Sep 12, 1973
Unlikely drug mule, Ann Barclay is arrested at local pub. With long jail term likely, Watt and Hawkins start exert some pressure.
Sep 19, 1973
PC Felly is badly beaten after discovering a robbery in progress. Unfortunately for him it takes several hours for police to discover something is wrong.
Sep 26, 1973
Businessman Jack Hodder escapes with his life following bomb attack on his home. Watt and Hawkins suspect he is planning to take revenge after refusing treatment.
Oct 03, 1973
Watt, Hawkins and Evans come from a protection unit and straight into a bank robbery in Thamesford. Hawkins wounds one robber but John Watt is taken hostage.
Oct 10, 1973
An unidentified body of a woman is pulled from the canal. Sgt Evans and PC Snow have to chase down all the missing person reports from the last twelve months.
Oct 17, 1973
Watt and Hawkins head to Deauville, France to track down Clive Hornsby-Hyatt, a middle man who has orchestrated a string of antique robberies on country houses
Oct 24, 1973
Sgt Evans gets a tip that a filling station attendant will be shot for revenge and it made to look like an accident. A pair of low level thieves hit the jackpot when they steal 1500 watches.
Oct 31, 1973
Harry Hawkins has put together "Operation Ratcatcher" to arrest a number of local big wigs who are involved in a conspiracy which they benefited from council contracts.
Nov 07, 1973
A tip off about serial criminal Billy Mason puts PC Snow undercover at a casino. Snow makes contact with him about a possible deal only for Mason to be murdered.
Nov 14, 1973
A jeweller's shop is robbed and a shot is fired at a bystander. Two suspects are arrested who both deny all charges. Gradually the police breaks down the suspects' resistance and one of them makes a full confession, implicating the other.
Nov 21, 1973
Two professional criminals break into a canning factory but take along petty thief Terry Johnson. When the three are arrested Johnson only gets probation which makes Hawkins suspicious.
Nov 28, 1973
Hawkins and Snow are to due give evidence in Herbert Andrews robbery trial. Much of the case resolves around forensic evidence so Andrews counsel is out to discredit the pair.
Dec 05, 1973
Harry Hawkins receives allegations that Sgt Jack Stirling is having an affair Jean Buxton, who's husband Tony he put behind bars. Hawkins and Watt decide to do some low key investigating first.
Dec 12, 1973
Jarman's barn is burned to the ground with arson suspected. When they start paying big money for a new structure to be built, Sgt Evans is sent undercover. He quickly spots the Thornley's planning something with villain Johnny Drew.
Dec 19, 1973
Hawkins is tipped off that armed robber Dave Riley is in the Kingley area following a break out of jail. Watching from a nearby flat Riley is with several accomplices and appears to be planning another armed robbery.
Jan 02, 1974
Task Force aid a drug bust at a house containing mainly black tenants causing a lot of bad publicity from Fordyce, a black activist lawyer. In a bid to counter claims against police, John Watt is told thoroughly investigate.
Jan 09, 1974
A post office van is raided by six men who steal £50,000. Only hired muscled Danny Darby is arrested after using a gun. Darby eventually gives up the name of escaped villain Johnny Warren but he has not been seen for two years.
Jan 16, 1974
Chief Constable Cullen receives a threatening letter about prisoner David Bridie being persecuted again. Evans and Knowles are currently taking Bridie, via train, to London and need to get him to give up the letter writer.
Softly Softly: Task Force Season 5 (1973) is released on Sep 12, 1973 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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As Det. Chief Supt. Watt
As Det. Chief Insp. Hawkins
As Det. Sgt. Evans
As PC Snow
As Chief Constable Cullen
As PC Nesbitt
As PC Knowles
As PC Dodds
As Jean Watt
As Sara Hawkins
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