"Dameron - his home the streets of the world;
his profession the jobs nobody else can do. Dameron goes anywhere,
solves any problem - for a price."
Created by Jim French
In this 1970's private eye radio drama, which aired on the
Golden West Radio Network (owned by radio's singing cowboy, Gene
Autry), ROY DAMERON (Robert E. Lee Hardwycke) is a high-priced,
international trouble-shooter. Emil (Douglas Young) is his assistant;
variously described as a cook, a chemist, and a general factotum.
Most Dameron episodes follow typical detective plots - masquerading
as someone else or solving or preventing a crime. In one episode,
Dameron must stop the bombing of the Vietnam War Peace Talks in
Paris. Dameron uses his wits to solve his cases, he doesn't carry
or own a gun.
About five years later, creator (and writer and director) Jim
French went on to create the long-running The
Adventures of Harry Nile. The star of Dameron,
Robert E. Lee Hardwycke, was a radio personality and DJ at KVI
- I believe he was the morning man there for much of the 1970's
and perhaps into the early 1980's.
(1972-73, KVI/Seattle, Golden West Radio Network)
First broadcast: September
Last broadcast: September
Director: Jim French
Writer: Jim French
Starring Robert E. Lee hardwycke
as ROY DAMERON
and Douglas Young as Emil
- Interview with Jim French
Stewart Wright's behind-the-scenes discussion
with the creator of Dameron and The Adventures of Harry
Nile, focussing on the latter show.
Contributed by Stewart
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