Home Television Drama Madigan


1 9 7 2 – 1 9 7 3 (USA)
6 x 90 minute episodes

This crime drama series featuring the cases of a travelling homicide cop was based on the 1968 film of the same name.


Debuting on 20 September 1972 and appearing as part of the NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie (alongside Banacek and Cool Million), Madigan starred Richard Widmark as the tough new york city cop, soured by years of unrewarding toil as a detective sergeant.

You can imagine how thrilled he was when they assigned him a new partner who was a recent sociology graduate, eager to “build bridges” with the troublemakers on the beat.

Sgt Dan Madigan
Richard Widmark