4 happy nostalgia with this 80s cop duo!HumanLeaguefan | 01/04/2008 | See all HumanLeaguefan's reviews (218)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer Top 100 Books Reviewer When it debuted back in January of 1985 this culture clash of American/British policing methods between tough brash New York city street wise cop James Dempsey and aristocratic, well educated Harriet 'Harry' Makepeace was a refreshingly unique take on the standard British detective drama series. Now over two decades since its initial transmission the series, for me at least, seems as captivatingly enjoyable especially when released in snazzy attractive packaging as featured in the 2006 Network DVD releases. Looking beyond the pleasing blue tinged slip cover (replete with brief story synopsis, writer/director credits and transmission dates) I love the beautifully rendered paintings of the three lead stars one for each of the discs in this first season. With a three/three/four split the first disc features the "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" feature length pilot which like the subsequent second story features an audio commentary featuring the series leads. Disc one also features an approx twenty minutes documentary where Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber share their thoughts about working on the series. There are some good stories on offer however I was surprised how some of these programs underran, "Makepeace, Not War" being the worst offender, barely scraping forty-five minutes... you can imagine the amount of excessive advert 'padding' that ITV/satellite channels have to do to fill out the allotted hour long transmission time.