Category Archives: TV-Crime-Mystery-Spy Shows

The Man And The Challenge (1959-60)

George Nader stars as scientist Dr.Glenn Barton in this series produced by Ivan Tors. Barton works for the Institute Of Human Factors. They work for the government and test human endurance. He ably assisted by Joyce Meadows as Lynn Allen. … Continue reading

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Interpol Calling (1959-60)

Good show that should have lasted longer than one season. It follows the crime busting efforts of Inspector Duval (Charles Korvin) of the International Police. If you like police procedurals then look this one up. January 11,1960 episode: “Mr.George” – … Continue reading

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Dial 999 (1958-59)

Robert Beatty stars as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire, a Canadian assigned to Scotland Yard. The show isn’t anything special and it’s no surprise it only lasted one season. From 1959: “50,000 Hands” w/William “Dr.Who” Hartnell – Jeff Richards (William Hartnell) … Continue reading

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The Man Called X (1956-57)

Good series with Barry Sullivan as Ken Thurston, a U.S. intelligence agent posing as a photographer. He travels the world taking care of the bad guys. Februray 17,1956 episode: “Assassination” w/Richard Loo and Sammee Tong – Thurston is sent to … Continue reading

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Counterspy (Failed TV Pilot 1958)

Don Megowan stars as American counterespionage agent David Harding. A huge Russian battleship is able to negotiate Oslo harbor without a pilot. Harding thinks there’s some kind of super secret navigational gizmo at work and he has to know what … Continue reading

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Sarge (1971-72)

George Kennedy is Samuel “Sarge” Cavanaugh. After his wife is murdered he quit the police force and became a priest. He leads a parish in San Diego. The show only lasted one season but deserved to be around for a … Continue reading

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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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