- Honey West (TV series)
bgcolour = #D6D6FF
show_name = Honey West
caption = "Honey West" complete series DVD cover (UK version)
genre = Crime drama
runtime = 30 mins. (approx)
country = USA
network = ABC
first_aired = September 17, 1965
last_aired = April 8, 1966
num_seasons = 1
num_episodes = 30
imdb_id = 0058814
tv_com_id = 570
"Honey West" is an American crime drama television series produced by the ABC network. The series ran for 30 episodes during the 1965-1966 television season and starred
Anne Francisas female private detective Honey West.
The Honey West character was created by Gloria and Forest Fickling under the
pseudonym"G.G. Fickling" in the late 1950s. West was one of the first female "private eyes" to ever appear on television.
Francis first played West in an episode of "
Burke's Law", which led to this series being commissioned as a spin-off. Created as an American answer to the popular Emma Peeland Cathy Galecharacters in the British series "The Avengers", "Honey West" was not a ratings success and was canceled after one season. Francis nonetheless received a Golden Globe Award for her performance.
Decades later, Francis reprised the role of Honey West (though her last name is changed to "Best") in an episode of the 1994 revival of "Burke's Law".
In the series, West had a partner, Sam, and a pet ocelot. For sneaking around at night, she wore a black fabric
bodystocking, while for displaying herself as alluring or intimidating she wore a leopard coat. Her car was an AC Cobra.
Anne Francisas Honey West
* John Ericson as Sam Bolt
Irene Herveyas Aunt Meg
In 2006, Delta Home Entertainment released the entire series on
Region 2DVD in the UK. [ [http://www.amazon.co.uk/HONEY-WEST-COMPLETE-Honey-West/dp/B000IY0BPM Amazon.co.uk, "Honey West" DVD info] ] Meanwhile, VCI Entertainment announced in early 2008 that a North American Region 1DVD release of the series is upcoming, though no release date had been announced as of the end of February. [http://www.vcientertainment.com/SneakPeak.aspx] In late March 2008, however, preliminary cover art for the as-yet unscheduled DVD set was released. [http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Honey-West-Complete-Series-Box-Art/9231]
* [http://www.tv.com/honey-west/show/570/summary.html?q=&tag=search_results;title;1 "Honey West" at Tv.com]
* [http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/H/htmlH/honeywest/honeywest.htm "Honey West" at the Museum of Broadcast Communications]
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