Nero Wolfe (1981– )

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 Nero Wolfe (14 episodes, 1981)
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 Archie Goodwin (14 episodes, 1981)
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 Theodore Horstmann (14 episodes, 1981)
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 Inspector Cramer (12 episodes, 1981)
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 Saul Panzer (11 episodes, 1981)
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The short-lived adventures of portly detective Nero Wolfe, who would rather eat and tend to his orchids than hit the streets tracking down leads. That's why he hired hunky Archie Goodwin, who provides the brawn that complements Wolfe's brains. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Wolfe is on to you
1 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I read a Nero Wolfe story as a kid and found this series intriguing. It starred William Conrad who was better known from his previous TV role as the portly detective Frank Cannon.

This is another QM production made in the early 1980s but the series was short lived. Nero Wolfe is a clever detective but would rather eat and tend to his orchids than hit the streets doing detective work.

For that he has his assistants to do the legwork such as Lee Horsley who played Archie Goodwin who also provides the muscle to go with Nero's brains. The episodes were enjoyable and its a shame we did not see more. Maybe US viewers were still pining for Frank Cannon.


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