ah! remember this show?this book is a real labour of love and has been written with the greatest respect for all involved.the authors have gone to great lengths to find out everything and i do mean everything about this show.like the previous reviewer i wasn't really expecting much more than a cut and paste job but this really is top class.the detail is amazing.it brought back to me how much i used to love this show and the subsequent shock felt at the death of pete duel.ben murphy and roger davis are extensively interviewed throughout as is roy huggins the shows producer.one of the interviews with ben sounds hilarious as he was doing his exercises on the floor while the girls tried to take notes.there is an episode guide with fully detailed plot outlines,cast and bloopers.wonderful memories rekindled along with some sad ones.now when are universal going to release the whole series on dvd?an entertaining enjoyable informative and very entertaining read.
This is a brilliant book - far better than I thought it would be. It really is a very intelligent, thoughtful, informative, entertaining and well-written book about a much-loved and much-missed TV series. And it's much more than an episode-by-episode synopsis. It's an involving explanation of how TV series emerge from the drawing board to the studio and the network and all the politics involved. It deals very sensitively with the shock of Pete Duel's death and the subsequent fall-out for the cast and crew. The writers have gone to a great deal of effort to interview actors and production staff to get a balanced perspective on a landmark TV show. And given that the book is American in origin, as of course is Alias Smith and Jones itself, the writers make mention of the series' phenomenal popularity over here in the UK. An absorbing read, highly recommended to all AS&J fans but also to the general reader with an interest in classic TV.
What a brilliant read giving background to each of the episodes whilst also providing information on the stars and their lives before and after ASJ. Chapter 6 is one which is so sad but compelling to read and gives the reader more of an understanding of the passion Pete Duel had for so many things he felt were wrong in the world. If you are looking for an insight in the series and learning more about what made the actors 'tick', then this book is a must
The definitive account of both the characters and the real people behind the TV series. The book switches between a descriptive review of the three complete series and the private lives and stories of the cast and crew before, after and during production. It relives the emotion and shock at Peter Duel's untimely death and the further careers of Ben Murphy and Roger Davis. An excellent book.
A marvelous book for Smith and Jones fans. The amount of detail not only about the series itself, but the background is amazing. I bought the Kindle edition for £2.10, and the photographs alone are worth far more than that. Like other reviewers I was not sure what to expect, but I cannot recommend this book too highly.
Can't get enough AS&J. This is of course terrific, we all know them even if they are nearly forgotten. After this then via Amazon i bout the 2nd and 3rd series from some place in California and they work just fine on our DVD blu ray thing even though the pictures are not full screen (the edges left and right edges are have about 2 inches of black on a 46" screen). If you are a fan but it, otherwise the Harry Briscoe will be looking for you!
A must for fans of the series. Written by two fans, and well researched by them. Includes production dates, original broadcast dates in the US and UK, directors, producers, writers etc, and synopsis and cast list of each episode. Plus how the series evolved, and plenty of black-and-white photos.
I rediscovered this wonderful programme again recently, although my love of Pets Duel had never left. Enjoyed the commentary on the pilot especially. This program me is still as good now as it ever was and is better than some of the stuff we are forced to watch now.
Anything to do with alias Smith Jones l love brings back wonderful memories of when l was sixteen the highlight of our week was waiting for it to come on when pete duel died we where heartbroken l now have the DVD s to watch whenever l want