The Fugitive (1963–1967)

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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

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 Dr. Richard Kimble / ... (120 episodes, 1963-1967)
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Barry Morse ...
 Lt. Philip Gerard (119 episodes, 1963-1967)
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Dr. Richard Kimble is accused as the murderer of his wife, tried and convicted. On his way to be executed, he escapes. The only chance to prove his innocence is to find the man who killed his wife. Kimble, pursued by Lt. Gerard, risks his life several times when he shows his identity to help other people out of trouble. Written by Florian Baumann <baumann@msmhpd.hoechst.hoechst-ag.dbp.de>

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The theme music and its variations was recorded in London at the CTS Studios in Bayswater, using around 50 musicians from the Ted Heath and London Philharmonic Orchestra. The Conductor was Harry Rabinowitz. Sound Engineer was Eric Tomlinson. All 120 episodes were scored with the same 'library music' that was recorded at the start of production and not tailored to specific scenes in the show. See more »

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Narrator: The Fugitive, a QM Production, starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, an innocent victim of blind justice, falsely convicted for the murder of his wife, reprieved by fate when a train wreck freed him en route to the death house; freed him to hide in lonely desperation, to change his identity, to toil at many jobs; freed him to search for a one-armed man he saw leave the scene of the crime; freed him to run before the relentless pursuit of the police lieutenant obsessed with his capture.
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The show that saved televison

Simply... the greatest drama in the history of television. The prototype of many other shows (the invaders, run, buddy, run, etc...) David Jensen does a excellent job as the doctor wrongly accused of his wife's murder. Barry Morse never received the honors due him for playing the "antagonist" Lt. Gerard. For the run of the show, they managed to maintain a high quality of writers and directors. I viewed every show from 1963 to "the judgement" This showed regularly featured talented actors as guess stars before they became stars. The show also managed to handle social issues of the times but was more geared to exploring human nature in all it's facets... that's one of the things that made it so great. Even if you were not concerned about the hunt for the one armed man... the indivual stories themselves were great.


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