1 9 6 6 – 1 9 6 7 (USA)
16 x 30 minute episodes
After overhearing the sinister murder plans of some gangsters while relaxing at a Turkish bath, quiet American accountant Buddy Overstreet (Jack Sheldon) was forced to flee for his life.
They realised that he had heard their code phrase – “chicken little” – and spent the rest of the series trying to capture him because he knew too much. They were not particularly adept at this and kept fouling it up.
Overstreet took to the streets with each episode placing him in a different situation – although inevitably the leader of the gang, Devere (Bruce Gordon) – alias ”Mr D” – always showed up.
The front for their organisation was Devere Enterprises, where Devere’s son, Junior (Jim Connell), proved to be inept at running either the legitimate or criminal side of the business.
Bullets flew, cars careened and, in one of many wild chase scenes, Buddy went barrelling through a supermarket on a motorcycle.