The Detectives (also known as The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor and Robert Taylor's Detectives) is an American crime drama series which ran on ABC during its first two seasons and on NBC during its third and final season. Robert Taylor stars as Detective Captain Matt Holbrook, the tough, no-nonsense head of an elite police investigative unit in a major U.S. city. Ostensibly, each man in Holbrook's hand-picked squad of detectives came from a different division. Lt. Johnny Russo (Tige Andrews) was from burglary, Lt. Jim Conway (Lee Farr) came from Homicide and Lt. Otto Lindstrom (Russell Thorson) was from the Bunco Squad. In the series' second season, Farr left the series and was replaced by Mark Goddard as Detective Sgt. Chris Ballard. Future Batman star Adam West joined the cast during the third season as Sgt. Steve Nelson.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Detectives - Forensic Files - Netflix
Forensic Files is an American documentary-style series that reveals how forensic science is used to solve violent crimes, mysterious accidents, and outbreaks of illness. The show was originally broadcast on TLC, narrated by Peter Thomas, and produced by Medstar Television, distributed by FilmRise, in association with truTV Original Productions. It broadcast 406 episodes from its debut on TLC in 1996 as Medical Detectives until 2011. Reruns shown on HLN were initially retitled Mystery Detectives before settling on the main title of the show in 2014. A version of the series was broadcast on the British Channel Five, under the name Murder Detectives. Several episodes are also available on distributor FilmRise's YouTube channel. HLN has misleadingly advertised “brand new episodes of Forensic Files” intermittently since 2014, when in fact the advertised “new” episodes are actually just old episodes that have never aired on the network before and are “new” to HLN. The false advertisement of “new” episodes has caused confusion, with many viewers taking to Twitter to ask the show's creator, Paul Dowling, if the show was going back into production. The show's narrator, Peter Thomas, died on May 1, 2016, five years after the series went out of production. Dowling stated that Thomas was “irreplaceable”, thus eliminating any hopes of reviving the series.
The Detectives - Narration and cast - Netflix
Not every episode of Forensic Files has been narrated by Peter Thomas, a well-known voice-over talent. Four special hour-long episodes (“Payback”, “Eight Men Out”, “See No Evil”, and “The Buddhist Monk Murders”) were narrated by Peter Dean due to a scheduling conflict. These episodes were originally broadcast on TLC in 2001 and all except for one (“Eight Men Out”) aired for the first time on the HLN Network in 2016. They never aired on TruTV. Each episode has a new 'cast', including interviews with witnesses, investigators, and forensic scientists. Many of the world's most well-known forensic analysts have appeared on the show (often in more than one episode), including Henry Lee, Cyril Wecht, William M. Bass, Alec Jeffreys, Skip Palenik, and Richard Souviron. For the dramatic recreations, “lookalike” actors and models resembling the main figures in the story are found through a casting company in Allentown, Pennsylvania, or through “open” casting calls in New York and other cities.
The Detectives - References - Netflix