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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 36)
Bruce Seton ... Det. Supt. Robert Fabian (36 episodes, 1954-1956)
Robert Raglan ... Det. Sgt. Wyatt / ... (15 episodes, 1954-1955)

Series Directed by
Charles Saunders (10 episodes, 1955-1956)
Alex Bryce (8 episodes, 1954-1955)
Montgomery Tully (6 episodes, 1955)
Bernard Knowles (3 episodes, 1955)
Edward Thompson (2 episodes, 1954)
Series Writing credits
Robert Fabian (23 episodes, 1954-1956)
Brock Williams (8 episodes, 1955)
Ian Stuart Black (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Geoffrey Wicomb (3 episodes, 1955)
Arthur La Bern (2 episodes, 1955)

John Davenport (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
John Francis Larkin .... producer (28 episodes, 1954-1956)
Series Cinematography by
Brendan J. Stafford (28 episodes, 1954-1956)

Hilton Craig (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Richard Sidwell (12 episodes, 1955-1956)
Gerald Levy (5 episodes, 1955)
Series Casting by
Nora Roberts (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Art Direction by
Norman G. Arnold (28 episodes, 1954-1956)
Series Makeup Department
Aldo Manganaro .... makeup artist (28 episodes, 1954-1956)
Joan Carpenter .... hair stylist (23 episodes, 1954-1955)
Bill Griffiths .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Production Management
George Mills .... production supervisor (23 episodes, 1954-1955)
Leslie Gilliat .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clive Midwinter .... assistant director (23 episodes, 1954-1955)
Claude Hudson .... assistant director: second unit (22 episodes, 1954-1955)
Percy Hermes .... assistant director: second unit (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Eddie Pike .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Sound Department
Harry Booth .... sound editor (23 episodes, 1954-1955)
Cecil Thornton .... sound recordist (16 episodes, 1955)
Leonard Bulkley .... sound recordist (11 episodes, 1954-1956)
Derick McColm .... sound camera operator (6 episodes, 1954-1956)
Derek Parsons .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Harold Hanscomb .... still photographer (36 episodes, 1954-1956)
Gerald Moss .... director of photography: second unit / photographer: second unit (23 episodes, 1954-1955)
Michael Reed .... camera operator (15 episodes, 1955)
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1954-1955)
Bernard Lewis .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Robert Walker .... director of photography: second unit (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
June Kirby .... wardrobe (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Editorial Department
Peter Seabourne .... supervising editor (17 episodes, 1955)
Douglas Myers .... supervising editor (6 episodes, 1954-1955)

Gerald Levy .... supervising editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Tommy Reilly .... musician: solo harmonica (28 episodes, 1954-1956)
Eric Spear .... composer: special music / special music conductor (28 episodes, 1954-1956)
Series Other crew
Joanna Busby .... continuity (21 episodes, 1954-1955)
Shirley Barnes .... continuity (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Antony Beauchamp .... production arranger (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Charles Wick .... head of production (2 episodes, 1954-1955)

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Also Known As:
"Fabian of the Yard" - UK (original title)
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30 min (30 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Referenced in The Real 'Life on Mars'! (2008) (TV)See more »


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One of the first detective series, 29 March 2005
Author: Angus Gulliver from Luton, England

Having been born some 18 years after Fabian was broadcast I have only been able to see two episodes but it strikes me as a professional and proficient attempt at a very early crime/detective drama.

The series followed dramatised cases from the real-life Inspector Fabian of Scotland Yard, and as such provided 50's audiences with something more real than purely fictional accounts such as Dixon of Dock Green. Forensic science and logic were used and the 30 minute episodes always ended with the real life Inspector Fabian recalling the case - which seems usually to have been murder.

The series is dated of course, but like watching a 50's movie one can find it entertaining. I enjoyed the two episodes that I have seen, and having been shot on film I would assume many more still exist.

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