Ironside (1967-75)

Ironside (originally broadcast under the name A Man Called Ironside in the United Kingdom) is a Universal television series which ran on NBC from September 14, 1967 to February 6, 1975. The character’s debut was in a TV-movie on March 28, 1967.

The show revolved around former San Francisco Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert T. Ironside (Raymond Burr), a thirty-five year police veteran who was forced to retire from the department after a sniper’s bullet paralyzed him from the waist down and forced him to use a wheelchair. Appointed a “special department consultant” by his good friend, Police Commissioner Dennis Randall, Ironside retained an attic floor (for living and office space) at the SFPD headquarters and made use of a specially modified and equipped police truck and later a modified van to accommodate his wheelchair. The show became a success as Ironside depended on brains and initiative in handling cases.

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  • 2 thoughts on “Ironside (1967-75)”

    1. Ironside was taken off the air in Bothell, Wa retrovision, comcast channel 117 retrovision to make room for KIRO news. Alfred hitchcock was put in its place.. What a dirty trick!, I have been watching ironside on the retro channel for a long time and I have only seen half the series. I want ironside back on tv or boycott this lousy station. I hope you all join me, I do not watch the retro channel for todays news, who the heck thought this was a good idea? 1 and 1/2 hours of KIRO news at 630 pm when KIRO is already showing news on the KIRO channel. I need some support here guys….anyone who has been watching ironside and injoying it……………..

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