BURLESQUE QUEENS OF THE NILE: EQ Episodes 9 and 10

EPISODE NINE: THE ADVENTURE OF VERONICA’S VEILS (Written by Robert Pirosh; original airdate 11/13/75) The Cast:  A gem of a cast in a burlesque background, beginning with George Burns who, even though he only has a cameo, rates top billing! Burns spent most of his hundred years performing. He was “discovered” when, as a seven-year-old … Continue reading BURLESQUE QUEENS OF THE NILE: EQ Episodes 9 and 10

THE QUEENS OF HEARTS: Ellery Queen Episodes 7 and 8

EPISODE SEVEN: THE ADVENTURE OF COLONEL NIVIN’S MEMOIRS (Written by Robert E. Swanson; original airdate 10/23/75) The Cast:  Another cast consisting primarily of television actors, many with a rich pedigree in the medium. I have a special fondness for Rene Auberjonois because, like Paul Shenar from “Miss Aggie’s Farewell,” he was a founding member of … Continue reading THE QUEENS OF HEARTS: Ellery Queen Episodes 7 and 8

HAIL TO THE QUEENS: Ellery Queen Eps 1 and 2

Ellery Queen Mysteries, the brainchild of ace screenwriting team and lifelong EQ fanboys Richard Levinson and William Link, last only one season consisting of twenty-two episodes. With one exception, every one of these was an original story conceived by the team (although some episodes were written by others) and co-produced with Peter S. Fischer, with … Continue reading HAIL TO THE QUEENS: Ellery Queen Eps 1 and 2

IT’S PODCAST TIME AGAIN: After the Funeral

Over six years of blogging, I have written dozens of times about my favorite Poirot novel, After the Funeral, perhaps most specifically here. I always enjoy wax flowers, er, waxing over the intrinsic joys of the Abernethie clan, the brilliant fakeout, and the fabulous murderer/motive that wraps up this late, great entry in the Christie canon. … Continue reading IT’S PODCAST TIME AGAIN: After the Funeral