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Softly Softly : Task Force

1 9 7 0 – 1 9 7 6 (UK)
131 x 50 minute episodes

Following on from the 1966 show Softly Softly (which itself was a spin-off from the classic Z Cars), Softly Softly : Task Force starred Stratford Johns as Barlow – the head of Thamesford Constabulary CID and the supervising officer of their Task Force group.

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He was assisted by Inspector Watt (Frank Windsor) and Detective Sergeant Hawkins (Norman Bowler) under the guidance of Chief Constable Cullen (Walter Gotell).

Sadly, almost 50% of the episodes no longer exist in any form.

Stratford Johns
Inspector Watt 

Frank Windsor
Det Sgt Hawkins 

Norman Bowler
Chief Constable Cullen 

Walter Gotell