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    Rafferty

    Rafferty

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    CBS (ended 1977)
    Patrick McGoohan (Secret Agent, The Prisoner) returned to series television with "Rafferty", after two memorable guest star performances on "Columbo". McGoohan played a retired army doctor who is adjusting to civilian life. Dr. Sid Rafferty was cantankerous, independent, idiosyncratic and a brilliant diagnostician. Rafferty was a precursor to House, and McGoohan would have been a blast as Dr. House. The producer of the show was talented Jerry Thorpe (Kung Fu, Harry O, The Lazarus Syndrome, Our House). Thorpe always picked strong, somewhat atypical series leads. Thorpe was one of the best series drama producers of the 1970's. McGoohan was superb as Rafferty, although it was a little startling how much he had aged since "The Prisoner". But he was still an extremely attractive middle-aged man, sort of reminiscent of David Janssen. McGoohan directed one episode of "Rafferty", but he wasn't a producer as he was on "The Prisoner". McGoohan was never happy with the quality of "Rafferty", and he never did another series. But "Rafferty" was a fine effort, nothing to be ashamed of. John Getz played Dr. Rafferty's young associate, but was later replaced by talented Michael C. Gwynne.moreless
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    The Oregon Trail

    The Oregon Trail

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    The Oregon Trail was a U.S. western drama series on NBC that was cancelled after only six episodes. All thirteen episodes would eventually be aired on BBC 2 in the U.K.moreless
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    Westside Medical

    Westside Medical

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    ABC (ended 1977)
    Westside Medical is the story of Doctors Lanagan, Cottrell, and Parker, along with Carrie the receptionist, who open a clinic in Southern California to provide complete care to their patients.
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    Stop Susan Williams

    Stop Susan Williams

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    News photographer Susan Williams ventures all over the world on the trail of the conspirators responsible for her brother's murder. This was one of the three segments of the "Cliffhangers" series, so she ends up in deadly peril at the end of each episode.moreless
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    Wheels

    Wheels

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    NBC (ended 1978)
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    Codename

    Codename

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    BBC Two (ended 1970)
    Codename was a spy thriller about the secretive MI17, a government department operating from the residential hall of a Cambridge College. Eventually the series attained a more international flavour, although its base was always in Great Britain. Codename dealt primarily with the themes of espionage and counter-espionage at the time of the Cold War of the 1960s. The series was developed from Codename: Portcullis, a stand-alone drama broadcast under the Drama Playhouse banner.moreless
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    Serpico

    Serpico

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    Based on the 1973 movie of the same name
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    Celebration

    Celebration

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  • 149
    The View from Daniel Pike

    The View from Daniel Pike

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    BBC Two (ended 1973)
    Daniel Pike is a tough and canny private investigator operating within the seedy underclass of Glasgow.
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    Young Ramsay

    Young Ramsay

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    Seven Network (ended 1980)
    Australian dramatic series
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    The Lotus Eaters

    The Lotus Eaters

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    BBC Two (ended 1973)
    British dramatic series
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    Rosetti and Ryan

    Rosetti and Ryan

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    Rosetti And Ryan was a very short-lived attorney drama canceled after only eight weeks. It followed the exploits of Joseph Rosetti and Frank Ryan, two free-wheeling, girl-chasing criminal attorneys based in Los Angeles.moreless
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    The Pathfinders

    The Pathfinders

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    ITV (ended 1973)
    An adventures series about world war II aircrews. Their job was to fly ahead of the main force and find targets for bombers.
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    W.E.B.

    W.E.B.

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    NBC (ended 1978)
    W.E.B. was canceled after only four episodes.
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    Thursday's Child

    Thursday's Child

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    BBC (ended 1973)
    British dramatic series
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    The Short Story

    The Short Story

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    PBS (ended 1979)
    This 16-part ITV series boasted excellent production values. John Robbins, famed for Cover To Cover, introduced the dramatizations in The Short Story and directed a handful of them as well. Much like Cover To Cover, Robbins set the stage for a book. The remainder of each program played out the story in Masterpiece Theatre fashion. The late Ray Gladfelter wanted to duplicate this formula when he started production of The Novel in 1980, but would run into problems.moreless
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    Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

    Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

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    ITV (ended 1974)
    This was a seven part mini-series based on the life of Jennie Jerome, the American heiress and mother of Sir Winston Churchill. Lee Remick starred in the title role for which she was nominated for an Emmy. The series originally aired in the United States as an installment of the long-running PBS program Great Performances after airing in Great Britain on ITV.moreless
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    Beacon Hill

    Beacon Hill

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    CBS (ended 1975)
    Beacon Hill was considered to be an Americanized version of the British TV series, Upstairs Downstairs. While Beacon Hill debuted to monster ratings, the show dwindled and was cancelled after only 6 episodes, making it one of the most monumental flops in TV drama. The premise was good enough though: a rich and powerful family, the Lassiters, who lived on Boston's fashionable Beacon Hill (technically, Louisburg Square, Boston's answer to Belgravia in London) and their rambunctious servants. The idea was a good one, but it was not a winner like Upstairs Downstairs. After six episodes, the show was cancelled, but most of the actors went on to bigger things anyway!moreless
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    Microbes and Men

    Microbes and Men

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    BBC Two (ended 1974)
    British dramatic series
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    Cool Million

    Cool Million

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    NBC (ended 1972)
    James Farentino played Jefferson Keyes, a resourceful young man who would solve any problem you had for a million dollars. In other words he was a very high priced private detective. He flew around the country in his own private jet. The episodes were ninety minutes long and alternated with "Banacek" and "Madigan". The show was created by Larry Cohen, who also gave us "Coronet Blue", "Branded", "The Invaders", and "Blue Light". "Cool Million" was another intriguing premise but the execution was only so-so. Roy Huggins, who was executive producer of Farentino's previous series "The Bold Ones", performed the same function here. The first episode got very high ratings but subsequent episodes dropped off. Lovely Elizabeth Ashley had the distinction of once being married to both Jefferson Keyes (James Farentino) and Thomas Banacek (George Peppard).moreless
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