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n. the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees [syn: south, S]

Due South

Due South is a Canadian crime series with elements of comedy. The series was created by Paul Haggis, produced by Alliance Communications, and stars Paul Gross, David Marciano, Gordon Pinsent, Beau Starr, Catherine Bruhier, Camilla Scott, Ramona Milano, and latterly Callum Keith Rennie. It ran for 67 episodes over four seasons, from 1994 to 1999.

Set in Chicago, the show follows the adventures of Constable Benton Fraser (Paul Gross), an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), who is attached to the Canadian consulate but works with Detective Raymond Vecchio of the Chicago Police Department to solve crimes, assisted by Fraser's companion Diefenbaker, a deaf white wolfdog. From season three, Fraser works with a Detective Stanley Kowalski (Callum Keith Rennie), who is placed in the department to impersonate Detective Vecchio, who goes on an undercover assignment.

The premise of such a working relationship is established in the pilot episode when Fraser is temporarily posted to Chicago to assist Vecchio in the investigation of the murder of Fraser's father, who was also of the RCMP. In the process, he also exposes an environmental corruption scandal involving some members of the RCMP, causing much embarrassment and loss of jobs in his native Northwest Territories, which leaves him persona non grata in Canada and within the RCMP and posted permanently to Chicago.

A police dramedy, it plays on the stereotypical differences between Canadian and American culture, and in particular, Fraser's extremely polite persona and exceptional tracking and detection abilities, contrasted with Detective Vecchio's lack of manners and corner-cutting methods.

Due South (magazine)

Due South was the name of a British listings magazine which covered the cities of Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Winchester.

Due South was among a number of provincial "What's On"/Entertainment listings magazines produced during the late 1970s and early 1980s in a similar style to London's Time Out, City Limits and Event magazines. Other key regional listings magazines launched in the same period which formed a loose association with Due South included Manchesters City Life, Bristol's Venue, The List which covered Glasgow and Edinburgh and Dublin's In Dublin.

Due South was produced fortnightly between 1981 and 1990. Originally the magazine began as a co-operative and was founded in Southampton by art student Mark Ovenden who became the magazines editor and book publisher Roger Hardingham. It went through various incarnations including a freesheet before settling down for several years as a limited company. The second editor was Sally O'Shaungnessy who had begun working on the magazine as a freelance contributor to the Arts pages. The magazine featured on BBC Radio 1s Newsbeat, TVSs ' Coast to Coast' and in the Southampton Evening Echo. The Echo was at that stage the dominant force in local publishing and had a generally conservative outlook. Due South was the first credible widely distributed consumer magazine with an alternative, generally leftist politics.

Usage examples of "due south".

That they had moved many miles south in those days Nicolson was well aware, for the current set due south from Straat Banka to the Sunda Strait eleven months out of twelve: but there was no movement relative to the water surrounding them, nothing that the human eye could see.

The sun was almost due south, a flaming yellow ball, its lower edge just above the horizon.

In another three minutes, they were due south of the enemy, and Winters increased power to maximum dry thrust so as to catch up.

The wake astern seemed adequately straight a testimony as to the quality of Madame Soldinck's steering while the claw of the escalabra pointed due south.

He stood with General Wool and Commodore Goldsborough on the wall of Fortress Monroe, facing due south across the James River to Sewell’.