Banacek (1972–1974)

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The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

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2 | 1

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1974 | 1973 | 1972
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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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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13 September 1972 (USA)  »

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(16 episodes)

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

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Thomas Banacek: A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a Unicorn.
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Followed by Banacek: Detour to Nowhere (1972) See more »

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George Peppard Was Smart, Smooth, and Tough.
17 August 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

George Peppard starred as Thomas Banacek, a private insurance investigator of Polish descent based in Boston who became involved in various insurance fraud cases involving art, books, coins, horses, etc. He demanded and received a big fee for his services, which made him a very wealthy man, and enabled him to live well indeed, and he was quite the natural ladies man, in just about every episode! He was helped by his sidekick/chauffeur Jay Drury, played by Ralph Manza, whose theories about the cases were always wrong, and also Murray Matheson as Felix Mulholland, a book seller who provided Banacek with vital information he needed to solve his cases, all of which were very entertaining.

This had a memorably breezy theme, and was great fun to watch. Sadly, this only lasted two years and 17 episodes, because Peppard quit for personal reasons, which was a great pity, since this show could have gone on as long as "Columbo" did.


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