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Macho, action-packed ITV (LWT) crime series, often parodied, with Martin Shaw as Ray Doyle, and Lewis Collins as William Bodie, with the cool Gordon Jackson as their boss George Cowley at the fictional CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5).

Created by Brian Clemens, 'The Professionals' ran on ITV from 1977 to 1983. The memorable theme music was composed by Laurie Johnson.

The interaction between Shaw and Collins was one of the most appealing aspects of the show. Shaw's perm was a nod at fashionable male hairstyles of the 1970s, while the short back and sides of Collins was also a sign that straight, long hair was going out of fashion.

- Paul Rance/

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'The Professionals - Series 1 To 4 DVD' The Professionals - Series 1 To 4 ~ Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

The Professionals Main Cast List

Gordon Jackson as George Cowley
Martin Shaw as Doyle
Lewis Collins as Bodie
Bridget Brice as Betty, Cowley's Secretary
Steve Alder as Murphy
Pamela Stephenson as Attractive Blonde
Allan Surtees as Minister
Nadim Sawalha as Arab Diplomat
Sally Harrison as Chauffeuse
Diana Weston as Ruth, CI5 Girl
Trevor Adams as Benny, CI5 Agent
Frank Jarvis as Dale
Dick Sullivan as Priest
Pat Gorman as CI5 Agent

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