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Jill Gascoine stars as D.I. Maggie Forbes, British television's first female police detective, in this exciting drama series.

FilmRise
5 Seasons, 58 Episodes
April 11, 1980
Drama
7.1/10
Cast: Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe
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  • Maggie struggles with keeping her word to an informer.

  • Does Mr. Armour really have the gift of healing as he claims? DI Maggie Forbes and DS Jake Barrett, searching for the truth, decide to test his powers - with frightening results.

  • Maggie is on the case when an old man is mugged and dies from his injuries.

  • Her name is Cecily. She's sophisticated, well-liked - and dangerous, as DI Maggie Forbes will soon find out when she makes enquiries at Cecily's elegant flat which conceals a grim secret.

  • Maggie thinks that a woman who has killed her abusive husband obviously acted in self-defence until disturbing new facts emerge.

  • When a well-dressed con man begins harassing a rich middle-aged widow, Maggie doubts he's up to much good. But DI Jack Slater thinks otherwise - until Maggie Forbes plants doubt in his mind.

  • When animal rights campaigners free some dogs from a laboratory but fail to realise that one of the animals is dangerously ill, a children's birthday party becomes a terrible nightmare for Maggie Forbes.

  • Maggie tries to help when Steve learns of criminal activity at his college.

  • When Maggie becomes involved in the antics of a group of vigilantes administering rough justice on a housing estate, she finds life further complicated by the arrival of a new DI to the team.

  • Having moved house, Maggie returns to Seven Dials for the first time since an explosion wrecked her office and almost cost her life. She arrives at the time when her colleagues are investigating a gang of small-time crooks.

  • When a loyal wife becomes determined to help her jailed husband get justice, Maggie is forced to review the evidence.

  • Phillips and Barratt investigate a bizarre marriage.

  • Russell begins to suffer from severe stress when faced with a bloody multiple murder.

  • Maggie questions an informant who has information about a gang of thieves. Steve is concerned when a friend of his decides to quit the police college.

  • Maggie sets out to nail a gang of teenagers who have been terrorising local pensioners.

  • Maggie investigates when a fellow detective tries to frame an old villain for a jewellery theft.

  • A maniac is slashing prostitutes who work out of a London pub and Maggie is assigned to go 'on the game' with a convincing pimp - a CID detective.

  • DS Barratt falls for a mugging victim.

  • Maggie tries to win the trust of a beautiful French student to find an important witness who is on the run from the German police and an international network of pornographers.

  • Maggie investigates dodgy dealings in the world of fine art.

  • Maggie tries to track down a missing informant.

  • A dead burglar and a case of paranoia add up to a difficult situation for Maggie.

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