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CBS Network - Rafferty With Patrick McGoohan (Preview & Opening, 1977)

Thought I'd post this since Patrick McGoohan recently passed away...the opening to his short-lived CBS series, "Rafferty". Includes a preview of the episode, the opening credits with sponsorship by General Electric Coffee Corner, and the first minute or so of the episode "Death out of a Blue Sky". (This is all I have - no complete episodes)

This aired on local Rockford, IL TV on Monday, November 28th 1977. (Although it was probably exactly the same as it aired on WBBM!) (By the way, IMDB.com is wrong - this episode aired on the date indicated - I verified it with other evidence in the recording)

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I remember the series (though I didn't see it) . . . there was an article about Mr. McGoohan in TV Guide during the time the show was on.
Comment posted by W.B. on Thursday, March 19th 2009 at 9:53pm.

I don't remember this show; I was living in the dorm at Loyola and didn't watch a lot of TV at the time. I'm sorry I missed this. Patrick McGoohan was one of my favorite actors. Maybe some TV station will bring this back, although I seriously doubt it.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, March 20th 2009 at 6:11am.

This is such a *lost* show. There are some video's around on the grey market, but they look as if they were recorded with a knife and fork!!

This is a great reproduction. Where did it come from?
Is there any more?
This would make a cool boxed set if Warner Bros put it out.

Comment posted by moor_larkin on Monday, April 6th 2009 at 6:10am.

I think the show will come out eventually, perhaps moreso now with the passing of McGoohan. I also think that once digital content delivery gets more prevalent, to the point where a company can "put out" a show without having to pay overhead costs such as distribution, packaging, and physical media creation - we'll be seeing studios release a lot of short-lived oddities from their vaults - and then people will just be able to call them up on demand to their TV's or PC's.

Someone recorded The Incredible Hulk on this night and luckily the tape ran long and the opening to Rafferty was captured. Like I said though, IMDB.com has the airdate to this episode listed wrong.

Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Monday, April 6th 2009 at 9:44am.

I had the great fortune of taking a couple of TV writing classes from Larry Brody, and his feeling was that as TV became less of a creative medium and more of a business, more creative work would be done online and made available to people via the Internet to watch on demand or to download to portable devices (e.g. iPods) for watching at the viewer's convenience. This combined with the "long tail" philosophy (where more is made available to smaller audiences) could result in lots of limited run and forgotten programming (summer replacement series, shows that were cancelled after one or even half a season, etc.) finding its way into the hands of people who never saw it or who saw it, liked it and wondered "I wonder if it's still available?" I'm sure that I would have found "Rafferty" to be one of my favorite shows had I even been aware of its existence before now.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Monday, April 6th 2009 at 2:59pm.

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