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. Instantly successful with the public, 'The Gentle Touch' ran for five years before spinning off into another series - 'C.A.T.S. Eyes'. Following the continuing challenges faced by the recently widowed D.I. Maggie Forbes, this third series of 'The Gentle Touch' features more powerful and contemporary story-lines that reflected the changing nature of police work in 1980's Britain. With appearances by George Sewell and scripts by a distinguished team of writers that included Terence Feely and Roger Marshall, it's no surprise that 'The Gentle Touch' was one of the most successful police dramas ever made. This complete series was originally screened in 1981 and 1982.