NBC (ended 1973)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 15

    Time Lapse

    Aired 1/12/73

  • S 1 : Ep 14

    Just Once

    Aired 12/22/72

  • S 1 : Ep 13

    The Murder Game

    Aired 12/15/72

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    The Lady Killer

    Aired 12/8/72

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Sally Overman is Missing

    Aired 12/1/72

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Jaeckel

    Lt. Pete McNeil

  • Robert Forster

    Miles C. Banyon

  • Joan Blondell

    Peggy Revere

  • Julie Gregg

    Abby Graham

  • Dabney Coleman

  • show Description
  • Private eye drama from the Quinn Martin Productions factory set in the 1930's featuring Robert Forster as Los Angeles private detective Miles C. Banyon. Veteran actors Joan Blondell and Richard Jaeckel co-starred in the series which featured some stylish production values and solid scripts but failed to catch on with the viewers and was given the hook by NBC after only 15 episodes.

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • McNeil: Your tie's undone. Banyon: I'm not a cop anymore. I can wear it anyway I want.

    • Dr. Greenbaum (about the body): This all you got? McNeil: How many you want?

    • Sprague: What do you want me to do? Banyon: For openers, you can go home.

    • McNeil: Why did you lie to me? Banyon: Well, you were so scary. My memory just jumped out on me.

    • Jennings: Wanna dance with my wife? Banyon: Some other time.

    • Jennings: Everybody likes Diane and Diane likes everybody. Diane: Why not? I'm Mrs. Lee Jennings and everybody's nice to me.

    • Diane: Do you mind? Banyon: Not if your husband doesn't?

    • Diane: Friend in trouble? Banyon: All my friends are in trouble.

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    Notes (26)

    • Banyon's living quarters are seen in this pilot episode. They would not be seen again once the show was picked up as a regular series.

    • Banyon provides no voiceover narration in the pilot like he would do in the regular series.

    • Banyon reveals that he voted for FDR in the 1936 presidential election.

    • Hermione Gingold and Darren McGavin play Peggy Revere and Lt. Pete McNeill in this pilot episode. When the show was picked up as a regular series the roles would be played by Joan Blondell and Richard Jaeckel.

    • Collin Wilcox's best known role is that of Maella Euell in the classic 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird.

    • Tim O'Connor had previously appeared on Peyton Place and would go onto co-star in Buck Rogers.

    • Jessica Walter is best remembered as the psychotic Evelyn Draper who menaced Clint Eastwood and Donna Mills in Play Misty for Me.

    • Larry Gates would go onto play H.B. Lewis on the long-running daytime drama Guiding Light.

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    Trivia (1)

    • When Banyon and Claire are listening to a radio broadcast early in the episode the announcer mentions the real life Sudetenland Crisis that occurred between Germany and Czechoslovakia during that time period.

    Allusions (1)

    • The character of Lee Jennings appears to be based upon Walter Winchell, a newspaper gossip columnist and radio commentator during the period in which Banyon is set.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • I can see how some people say that there are problems with Banyon but I personally think that it is still very enjoyable.

    By arapm16, Apr 13, 2006