Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 05, 1966
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
50 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
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Softly Softly (UK)

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,

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  • 86 episodes no longer exist.
  • Fritz Spiegl claimed to have created the theme music by turning the "Z Cars" score sheet music upside down.
  • 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.
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