1 9 7 4 – 1 9 7 5 (USA)
24 x 60 minute episodes
Widower Lucas Tanner taught English, coached the baseball team, counselled students, was a former big-league pitcher and an ex-sportswriter and played the saxophone. Oh, and he was a jogger. And these were merely the talents revealed in the pilot episode for the series.
Tanner used freewheeling methods that stimulated his pupils but sometimes upset his colleagues at Harry S Truman Memorial High School in Webster Groves, Missouri – a suburb of St Louis.
His principal (Rosemary Murphy) liked his style, and so did the little boy next door (Robbie Rist) who Lucas had taken under his wing.