The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Inspector Lewis Erskine (241 episodes, 1965-1974)
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 Arthur Ward (241 episodes, 1965-1974)
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 Special Agent Tom Colby / ... (161 episodes, 1966-1974)
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Cases, based on real FBI files, were handled by Inspector Lewis Erskine and several coworkers over the years. Erskine reported to Arthur Ward, assistant to the director of the FBI. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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16 September 1965 (USA)  »

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(239 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

F.B.I. memos, which were recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, have revealed that the real F.B.I. had a veto over casting for guest stars on the series. According to the memos, actors Robert Blake and Bette Davis were barred from making guest appearances on the series. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Trunk (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

F.B.I. Theme
by Bronislau Kaper
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A series worthy of DVD
29 January 2005 | by (Whitehorse, Canada) – See all my reviews

Indeed, yes, I remember this series... and I don't believe I've seen it in reruns myself, although I'm aware of it being rerun on stations I could not receive. I think I tuned into this two to four years before it came to an end in 1974. I am old enough to remember that the show was produced with the cooperation of the director of the FBI, whats-his-name, um, J. Edgar Hoover. The last season or so had different names since Hoover had died.

I really liked the way they set up the episodes, showed the crimes being initiated, the charges being shown on the screen. The oft-repeated scene of showing Erskine listening on the phone at the same time as a crime victim or victim's family. Erskine going under cover, like masquerading as a blind man. The high school boys trapping a friend in an old mine shaft or whatever and discovering, just after they were arrested, that the field had been leveled and buried with fill.

This would be good to see on DVD, but I'd be happy if it was rerun on one of the cable specialty channels.


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