Gentle Touch (The): The Complete Series 1
Jill Gascoine stars as tough, no-nonsense female cop Maggie Forbes. Made at a time when there were very few ranking female officers in the police force, The Gentle Touch not only showed police procedure within a Metropolitan Police CID unit but also allowed insight into how a woman might cope with such a role in what was very much a man's world. The first police series to show a woman at Detective Inspector level, The Gentle Touch ran for five years and co-starred William Marlowe as Maggie's jaded, world-weary boss and Derek Thompson
(Casualty) as D.S.Jimmy Fenton.
Maggie Forbes' joy at being promoted to Detective Inspector is smashed to pieces when her Police Constable husband is shot dead by criminals. Ignoring direct orders to avoid any involvement in the case, she is determined to bring her husbandís murderers to justice...