A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
4/26/1975 McCloud rides onto the cover of TV Guide
April 26, 1975.McCloud ran for seven years but only produced 45 episodes. Sounds almost BBC, doesn't it? No, it was very American, but part of NBC's Mystery Movie series, along with Columbo and some lesser lights. Dennis Weaver starred as a Taos, New Mexico lawman shipped east to teach them New Yorkers a thing or two. The ever popular fish out of water, rube- outsmarts-city-slicker theme.
This is his third appearance on the cover of TV Guide, and this time he brought along a couple of castmates.