Dick Spanner
Created by Terry Adlam

Private eyes are GO!

Mild-mannered robot private detective DICK SPANNER was the suitably square-jawed titular hero of Dick Spanner, P.I., a tongue-in-cheek British series featuring puppets, filmed entirely in stop-motion animation. The short (six minute) segments were originally seen in the U.K. as part of Sunday Morning show Network Seven, and was later given a late night showing, where it's sly satire, non-stop wisecracks sight-gag-filled plots could perhaps be better appreciated.

Occasionally referred to as "the world's strangest private investigator," this blurb from one episode says it all:

"Will Spanner get his bird or will he fall foul of Eric Von Strongbow? Why are all the smalls taking over Ivywood and is Mae East revealing more than she should..? Find out in "The Case Of The Maltese Parrot."

It was produced by Gerry Anderson, of Thunderbirds fame.

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Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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