Colonel March of Scotland Yard - The
British police drama COLONEL MARCH OF SCOTLAND YARD/SYN/1953-54
starred Boris Karloff (Universal Studio's "Frankenstein") as intrepid Scotland Yard
Detective Colonel Perceval Clovis Adelbart who
wore a black eye patch over his left eye.
Colonel March worked as the head of Department D-3, a special
investigative division of Scotland Yard. Assisting Colonel March were Ewan Roberts as Inspector
Ames and Eric Pohlmann as Inspector Gordon.
The series was inspired by American mystery writer John Dickson Carr
who wrote under the pen-name Carter Dickson a series of tales
about "The Department of Queer
Complaints" (1940) that featured master criminologist Colonel March who
investigated seemingly impossible to solve "X-Files" type cases. The short
stories included: "The New Invisible Man"; "The Footprint in the
Sky"; "The Crime in Nobody's Room"; "Hot Money"; "Death in the
Dressing-Room"; "The Silver Curtain"; and "Error at Daybreak."
TRIVIA NOTE: Scotland Yard is the popular nickname
of the London Metropolitan Police in England. The name "Scotland Yard" has its origin
(so goes one story) because the land used for
earlier police headquarters was entered through
a courtyard later used by Sir Christopher Wren
and known as "Scotland Yard."
The yard was popularized in the many Sherlock
Holmes novels , movies and TV series that
depicted the bumbling Scotland yard Inspector
For a full list of shows with Scotland yard
Detectives look at the
OCCUPATIONS - "Police"
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