Arrest and Trial

1963 | United States

Innovative US crime drama series which was almost two programmes in one. The 90 minute presentation was split into two parts. In the first 45 minute segment viewers saw Ben Gazzara as LA Detective Sgt. Nick Anderson as he hunted down the suspect to a crime and ultimately made the arrest. Then in the second part Chuck Connors appeared as attorney John Egan and the police procedure turned into courtroom drama as Egan attempted to get the accused acquitted. The series ran for just one season. However, the format was adopted decades later with the earliest episodes of Law and Order

Published on November 28th, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.