1 9 7 7 (USA)
4 x 90 minute episodes
Irish Police Chief Paul Lanigan (Art Carney) and his best friend David Small (Bruce Solomon), a rabbi in Cameron, California, are friends and both solve crimes in the local town.
Paul has been a cop for 22 years and lives with his wife, Kate (Janis Paige), at 3601 Sycamore Lane. His office is in Room 121 of the Cameron Police Department.
Paul doesn’t make arrests that don’t stick, he doesn’t speculate about murder cases, and he strives not to let innocent people get hurt.
David and his wife, Miriam (Janet Margolin), live at 171 Circle Drive
Only four episodes of this particular series aired before the network cancelled the Sunday Mystery Movie.
In the pilot for the series (aired as Friday the Rabbi Slept Late in June 1976), the Rabbi was played by Stuart Margolin who couldn’t continue with the series because of scheduling conflicts. Bruce Solomon was then cast to fill the role.
Police Chief Paul Lanigan
Rabbi David Small
Police Lieutenant Osgood
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