Moscow Bureau

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Moscow Bureau
Genre Comedy [1]
Written by David Lloyd
Directed by John Rich

Moscow Bureau is a half-hour ABC television comedy made in 1985 as a pilot for a proposed series. Written by Emmy Award winner David Lloyd and directed by John Rich, the show aired in the summer of the following year as an episode of "ABC Comedy Specials", listed in some markets as "Comedy Factory".[2][3][4]

Moscow Bureau takes place in what was still Cold War-era Moscow, focusing on the hard-drinking editor at a weekly U.S. newsmagazine and his staff of reporters who "skulk, double-deal, scoop each other, and take other alarming measures to get their stories out to the world."[5][6]

Cast: Caroline McWilliams (Christine Nichols), William Windom (Herb Medlock), Elya Baskin (Sasha Zhukov), Barrie Ingham (Nigel Blake), Nancy Lane (Connie Uecker), Dennis Drake (Tim Carmichael), Michael Zaslow (Phil), James Newell (1st Reporter), Charles Knox Robinson (2nd Reporter)[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philadelphia Inquirer, TV Tonite, ABC Comedy Special, By Christopher Cornell, June 06, 1986
  2. ^ New York Times, TV Weekend; "ABC COMEDY SPECIAL" offers "Hearts of Steel By John J. O'Connor, June 13, 1986.
  3. ^ Philadelphia Inquirer, TV Tonite, ABC Comedy Special, By Christopher Cornell, June 06, 1986.
  4. ^ Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946-1992: A Catalog of the American Radio Archives Collection, Compiled by Jeanette M Bernard and Klaudia England, Forward by Norman Corwin ISBN 9780786433483, McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers Aug 11, 2009.
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  6. ^ Chicago Tribune, MPBS Texas Documentary Series Too Starry-eyed For Its Own Good by Clifford Terry, June 6, 1986.
  7. ^ Terrace, Vincent, Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937-2012 (McFarland) 197,198
  8. ^ Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946-1992: A Catalog of the American Radio Archives Collection, Compiled by Jeanette M Bernard and Klaudia England, Forward by Norman Corwin ISBN 9780786433483, McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers Aug 11, 2009.