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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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One of the best shows ever aired by A&E..., 10 January 2007
Author: categorye from United States

This was one of the best shows A&E imported from across the water back in the 80's (along with the BBC version of Last of the Mohicans, Brat Farrar, and Day of the Triffids). Aired in '87, and although it ran to only eight episodes, it got great reviews from TV critics. Sadly A&E only ran it once in prime time, then stuck it in the early Sunday morning slot a few years later. Since it was a short BBC series, and not an adaptation, it's unlikely to be released as has been the case with Roy Clarks other, more popular works. Hell, they're still struggling to release most of Last of the Summer Wine (which started in '73)......

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