The adventures of tough lady cop Maggie Forbes.

Creator:

Terence Feely
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
1984   1983   1982   1981   1980  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »

Stars: Jill Gascoine, Leslie Ash, Don Warrington
The Professionals (1977–1983)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins
Coronation Street (TV Series 1960)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The U.K.'s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor
The Bill (1984–2010)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin
Bergerac (1981–1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold
George & Mildred (1976–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley
Citizen Smith (1977–1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting, London, a self-proclaimed urban guerrilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. He leads a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Mike Grady, Hilda Braid
Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.

Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham
Boon (1986–1992)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey
Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A thirty-something year-old man named Harold and his elderly father, Albert, work as rag and bone men (collecting and selling junk). Harold is ambitious and wants to better himself, but his... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton
My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre
Man About the House (1973–1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live, they need a flatmate that can cook, so they decide to let... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jill Gascoine ...  Det. Insp. Maggie Forbes 56 episodes, 1980-1984
William Marlowe ...  Det. Ch. Insp. Russell / ... 56 episodes, 1980-1984
Paul Moriarty Paul Moriarty ...  Det. Sgt. Jake Barratt / ... 43 episodes, 1980-1984
Brian Gwaspari Brian Gwaspari ...  Det. Insp. Bob Croft / ... 35 episodes, 1980-1983
Nigel Rathbone Nigel Rathbone ...  Steve Forbes / ... 33 episodes, 1980-1984
Derek Thompson ...  Det. Sgt. Jimmy Fenton / ... 25 episodes, 1980-1982
Edit

Storyline

The adventures of tough lady cop Maggie Forbes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ispettore Maggie See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(56 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Attracted viewing figures of 18 million. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cruise of the Gods (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
this should be seen by people who like cop shows.
19 September 2018 | by ib011f9545iSee all my reviews

The complete dvd boxed set of this is out this month Sept 2018. Just watching,it is addictive.

I had enjoyed this series on tv in the early 1980s.

As another reviewer said this is an underrated drama which covers social issues and trends from 1980s Britain.

People go on about The Sweeney for example but this series is just as 1980s as The Sweeney was 1970s.

But often this is better than the Sweeney because it is better written and better acted and is more realistic I think.

In the first couple of episodes we see police officers ranting about society's changing views of the police.

People write books about The Sweeney and they study it at university but I hope they study this and The Bill as well.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed