The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

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The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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 Inspector Lewis Erskine (241 episodes, 1965-1974)
Philip Abbott ...
 Arthur Ward (219 episodes, 1965-1974)
Marvin Miller ...
 Narrator / ... (168 episodes, 1966-1974)
William Reynolds ...
 Special Agent Tom Colby / ... (156 episodes, 1966-1974)
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Storyline

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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(239 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

W. Mark Felt, the F.B.I. associate director later unmasked as the infamous Watergate informant "Deep Throat," served as a technical advisor for the series. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) See more »

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F.B.I. Theme
by Bronislaw Kaper
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It's back..and on the Americas Network! (formally the Good Life Network)
7 December 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of those series that raised the "Lost" generation, and that was my generation.

I was watching this program when I was 5 years old and I swore I was going to grow up to work for the F.B.I. -- that's how wonderful and influential this program was.

I learned what kidnapping, extortion, drug traffic etc., all of it was...and I knew what the consequences were if you did it..and I wanted to be a part of the team of folks to put these guys/gals out of business.

Not a lot of special effects, this Quinn Martin series relied on story..and told the story well. If I remember my "Media 101" from college, I believe the FBI was part of the "Ben Brady" programming touch...Ben Brady brought A LOT of ground breaking stories to television including the first prime time soap opera, "Peyton Place"..which we all knew made stars out of many. This is what made this series, the FBI, captivating..and dare I say..."Patrotic".

This was Washington, DC, the Nation's Capitol back in the day....where the FBI was respected and looked upon to perform duties we the layman knew nothing about. But hey, I'm only 5 years old watching this...so besides that, what got me hooked was how "cool" Det. Erskin was!

He had a convertible RED Mustang!!! He would travel the world, take out the criminals...and then at the end cruise Washington, DC in a RED CONVERTABLE MUSTANG!!! And...end up at his Washington, DC Brownstone!! I mean, how cool of a job was THAT?!?!?!

Erskin had a lot of cool American made cars (well, back then they were American made), and let me just say, the theme music was one of the best themes there was. I dare anyone out there to say that that orchestration does not make your heart swell with American pride. Well...it did make mine. Still does, when I hear it.

This IS still one of the great series and even today, TV shows with the FBI cannot touch the stories of this one. As a fellow poster wrote: Hawaii 5-0 is just as classic as this..and when I think of the better crime series for my generation (and with the best theme songs ever written for TV!!!) : The Mod Squad, Hawaii 5-0, Mission Impossible, The FBI is one of the bests as well.


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