NBC "Detective's Diary" - reruns of "The Vise: Mark Saber"  Donald Gray & "Man from Interpol"

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - UK


"Calling Scotland Yard" (UK) (1953-54) - aka - "Adventure Theater"(US)  (1956-57)
   
 "The Vise"(anthology) (1954-55)   "The Vise:Mark Saber" (1955-57)  "Saber of London" (1957-60)  "Detective's Diary" (1957-61)
 "Man from Interpol" (1959-60)  "The Cheaters" (1960-61)  "Richard the Lionheart" (1961-62)
Episode Guide   compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Trevor Jordan,(UK),
Author of Donald Gray's biography "Colonel White Meets Mark Saber"
D.W. McGregor (Sunderland, UK), David Moore (UK)  Rina Fox, Tom Alger (USA)  [Updated June 2020 TA]
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NBC  title - for reruns of
"The Vise:Mark Saber" (1955-57)    &    "Saber of London" (1957-59)
   plus  first run &  reruns of  -  "Man from Interpol" (1959-60)
Danziger Photoplays production
executive producers
Edward J. Danziger and Harry Lee Danziger
 
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"Detective's Diary" NBC Saturdays 12:30pm Eastern
Most broadcast in the same order that they ran on ABC.

"Detective's Diary" 
[--] 16Mar1957 NBC Sat 12:30pm Eastern [Series Premiere] (no details, possibly 4.01 "File It Under Murder")
[--] 23Mar1957
[--] 30Mar1957 - 4.03 "Safe for Murder"
The chance remark of a security guard is the only clue Mark
Saber has to the burglary of "a [sentence cut short in newspaper]
[--] 06Apr1957 - 4.04 "Sing Softly Sister"
[--] 13Apr1957 - 4.05 "Holiday for Heatherton"
Private investigator Mark Saber is called upon to solve a precious diamond theft and winds up cornering a criminal who has committed two murders. [Philadelphia PA Inquirer]
[--] 20Apr1957 - 4.06 "Receipt for Murder"
A British businessman, involved in a vicious murder and jewel theft, seeks Mark Saber's aid. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 27Apr1957 - 4.07 "Kill Me, My Love." An actor summons Mark Saber and confides that he believes his wife is planning his murder. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 04May1957 - 4.08 "Cage of Fear." Mark Saber discovers a reign of terror when a murderer takes refuge in the home of an elderly lady. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 11May1957 - 4.09 "Dram of Death" (listed as "Drama of Death") Mark Saber is called in to crack a complex series of deaths by poisoning.[Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 18May1957 - 4.10 "Cry Wolf."
A tape recorder, "planted " in a cafe to get gossip for a television program, reveals the details of a murder plot. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 25May1957 - 4.11 "A Return to Danger"
A remark by a man on his deathbed leads his son to believe himself heir to an English fortune. [North Tonawanda NY Evening News]
[--] 01Jun1957 - 4.12 "The Very Last Witness"
[--] 08Jun1957 -
[--] 15Jun1957 -
[--] 22Jun1957 -
[--] 29Jun1957 -
[--] 06July1957 - 4.17 "The Tough Part"
[--] 13July1957 - 4.18 "Root of Evil"
[--] 20July1957 - 4.19 "Short Cut to Murder"
A surprise birthday party leads to the discovery of an $80,000 theft and causes a murder. [North Tonawanda (NY) Evening News]

[--] 27July1957 - 4.20 "Find Harry Clay"
[--] 03Aug1957 -
[--] 10Aug1957 -
[--] 17Aug1957 -

[--] 24Aug1957 - 4.24 "Back Track to Murder"
Synopsis:
Saber checks on a routine safe-cracking job, which turns into a triple murder case. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Synopsis:
A routine safe-cracking job turns into a triple murder to give private eye Mark Saber one of his most baffling cases. [North Tonawanda (NY) Evening News]

