Banacek (1972–1974)

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The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

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 Thomas Banacek (17 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ralph Manza ...
 Jay Drury (17 episodes, 1972-1974)
Murray Matheson ...
 Felix Mulholland (16 episodes, 1972-1974)
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Thomas Banacek is a clever and well-to-do insurance investigator living in Boston. He makes good money by solving the most intricate and unusual mysteries, and is very proud of his Polish heritage. His contacts include his street-smart chauffeur Jay and British bookstore owner Felix. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Part of the NBC Wednesday Night Mystery Movie. See more »

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Thomas Banacek: When your sleigh is being chased by wolves, throw them a raisin cookie, but don't stop to bake a cake.
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Very good
30 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very good show. It had a wonderful theme song, was funny and intelligent and never failed to disappoint. There were never any sex scenes in bed. It was like the "Monk" of its day in that at the end he would tell exactly how the crime ocurrred and the perpetrators would be arrested. It was exciting and entertaining all in one package and hardly any of the women were dressed as prostitutes. I would easily take this over the trash that they show today any day. Highly recommended. It managed to be entertaining without insulting your intelligence. The plots were very intriguing and well written and you didn't see any overweight people.


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