in the robbery of gold used a M72 LAW launcher in Burning, Part 2 (2th episode of 3rd season).

M72A2 LAW - 66mm
M72 LAW-DMIII-2b.jpg


In 5th episode of third series "Big Ben" Davis (Clive Mantle) barricades himself inside his home and fires at the police with a RPG-7 launcher.

RPG-7 - 40mm

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