(the TV Detective)
an Episode Guide
by Alan Morton
and Jerry Kohl
Sat, 14 May 2005 03:00
|aired from: Oct 1987 to: Nov 1987
David Andrews as Larry Summers (Pulaski)
Caroline Langrishe as Kate (Parker-)Smith (Briggsey)
Kate Harper as Paula Wilson/Producer
Rolf Saxon as Jerome Summers
Timothy Carlton as Hilary
Nigel Pegram as Director (1)
Brian de Salvo as Director (2)
Donald Hewlett as Charles Parker-Smith
Elspet Gray as Celia Parker-Smith
Helen Burns as Millie
Deborah Grant as Jane
Terry Cade as Brad, Larry's stunt double
Nigel Humphreys as First Assistant Director (1)
Ray Winstone as Detective Sergeant Ford
Vincent Marzello as Harry/Executive Producer
Andrew MacLean as Shane
Series created by Roy Clarke, and produced by Paul Knight. Music by Brian Bennett; Pulaski Theme performed by The Shadows. The stunts (a prominent feature of this series) were arranged by legendary stuntman Alf Joint who, three years earlier, had arranged the spectacular 430-foot plunge of Holmes and Moriarty down the Reichenbach Falls for the climactic episode, "The Final Problem", of the second series of the Granada TV production of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Jeremy Brett.
- _"The Fictional Detective" (75 min)
Valentine Pelka [ Shadwell ], Forbes Collins [ Gang Boss ], Debbie Greenwood [ TV Interviewer ], Peter McNamara [ Lavery ], Gary Shail [ Walsh ], Vincent "Ginger" Keane [ Ferris ], Gillian Martell [ Mrs Walsh ], Brian Hewlett [ Priest ], Bernadette Milnes [ Suicidal Woman ], Terence Conoley [ Rider ], Lowri-Ann Richards [ Female Fan ], Gayle Colman [ Reporter ], Ron Tarr [ Heavy ], Richard England [ Kid 1 ], Desmond Askew [ Kid 2 ]
Jerome Summers, Hilary, Celia Parker-Smith, Charles Parker-Smith, Jane, Millie, Director (1), Brad, First Assistant Director (1)
Larry tries some real life investigations when a dying woman asks him to look into the disappearance of her son who was a drug user.
b: 2 Oct 87, 9:30-10:45pm. w: Roy Clarke d: ______________
"The Price of Fame"
Anthony Valentine [ Gordon Bridges ], Claire Parker [ Cherry Hart ], Neil Morrissey [ Tarquin Taylor ], Mark Greenstreet [ Harry Young ], Anthony Head [ Dudley Fielding ], Geoffrey Bateman [ Julian Winter ], Daniel Peacock [ Kevin ], Clive Panto [ Willy ], Susie Ann Watkins [ Girl Actress ], Debbie Stevens [ Ingrid ], Christopher Gray [ Manager of Health Farm ], Roger Walker [ Pub Manager ], James Woolley [ Doctor ], Janie Booth [ Guest at Health Farm ], Alexandra Dane [ Guest at Health Farm ], Patrick Murray [ Reporter 1 ], Max Cane [ Reporter 2 ], Gordon Honeycombe [ TV Interviewer ], Peter Woods [ TV Presenter ]
Jerome Summers, Hilary, Director (2), Brad
The mistress of his studio's new owner, who is being hidden from the man's wife, an overeager young actor and the press, interrupts Larry's forced vacation at a health spa.
b: 9 Oct 87, 9:30-10.25pm. w: Andrew Payne d: Gerry Poulson
"Violence, Love and Ratings"
Bryan Marshall [ Billy Gems ], Richard Morant [ Edward Stock ], John Forgeham [ Georgie Fowler ], Alissa Bosschaert [ Sharon ], Clare Hudson [ Make-Up Girl ], Gareth Snook [ First Assistant (2) ], David Ashford [ Doctor ], David Squire [ Reporter 1 ], David Charkham [ Reporter 2 ], Roger Tebb [ Reporter 3 ], Emma Rogers [ Paula's Secretary ], Helen Keating [ Barmaid ], Ricky Diamond [ Singer ], Ken Jones [ Pianist ]
Jerome Summers, Hilary, Brad, Director (2), Harry/Executive Producer
When a motorcycle stuntman has a fatal accident Larry blames himself since his being drunk caused the stunt to be filmed earlier than planned.
