Robert T. Ironside, chief of detectives with the San Francisco Police Department, is shot down by a sniper's bullet. He survived the attack, but became crippled from the waist down and was confined the wheelchair. With his former assistants Brown and Whitfield and former delinquent Mark, he combats crime from his mobile office while leaving a pot of chili cooking back at headquarters.
Last Episode08x16 The Faded Image Aired: Jan. 16, 1975
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Ironside (1967): Season 1, Episode #30 - Return of the Hero
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Ironside (1967): Season 1, Episode #19 - Memory Of An Ice Cream Stick
Ironside warns his aide to stay away from a boyhood friend, now a parolee.
Series Fun Facts
- Star Raymond Burr injured his eyes working on the series. Being in a wheelchair, he had to look up directly into the hot lights used to film his scenes and his eyes were slightly burned.
- In many of the early episodes, Ironside and his team would drive around in an armored car. However, during the second season they replaced it with his more familiar van.
- Steven Bochco, who would later became one of the most successful television producers of the 1980's and 90's, worked on the series very early in his career. He had been hired by Executive…
[show]Steven Bochco, who would later became one of the most successful television producers of the 1980's and 90's, worked on the series very early in his career. He had been hired by Executive Producer Frank Price at the start of the first season to write a few extra minutes worth of scenes in the first six episodes, which were too short. After looking at these episodes, Bochco asked Price if it was really necessary for him to do this for all six because he didn't think the show would last that long. According to Bochco, Price was not happy with the remark and this was the start of a strained relationship between the two of them that continued when Price was in charge of Universal Television and Bochco was a writer there.