Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Forgotten TV: Checkmate
Anthony George, Doug McClure and Sebastian Cabot solved mysteries on CHECKMATE. At the time (1960-62) this seemed like the height of sophistication to me. Very debonair and cultured. Eric Ambler had something to do with the show and Johnny (John) Williams wrote the jazzy theme. You can watch episodes on you tube if you want a taste. I wonder why detectives were always portrayed as sophisticated in that era?
Or perhaps everyone was before the advent of realism that came five or so years later.The entire series is on DVD.