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Amanda Tucker - Apprentice witch (Catherine Hicks) who uses her clairvoyant skills and supernatural spells (which sometimes went awry) to help solve crimes on the detective drama TUCKER'S WITCH/CBS/1982-83.

Catherine Hicks as Amanda Tucker

Amanda and her detective husband, Rick Tucker (Tim Matheson) live on a farm in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles with a Himalayan cat named Dickens (with whom Amanda communicates telepathically) and a goat named Myra.

Together, the Tucker's operate the Tucker & Tucker, Inc. detective agency. Their business office (555-6111) is located on 7000 Vista Del Mar Drive in Los Angeles. Marcia Fulbright is the firm's secretary. Amanda's mobile car phone number is 555-8734. Her home phone is 555-4616. The Tucker's first case involved the high-rise elevator murders of three women of which Amanda saw in her dreams.

Amanda's mother, Ellen Hobbes, who lives with Amanda on her farm, occasionally helped out her daughter on a case. Although Ellen was born into a family of witches, she is not a witch herself because such powers skip every tenth generation. Her daughter, Amanda, however was the first in the next cycle, so she inherited the abilities of a witch. Abilities that Amanda had not yet perfected.


Amanda and Rick Tucker
Amanda and Rick Check Out a Clue

Barbara Barrie as Ellen Hobbes
Ellen Hobbes,
Amanda's Mom


TRIVIA NOTE: Amanda named her cat "Dickens" after her favorite writer, English author Charles Dickens. Kim Cattrall (late of Sex in the City fame) played the role of Amanda in the unaired pilot for the series which was originally titled "The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon." Art Hindle played the role of Rick Tucker. The show's theme song was composed by Brad Fiedel.


TUCKER'S WITCH/CBS/1982-83

Cast Credits

Catherine Hicks as Amanda Tucker
Tim Matheson as Rick Tucker
Barbara Barrie as Ellen Hobbes, Amanda's Mom
Bill Morey as Lt. Sean Fisk
Duncan Ross as Stucky, the mortician
Alfre Woodard as Marcia Fulbright, Secretary


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