Television Crime Fighters Factbook: Over 9,800 Details from 334 Programs, 1937-2003

Overview

Did you know that detective Adrian Mont (Monk) is afraid of milk? That Pinky's real first name on The Roaring '20s is Delaware? That on Charlie's Angels, Sabrina was the only Angel who was never seen in a bikini or swimsuit?

These are only a few of the more than 9,800 facts readers will find in this work, which presents detailed information on 134 syndicated and cable series broadcast from 1948 to 2003, plus six experimental programs broadcast from 1937 to 1946 and 204 unsold ...

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Overview

Did you know that detective Adrian Mont (Monk) is afraid of milk? That Pinky's real first name on The Roaring '20s is Delaware? That on Charlie's Angels, Sabrina was the only Angel who was never seen in a bikini or swimsuit?

These are only a few of the more than 9,800 facts readers will find in this work, which presents detailed information on 134 syndicated and cable series broadcast from 1948 to 2003, plus six experimental programs broadcast from 1937 to 1946 and 204 unsold pilots broadcast from 1948 to 1996, that featured the work of television's law enforcers who risk their lives to solve crimes and bring criminals to justice. The entries are arranged alphabetically and provide such details as character names, addresses, names of pets, telephone numbers, and license plate numbers—in short, anything and everything that adds interest to a program and its characters. Many of the entries contain information about related projects, including TV movies and pilots that were broadcast as part of a series (for example, Sharon Stone's appearance as detective Dani Starr on the "Hollywood Starr" episode of T.J. Hooker).

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Editorial Reviews

Against the Grain
a multitude of information...respectable collection...interesting facts...will doubtlessly appeal to any patron with a bend for crime drama/comedy
ARBA
should be purchased
Catholic Library World
"smoothly written entries...fascinating cache of information"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786415335
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/29/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Vincent Terrace has worked as a researcher for ABC television and is the television historian for BPOLIN Productions (an independent film and television producing company for which he has created a projected television series called "April's Dream"). He has written more than 30 books, many about television and radio.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1
Angel Street 5
B.A.D. Cats 5
Baywatch Nights 6
B.J. and the Bear 7
B. L. Stryker 10
Boston Blackie 10
Bourbon Street Beat 11
Broken Badges 13
The Brothers Brannagan 14
Buddy Faro 15
Burke's Law 15
Cagney and Lacey 16
The Cases of Eddie Drake 18
Charlie's Angels 18
Chase 25
CHiPs 26
Columbo 27
The Commish 29
The Cosby Mysteries 29
Crime Photographer 30
Crossing Jordan 31
C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation 33
Danger Theater 37
Decoy 38
Dellventura 39
Department S 39
Diagnosis Murder 40
Dick Tracy 42
The District 43
Dog and Cat 45
Downtown 45
Dragnet 46
The Eddie Capra Mysteries 48
Ellery Queen 49
Eye to Eye 50
Fastlane 51
Father Dowling Mysteries 52
Gallery of Mme. Liu Tsong 55
Get Christie Love 56
The Great Defender 57
Griff 58
Hack 58
Hardball 59
Hardcastle and McCormick 60
The Hardy Boys 61
Harry O 64
Hart to Hart 65
The Hat Squad 66
Haunted 67
Hawaiian Eye 70
Heart of the City 71
Honey West 72
Hudson Street 74
Hunter 74
I Had Three Wives 77
In the Heat of the Night 77
Jake and the Fatman 78
The Job 79
John Doe 80
Johnny Midnight 82
Just Cause 82
Kate Loves a Mystery 84
Kojak 85
Lady Blue 87
The Last Precinct 87
The Law and Harry McGraw 88
Leg Work 89
MacGruder and Loud 90
Magnum, P. I. 90
Martin Kane, Private Eye 93
Matlock 94
Matt Helm 96
Matt Houston 97
McMillan and Wife 98
Me and Mom 99
Miami Vice 99
Michael Shayne 100
Mike Hammer 101
Mr. and Mrs. North 103
The Mod Squad 105
Monk 107
Moon Over Miami 109
Moonlighting 110
Murder, She Wrote 111
Murphy's Law 114
Naked City 115
Nancy Drew 117
Nash Bridges 120
Nero Wolfe 122
Over My Dead Body 124
Partners in Crime 125
Pete Kelly's Blues 126
Peter Gunn 128
Picket Fences 129
Police Squad 131
Police Woman 131
Pros and Cons 133
P.S. I Luv U 134
Quincy, M. E. 135
Raven 136
Remington Steele 137
Richard Diamond 139
The Roaring 20's 141
Robin's Hoods 142
The Rockford Files 143
Serpico 145
77 Sunset Strip 146
She Spies 149
She's the Sheriff 152
Silk Stalkings 153
Sledge Hammer 155
Snoops 156
Sons of Thunder 157
Spenser: For Hire 158
Starsky and Hutch 159
Street Justice 160
Strike Force 161
The Strip 162
Sue Thomas, F. B. Eye 163
SurfSide 6 166
Sweating Bullets 167
Switch 168
Ten Speed and Brown Shoe 169
Tequila and Bonetti 169
The Thin Man 172
Thunder in Paradise 174
Tightrope 175
T. J. Hooker 175
Total Security 176
21 Beacon Street 178
21 Jump Street 179
Unsub 180
The Untouchables 181
Walker, Texas Ranger 184
App. A Television's Experimental Crime Fighters 187
App. B Pilot Films 189
Index 201
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