November 19, 2021

Around the dial

We'll start off the week at Garroway at Large, where Jodie shares a charming tribute to Garroway at the Chicago School of television locally produced by a group from Chicago. It really is a treat to watch, and one wonders if there will be many such affectionate tributes to today's programs. Take some time to watch it!

Christmas shows ain't what they used to be (but then, what is?), but there's still a little something for everyone, and Joanna shares the details at Christmas TV History. And by the way, wouldn't one of her books make an ideal present under the tree for the Christmas fan in your household?

Back in the days before story arcs and serialized television, two-part episodes of your favorite program used to be quite the bomb. But every once in a while, even two episodes wouldn't be enough to contain a story, and at Comfort TV, David takes a look at those rare three-parters, and how effective they were.

If we're going to talk about George Sanders and television, you might well think of his portrayal of Mr. Freeze on Batman, but as Rick points out at Classic Film & TV Cafe, there were many memorable big-screen roles in the life of this suave, elegant actor.

At Cult TV Blog, John takes another first-time look at The Adventurer, the 1972-74 British series starring Gene Barry as a multi-millionaire secret agent—imagine that. Barry Morse and Catherine Schell co-star. And yes, there's white Jaguar footage.

Broken Arrow, the 1956 ABC series starring Michael Ansara and based on the 1950 movie of the same name, was, for the time, a sympathetic portrayal of American Indians—and one of the first to feature such a character as the series lead. At A Shroud of Thoughts, Terence takes time to remember a series that most have forgotten.  

That's it for the week; while blogging might be light next week, we'll be back to bring you the best. TV  

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