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Encyclopedia > Softly, Softly (TV series)
Softly, Softly
Genre Drama
Running time 50 minutes
Creator(s) Troy Kennedy Martin
Starring Stratford Johns
Frank Windsor
Country of origin UK
Original network/channel BBC
Original run January 5, 1966December 15, 1976
No. of episodes 269
IMDb profile

Softly, Softly was a British television drama series, produced by the BBC and screened on BBC One. It centred around the work of plain-clothes CID officers in the fictional regions of Wyvern and then Thamesford in England. It started in 1966 and ran until 1976. The series was a spin-off from the hugely popular Z-Cars. The series takes its name from the proverb, "Softly, softly, catchy monkey" (i.e., stealth should be used in order to catch a criminal). It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into theatre. ... Troy Kennedy Martin (born 1932; sometimes credited as Troy Kennedy-Martin) is a British film and television scripwriter. ... Stratford Johns (born Alan Stratford Johns, Pietermaritzberg, South Africa, February 22, 1925 - 29 January 2002) was a popular British stage, film and television actor who is best remembered for his starring role as Detective Inspector Charlie Barlow in the innovative and long-running BBC police series Z-Cars, created by... Frank Windsor is a popular television actor, born in 1927. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest publicly-funded radio and television broadcasting corporation of the United Kingdom (see British television) and the world. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest publicly-funded radio and television broadcasting corporation of the United Kingdom (see British television) and the world. ... Viewing Figure History BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest television station in the world. ... The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is the branch of all British Police forces to which plain clothes detectives belong. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Z-Cars (sometimes written as Z Cars, and always pronounced zed, never zee) was a British television drama series centred around the work of regular beat police officers in the fictional town of Newtown, near Liverpool, in the north-west of England. ... This article is in need of improvement. ...


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