Crime drama series. Spin off from Z Cars. Further cases of detectives Barlow and Watt. For the first 69 episodes (in b&w) the show was known as Softly Softly, the title then changed in 1969 to Softly Softly - Task Force (for a further 131 episodes in colour) Detective Chief Superintendent Barlow (Stratford Johns) and DCI Watt (Frank Windsor) continued their nice and nasty cop routine to good effect. Renamed to Softly Softly - Task Force with a longer monicker in 1969,
Series Fun Facts
- The title music, composed by Fritz Spiegl and his wife Bridget Fry (II), was based on "Rocking Carol", a traditional Czech carol with English words by Percy Dearmer.
- 86 episodes no longer exist.
- Fritz Spiegl claimed to have created the theme music by turning the "Z Cars" score sheet music upside down.