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) and Barlow left to take up his own series Barlow at Large. Softly Softly followed the boys in blue as they kept the peace in up in the fictional Wyvern region. 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, Softly Softly moved its focus to Thamesford Constabulary's CID Task Force. Characters like Constable Snow, the miserable dog handler, and the always cheerful Welshman Sargeant Evans came along too.
Observation is being kept at the scene of an intended robbery. PC Snow is one of the watchers and he later finds himself in considerable danger.
It's surprising what turns up in household refuse. What is it the dustmen find that brings John Watt and the Task Force so promptly to the rubbish tip?
Task Force chase counterfeit notes; CID the money snatchers.
Change creates uncertainty. A shake up in No. 1 Task Force causes PC Snow to think carefully about himself and his future.
Watt and the Task Force investigate an 'accident' and their enquiries take them behind prison walls.
A safe is blown in Manchester - the suspected man is in Kingley. Watt has a problem.
A gang of safe breakers are plaguing Thamesford constabulary. Adler puts the pressure on Evans to obtain concrete evidence against the villains.
A policeman has many unpleasant duties, not the least of which is investigating the activities of a fellow officer. John Watt has to face this unpleasant task.