1 9 6 6 – 1 9 6 9 (USA)
73 x 30 minute episodes
Superior police drama from ABC focusing on three Los Angeles officers: veteran cop Sam Stone (Howard Duff), his partner Jim Briggs (Dennis Cole) and Jim’s father, desk sergeant Dan Briggs (Ben Alexander) – who acted as a kind of paunchy housemother to the younger cops in the station house.
Ben Alexander had also been an L.A. cop in Dragnet in the 1950s.
Captain Nye (Frank Maxwell) was their commanding officer during the first and last seasons, temporarily replaced by Captain Franks (Barney Phillips) in 1967-1968.
The series originally went into production under the title Men Against Evil before a switch to The Heavy Squad and, finally, Felony Squad.
Detective Sergeant Sam Stone
Detective Jim Briggs
Desk Sergeant Dan Briggs
Detective Cliff Sims