[--] 31Aug1957 -
[--] 07Sep1957 - 4.26 "Sound of Death."
Mark Saber, vacationing in a small fishing village, is persuaded to take a murder case. [North Tonawanda (NY) Evening News]
The mother of a young man, suspected of murdering the leading citizen's daughter enlists Saber's aid in an attempt to save her son from the fury of the town's residents. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 14Sep1957 - 4.27 "Diamond Jubilee."
Saber becomes entangled in intrigue and murder while pursuing an ex-convict in hopes of locating a set of missing diamonds and collecting a reward. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

[--] 21Sep1957 - 4.31 "Bullets for Saber."
[--] 28Sep1957 - 4.32 "Death in a Flask."
A father whose daughter has confessed to murdering her husband calls in Saber to investigate. [North Tonawanda (NY) Evening News]
[--] 05Oct1957 - 4.33 "Against the Ropes."
[--] 12Oct1957 - 4.34 "Hi-Jacked" (aka "Hijacked")
The police bring Saber into a case involving the hijacking of expensive cars that eventually leads to murder. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Note: CTVA lists "Hi-Jacked" for 28Sep57.

[--] 19Oct1957 - 4.35 "The Pink Scarf."
Saber is called in on a case in which a woman has disappeared. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 26Oct1957 - 4.36 "Bishops Sometimes Bite."
The Bishop of Tricester overhears arrangements being made for a murder, and when he tells his secretary, she calls in Marks Saber. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
The Bishop of Tricester, an amateur detective, and Mark
Saber join forces to catch a murderer. [North Tonawanda (NY) Evening News]
[--] 02Nov1957 - 4.37 "Short, Dark and Handsome. "
[--] 09Nov1957 - 4.38 "The Sucker Game.

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[--] 16Nov1957 - 3.01 "The Lady Is Missing"
A man returns from a trip abroad to find his wife missing. He calls in Saber and tells him the only clue he can supply is that his wife may have gone to their lonely hunting lodge in Scotland. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 23Nov1957 - 3.02 "Diamond Cut Diamond."
Saber's search for the stolen DeWinter diamond leads him to a nightclub proprietor and his girl friend who are involved in some suspicious activities. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 30Nov1957 - 3.04 "The Captive Brain."
When a middle-aged woman asks Saber to trace her missing husband, the inspector investigates and discovers evidence that the man has been buying expensive furs far another woman and taking money from the office safe. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 07Dec1957 - 3.05 "The Girl From Rome."
Take one foggy London street, add a terrified Italian servant girl and a brace of thugs. Mix well and you have a murder mystery. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 14Dec1957 - 3.06 "Manhunt."
Saber breaks through a high-powered robbery ring with the aid of his sidekick who joins the gangsters to get inside dope. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 21Dec1957 - 3.07 "The Big Snatch."
Mark Saber works on two important clues in his effort to rescue a kidnaped girl who is being held for ransom. [North Tonawanda (NY) Evening News]
[--] 28Dec1957 - 3.08 "Walk Softly for Murder."
Mark Saber confronts an arrogant millionaire importer and a frightened girl while trying to unravel two murders. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Note: "Death Has Three Faces" skipped?

[--] 04Jan58 - 3.10 "The Sally Ankens Story"
[--] 11Jan58 - 3.11 "No Reply from Room 17"

[--] 18Jan58 - 3.12 "Collector's Item."
Shortly after eloping with a gold digging suitor, a wealthy woman is found murdered in a lonely cottage. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
A wealthy middle-aged woman is murdered in a lonely cottage shortly after she elopes with a gold-digging suitor.
[North Tonawanda NY Evening News]
[--] 25Jan58 - 3.13 "Hear No Evil"
A hearing aid provides the clue that leads to the solution of the murder of a wealthy, bed-ridden woman. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Note: "Killer On The Prowl" skipped?

