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Simon and Simon

LIKE THE above, ubiquitous for a while over there, rarely glimpsed if at all over here. Eponymous siblings A.J. and Rick live in San Diego running a private detective agency. Embodiment of chalk and cheese: A.J. (JAMESON PARKER) very refined, into classical music and polo shirts, while Rick (GERALD MCRANEY) is the Rough Diamond, driving shitty pick-up trucks with his dog Marlowe. Served in Vietnam (naturally) before settling down to open PI business. Their mum was always coming around to see how they were doing.

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  1. Scott McPhee

    November 12, 2015 at 2:51 am

    Amusing entry here.

    In Australia, American shows were on “telly every night” too. There was a period when American detective shows were very popular.

  2. Richard Davies

    November 12, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Until multi channel TV arrived in the 1990s it was common for every channel to have at least 1 American show a night.

    But as Sky & the like started to buy the rights to many series, & the BBC had one of those periods it to improve it’s home grown output, more of them tended to be pushed into off-peak slots before BBC1 & ITV more or less stopped showing them.

    According to my Dad in the 1950s & 60 it was “Westerns Every Night”

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