Monday, January 14, 2008

Mysteries on TV: Crime Traveller and The Rockford Files

Mysteries on TV

Two new DVD sets of mystery and suspense television series are being released this week.

Crime Traveller: The Complete Series

Michael French starred as Detective Jeff Slade, the , a series created by, and every episode written by, Anthony Horowitz, who also developed and wrote the television series. The series also starred Chloe Annett as Holly Turner, the inventor of a time machine that allows one to travel back in time by a random but short time interval. See the entertaining Crime Traveller trailer for more information about this series.

Despite being very popular with viewers, Crime Traveller lasted only one season and consisted of 8 episodes that aired on BBC-1 from March through April, 1997. The complete series DVD set consists of 3 disks.

The Rockford Files: Season 5

James Garner starred as private investigator Jim Rockford in , one of our favorite series from the 1970s. The series also starred Noah Beery Jr. as Rockford's father, Rocky, and Joe Santos as police detective Dennis Becker. Stuart Margolin, who had a recurring role as Rockford's former cellmate, received an Emmy for his performance during this season.

The fifth season of The Rockford Files is being released on 5 discs and consists of 21 episodes (including 2 2-part episodes) that aired on NBC from September 1978 through April 1979. Before he became two years later, Tom Selleck appeared in one episode this season as Lance White, the handsome private investigator for whom everything always seemed to go right. And Dennis Dugan returns as the boyish private investigator Richie Brockelman in a 2-part episode. Richie Brockelman, Private Eye was a spin-off of The Rockford Files but lasted only 6 episodes in the spring of 1978.

Visit the Mysteries on TV website to discover more currently available on DVD.

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