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Lads,

Do any of you remember Bodie, Doyle and Cowley? Had a bit of a watch last night, brought back lots of great memories. I always remebered the Escort and Capri, but in the very early episodes they used a TR7 and a Dolomite.

Never knew Martin Shaw was Doyle. A few years ago he was George Gently.

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Yes indeed! There was a very handsome Granada too in red with those nice alloys that Cowley used to smoke about it. There was a phone in the rear armrest - very avant-garde for the time ?
 

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I’m so watching that later ? good find boss!
 
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That episode in HD is an absolute corker! I really liked it.
 
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I loved it as a kid and still watch the odd episode now. Another big influence that fostered a love of cars.

The early episodes used cars from the BL press fleet like the P6, TR7, and Dolly Sprint. They had reliability issues and problems with continuity because they couldn't always get the same cars.

Ford, when asked, saw the opportunity and gave them what they needed. If you watch closely you'll see an X-pack Mk2 Capri 3.0S in one episode.

It's also worth seeking out the episode where Roger Lloyd Pack plays an assassin.
 

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I always felt Bodie never worked again because Martin Shaw wanted to stop playing Doyle and take better roles.
 

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Loved it. Doyle’s leather bomber jacket and Bodie’s permanent lip-curl. Sort of a UK version of Starsky and Hutch? Not sure if Cowley was Huggie Bear or Cap’n Dobey :)
 

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Always try to watch an episode on ITV4.

Lewis Collins went to the same school as me ☺

Love spotting the great (and not so great!) Cars of the 70s.

Trigger wore some big sunglasses in the whole episode as an assassin!!!
 

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I always felt Bodie never worked again because Martin Shaw wanted to stop playing Doyle and take better roles.
Lewis went off to America after The Professionals and Who Dares Wins. But died of cancer in his 50s

Heard they were good friends but never really mixed socially off screen
 

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Lewis went off to America after The Professionals and Who Dares Wins. But died of cancer in his 50s



Heard they were good friends but never really mixed socially off screen


He was 67 when he died. Went to LA to learn how to become a director. Instead, he ended up selling computer parts after he gave up acting, as he never really got the job offers.

He went for the roll as James Bond after Rodger Moore was winding his 007 career down. He apparently had a running with a produce and never got casted because of it.


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Gordon Jackson was also in Upstairs and Downstairs as a butler before The Professionals IIRC. My parents watched that honest :embarrassed:

Loved The Professionals but I was more of a 'The Sweeney' fan.
 

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Gordon Jackson was also in Upstairs and Downstairs as a butler before The Professionals IIRC. My parents watched that honest :embarrassed:

Loved The Professionals but I was more of a 'The Sweeney' fan.
"We're the Sweeney son, and we haven't had any dinner" is possibly the finest line ever uttered on TV.
 
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Nerd alert!!!

Whilst watching Line of Duty last night the call signs on the stakeout were Bodie and Doyle's (3-7 and 4-5).

I watch too much telly!
 

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Nerd alert!!!

Whilst watching Line of Duty last night the call signs on the stakeout were Bodie and Doyle's (3-7 and 4-5).

I watch too much telly!
I noticed that too. Mrs K wasn't as impressed as I thought she would be.
 
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For those who might be interested or "working from home" with no discipline!!! ITV4 now for a vintage episode of Bodie and Doyle!
They used to show them in the mornings on ITV4 a few years ago.
I caught quite a few of them when doing my cardio workouts in the gym.
I do a bit of work every now and again, honest!
 
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