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Many of the crime shows of the 1960s and 1970s tried to emphasize that anyone of any race, gender and age could be a cop. This led to some very unique shows in a variety of locations. How many can you remember?

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Author
dcpddc478
Time
3 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
360,140
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: constancejane (9/10), Guest 50 (5/10), Guest 72 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. From 1968-1980, actor Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett in which of the following television programs? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In which city did the crime drama "McCloud" (1970-1977) take place? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Many of the crime shows of this time tried to bring in occupations other than police who were involved in crime fighting. Which of the following was one of the first to focus on role of the coroner? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Actress Peggy Lipton won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of officer Julie Barnes in which groundbreaking crime drama that debuted in 1968? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The suave private detective "Banacek" (1972-1974) was portrayed by which of the following actors? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. "Dragnet" was a very popular television crime drama for many years, but from where did the show get its name? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which of the following crime shows was an Australian crime drama, that ran from 1964-1977 and starred actor John Fegan as Inspector Jack Connolly? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which 1970s show featured two cops fighting crime and driving this iconic car? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "Dixon of Dock Green" was a British crime drama that featured Leslie Hornby as the first female detective to work for Scotland Yard.


Question 10 of 10
10. Which police drama that ran from 1975-1978 featured Robert Blake in the title role? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. From 1968-1980, actor Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett in which of the following television programs?

Answer: Hawaii Five-O

"Hawaii Five-O" was one of television's most popular crime dramas during the 1970's. Set in the tropical state of Hawaii (of course), the show was based on a real unit that had existed on the islands during the 1940s, in the years before statehood. Composed by Morton Stevens, the theme music from this show was very popular and is known simply as "The Theme From Hawaii Five-O".

The show won two Emmy Awards and was nominated for numerous others.
2. In which city did the crime drama "McCloud" (1970-1977) take place?

Answer: New York City

Actor Dennis Weaver portrayed Marshall Sam McCloud from Taos, New Mexico who was on a special assignment with the New York City Police Department. Much of the interaction in "McCloud" featured the idea of a cowboy cop, complete with cowboy hat and horse, working in the big city.

His perceived naivety often caused criminals as well as his co-workers to underestimate his crime fighting skills.
3. Many of the crime shows of this time tried to bring in occupations other than police who were involved in crime fighting. Which of the following was one of the first to focus on role of the coroner?

Answer: Quincy M.E.

Running from 1976-1983, Quincy M.E. featured actor Jack Klugman as a Los Angeles County medical examiner. This was one of the first shows to focus on the role of the medical examiner and their peripheral role in crime fighting. Actor Garry Walberg portrayed LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Frank Monahan who relied on Quincy for assistance in solving his murders.
4. Actress Peggy Lipton won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of officer Julie Barnes in which groundbreaking crime drama that debuted in 1968?

Answer: The Mod Squad

Peggy Lipton starred in "The Mod Squad" (1968-1973) along with actors Michael Cole and Clarence Williams III. The unusual premise of the show was the idea that hippies could be cops. Executive producer Aaron Spelling had a hit with this unique crime drama.

While the show only ran for five years, it earned six Emmy nominations and five Golden Globe nominations. Set in the state of California, these three young hip cops, were very different from the cops seen on crime dramas of the past. It was a show that you either loved or hated, and your opinion usually depended on your age.
5. The suave private detective "Banacek" (1972-1974) was portrayed by which of the following actors?

Answer: George Peppard

"Banacek" was just one of a myriad of private detective shows popular in the 1960s and 1970s. These crime dramas glamorized the job of the private detective (which can be VERY boring), and showed how the occupation may sometimes become involved with the police. George Peppard played the polished, intelligent, Polish private detective Thomas Banacek.

He specialized in recovering property that had been stolen and helping the police to solve the case.
6. "Dragnet" was a very popular television crime drama for many years, but from where did the show get its name?

Answer: The term 'dragnet' is defined as 'the police hunt for a criminal'.

"Dragnet", which means "the police hunt for a criminal", was one of the most popular crime dramas of all times. There were 314 radio episodes made and over 400 television episodes all produced, directed, and starring Jack Webb. This program attempted to make crime shows more realistic and focused simply on the crime in question.

The show took place in Los Angeles and used an actual LAPD sergeant as a technical advisor.
7. Which of the following crime shows was an Australian crime drama, that ran from 1964-1977 and starred actor John Fegan as Inspector Jack Connolly?

Answer: Homicide

"Homicide" was a long running Australian crime drama that based many of its episodes on real life cases. Some of the episodes were in black and white while some of them are in color. Many of the episodes explored significant social issues such as pollution, prostitution, rape, euthanasia, and use of force. The program ran for 12 years and had 510 episodes.
8. Which 1970s show featured two cops fighting crime and driving this iconic car?

Answer: Starsky & Hutch

Actors David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser played a pair of cops in the fictional town of Bay City, California in the program "Starsky & Hutch" (1975-1979). These two were young, rather hip, cops completely unlike the image often portrayed in 1950s crime dramas. Prominent in the show was Starsky's 1966 two-door Ford Gran Torino, and the show was known to prominently feature high-speed car chases.
9. "Dixon of Dock Green" was a British crime drama that featured Leslie Hornby as the first female detective to work for Scotland Yard.

Answer: False

"Dixon of Dock Green" is a British crime drama, but it does not star Twiggy (Leslie Hornby)nor is it about a female detective. Running from 1955-1976 this BBC television series followed the activity of a fictional police station located in the East End of London.

The show featured the interpersonal relationships found in most police departments as well as the stress of the job. All kinds of crime were investigated in this show and it was immensely popular for over 20 years.
10. Which police drama that ran from 1975-1978 featured Robert Blake in the title role?

Answer: Baretta

Robert Blake portrayed Tony Baretta, a cop who lived with his pet cockatoo, named Fred. Although never named specifically, "Baretta" is usually accepted to have taken place in the 53rd precinct of Newark, New Jersey Police Department. The show featured Blake as an undercover cop, who often dressed in various disguises and drove a blue 1966 Chevy Impala that he nicknamed "The Blue Ghost". Blake portrayed this character as a tough Italian cop, without much family interaction, who had made his job, his life.
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