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The Rockford Files

Series 6

Episode 5: Only Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die, Part 2

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Detective drama series. Rockford continues his investigation into the complicated affairs of a rock star.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Whitney Cox:
Marcia Strassman
Eddie Lo Presti:
George Loros
Ronny Martz:
Lenny Baker
Bernie Seldon:
Stanley Brock
Diane Bjornstrom:
Leigh Christian
Alain Florio:
Jean-Paul Vignon
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 6

Episode 1: Paradise Cove

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Detective drama series. Jim investigates a story about some gold bullion that was stolen fifty years ago, and a rumour that it is buried in Malibu.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Althea Morgan:
Mariette Hartley
Carl Colton 'CC' Calloway:
Leif Erickson
John McLinton:
Byron Morrow
Cliff Calloway:
Fred Herrick
Officer Billings:
Luis Delgado

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 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 6

Episode 4: Only Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die, Part 1

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Detective drama series. Rockford is hired by a rock star whose life starts going awry after his record producer disappears. Show more

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Whitney Cox:
Marcia Strassman
Eddie Lo Presti:
George Loros
Ronny Martz:
Lenny Baker
Bernie Seldon:
Stanley Brock
Diane Bjornstrom:
Leigh Christian
Alain Florio:
Jean-Paul Vignon
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 6

Episode 7: Nice Guys Finish Dead

Duration: 47 minutes

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

US detective drama series. When a guest at a private investigators' conference is murdered, Jim Rockford finds himself having to work with Lance White.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Lance White:
Tom Selleck
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Freddie Beamer:
James Whitmore
Vern St Cloud:
Simon Oakland
Larry St Cloud:
Larry Manetti
Lt Doug Chapman:
James Luisi
Carmine DeAngelo:
Joseph Bernard
Brandy Alexander:
Erica Hagen

The Rockford Files

Series 6

Episode 8: The Hawaiian Headache

Duration: 46 minutes

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

American detective drama series. Jim Rockford is made to believe he's won a trip to Hawaii, when he's actually being asked to do a favour for an old friend.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Colonel John 'Howling Mad' Smith:
Ken Swofford
Dwight Whipple:
WK Stratton
Gordon Lyle:
James Murtaugh
Angel Martin:
Stuart Margolin
Captain McEnroe:
Jack Garner
Officer Billings:
Luis Delgado
Dutch Ingram:
Christopher Cary
Director:
William Wiard

The Rockford Files

Series 6

Episode 9: No-Fault Affair

Duration: 46 minutes

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

US detective drama series. Jim helps his old friend Rita Capkovic, who is being harassed by her former pimp as she tries to change careers.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Rita Capkovic:
Rita Moreno
Angel Martin:
Stuart Margolin
Al Haluska:
Jerry Douglas
Linda Hassler:
Corinne Camacho
Peggy Becker:
Pat Finley
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Director:
Corey Allen

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 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 6

Episode 6: Love Is the Word

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Detective drama series. Jim is asked to help an old flame, Dr Megan Dougherty, when her new fiance goes missing.

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Megan Dougherty:
Kathryn Harrold
Jeffrey Smith:
Anthony Herrera
Lt Dwayne Kefir:
Van Williams
Kenny Spector:
Richard Cox
Lou Metzer:
Rick Goldman
Keith Keoloha:
David Cadiente
Mrs Dougherty:
Lisa Figus

The Rockford Files

Series 6

Episode 11: Just a Coupla Guys

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Detective drama series. Two young tearaways try to join a mob through its now-reformed boss, whom Rockford tries to help. Show more

Contributors

Jim Rockford:
James Garner
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford:
Noah Beery
Dennis Becker:
Joe Santos
Eugene Conigliaro:
Greg Antonacci
Mickey Long:
Gene Davis
Joseph Lombard:
Gilbert Green
Tony DeMichel:
Antony Ponzini
Cardinal Finnerty:
Arch Johnson
Beppy Conigliaro:
Simon Oakland
Renee Lombard:
Lisa Bowman
Kathlene O'Meara:
Robin Riker
Director:
Ivan Dixon