1 9 5 9 – 1 9 6 1 (USA)
47 x 30 minute episodes
This mid-season replacement show featured tough but honest New York City cop Barney Ruditsky (James Gregory) who worked for the Gangster Squad fighting organised crime during the Roaring Twenties.
The synopsis sounds familiar, but the series predated The Untouchables by six months.
Stories were based on the memoirs of the real-life Barney Ruditsky, a former gangster squad detective who acted as a technical adviser on the show. He was a friend of producer Danny Arnold, who named his famous cop show Barney Miller after him.