Time Express

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Time Express
Created by Ivan Goff
Ben Roberts
Starring Vincent Price
Coral Browne
Woodrow Parfrey
William Phipps
James Reynolds
Composer(s) Richard Hazard (all episodes)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s) Ivan Goff
Ben Roberts
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Warner Bros
Distributor Warner Bros
Original channel CBS
Audio format Monaural
Original release April 26, 1979 (1979-04-26) – May 17, 1979 (1979-05-17)

Time Express was a short-lived American fantasy TV series, broadcast April–May 1979 on CBS and later syndicated. The series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts who had both previously been involved in the creation of Charlie's Angels. The series ran for only four episodes before being cancelled.

Series profile[edit]

The series is in anthology format, similar to other dramatic television series on American networks of the time such as The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. Each episode consists of two tales featuring guest actors.[1]

The show stars the husband and wife team of Vincent Price and Coral Browne, playing the roles of Jason and Margaret Winters, the sophisticated hosts of the Time Express, a train that takes its passengers back in time to relive a crucial point in their lives. The train is staffed by James Reynolds as the conductor R.J.Walker; Woodrow Parfrey as the ticket clerk; and William Phipps as Engineer Callahan, who collectively appear in the first three episodes.


# Episode titles Guest star(s) Writer(s) Director Original airdate Notes
1 "The Garbage Man" and "The Doctor's Wife"[2] Jerry Stiller, James MacArthur[3] Gerald Sanford[4] Arnold Levan[2] April 26, 1979
2 "The Figure Skater" and "The Copy Writer"[5] Richard Masur, Terri Nunn[3] Pat Fiedler, Stephen Kandel, Richard Bluel[4] Michael Caffey[5] May 3, 1979
3 "Rodeo" and "Cop"[6] Anne-Marie Martin, Marcia Strassman[3] Al Hayes[4] Alan S. Levy[6] May 10, 1979
4 "Death" and "The Boxer"[7] Steve Kanaly, Paul Sylvan[3] Ian Goff[4] Alan S. Levy[7] May 17, 1979 This episode did not feature the train's conductor, ticket clerk or engineer.


  1. ^ Time Express at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b "The Garbage Man" and "The Doctor's Wife" at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ a b c d "Time Express". Sciwiki.scifiontv.com. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Coral Browne Television Appearances - Time Express". Coralbrowne.com. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ a b "The Figure Skater" and "The Copy Writer" at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ a b "Rodeo" and "Cop" at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ a b "Death" and "The Boxer" at the Internet Movie Database