b: 16 Oct 87, 9:30-10:20pm. w: Geoffrey Case d: Gerry Poulson
"And the Killer of Rose Amelia Bonner"
Tony London [ Killer ], Tracy Hart [ Purvis ], Terence Bayler [ Priest ], Shirley Dixon [ Mrs Winthrop ], Mark Burton [ Kid Lawyer ], Robert MacLeod [ Lawyer ], Harry Webster [ Irish Actor ], Lucy Foxell [ Pretty Girl ], Ashley Gunstock [ Detective 1 ], Robert Kitson [ Detective 2 ], Angela Curran [ Second Assistant ], Howard Lew Lewis [ Props Man ], Sally Osborn [ Reporter 1 ], Nicholas Young [ Reporter 2 ], Paul Rabinow [ Author ]
Jerome Summers, Hilary, Jane, Millie, Director (1), Brad, First Assistant Director (1), Detective Sergeant Ford
The police ask Larry for some help in capturing a serial killer just after the series' lawyers demand he stop any hazardous activities.
b: 23 Oct 87, 9:30-10:20pm. w: Roy Clarke d: Christopher King
"The Lone Granger"
Ron Berglas [ Solly Granger ], Barbie Wilde [ Mo ], Christopher Malcolm [ Tony ], Moune Duvivier [ Girl on Beach ], Valerie Rabatel [ Waitress ], Sophie Maire [ Girl on Road ], [ Nightclub Doorman ], Lloyd Black [ Thug 1 ], Patrick N'Guyen [ Thug 2 ]
Jerome Summers, Hilary
Larry runs into an old school friend at the Cannes Film Festival who has promised the mob that Larry will star in a film he is planning.
b: 30 Oct 87, 9:30-10:20pm. w: Roy Clarke d: Gerry Mill
"Tough Guys Don't Blink"
Peter John [ Colin Day ], Robert Addie [ Townsend ], Dallas Adams [ Leeson ], Aaron Shirley [ Juliusz ], Brian Coburn [ Ivan ], Antony Howes [ John Andrews ], Sadie Frost [ Sandy ], James Lister [ Chat Show Host ], Sandra Hale [ Floor Assistant ]
Jerome Summers, Hilary, Celia Parker-Smith, Charles Parker-Smith, Brad, Director (1)
Larry hires a mystery author to help him write a script which is being based on a hit and run accident, involving an embassy vehicle, that Larry has decided to look into.
b: 6 Nov 87, 9:30-10:20pm. w: Geoffrey Case d: Gerry Mill
"Ten by Eight Glossy"
Caroline Bliss [ Cressida ], Simon Harrison [ Nicholas ], Simon Chandler [ Lord Epton ], Patrick Godfrey [ Director ], Mark Tandy [ CID Detective Inspector ], Philip O'Brien [ Kesselmann ], Cecilia-Marie Carreon, [ Sam ], James Sport [ Police Sergeant ], Berwick Kaler [ Garage Owner ], Anthony Straeger [ Male Model ], Marcia Ashton [ Lady in Phone Box ], Wayne Norman [ Policeman ], Lee Fenwick [ Johnny Ford ]
First Assistant Director (1), Detective Sergeant Ford, Shane
Larry gets arrested when an attractive female hitchhiker he picks up leaves a bag of cocaine in his car.
b: 13 Nov 87, 9:30-10:20pm. w: Richard Carpenter d: Roger Bamford
"No Guns Please We're British"
Roger Booth [ Buffy Saunders ], Gary Brown [ Dragisic ], Denis de Marne [ Pat ], James Marcus [ George ], Vincent Brimble [ John/T.V. Executive ], Jonathon McKenna [ Len ], Michael Louison [ Trev ], Miranda Davis [ Woman ], Melissa Wilson [ Younger Woman ], Harry Littlewood [ Percy ], Dave Cooper [ Heavy 1 ], Ross Murray [ Heavy 2 ], Sandra Hale [ Floor Assistant ], Steve Ismay [ Taxi Driver ], Dave Brody [ Barman ]
Jerome Summers, Hilary, Celia Parker-Smith, Charles Parker-Smith, Millie, Director (1), Harry/Executive Producer, Shane
Charles is being blackmailed for an affair he didn't have and Larry decides to help him by getting both involved in a gangland war.
b: 20 Nov 87, 9:30-10:20pm. w: Geoffrey Case d: Gerry Mill
When shown in the US on the A&E cable network, the series was re-titled Pulaski, the TV Detective.
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