Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
...  Vinnie / ... 16 episodes, 1973-1977
Mel Scott ...  K.T. / ... 10 episodes, 1973-1978
...  Bert Jameson / ... 8 episodes, 1973-1976
...  Sally Pickle / ... 8 episodes, 1974-1978
Richard Drout Miller ...  De Bono / ... 8 episodes, 1973-1976
...  Detective Lt. David Harman / ... 7 episodes, 1974-1978
Shelly Novack ...  Cop / ... 7 episodes, 1974-1977
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though there weren't any real regulars, Don Meredith and Tony LoBianco were often seen throughout the run of the show as detectives Bert Jameson and Tony Calabrese respectively. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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(84 episodes) | (3 episodes) | (8 episodes)

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Jan-Michael Vincent and Robert Englund appeared in Buster and Billie (1974) and Big Wednesday (1978). See more »

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Male Police Dispatch Voice: [Closing Lines: Seasons 2-5] Eleven-Mary-Six-Call Station
Female Police Dispatch Voice: Thirteen-Zebra-Five-John-Frank-William-Eight-Nine-Nine
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Referenced in Frasier: Police Story (1996) See more »

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Best TV crime stories for that time
26 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

If you read any Wambaugh novels, both fiction and nonfiction, you can really appreciate the skill, care and intelligence put into this rather short lived TV series.

The stories had a feel of reality that probably reflected Wambaugh's experience; but, also shows his knack for capturing the real nature of police work. And to put celebrities in the leading roles of law enforcement had to be one the best, funniest, more sophisticated inside jokes that ever got on the little screen.

If you ever have a chance to see any of these shows on the re-run channels, take a few minutes to enjoy them. You will be entertained and satisfied, really!


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