The Texan Coming to Talking Pictures TV

Talking Pictures has announced its intention to broadcast the classic American Western series The Texan. The show will be joining Talking Pictures‘ Saddle Up! strand, a selection of vintage Western movies, serials and series. The strand goes out on Wednesday afternoons, introduced by James Stevens.

The Texan was produced by Desilu Productions and first broadcast on CBS in 1958. It starred Rory Calhoun alongside a supporting cast including Mario Alcalde and Duncan Lamont. Stars who featured in guest roles include James Drury, Pat Conway, Harry Dean Stanton, Mike Connors, Michael Landon, Jack Elam, Lon Chaney Jr, Cesar Romero, Lori Nelson and more. The show ran for 78 episodes over 2 series; The show ended in 1960.

“Rory Calhoun plays gunman Bill Longley, “The Texan,” who travels across Texas from town to town in the wake of the American Civil War. His reputation as a gunfighter precedes him and often brings trouble wherever he ends up next.” Synopsis from Talking Pictures TV.

This news follows other American series, some rarely seen, which have been aired on Talking Pictures. In 2024, the channel has broadcast series including Dangerous Assignment, Bonanza and The Beverly Hillbillies. We reported last week that The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp was also coming soon to the channel. We will continue to update on further announcements.

The Texan begins on Talking Pictures TV on Wednesday the 31st of July at 6:25pm. It will continue weekly. Please see the website for further scheduling information.

Jamie Dyer

Jamie Dyer is an experienced writer, broadcaster, musician and social media marketer. He enjoys Old Time Radio, vintage TV, collecting vinyl and supporting the New York Knicks.

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