The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.
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Series cast summary:
John S. Ragin ...
 Dr. Robert Asten 148 episodes, 1976-1983
Joseph Roman ...
Garry Walberg ...
 Lt. Frank Monahan 145 episodes, 1976-1983
Eddie Garrett ...
John Nolan ...
 Bartender / ... 90 episodes, 1977-1983


Quincy and Sam are working as Coroners. Inspecting dead people they often see facts that don't match the theories of the police how or if really they were murdered. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <>

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Release Date:

3 October 1976 (USA)  »

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This show is basically a remake of the British television show The Expert (1968) . It starred Marius Goring as the irascible forensic scientist Prof. John Hardy and is at least as good as Quincy M.E. Unfortunately, due to the BBC's tragic habit of tossing archived shows, only a patchwork of them are available. See more »


In the typical opening title sequence, near the end of the credits, there is a scene showing Quincy walking along talking his friend on the beach with people (extras) throwing a football in the background. As the ball is thrown toward the camera it passes off the screen to the left. Moments later a woman with a pink top and blue skirt stumbles into frame grasping her face and eyes. Her companions rush to her aid as she tries to brush sand or grit from her face. She is in obvious distress as is see by everyone's actions toward her, all except Quincy who obliviously walks on toward the camera continuing the scene. This was kept in the opening credits which is odd given that it is made up of snippets. See more »


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CSI before there was a CSI!
14 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This show was more influential than most shows of its genre on TV. In many ways, it was the predecessor to the current CSI and CSI: Miami, with its emphasis on science and the forensic approach. In fact, many of the episodes dealt with forensic methods which were just coming into being in the 70's, and for the first time let the audience of the series see these new techniques and research, including the build-up of a skeletal face to what the person could have looked like, looking for evidence of where a person has been by looking at the residue on a person's shoes and other forensic methods we take for granted nowadays.

What's even more interesting is that many of the topics of these episodes, some 25 years old, show a great amount of relevance even now. Such things as airplane safety, epidemics, political influence, riots, runaways and child pornography, post traumatic stress disorder as a result of a war experience, migrant workers, crash diets, child abuse, and much, much more.

This show was and is a great forerunner to many other shows over the past twenty-five years. In many ways, the current resurgence in shows about forensic science can be attributed to this show. Not only the commercial successes of CSI and CSI:Miami, but shows like "Forensic Files," "Cold Case Files" and other such shows. With the amount of technology which we presently have available to us now, it's amazing that a lot of it has only been available since Quincy debuted on television, less than 25 years ago.

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