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    17 Oct '15 07:401 edit
    Not in that order...

    1. Cannon
    Fat private detective (*looks like Bud Spencer a bit) in big American car which are helpful as phone book to Rockford two decades later. I loved that show as a boy.

    2. Colombo
    I never remembered if he was Columbo or Colombo. The funniest episode is when he was investigating a case with a homeless tramp (*Trump? vagabond?) as a key witness, and Columbo visited him at a homless shelter, when they served lunch for needy ones. Vagabond invited Columbo for a lunch. And the nun there thought the Columbo's coat is so old that she wanted to give him another! Peter Falk couldn't supress lough.

    3. Matlock
    Old fashioned court room show. I like his suit, alwas the same plus black socks.

    4. McLoud
    The script was too naive and slow, but McCloud was charming and his boss - J.D. Cannon - was legendary, always on the edge of heart attack.
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    17 Oct '15 07:58
    Two more pieces from my so-called prenatal period-->

    Kojak
    A detective with lolly-pop (it was beginning of hunt for smoking people /people who smoke cigarettes and cigars and ipipes, not people on fire/). If they had invented nicotine pastiles at the time, Kojak would have chewed them all the time.

    Mannix
    One of the very first American crime shows sired in socialist Yugoslavia. I remember it vaguely, and I used to play Manix by keeping toy gun in the inner pocket of my blue school jacket.

    Speaking of earIy American crime shows on Yugoslavian TV, I remember some black/white show with Lee Marvin playing good guy, that is a detective, but I cannot find the name of the show. Twilight zone of my memories.
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    Yes. This is a good call that didn't come to mind - but should've.
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    17 Oct '15 10:05
    Originally posted by FMF
    Recent:

    The Wire
    True Detective
    Justified
    Monk
    Scott & Bailey
    Fargo (series 1)
    Public Morals
    Fortitude
    Line of Duty
    The Shield

    Older:
    Inspector Morse
    Hill Street Blues
    Colombo
    The Sweeney
    Van der Valk
    You forgot "Law & Order".
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    17 Oct '15 10:22
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    You forgot "Law & Order".
    I'm not a fan ~ nor a fan of any of that 'franchise' ... what is it, over 1,000 episodes!?. Nor do I go for 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' (and franchised offspring)... 800 episodes!?. Bones I have a slight soft spot for ~ for its quirks, and because my spouse likes it (along with Castle) ~ but not enough to try keeping up with it.
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    17 Oct '15 11:39
    When I was a kid I loved "Columbo", and another ripper was "The Streets of San Francisco" (yep, a child of the seventies).

    Nowadays I like true crime, "Homicide Hunter" is probably my favourite but I like almost everything on the C/I True Crime Foxtel channel.
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    17 Oct '15 12:038 edits
    my favorite:

    Remington Steele

    So funny, with Pierce Brosnan before the 007 James Bond

    other:

    Hart to Hart, very similar to Remington Steele but with Robert Wagner

    Hawaii 5-0 with Jack Lord
    Adam 12 with the late Martin Milner (Sep-6/2015)

    The Equalizer with Ed Woodward/Robert Mitchum

    Petrochelli, a criminal lawyer like Perry Mason
    The persuaders with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis
    Jason King (UK Series)
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    and many others like Mission Impossible, Stingray, Hardcastle and McCormick (Brian Keith)
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    Vegas, SWAT and Spencer .. all with Robert Urich

    Quincy a forensic doctor ... the grandfather of Bones and Dexter

    Beretta with Robert Blake ....(On April 22, 2002, Blake was charged with one count of murder, with special circumstances. Which is an offense that carries a possible Death Penalty. He was also charged with two counts of solicitation of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. Blake pleaded not guilty to all charges. Caldwell was charged with a single count of conspiracy to commit murder, and also pleaded not guilty. Three days later, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office announced they would not seek the death penalty against Blake should he be convicted. However prosecutors would seek a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. wiki of him. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Lee_Bakley his wife wiki)
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    17 Oct '15 13:452 edits
    Originally posted by Schlecter
    my favorite:

    Hart to Hart, very similar to Remington Steele but with Robert Wagner

    The persuaders with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis
    Spencer .. all with Robert Urich

    Persuadors I liked them so much when I went to elementary school, I was looking forward to Fridays 20:30 because of them. I don't remember any crime, though, just glamurous adventure.

    Spencer with Urich was also good (he was so cooool), and I can only imagine that old stuff with old tomcat Wagner was of similar quality.
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    17 Oct '15 14:35
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Two more pieces from my so-called prenatal period-->

    [b]Kojak

    A detective with lolly-pop (it was beginning of hunt for smoking people /people who smoke cigarettes and cigars and ipipes, not people on fire/). If they had invented nicotine pastiles at the time, Kojak would have chewed them all the time.

    Mannix
    One of the very first Ameri ...[text shortened]... guy, that is a detective, but I cannot find the name of the show. Twilight zone of my memories.[/b]
    Maybe it was "M SQUAD" from around 1957 to 1960?
    Here's a link to an episode on youtube.

    YouTube
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    17 Oct '15 18:18
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Not in that order...

    1. [b]Cannon

    Fat private detective (*looks like Bud Spencer a bit) in big American car which are helpful as phone book to Rockford two decades later. I loved that show as a boy.

    2. Colombo
    I never remembered if he was Columbo or Colombo. The funniest episode is when he was investigating a case with a homeless tramp ...[text shortened]... ud was charming and his boss - J.D. Cannon - was legendary, always on the edge of heart attack.[/b]
    Cannon is interesting, look at this Wiki:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gunsmoke_cast_members

    Gunsmoke was a radio show before it was a TV show and in the radio show Marshal Dillon was played by William Conrad, who is the star of Cannon.

    His voice on Gunsmoke was very old west tough sounding but he didn't look the part for the tv version so they got a guy that sounded like Conrad but looked more the part, James Arness.

    I have a long commute, 130 Km X 2, 260 Km a day and one thing that keeps me entertained is XM radio and there is a channel, 148, 'Radio classics' and they play a lot of Gunsmoke, 6 shooter, Paladin and crime drama's too,

    That and my ham radio gear keeps me awake on the road🙂
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    Book him Danno
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    17 Oct '15 19:38
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    Maybe it was "M SQUAD" from around 1957 to 1960?
    Here's a link to an episode on youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGyPgDd7Arc
    Yeah, that´s it.
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