1 9 7 1 – 1 9 7 2 (USA)
24 x 90 minute episodes
This ABC drama series featured Mike Longstreet (James Franciscus), a skilled insurance investigator for the Great Pacific Casualty Insurance Company in New Orleans, the capital of the southern US state of Louisiana.
His wife Ingrid (Jeannette Nolan) was killed and he was blinded by a mysterious explosion in the courtyard of his home.
Shortly afterwards, Longstreet entered the Oakhurst Clinic, a rehabilitation centre for the blind.
With the assistance of Dr Dan Stockton (John McIntire) he improved his remaining senses, learned braille and returned to his old job, determined to track down the bombers (who turned out to be members of a jewel gang who wanted to eliminate Mike before their next caper).
Longstreet carried out his investigations with the help of his smarts, a white German Shepherd seeing-eye dog called Pax, a special cane, his friends, and self-defence instruction from martial arts teacher Li Tsung (the legendary Bruce Lee).
Marlyn Mason co-starred as Nikki Bell, Mike’s braille instructor. Peter Mark Richman was his boss and best friend Duke Paige.
Peter Mark Richman