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Cops on TV: Let's Be Careful Out There!
Professions on TV
"Living in West Belfast over two decades of 'the Troubles', my own relationship with the 'police' was less than cordial. It's ironic then that I'm a fan of any and every TV police drama. Here are a few of my favourites, both American and British..."
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In which quirky and unhurried TV series, set in the fictitious Scottish coastal village of Lochdubh, did Robert Carlyle play the role of a police constable determined not to do his job well enough to get promoted and have to leave his idyllic life?
Monarch of the Glen
What was the American NBC series in which the silhouetted scenes introducing each episode showed the San Francisco chief of detectives being gunned down by a sniper, then paralysed and wheelchair bound?
The Streets of San Francisco
What was the British TV series in which actors Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber played reluctant detective partners working for an armed undercover unit of the London Metropolitan Police?
Dempsey and Makepeace
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
Who was the precinct sergeant in 'Hill Street Blues' whose trademark appeal to the dayshift cops during roll call was: "Let's be careful out there!"
Sergeant Phil Esterhaus
Sergeant Andy Sipowicz
Sergeant Stan Jablonski
Lieutenant Ray Calletano
Name the British TV police drama that featured an alcoholic, chain smoking, gambling, wife-cheating and totally unsympathetic - but brilliant - criminal psychologist called Fitz?
Dalziel and Pascoe
A Touch of Frost
Wire in the Blood
This Canadian-American drama tackled the subject of deafness. What was the name of the series focusing on the role of a deaf investigator and her 'hearing dog' Levi in a Washington D.C. special surveillance team?
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
In the British detective dramas 'Bergerac' and 'Inspector Morse', both leading characters drove distinctive burgundy-coloured cars. What models of cars were they?
1968 Daimler V8 and 1965 Peel Trident
1961 NSU Prinz 4 and 1983 Porsche 911
1963 Aston Martin DB5 and 1959 Ford Anglia 105E
1947 Triumph Roadster and 1960 Mark II Jaguar
Which US police drama, set in the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan in New York, featured Detectives Greg Medavoy and Bobby Simone?
Homicide: Life on the Street
Which star of 'Blackadder' and 'Mr. Bean' played Inspector Fowler in the Ben Elton-penned TV comedy police drama 'The Thin Blue Line'?
Griff Rhys Jones
The opening credits of which 1970s US police drama featured a policeman in a cowboy hat, riding a horse through the centre of Manhattan?
Walker, Texas Ranger
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