Softly Softly Task Force: Series 1 (DVD)
The classic long running police series that became one of the BBCs most successful spin-offs.
Stratford Johns stars as no-nonsense DCS Charlie Barlow, a tough, relentless and sharp-tongued copper, with Frank Windsor as his even-tempered sidekick DS John Watt.
Together they tackle the forces most heinous crimes, and unravel the most perplexing cases. The two hard-nosed officers first became household names in Troy Kennedy Martins legendary TV series, Z Cars.
In this colour spin-off, Barlow and Watt headed south to head up a special task force in fictional Thamesford, where they continued their nice and nasty cop routine to good effect.
The groundbreaking series was created by Elwyn Jones, a stalwart of BBC crime drama, and featured a stellar British cast of regulars alongside the crime-busting duo, including Terence Rigby as dog hander PC Snow (with his dogs Inky and Radar), David Lloyd Meredith as Sgt Evans and Walter Gotell as Chief Constable Cullen.
All sixteen episodes from Series 1.
Running Time: 800 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 18 Nov. 2013