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. An instant hit with viewers, 'The Gentle Touch' become one of the most successful police dramas ever made, running for five years before spinning off into another series - 'C.A.T.S. Eyes'. Following the continuing challenges faced by DI Maggie Forbes, this fourth series, originally screened in 1982 and 1983, features more powerful and contemporary story-lines that reflected the changing nature of police work in 1980's Britain; a stellar guest cast includes Joan Hickson, Michael Praed, Joanne Whalley, Art Malik and Clive Swift.