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memories of the ’80s – Spenser for Hire

From Dan Tanna’s Las Vegas, Robert Urich continued his on-screen persona of a PI with the series Spenser for Hire in 1985. Developed for Warner Bros Television by John Wilder with Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser novels, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Moonlighting

For mystery lovers of the ’80s, the private detective duo of Maddie and David was one of our faves: Moonlighting. Created by well-known tv producer Glenn Gordon Caron, Moonlighting starred Cybill Shepherd as Madeleine “Maddie” Hayes, a former model who was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Ellery Queen

Viewers of the ’70s detectives shows were watching Columbo, Kojak, Barney Miller, McMillan and were soon tempted by a new series: Ellery Queen. Ellery Queen was a fictional character from a series of mystery novels created by Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Ironside

For those who don’t know, there was a series that started in the late 1960s and featured a former police detective who becomes a consultant despite the fact that he’s in a wheelchair – he’s Robert T. Ironside. Even with the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Matt Houston

The fascination with murder, mayhem and mystery is a neverending source for tv viewers. During this decade, a wealthy Texas oilman was just as easily a private investigator – and his name was Matt Houston. Created by Aaron Spelling for … Continue reading

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