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DEFINITIVE TAKE on the telly Western, with unabashed celebration of good ol’ Stars’n’Stripes to the fore, and less about them Injums if you please. Frankie Laine-voiced “Keep ‘em doggies rollin'” foghorn of a theme raised the curtain on seemingly endless attempt by mid-1860s cattle drovers to, well, drove a load of cows from Texas up to Missouri before lip-smacking speculators from Tha’ Darn Railroad Company put them out of business. CLINT EASTWOOD, ERIC FLEMING and I-was-told-this-was-going-to-be-all-back-projection CHARLES GRAY dodged the tumbleweed.

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3 Comments

  1. Cindylover1969

    August 25, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Actually, it was on ITV – back in the days when they didn’t mind having US shows at a time when people were actually awake. Also one of the few foreign series to top the BARB figures.

  2. Matthew Harris

    September 6, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Repeated on Channel 4 on Sundays in the early nineties in lieu of any particular reason not to.

  3. Richard16378

    September 7, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    My remembers in the 1950s & 60s you were never very far from a western on TV.

    It’s probably why the BBC used to use a generic western soundtrack when anyone was watching a non-specific TV programme or film in a show.

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