The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

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 Thomas Banacek (17 episodes, 1972-1974)
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 Jay Drury (17 episodes, 1972-1974)
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 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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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20 March 1972 (USA)  »

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Banacek: Kova kyttä  »

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(16 episodes)

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4:3
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Trivia

Peppard originally signed to star in a weekly hour series, but NBC instead chose to make "Banacek" a 90-minute show that would alternate with two other series on NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie. Peppard's contract was not modified, however, leaving him free to leave the series after two seasons to pursue other projects. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Banacek: A duck with three wings and a loaf of bread is brother to the turkey.
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Followed by Banacek: Detour to Nowhere (1972) See more »

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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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