1 9 6 2 – 1 9 6 3 (USA)
34 x 30 minute episodes
Each week, freelance journalist Adam Shepherd (Lloyd Bridges) introduced a story he was researching. He then became part of the story, portraying the lead character in a reenactment. The Adam Shepherd character was eventually dropped and the CBS series became a straight anthology show, still hosted by and starring Bridges.
Standout episodes included the debut episode, ‘Wheresoever I Enter’ (pictured), in which a doctor attempted to rescue several people trapped in a coal mine disaster; ‘Mr Pennington’s Machine’, with Bridges as an American tourist in Hong Kong attempting to expose the powerful racketeers responsible for the squalid living conditions of poor residents; and ‘To Walk With The Stars’, with Bridges struggling to become a stunt pilot while beset by the fear of losing his life in a plane crash, as his father had.
Guest stars included J. Pat O’Malley, Ricardo Montalban, John Cassavetes, Jonathan Harris, Werner Klemperer, Edgar Buchanan, Carolyn Jones, Sally Kellerman, Glynis Johns and Bridges’ sons Jeff and Beau.