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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 547.5: Code 3 on DVD is available for listening on demand

Code 3 on DVD Original Airdates: July 23-25, 2021 TVC 547.5: Ed discusses the release of Code 3: The Complete Series (Synd., 1956-1957), the Dragnet-like series produced by Ben Fox and Hal Roach Studios, now available on DVD and streaming … Continue reading

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via MPI MEDIA GROUP: All thirty-nine episodes of CODE 3 (Synd., 1956-1957), the Dragnet-like series produced by Ben Fox and Hal Roach Studios, become available on DVD and streaming on demand for the first time on Tuesday 7/20 from MPI Media Group. Based on actual case files from the search and rescue branch of the Los Angeles Police Department, CODE 3 starred Richard Travis, Denver Pyle, and Fredd Wayne, while then-real life L.A. Sheriff Eugene W. Biscailuz appeared as himself at the end of most episodes. Guest stars include Dick Sargent, William Schallert, DeForest Kelley, Russell Johnson, Claude Akins, Mike Connors and many other familiar faces

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Dutchman’s Gold,” inspired by the Top 40 song of the same name, aired on Jan. 22, 1961

DUTCHMAN’S GOLD Original Airdate: January 22, 1961 Synopsis. After winning half-ownership of a saloon, but needing money to keep the business afloat, Beau becomes partners with a mysterious gold prospector known only as The Dutchman.    Mala Powers (Outrage) guest stars in … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: William Reynolds stars in “Rope of Cards,” the episode that introduced viewers to Maverick Solitaire, airing on Jan. 19, 1958

ROPE OF CARDS Original Airdate: January 19, 1958 Synopsis. Maverick meets Twelve Angry Men as Bret finds himself the only juror who votes to acquit a man who stands accused of murder.   The first of four episodes featuring William Reynolds (The F.B.I., … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Two Beggars on Horseback” aired on Jan. 18, 1959

TWO BEGGARS ON HORSEBACK Original Airdate: January 18, 1959 Synopsis. Bret and Bart each carry a $10,000 draft from the Gannet Express Company, only to discover that the company is about to go bankrupt. But Jessamy Longacre (guest star Patricia Barry) … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Maverick and Juliet,” the second of two episodes featuring Carole Wells, aired on Jan. 17, 1960

MAVERICK AND JULIET Original Airdate: January 17, 1960 Synopsis. Maverick meets The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn meets Romeo and Juliet as Bret and Bart finds themselves embroiled in a bitter feud between two families.  Guest star Carole Wells (Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats) makes … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Cactus Switch,” featuring Edgar Buchanan and Fay Spain, aired on Jan. 15, 1961

THE CATCUS SWITCH Original Airdate: January 15, 1961 Synopsis. In Green River, Bart runs afoul of a husband-and-wife team of grifters and an escaped killer named Red Daniels.  “The Cactus Switch” was the fifth of five episodes featuring Edgar Buchanan, the … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Dateline: Sweetwater,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK featuring Ed Nelson and Joshua Bryant, aired on Jan. 12, 1982

DATELINE: SWEETWATER Original Airdate: January 12, 1982 Synopsis. A con artist with a trick neck plays a pivotal role in Maverick’s scheme to thwart a ruthless financial corporation from taking over Sweetwater.  The third of three attempts to revive Maverick in … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Bret falls in love in “A Rage for Vengeance,” airing Jan. 12, 1958

A RAGE FOR VENGEANCE Original Airdate: January 12, 1958 Synopsis. A mysterious woman named Margaret Ross hires Bret to accompany her as she transports $200,000 from Denver, Colorado to North Span, Montana. Maverick’s curiosity becomes unbridled when he learns that the … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Gun-Shy,” the famous episode of MAVERICK that parodied GUNSMOKE, aired for the first time on Jan. 11, 1959

GUN-SHY Original Airdate: January 11, 1959 Synopsis. In Elwood, Kansas, Bret’s efforts to track down $500,000 in hidden gold run afoul of the town’s stalwart but dimwitted marshal, Mort Dooley.  The most famous episode of the original Maverick, “Gun-Shy” scored a … Continue reading

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