Cagney & Lacey reunited

Buddy movies and TV shows had always been the preserve of men – until New York cops Cagney and Lacey hit our screens in the 80s. Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly, still friends and both starring in the West End, reminisce about changing the face of primetime TV

There was a period in her 20s when Tyne Daly was always cast as a victim. She had grown up in a theatrical family, dreamt of being a classical actor, as well as appearing on the musical stage, but her husband's acting and directing career led the couple to Hollywood with their baby daughter. "My time on television began, and I started playing victims," she says. "I did about 10 or 12 years of them, which gets old, right?" Her laughter echoes around the empty auditorium. A large, studded bird ring glints on her finger, and her eyes widen occasionally like a startled owl. She
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