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Dempsey & Makepeace again

The opening credits for series three of Dempsey & Makepeace have lost the bit where the sword goes through the door. Heartbreak! Less swords is never a good thing, people. Yes, I appreciate that nobody but me cares, but still. However, the real reason for posting - episode 3x05, "Extreme Prejudice". Look look look! (Beneath a cut for maximum drama, even though, again, almost nobody will care).

It's Nasir and Little John! Sans beards, so I suppose they must be undercover. Well, you'd have to be, wouldn't you, if you were a thousand years old, and not wanting to be unmasked as such. Nasir and Little John! Dempsey shot Nasir, which I should be cross about, but since Naz is immortal I'm not too bothered. And he is Dempsey.

PS: If anybody knows where I put series one, that'd be a help.

PPS: Bonus Nasir and Little John with whacking great gun:

I like Dempsey & Makepeace. :) Dempsey & Makepeace has all the good things.


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Jan. 16th, 2015 05:41 am (UTC)
I have noooooo idea who Nasir is. The Mummy? And if Little John is from Sherwood then... *confused* whu'? My mind went to 'that geezer from Casualty', not Robin Hood.

I do remember the sword bit from the show, though. Best bit. I generally went to put the kettle on after the credits. *heathen*
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:52 am (UTC)
You've never seen "Robin Of Sherwood"?!?! *utter befuddlement* Not seeing "Robin Of Sherwood" is illegal in at least seventeen countries. Well, Britain. Well, sort of. Well.

Anyway, it's seriously one of the best TV shows Britain has ever produced. 1984-6, more than worth watching. Last I looked it was all on YouTube. I'll look it up for you when I've got a bit more time. Mind-bogglingly good, and actually properly, not in the ridiculous sense. Clive Mantle (him off "Casualty", yes) was Little John, and Mark Ryan was Nasir, kicking off a trend of having Saracen characters in the legend. Nasir (icon!) fought with two swords. He was properly amazing.

Not that I have a sword fixation at all. Well, I do. But still.

Edited at 2015-01-16 08:52 am (UTC)
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:57 am (UTC)
If I'm thinking of the right one, I'm pretty sure I did. But that was an awfully long time ago, and it's been lost in my memory in the dim mists of time! The one with Michael Praed, who was then replaced in later seasons by Sean Connery's son? I used to love it actually, but clearly I need to be loading up on the oily fish and doing sudoku because the old brain cells aren't recalling these two at all. Maybe Little John, now when I think about it, just barely.
Jan. 16th, 2015 12:56 pm (UTC)
That's the one! And properly good it is too. One of those few things from the 80s that actually still looks good in the cold light of the near future. Although admittedly Michael Praed and Jason Connery do both look like they belong in a Timotei commercial.

There's a YouTube playlist with all of the episodes here: https://tvclassics.wordpress.com/robin-of-sherwood/
Jan. 16th, 2015 01:45 pm (UTC)
Ha, Jason Connery really does, with his lovely blond locks full of sunlight. As I recall they used to film him like he was a model ambling through a summer meadow full of wildflowers. I'm totally willing to bet he's bald as a coot now.

Cheers for the link, totally going to check it out all over again!
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:34 pm (UTC)
He wasn't the last time I saw him, but I just Googled him, and you're quite right!
Jan. 26th, 2015 01:27 pm (UTC)
Just butting in to say - he is, he is! We saw him at a RoS Con (yes, fandom is still going strong) last May.
Jan. 26th, 2015 01:32 pm (UTC)
Male pattern baldness is a very cruel thing. He used to have lovely locks that beat Claudia Schiffer's into a cocked hat.
Jan. 26th, 2015 01:42 pm (UTC)
RoS still seems to have an awesome fandom. It's great. Too much good TV gets forgotten.

*cue Michael Praed "Nothing is ever forgotten" dramatic voiceover* ;)
Jan. 16th, 2015 11:04 am (UTC)
I'm up to ep 6 first season. Savouring them one each evening. Thank you again.
Jan. 16th, 2015 12:56 pm (UTC)
Glad to be of service. :)
Jan. 16th, 2015 03:09 pm (UTC)
Oh noes! Still they've kept some explotions for you right?

Nasir without facial hair it ain't natural! Phew, he's hidden his lack of beardiness behind a gun.

P.S Series one is over there;p
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:44 pm (UTC)
It's not though! I already looked over there. It's my own fault. My DVDs are still in a bit of a jumble from when I moved house about two years ago. The only ones I'm 100% sure about are "The West Wing" and that ridiculous TARDIS-shaped New Who series one box, as they're both too big to lose. I'd sort them out, but it seems almost be a shame to lose the element of surprise.
Jan. 17th, 2015 12:50 pm (UTC)
Searching though DVDs might keep you warm though, brr!
Jan. 17th, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
Ha! Believe it or not, there is currently an ice cream van chiming outside my window.

It's about -17°, it's dark, and there's an ice cream van outside. I think I may have just discovered the world's most optimistic man.
Jan. 18th, 2015 12:00 pm (UTC)
It's not a real ice cream van, it's really a bunch of coppers keeping your area under obbo! Or it's full of blaggers waiting to go on a blag. TV tells me all;p
Jan. 18th, 2015 12:25 pm (UTC)
Hmm. You have a good theory there. I must set a trap for them, perhaps with little bags of icing sugar, and a water pistol.
Jan. 18th, 2015 12:48 pm (UTC)
Don't forget to put a knife up your sleeve;D
Jan. 18th, 2015 02:40 pm (UTC)
Are you trying to get me arrested?!
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