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10 Diagnosis Murder facts die hard fans might not know
By James Whittington, Friday 27th July 2018
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It’s the series with the smartest medic around, Diagnosis Murder is the global hospital drama which stars the legendary Dick Van Dyke. Here we go under the knife and reveal 10 of the interesting and obscure facts about this addictive series.

10: Over three decades before Diagnosis Murder there was a CBS series about a crime solving pathologist called Diagnosis: Unknown.

9: Dr Sloan is a silent partner in BBQ Bob’s Restaurant.

8: There were five TV-movies made after the series finished.

7: We all know that Dick’s son Barry appeared in a number of episodes but there were also appearances from other members of their family; Shane, Jerry, Stacy, Wes, Taryn and Carey Van Dyke. Talk about keeping it in the family!

6: Eight original novels were published between 2003 and 2008.

5: There were a number of spin-off series shot but none were taken up. For fact fans it was 7.

4: Dick and Barry starred together in a series of TV movies named Murder 101.

3: Michael Tucci who played hospital administrator Norman Briggs is best known for being T-Bird Sonny on the classic movie Grease.

2: Betty White plays Dr Sloan’s sister Dora in the episode Death by Extermination.

1: The series is a spin off from a spin off! Yep, that’s right, CBS Drama fans might know that Matlock gave birth to the series Jake and the Fatman which in turned delivered Diagnosis Murder!


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