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The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 11: The Fast Count

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Detective drama series. The manager of a fighter is accused of bribery and homicide, and the trail leads Rockford to a beautiful used-car dealer.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Morry Hawthorne:
Kenneth McMillan
Jesus Hernandez:
Rocky Echevarria
Ruth Beetson White:
Mary Frann
Tony Malavida:
Carl Anderson
Don White:
Lawrence Casey
Bernard Caplan:
Don Starr
Director:
Reza Badiyi

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 12: Local Man Eaten by Newspaper

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Detective drama series about an LA-based private eye. Jim goes undercover to investigate a newspaper that is stealing celebrities' medical records. Show more

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery Jr
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Augie Arnow:
Scott Marlowe
Natalie Cotton Arnow:
Rose Gregorio
Leo Cotton:
Joseph Hindy
Johnny Bongard:
Gianni Russo
Jerry Simpson:
Kenneth Tigar

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 13: With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket Be Far Behind?

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Detective drama series. Rockford is suspicious when a model's death is written off as suicide. Show more

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Margaret 'Alta' Hatch:
Erin Gray
Police Sgt Frank Dusenberg:
WK Stratton
Bancroft:
Howard Witt
Director:
Ivan Dixon

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 14: The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Another case for LA private eye Jim Rockford. Jim innocently accepts a lift from a stranger, who leaves him with a car full of stolen weapons.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Roc:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Eleanor Bateman:
Marge Redmond
Bernard L Petrankus:
Sully Boyar
CIA Agent Donnegan:
Lane Smith
Echo Seven:
Lawrence Casey
Agent Spelling:
Glenn Corbett
Margaret:
Mitzi Hoag
Director:
Ivan Dixon

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 15: Guilt

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

US detective drama series. Jim tries to ease his guilty conscience by helping his former fiancee, Valerie Pointer, who is being threatened by a mystery figure. Show more

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Valerie Pointer:
Pat Crowley
Officer Billings:
Luis Delgado
Eric Genther:
Ted Shackelford
Cynthia Zakarian:
Rita Gam
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 6: A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Detective drama series. Toy manufacturers hire Rockford to protect an ex-cop who has become a legendary figure.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Board President:
Patricia Donahue
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery Jr
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Frank Falcone:
Hector Elizondo
Jeff Seales:
James Sikking
Augie Augustine:
Nicolas Coster
Bob Parsons:
James Murtaugh
Hugh Wexler:
Jerry Douglas
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 7: A Three-Day Affair with a Thirty-Day Escrow

Duration: 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Detective drama series. Rockford is hired to protect an Arabian princess from her own family. Show more

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery Jr
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Sean Innes:
Richard Romanus
Cy Margulies:
Robert Alda
Khedra Azziz:
Maria Grimm
Deputy Chief Gorman:
Joshua Bryant
Lieutenant Doug Chapman:
James Luisi
Director:
Ivan Dixon

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 8: The Empty Frame

Duration: 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Detective drama series. Rockford and Lieutenant Chapman must cooperate to solve an art heist that took place at a private party. Show more

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Angel Martin:
Stuart Margolin
Johnny St Clair:
Richard Seff
Jeff Levane:
Paul Carr
Yossi Hendel:
Jonathan Goldsmith
Lt Doug Chapman:
James Luisi
David Jones:
Dale Robinette
Aaron Kiel:
Milt Kogan
Director:
Corey Allen

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 9: Black Mirror: Part 1

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Drama series about a Californian private eye. Rockford breaks a long-standing precedent and becomes romantically involved with a client.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery Jr
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Megan K Dougherty:
Kathryn Harrold
Danny Green:
John Pleshette
Roger Orloff:
Carl Franklin
Myron Katzin:
Allan Arbus
Director:
Arnold Laven

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 10: Black Mirror: Part 2

Duration: 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

American drama series about a Californian private eye. Jim tries to trace Megan's stalker.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery Jr
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Megan K Dougherty:
Kathryn Harrold
Danny Green:
John Pleshette
Roger Orloff:
Carl Franklin
Myron Katzin:
Allan Arbus
Director:
Arnold Laven

