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2 October 1987 (UK) See more »
Actor Larry Summers stars in the TV-series 'Pulaski', about a brave and honest private detective and former priest... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 17)

David Andrews ... Larry Summers (aka Pulaski) (8 episodes, 1987)

Caroline Langrishe ... Briggsy / ... (8 episodes, 1987)
Kate Harper ... Paula (8 episodes, 1987)

Rolf Saxon ... Jerome Summers (8 episodes, 1987)

Timothy Carlton ... Hilary (7 episodes, 1987)

Terry Cade ... Brad (4 episodes, 1987)

Nigel Pegram ... Director (4 episodes, 1987)

Series Directed by
Gerry Mill (3 episodes, 1987)
Christopher King (2 episodes, 1987)
Gerry Poulson (2 episodes, 1987)
Series Writing credits
Roy Clarke (8 episodes, 1987)
Geoffrey Case (3 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
Paul Knight .... producer (8 episodes, 1987)
Series Original Music by
Brian Bennett (8 episodes, 1987)
Warren Bennett (2 episodes, 1987)
Series Cinematography by
Ian Punter (2 episodes, 1987)
David Whitson (2 episodes, 1987)
Series Film Editing by
Roy Sharman (3 episodes, 1987)
Martin Sharpe (2 episodes, 1987)
Series Production Design by
Richard McManan-Smith (3 episodes, 1987)
Richard Morris (3 episodes, 1987)
John Stout (2 episodes, 1987)
Series Art Direction by
David Bevin (3 episodes, 1987)
Valerie Jones (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Sound Department
Clive Derbyshire .... sound recordist (1 episode, 1987)
Series Stunts
Roy Alon .... stunts (1 episode, 1987)
Gabe Cronnelly .... motorbike stunts (1 episode, 1987)
Alf Joint .... stunts (1 episode, 1987)
Valentino Musetti .... stunts (1 episode, 1987)

Chrissy Monk .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Morgan .... first assistant camera (1 episode, 1987)
Series Music Department
The Shadows .... performers: theme music (8 episodes, 1987)

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Also Known As:
"Pulaski" - UK (original title)
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When the show was cancelled, writer Roy Clarke took the basic premise (TV detective mistaken for the real thing) to a rival network, and re-worked it as The World of Eddie Weary (1990) (TV)See more »


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Cops and Actors, 30 July 2013
Author: Prismark10 from United Kingdom

ITV had Dempsey and Makepeace and BBC2 were getting fine ratings with the Bruce Willis/Cybill Shepard comedy-drama Moonlighting.

Now if only the two can be combined and you enter the world of Pulaski. A show within a show that mixes comedy with gun toting action.

David Andrews plays drunk actor Larry Summers an American detective based in England. Aided by the actress playing his sidekick, he somehow ends up taking real life cases as people come to him asking for help.

The public liked it but the critics were far from impressed finding the humour forced and laboured. If the series had continued, maybe the kinks would had been ironed out and it might have been better if Roy Clarke did not write all the episodes, a writer who likes to be formulaic as fans of The Last of the Summer Wine can testify to.

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