Category Archives: TV-Crime-Mystery-Spy Shows

No Hiding Place (1959-67)

Another good British cop show. They do have a knack for producing excellent police dramas. This one stars Raymond Francis as Det.Sup.Tom Lockhart and Eric Lander as Det.Inspector Harry Baxter. He left the show after several series. March 10,1961 episode: … Continue reading

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Sea Divers (1958) Unsold TV Pilot

If you’re going to try and jump on the “Sea Hunt” trend you should at least try to make it interesting. This thing is a bore from first second to last. No surprise it ended up in the junk pile. … Continue reading

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Z Cars (1962-78)

Opening episode:January 2,1962 – “Four Of A Kind” – Crime is getting out of hand in Newtown. Time to beef up law enforcement with a new division. Four men are being picked for the new crime patrol. The cars are … Continue reading

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Surfside 6 (1960-62)

Looks like Warner Brothers was running out of ideas to come up with for another detective show. Three so-called hip guys are detectives working out of a houseboat in Miami Beach. Van Williams is Ken Madison, Troy Donahue is Sandy … Continue reading

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Dixon Of Dock Green (1955-76)

Jack Warner stars as PC George Dixon. He appeared throughout the series long run. It had a little bit of everything from drama to comedy. The series wasn’t the usual shoot ’em up, car chase police series. It ambled along … Continue reading

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Scotland Yard (1953-61)

Half hour series that went for thirty-nine episodes. It’s a police procedural. They were fillers shown at movie theatres during double features. The show was hosted by crime writer Edgar Lustgarten. They were said to be true stories from the … Continue reading

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The Damon Runyun Theatre (1955-56)

Half hour anthology series mostly based on Runyun’s stories. July 2,1955 episode: “Teacher’s Pet” written by Al Martin w/Fay Bainter, Gene Evans and Sid Melton – Three gangsters, Tony Rose (Gene Evans), Gloomy Bates (Sid Melton) and Bunions O’Leary, are … Continue reading

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