The Professionals (1977–1983)
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When the Heat Cools Off 

Six years previously Doyle was a policeman at London's Docklands and he was involved in a shoot-out in which there were fatalities. Bill Haydon was arrested and charged and sent to prison. ... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Austin

Writers:

Brian Clemens (creator), Brian Clemens
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Gordon Jackson ... George Cowley
Martin Shaw ... Doyle
Lewis Collins ... Bodie
Peter Hughes Peter Hughes ... Bill Haydon
Lalla Ward ... Jill Haydon
Bernard Kay ... Harry Scott
Gerald Sim ... Minister
Graham Weston ... Syd Parker
Shelagh Fraser ... Mrs. Wilson
Arthur White Arthur White ... Freddy
Alister Cameron Alister Cameron ... Car Salesman (as Alistair Cameron)
Michael Sheard ... Merton
Geoffrey Hinsliff Geoffrey Hinsliff ... Sergeant
Robert Mill Robert Mill ... Fitch
Bridget Brice ... Betty, Cowley's secretary
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Six years previously Doyle was a policeman at London's Docklands and he was involved in a shoot-out in which there were fatalities. Bill Haydon was arrested and charged and sent to prison. Now his daughter Jill has come to see Doyle, claiming that she has fresh evidence to exonerate her father and asks that the case be re-opened. Doyle gets close to her. Maybe too close to be objective. . . Written by don @ minifie-1

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1978 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When the minister enters Cowley's office he stands beside Cowley and the door is open. In the next shot (from a different angle) the door is closed. See more »

Quotes

George Cowley: I back my men to the hilt.
Minister: Even if they're wrong.
George Cowley: Until they're *proved* wrong.
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When the Heat Cools Off
4 December 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

A change in the opening title sequence.

It also starts off with a flashback when Doyle was a policeman back in 1971.

Bill Haydon is a nasty London gangster who was involved in an altercation with another man in a pub. Later that night Haydon shot a man dead and then killed Doyle's police partner.

Bill Haydon was later sentenced to life imprisonment.

Six years later Bill Haydon's daughter Jill shows up wanting her dad's case to be investigated as there is new evidence.

Doyle is reluctant at first but falls for the pretty daughter. However is Bill Haydon actually innocent?

Probably not worth looking into this episode too deeply as it makes little sense. I never bought into Doyle's and Jill's relationship as she looked like someone who might be using him.

However it is worth counting former Doctor Who alumni in this episode.


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