Magnum, p.i. (1983) – A Sense of Debt and The Look

  A young Shannen Doherty arrives in Hawaii in this week’s installment. She plays Ima, daughter of Leon Platt (Denny Miller) in A Sense of Doubt which was written by Jay Huguely and aired 1 December, 1983. Thomas (Tom Selleck) after some persuading of T.C. (Roger E. Mosley) is off to Detroit to recover some…

The Rockford Files (1978) – The House on Willis Avenue

Season four of The Rockford Files comes to a close with this feature-length episode that aired 24 February, 1978, and was written by Cannell himself. The phone gag this time around features a call from the phone company, advising him that there is  an end to his service coming… in two minutes. And I wonder…

The Rockford Files (1977) – Forced Retirement & The Queen of Peru

This week’s investigations starts with Forced Retirement. This episode was written by William R. Stratton and aired 9 December, 1977. The phone message this time is an automated call asking if he’s interested in having something sold by computer calls. Beth (Gretchen Corbett) asks for Jim’s help on a case, after someone breaks into her…

The Rockford Files (1977) – Crack Back & Dirty Money, Black Light

Season 3 of The Rockford Files comes to a close with these two episodes. First up is Crack Back, written by Juanita Bartlett, and aired, originally on 25 March, 1977. Knowing Bartlett had written this one, told me that it would be very character driven, and it did not disappoint. The phone gag this time…

The Rockford Files (1976) – So Help Me God & Rattlers Class of ’63

Private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner) gets into it this week, with this double dose of episodes. First up is a courtroom thriller entitled, So Help Me God, written by Juanita Bartlett that aired 19 November, 1976. The phone gag this week features a call from a dentist’s office telling Jim he can’t put off…