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    Default The Gentle Touch

    One of my favourite detective series from the early eighties, (could it have been late seventies?). I adored Jill Gascoine as Maggie and there was always a very human side to the stories as we followed Maggie's home life, with her son and her elderly father, as well as the cases she was investigating. Anyone else a fan?



    Just found this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU9o7V5cqnI
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    Wasn't the spin off called "CATS EYES"? IIRC it also starred Lesley Ash.

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    Hard to believe it, but Jill is now 72 years old!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1970 View Post
    Wasn't the spin off called "CATS EYES"? IIRC it also starred Lesley Ash.
    Yes, and Rosalind Landor.

    I prefered C.A.T.S Eyes to The Gentle Touch

    LOL, I used to work with somebody called Jill Gascoigne.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixtyten View Post
    Hard to believe it, but Jill is now 72 years old!!
    ..and still gorgeous.



    I think the photo is pretty recent.

    This YT promotion is from only last year.
    YouTube - Jill Gascoine and Colette Freedman discuss Sister Cities

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    If I look that good at 72 I will be delighted!

    The first time I remember seeing her was in General Hospital. She played a classical pianist who was a patient Dr.Bywaters fell in love with, but was killed by a car as she crossed the road to buy him a birthday card! (How do I remember this stuff!)
    She then appeared as another patient who was as common as muck and had red hair this time and Dr.Bywaters tried to change her into his lost love because she looked so much like her (surprisingly!)
    She was really good in this though.

    I didn't really watch the Gentle Touch, but I do like her as an actress.

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    If I make it to 72 I'll be delighted

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    I was only about 10 or 11 when this was on but I do recall it well. I felt that her male colleagues treated her as a novelty value being female in the force at that time. I was always surprised that CATS eyes became the spin off because it seemed so much less serious a show than the Gentle Touch. TGT was gritty. CE was a little lightweight (but still entertaining). I remember the media making a lot of fuss about "Catherine Rabbett" appearing in Cats Eyes.

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    Gentle Touch had the best interrogation room scene ever. A suspect is sitting there, Gascoine walks in with a bottle or glass and says that they've got his fingerprints. She steps out. When she goes back in, he's eating the evidence, laughing as blood comes out of his mouth. It is not the actual item. oof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derekflint View Post
    Gentle Touch had the best interrogation room scene ever. A suspect is sitting there, Gascoine walks in with a bottle or glass and says that they've got his fingerprints. She steps out. When she goes back in, he's eating the evidence, laughing as blood comes out of his mouth. It is not the actual item. oof.
    Heck! I don't recall this one. I have the first two series on DVD. Maybe it was a later episode. Sounds strong stuff.

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