Fans of "The Fugitive," one of TV's all-time great dramas, can get the complete set in a "Most Wanted Edition" tomorrow. It's not cheap, but then again, no 33-disc set is. This collection won a 2012 Key Art Award for packaging, but it's the episodes themselves that will delight viewers.
"The Fugitive" was a Quinn Martin production that aired on ABC from 1963-67. It starred David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, who, wrongly convicted for the murder of his wife, escapes police custody the night before his execution and drifts from town to town in search of the one-armed man who killed his wife in order to clear his name—but always looking over his shoulder for Stafford Police Lt. Philip Gerard (Barry Morse). Every episode Kimble finds work and also becomes involved in the lives of some of the locals.
The series combined all sorts of genres—drama, mystery, thriller, action—and gave viewers a familiar anthology show with a changing cast each week, but anchored with a continuing storyline involving Kimble and Gerard.
"The Fugitive," which TV Guide rated No. 36 on its list of 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, was televised in black and white for the first three seasons and in color for the final season.
"The Fugitive: The Most Wanted Edition - Complete Series" is priced at $259.98, but Amazon is currently selling it for $224.99 (click image below).