Whodunit based on characters created by Frederick Dannay
and Manfred B. Lee
. Ellery Queen
aired on NBC during the 1975-76 season and starred Jim Hutton
as author/detective Ellery Queen and David Wayne
as his father, Inspector Richard Queen. The show was different from other whodunits in that Ellery Queen would break through the fourth wall towards the end of each episode and offer a challenge to the viewer to figure out the correct solution to the crime.
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Recaps1x8: The Adventure of the Mad Tea Party recap
: Theater financier Spencer Lockridge is in his country home in his den, telling a visitor that he refuses to let anything spoil his nephew's weekend. He tells his visitor to decide is what is really important, or warns that he'll decide for him. The visitor leaves and Spencer picks up his Mad Hatter hat to go with his costume... read more.1x7: The Adventure of Colonel Nivin's Memoirs recap
: A man with a cane gets out of a taxi outside the Gotham Book Store, where former spy and current author, Colonel Alec Nivin, is signing copies of his new book Memoirs of a Spy
. His publicist, Jenny O'Brien, is supervising the signing, and Nivin tries to hit on her without success. Once she steps away, the man with the cane places a book before Nivin with a message inside saying that they have to talk. They step aside and Jenny notices them arguing. The man with the cane leaves and Ellery arrives and wonders why Jenny, his girlfriend, didn't show up for lunch. She reminds him that their lunch date was a day ago and says she has to go to a literary cocktail party in honor of her client. Jenny explains that it's her publicity that has made Nivin popular, and introduces Ellery to Nivin. Nivin signs his last book and suggests that he and Jenny go out to celebrate at the Safari Club at his private room. Thinking quickly, she gets Ellery to agree to a dinner date, but Nivin insists on business first. Switching gears, Jenny tells Nivin that she's invited Ellery to the cocktail party that night, and tells him to be on time for once... read more.1x0: Too Many Suspects recap
: In New York City in 1947, a radio news broadcast goes out across the city. In a luxurious apartment, a shot rings out and the killer leaves, dropping the gun on the floor. His dying victim crawls across the floor to the wall outlet and pulls the plugs on the television and clock at exactly 10:25 p.m... read more.