Cannon TV Series
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Frank Cannon (played by William Conrad) worked at the L.A. Police Dept., but became a private detective after his wide and son were killed in a car accident. He was pretty overweight (which he would joke about) and liked fine food and flash cars, and he always carried a gun. In the first couple of series he also smoked a pipe, although we saw less of this from the third series onwards.
There were many guest stars in the show, including both David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser before they became famous as Starsky & Hutch. Leslie Nielson, Martin Sheen, Stefanie Powers and Denver Pyle also made appearances.
Cannon drove Mk III and Mk IV Lincoln Continental luxury cars during the series, with a new car for each series.
I was still a kid when this show was aired on British TV, but I do remember watching it in the late evenings sometimes, probably when I should've been in bed! I was actually more of a fan of this series than I was of Kojak, which was being aired around the same time. Most of my school friends seemed to be big Kojak fans.
Titles from Series 1