Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 541.1: Tribute to Norman Lloyd with guest Mark Dawidziak is available for listening on demand

Norman Lloyd and the Most Difficult Columbo of All
Original Airdates: June 4-6, 2021
TVC 541.1: Mark Dawidziak, longtime TV critic for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer and author of The Columbo Phile and many other books on American pop culture, joins Tony, Donna, and Ed for a roundtable discussion about Norman Lloyd, the legendary actor, producer, and director who passed away Tuesday, May 11 at age 106. Lloyd’s career not only spanned the history of 20th century entertainment, but encompassed the world of movies, television, radio, stage, and streaming. Topics this segment include the turbulence behind the scenes of “Lady in Waiting,” the episode of Columbo that Norman Lloyd directed in the summer of 1971, during the height of Peter Falk’s contractual dispute with Universal Television.

Norman Lloyd: The Sum is Greater Than the Parts
Original Airdates: June 4-6, 2021
TVC 541.2: Tony, Donna, and Ed continue their discussion with Mark Dawidziak about the life and career of Norman Lloyd. Topics this segment include how Lloyd’s many contributions to both Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour as producer and director (including the classic episodes “Man from the South” and “The Jar”); why Lloyd was among the leading interpreter of the works of Ray Bradbury; the innate curiosity Lloyd shared with both John Houseman and Orson Welles; and how, in many respects, what really made Lloyd stand out as an artist was his extraordinary versatility.

Norman Lloyd and the Blacklist
Original Airdates: June 4-6, 2021
TVC 541.3: Tony, Donna, and Ed continue their discussion with Mark Dawidziak about the life of Norman Lloyd. Topics this segment included how the Red Scare of the early 1950s impacted Lloyd’s career. Norman Lloyd passed away Tuesday, May 11 at age 106.

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