Watching the Detectives

Evenin' All. In the latest episode of the podcast celebrating growing up in Britain as a child during the 1970's and the part TV played in our lives then, we're looking at how the British Police were portrayed on TV. The US brought us glamour and style from Kojak, Columbo and Starsky and Hutch whereas at home we had the cosy Dixon of Dock Green and the grittier Z Cars. We remember watching Regan and Carter shouting, swearing, drinking and smoking in The Sweeney (and that was just in the office!) before the advent of senior women officers in Juliet Bravo and The Gentle Touch.  We also consider how John Thaw went…

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