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What's New?Vintage Press InformationAn 'Ironside' Title and Airdate ListingOriginal NBC Stills ArchiveVintage Magazine Features'Ironside' CollectablesEditorials and Analytical FeaturesLinks
What's New?Vintage Press InformationAn 'Ironside' Title and Airdate ListingOriginal NBC Stills ArchiveVintage Magazine FeaturesIronside' CollectablesEditorials and Analytical FeaturesLinks
 TV GUIDEVol.15, No. 36  •  September 9, 1967  •  Issue #754  •  page 48 
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1967/1968 FALL PREVIEW:
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Ironside
 
The many people who saw the two-hour preview film of this series last season will have a pretty good idea what the show is about: Robert Ironside (Raymond Burr—who was Perry Mason for nine years) is the semiretired San Francisco chief of detectives, who has been made an invalid by a would-be assassin's bullets. Still eager for action, and hoping to catch his attacker, he now lives on the third floor of police headquarters, where he has literally set up housekeeping—replete with large bed, kitchen facilities (he appears to eat nothing but chili) and a barber chair. From these headquarters he ramrods a special three-man staff of crime fighters with an even greater drive than he had when he was ambulatory. The staff comprises Det. Sgt. Ed Brown (Don Galloway, formerly of Arrest and Trial), Policewoman Eve Whitfield (Barbara Anderson), and Mark Sanger (Don Mitchell), a Negro ex-delinquent whom Ironside has taken on as his “legs,” and as his general helper (but not his “boy,” as Mark is quick to point out). Mark drives Ironside's specially equipped paddy wagon (it carries his wheel chair and has all sorts of gimmickry such as a telephone, tape recorder, special lift to haul in the wheel chair, and a huge, powerful engine—something of a big, square Batmobile). Throughout, Ironside bullies, cajoles, admonishes, and sometimes feels sorry for himself—all in the name of justice and catching criminals. His favourite cuss word is “flaming” ( “Take off your flaming hat, Ed. You're in the flaming house” ), and he uses it very often.
 
Debut: NBC, Sept. 14.
Ironside
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