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 16: The Deuce

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Crime drama series. Jury service leads to danger when Rockford stubbornly refuses to believe that an alcoholic is guilty of accidentally killing a legal secretary.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
George Bassett:
Mills Watson
Bonnie Pruitt:
Margaret Blye
Karen Hathaway:
Sharon Spelman
Norman Wheeler:
Richard Kelton
Fran Bassett:
Patricia Hindy
Arthur Horvath:
Robert Sampson

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 18: The Return of the Black Shadow

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Detective drama series. A date between Rockford and a college physics teacher soon turns to tragedy when they are attacked by a gang.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
John Cooper:
Bo Hopkins
Gail Cooper:
Laurie Jefferson
Thomas 'Animal' Nicholas:
Dennis Burkley
Robert Greis:
Jerry Ayres
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 19: A Material Difference

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Detective drama series about LA-based private eye Jim Rockford. Angel contrives a scam of posing as a hit man and manages to get Jim caught up in the scheme. Show more

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Leonard:
Rod Browning
Lt Doug Chapman:
James Luisi
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 20: Never Send a Boy King Part 1

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

American detective series. Rockford helps out a friend whose parents have been cheated by an unscrupulous businessman. Show more

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Harold Jack Coombs:
Robert Webber
Richie Brokelman:
Dennis Dugan
Mr Brockelman:
Harold Gould
Larry Litrell:
Gary Crosby
Odette Lependieu:
Trisha Noble
Harry Steel:
Pepper Martin
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 21: Never Send a Boy King Part 2

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

US detective drama series. Jim Rockford continues his scheme, with a group of con-artists, to retrieve the money Coombs conned from Mr Brockelman. Show more

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Harold Jack Coombs:
Robert Webber
Richie Brokelman:
Dennis Dugan
Mr Brockelman:
Harold Gould
Larry Litrell:
Gary Crosby
Odette Lependieu:
Trisha Noble
Harry Steel:
Pepper Martin
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 22: A Different Drummer

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

US detective drama series. Whilst in hospital, Jim is convinced he sees a doctor perform an organ extraction on a live patient.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Dr Lee Yost:
John Considine
Sorel Henderson:
Jesse Welles
Dr Bosca:
Walter Brooke
Evan Grange:
Harlan Warde
Director:
Reza Badiyi

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 1: Heartaches of a Fool

Duration: 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

American detective drama series. Rockford investigates when his father becomes caught up in a war between Chinese mobsters and a crooked businessman.

Contributors

Jim Garner:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Charlie Strayhorn:
Taylor Lacher
Clement Chin:
James Shigeta
Carrie Strayhorn:
Lynne Marta
Roland Eddy:
Norman Alden
Shorty McCall:
Don 'Red' Barry
Norman Abbott Kline:
Joe E Tata
Clark Streeter:
Leo Gordon
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Hillman Stewart:
Mark Roberts
Mike Torrance:
Robert Phillips
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 2: Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Detective drama series. Rockford has to clear Rita's name when she is accused of the murder of a doctor.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Rita Capkovic:
Rita Moreno
Edie Nevitt:
Sharon Acker
Donald Pilmer:
Robin Gammell
Dr Russell Nevitt:
Robert Loggia
Phil 'The Dancer' Gabriel:
Abe Vigoda
Freddie:
Ron Gilbert
Dr Neil Rosendahl:
William Joyce
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 3: The Jersey Bounce

Duration: 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Detective drama series. Rockford confronts his father's anti-social neighbours. But when one of their party guests is found dead, Jim is suspected of his murder.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Arthur Nodzak:
Luke Andreas
Wade G Ward:
Sorrell Booke
John Cooper:
Bo Hopkins
Eugene Conigliaro:
Greg Antonacci
Mickey Long:
Gene Davis
Celeste:
Elta Blake
D A Cowan:
Jim Scott
Dawn Nodzak:
Doney Oatman
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 5

Episode 4: White on White and Nearly Perfect

Duration: 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

US detective drama series. Rockford meets a dashing young private investigator while searching for an industrialist's daughter.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Lance White:
Tom Selleck
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery Jr
Brad Davies:
Jason Evers
Lieutenant Doug Chapman:
James Luisi
Veronica Teasdale:
Karen Austin