Madigan (TV series)

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Madigan
Genre Crime drama
Starring Richard Widmark
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Dean Hargrove
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 90 mins.
Broadcast
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 20, 1972 (1972-09-20) – February 28, 1973 (1973-02-28)
Chronology
Related shows NBC Mystery Movie
Madigan

Madigan is an American crime drama series based on the 1968 film of the same name, starring Richard Widmark as Sgt. Dan Madigan. The show aired on NBC in 1972-73 as part of the NBC Mystery Movie umbrella series.

Synopsis[edit]

Dan Madigan is a veteran police officer in New York, now dedicated to investigating cases in Europe. He is incorruptible and organized crime is the target. Despite the fact that the character in the 1968 film version died he was resurrected for this 'Mystery Movie' version which depicted the seedier side of New York for the initial home based episode, the short run series duly moved the central character to various overseas locations for episodes such as; 'The Lisbon Beat', 'The London Beat' etc. The show was initially grouped alongside; Banacek (George Peppard) and Cool Million (James Farentino) as part of a rotating wheel of 'Mystery Movies' but never returned for a second season (along with 'Cool Million') while 'Banacek' was later grouped with Columbo, McCloud, & McMillan & Wife for its second season.

Episodes[edit]

Title Directed by: Written by: Air date
1 "The Manhattan Beat" Alex March Roland Wolpert 20 September 1972
Madigan's new partner has a background in sociology and wants to try to reason with criminals.
2 "The Midtown Beat" Jack Smight William P. McGivern 4 October 1972
Madigan's latest case brings him to Harlem, where he uncovers a case of revenge motivated by bigotry.
3 "The London Beat" Jack Smight William P. McGivern 8 November 1972
To catch a group of American gangsters hiding out across the pond, Madigan teams up with Scotland Yard.
4 "The Lisbon Beat" Boris Sagal * 3 January 1973
Madigan is in pursuit of a prisoner who is freed in a hijacking.
5 "The Naples Beat" Boris Sagal * 31 January 1973
In an effort to shut down a heroin smuggling operation, Madigan offers protection to a deported gangster in exchange for information, but Madigan's informer has been marked for death by a rival gangster.
6 "The Park Avenue Beat" Alex March Peter Allan Fields 28 February 1973
Madigan has his work cut out for him when he pursues an ex-cop who is now working as a hit man.

* Unknown

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