Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mysteries on TV: Burke's Law, I Spy, Intelligence, and A Touch of Frost

Mysteries on TV

, your source for the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD, has four series that have season DVDs being released this week.

Gene Barry starred as Los Angeles Chief of Detectives Amos Burke in , a popular series that aired on ABC for three seasons from 1963 throught 1966. The twist here was the Burke, a multi-millionaire, led an opulant lifestyle. The episodes featured unusual plot twists and were set in glamorous locations, attracting big name guest stars.

Burke's Law Season One Volume 1 DVD set of 4 discs contains the first 16 episodes of the first season that aired from September 1963 to January 1964. Filmed in black and white, the episodes on this DVD set have been digitally remastered from the original 35mm master. Bonus material includes original commercials and previews.

Long available on DVD as a mismatched assorted of individual episodes, the entire  series is now available. Robert Culp and Bill Cosby starred as Kelly Robinson and Alexander Scott, international espionage agents whose respective covers as tennis pro and trainer took them around the world. The series aired on NBC from 1965 through 1968 and was one of the first to film many of its episodes outside the US.

All three seasons of I Spy are being released simultaneously: I Spy Season 1 DVD set of 5 discs contains all episodes from the first season, I Spy Season 2 DVD set of 5 discs contains all episodes from the second season, and I Spy Season 3 DVD set of 5 discs contains all episodes from the third and final season.

 is a Canadian crime series that shows the shifty nature of undercover information gathering, where your deadliest enemy can become your closest confidant and treachery is taken for granted. The series stars Ian Tracey as Vancouver crime boss Jimmy Reardon and Klea Scott as ambitious spy director Mary Spalding who forge a tenuous and dangerous relationship, one that threatens to expose them both to their enemies.

The Intelligence Season 1 DVD set of 4 discs contains all 14 episodes from the first season that aired on CBC from September 2006 to January 2007.

, which debuted in 1992, is a returning series that will air its 14th season during 2008. The series stars Sir David Jason as Detective Inspector William Edward "Jack" Frost, a policeman in the English town of Denton.

The A Touch of Frost Season 13 DVD consists of but one single episode entitled Endangered Species that aired on ITV1 in November 2006.

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

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