Created by Kenneth Royce
GEORGE BULMAN was one of the more bizarre private eyes to make it onto television, at times reaching almost Dickensian proportions. He was fond of quoting Shakespeare, wore gloves and a scarf all the times, carried a plastic shopping bag, suffered a perpetual cold which had him sucking on an inhaler most of the time, and seemed to to an inordinate amount of time repairing clocks and adjusting his gold-rimmed "Edwardian" glasses. He first appeared in a British film The XYZ Man, as a rather peculiar police officer. That was spun off into an ITV police drama, The Strangers, which ran from 1978-82, with Detective Sergeant Bulman rising through the ranks, despite his highly individual, unorthodox ways, to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector.
Three years later, George returned, having resigned from the force, to set himself up as the owner of a small shop specializing in clock repair. Helping out was Lucy McGinty, the daughter of a old cop buddy, who has studied criminology, and was always after George to investigate some crime or another.
- Series One
- "Winds of Change" (June 5, 1985)
- "The Daughter was a Dancer" (June 12, 1985)
- "Pandora's Many Boxes" (June 19, 1985)
- "Death of a Hitman" (June 26, 1985)
- "The Name of the Game" (July 3, 1985)
- "One of Our Pigeons Is Missing" (July 10, 1985)
- "Sins of Omission" (July 17, 1985)
- "Another Part of the Jungle" (July 24, 1985)
- "Born Into the Purple" (July 31, 1985)
- "A Cup for the Winner" (August 7, 1985)
- "I Met a Man Who Wasn't There" (August 14, 1985)
- "A Moveable Feast" (August 21, 1985)
- "A Man of Conviction" (August 28, 1985)
- Series Two
- "Chinese Whispers" (June 20, 1987)
- "Death by Misadventure" (June 27, 1987)
- White Lies" (July 4, 1987)
- "Chicken of the Baskervilles" (July 18, 1987)
- "Thin Ice" (July 25/1985, 1987)
- "W.C. Fields was Right" (August 1, 1987)
- "Ministry of Accidents" (August 8, 1987)
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith. Thanks to Big Al Hubin for a few leads on this one.
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