1 9 7 3 – 1 9 8 0 (USA)
88 x 60 minute episodes
8 x 120 minute episodes
6 x 120 minute telemovies
An anthology crime drama series from NBC detailing all aspects of police work (based on the memoirs of Joseph Wambaugh, a novelist and ex-policeman).
Three other series’ sprang out of the show, Joe Forrester (starring Lloyd Bridges, and first seen in an episode of Police Story called ‘The Return of Joe Forrester’), Police Woman (first featured in the episode ‘The Gamble’), and David Cassidy – Man Undercover.
There was also a short-lived partner series from the same producers, called Medical Story.
Tony Lo Bianco