Oct 06, 1971
A cloth warehouse, with previous problems with thieves, employs some vicious dogs to guard the premises. They meet their match with a dog whisperer, who nearly pulls off a daring robbery.
Oct 13, 1971
A gang of bank robbers are using information on the timing of collections from local banks. Task Force track them down, and a siege ensues. They demand a car, but they are thwarted in their attempts to get away by a procedural quirk.
Oct 20, 1971
A river deadbeat sees the chance to make money when he teams up with a female drug dealer, but finds that association with her could lead him to prison. It ends where it began, on the river.
Oct 27, 1971
When Barlow and Watt unwittingly aid a robbery on a doctor's surgery, they expect to follow a trail of stolen drugs. But the thief has other plans too - PW Det. Constable Forest plays a key role in bringing him into the open.
Nov 03, 1971
Watt's pursuit of a dangerous criminal is put in jeopardy by Evan's night patrol and raid on a student dosshouse.
Nov 10, 1971
When a supermarket is robbed, Barlow suspects an inside job. But is he blinded to the truth in his determination to convict? Family tensions create a costly outcome for one suspect.
Nov 17, 1971
A gang of bank robbers are disturbed, when some heavies call on them demanding their cut of the loot. If they don't cooperate, their imprisoned mate and his wife are at risk.
Nov 24, 1971
An astute witness provides a lead on a trio of bank robbers. Harry Hawkins's shooting practice at the police range comes in useful, but at a cost.
Dec 01, 1971
Tiger Mulholland is a seasoned thief, but his latest job with an inexperienced novice leads him into the path of his old adversary from Newtown, Inspector Barlow. Will Barlow be able to get his old sparring partner to talk?
Dec 08, 1971
A face from the past reappears in Thamesford, and appears to have guns to sell. Why has he gone to the police? And how will the Irish Republican connection resolve the crime?
Dec 15, 1971
PC Drake is worried about people who are repeatedly burgled, and he and Hawkins concoct a scheme to monitor houses at high risk - 'good touches'. For one middle aged woman, their help cannot come soon enough.
Dec 22, 1971
As a trial begins, Inspector Barlow is keen to get a conviction. Luckily, he has Ernie Johnson, hardened career criminal, as the weakest link in the gang. And Barlow has a trump card to play to finally make him go straight.
Dec 29, 1971
Watt receives a tip off about a big domestic robbery. Will his scant information be enough, and can Evans and Snow find the right house in time? It's a New Year that one family will never forget.
Jan 05, 1972
Illegal dumping of chemicals in a river leads to a dilemma - protect public safety or move in fast on a gang of forgers.
Jan 12, 1972
When PC Snow accidentally interrupts a police stake-out of a raid on a silverware shop, it looks like the policeman on the job may be an accessory to the raid. However, Barlow eventually finds that family is the key factor in this crime.
Jan 19, 1972
Hawkins suspects the involvement of a local car hire firm in a spate of high class robberies. Information from the criminal underworld proves decisive in catching the ring leader.
Jan 26, 1972
A privileged girl goes missing, and there appears to be a sexual motive. But is the apparent indifference of her parents a clue which will lead to a resolution?
Feb 02, 1972
A riot is threatened at Kingley Airport when the holiday firm Jason Travel collapses, and Barlow's undercover operation into thefts at the airport is jeopardised. PC Snow goes undercover to resolve the case.
Feb 09, 1972
A barmaid at an aerodrome has some inside information on an upcoming raid. But can her own personal feelings be put aside as the police get closer, and will an inexperienced but ruthless female get away driver help or hinder?
Feb 16, 1972
A female cub reporter crosses swords with Barlow, as he investigates a child murder. Barlow has a hunch about the murderer, but whether he can get a conviction rests upon breaking into the secrets of a sad and lonely family.
Feb 23, 1972
A private detective's office, situated above an adult shop, is turned over, and an employee from the detective's office goes missing. Tracking down the man is only the beginning, as the name of the detective rings a bell with Barlow.
Mar 01, 1972
The net closes in on Jarman, the private investigator, and his activities importing goods from Europe. The old lady in the newsagents/adult shop provides a link. Watt decides to tackle Jarman personally, with unforeseen consequences.
Mar 08, 1972
The investigation into Jarman continues, but Task Force are warned off by higher authorities. What is the significance of a blackmailer, a trashed coffee bar and the intelligence services?
Mar 15, 1972
When a fire breaks out at the headquarters of a radical political group, the organiser of the group is suspected. But Barlow finds that jealousy is at the heart of the case, and a privileged dropout is the key.
Mar 22, 1972
Johnny Hicks appears to have gone straight, but Hawkins is unconvinced. Johnny decides to come out of retirement, but what should be an easy wages raid turns into a nightmare for one of the gang, and the safe cracker.
Mar 29, 1972
Evans is intrigued by Drake's seeming affluence, and reports his suspicions to Hawkins. Drake is put into plain clothes to track his movements, and uncover his secrets. PC Snow uncovers some evidence in an unlikely place.
Softly Softly: Task Force Season 3 (1971) is released on Oct 06, 1971 and the latest season 8 of Softly Softly: Task Force is released in 1976. Watch Softly Softly: Task Force online - the English Crime TV series from United Kingdom. Softly Softly: Task Force is directed by Frank Cox,David Sullivan Proudfoot,Gilchrist Calder,Peter Cregeen and created by Ewart Alexander with Frank Windsor and Norman Bowler.
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Cast & Crew
As Det. Chief Supt. Watt
As Det. Chief Insp. Hawkins
As Det. Sgt. Evans
As PC Snow
As Det. Chief Supt. Barlow
As Chief Constable Cullen
As PC Nesbitt
As PC Knowles
As PC Drake
As Jean Watt
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