White collar cops

Television is gradually changing the public image of the ‘private eye’; increasingly he is becoming a businessman rather than a lone operator.

The hour-long 77 Sunset Strip series and the half-hour International Detective (made at Elstree by the Associated British Picture Corporation) both belong to this new category

Efrem Zimbaiist Jr and Roger Smith left, reading downwards play the partners whose office address gives 77 Sunset Strip its name; their youthful assistant, ‘Kookie’, played by Edward Byrnes, is the glamour boy whose comb and breezy line of patter have become a signature of the series

Based on true stories from the files of the world’s largest detective agency, International Detective takes its star Arthur Fleming right to many interesting locations

1960 // TRANSDIFFUSION BROADCASTING SYSTEM