[--] 01Feb58 - 3.15 "Shroud For A Lady"
[--] 08Feb58 - 3.16 "Murder By Design"
[--] 15Feb58 - 3.17 "Frame-Up Without Gloves"
[--] 22Feb58 - 3.26 "Itís Only Mink."
Saber attends a party at the home of a night club singer and nabs a thief by using a clever scheme. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 01Mar58 - "Vanishing Witness"
The only person able to help a man who claims he is innocent of a murder charge vanishes and is later found murdered.
[--] 08Mar58 - 3.19 "A Coffin For Johnny."
A band of smugglers sneak a coffin filled with gold into England, bury it in a London cemetery, and go back later to collect their loot. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 15Mar58 - 3.20 "Deadline for Murder."
[--] 22Mar58 - 3.21 "Find A Body"
[--] 29Mar58 - 3.22 "Murder for Gain"
[--] 05Apr58 - 3.23 "There's Danger in Beauty."
[--] 12Apr58 - 3.24 "Blood in the Sky"
[--] 19Apr58 - 3.25 "Death Needs No Cane."
[--] 26Apr58 - 3.04 "The Captive Brain."
A loan company bookkeeper disappears at the same time a large sum of money is discovered missing from the office safe. [North Tonawanda (NY) Evening News]

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[--] 03May58 - 4.03 "Safe For Murder"
A burglar-proof bank is robbed.
[--] 10May58 - 4.06 "Receipt for Murder"
A British businessman, spending a few days in London,
winds up with the wrong suitcase and finds it contains a bundle of blood-stained clothes. [North Tonawanda (NY) Evening News]
[--] 17May58 - 4.08 "Cage Of Fear"
[--] 24May58 - 4.10 "Cry Wolf"
[--] 31May58 - 4.11 "A Return to Danger"
[--] 07Jun58 - 4.12 "The Very Last Witness"
A black marketeer hires Inspector Mark Saber to trace a missing associate. [North Tonawanda (NY) Evening News]
[--] 14Jun58 - no title listed, similar to 4.18 "Root of Evil."
Mark Saber sets a trap for a wily embezzler and murderer. [North Tonawanda (NY) Evening News]
[--] 21June58 - 4.15 "The Wrong Face."
[--] 28June58 - 4.16 "Corpse with a Sword."
Saber proves that hiding the corpse is one of the great
difficulties in committing the perfect murder. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 05July58 - 4.17 "The Tough Part."
One foolish mistake on the part of a member of a bank-robbing gang enables Saber to crack a case to which he was not even assigned. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 12July58 - 4.18 "Root of Evil."
[--] 19July58 - 4.19 "Short Cut to Murder."
A surprise birthday party turns up the theft of almost $80,000 and leads to a murder. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 26July58 - 4.20 "Find Harry Clay."
[--] 02Aug58 - 4.21 "Signature for Murder. "
Mark Saber probes an art racket in which the works of great painters are being forged. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 09Aug58 - 4.23 "Murder By Error."
A woman hired Mark Saber to investigate a blackmail attempt on her husband. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 16Aug58 - 4.24 "Back Track to Murder."
Mark Saber investigates a safe-cracking group which develops into a triple murder. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 23Aug58 - 4.27 "Diamond Jubilee."
[--] 30Aug58 - 4.31 "Bullets for Saber."
Mark Saber catches a murderer red-handed but has trouble convicting him. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Inspector Mark Saber catches a murderer red-handed but discovers that convicting him is a difficult matter. [North Tonawanda NY Evening News]

[--] 06Sep58 - 4.32 "Death in a Flask."
Mark Saber investigates a poison murder. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
[--] 13Sep58 - 4.33 "Against the Ropes."
[--] 20Sep58 -
Mark Saber uncovers a profitable but illegal export business. [North Tonawanda NY Evening News]
[--] 27Sep58 -
[--] 04Oct58 -

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[--] 11Oct58 - reruns from the "Saber of London" series begin.

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