Category Archives: TV-Crime-Mystery-Spy Shows

Wire Service (1956-57)

Hour long drama about reporters for Trans-Global Wire Service. Dane Clark, George Brent and Mercedes McCambridge take turns starring in the show’s thirty-nine episodes. It’s a good one to check out. It should have had a longer life. January 3,1957 … Continue reading

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Public Eye (1965-75)

Good show starring Alfred Burke as Private Inquiry Agent Frank Marker. He investigates a lot of routine situations from evidence for divorces to missing persons. At the end of the series in 1968 Marker is sent to prison for two … Continue reading

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The Man Who Never Was (1966-67)

Spy drama that should have lasted more than one season. Robert Lansing is Peter Murphy. He’s an exact double for a multi millionaire. 1966 pilot episode: Peter gets on a ferry and gets some pictures from a contact in East … Continue reading

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964-68)

MGM jumps into the secret service craze with this excellent show about the efforts of the United  Network Command for Law Enforcement to keep the bad guys from taking over the world. The group is headed by Alexander Waverly (Leo … Continue reading

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From The Files Of Jeffrey Jones (1952-53)

Syndicated show about a Hollywood P.I. He doesn’t have an office so he had to be contacted at the Golden Bubble Cafe. The show has been almost forgotten but it is fun to watch. Jones has a pal named Doyle … Continue reading

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The Professionals (1977-83)

Once you get used to the bordering on the obnoxious characters of Bodie and Doyle you’re in for a pretty good show. The characters play it oh so hip with so called witty lines before settling down to business. That … Continue reading

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Homicide (1964-77)

Good Australian cop show based on real cases from the Victorian Homicide Squad. Opening episode: October 20,1964 – “The Stunt” – A group of university students concoct a stunt where they’ll pretend to hold up a bank. One will have … Continue reading

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Arrest And Trial (1963-64)

Ninety minute show where the first half covered a crime and arrest and the second half presented the trial.  The L.A. cops were Ben Gazzara as Sgt.Nick Anderson and Roger Perry as Sgt.Dan Kirby. The trial portion of the show … Continue reading

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Adventures Of The Falcon (1954-55)

Charles McGraw is Michael Waring aka/The Falcon. He’s working for the U.S.Government. The show has zero in common with the film series that starred brothers Tom Conway and George Sanders. McGraw is always fun to watch and this is no … Continue reading

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Johnny Staccato (1959-60)

The show tries really hard to be oh so hip that it’s a complete embarrassment. You can’t question John Cassavetes acting ability but he can’t save the silliness of overdoing it to make a character look cool. Johnny is a … Continue reading

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