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Title:
Second Sight
Plot:
A vagabond called Larry Millard is convicted of a murder he did not commit. He is embroiled in a diabolic scheme by businessman Glen Paxton who is going blind and covets Millard's eyes after the execution. But mysterious events start happening to Paxton after the success of his scheme, things he never planned for.
Episode:
0789
Air Dates:
First Run - February 27, 1978
Repeat - July 29, 1978
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13 Responses to Episode 0789


A blind detective is called out of retirement to investigate a murder committed by the safe cracker that blinded him. He becomes convinced of the safecracker's innocence and tries to prove it.

Surprised no one's commented on this show yet. It's got a bit of a different ending than I was expecting, but that wasn't bad...it called attention to the guy wrongly imprisoned and (apparently) what a good person he was. 1974 was a vintage year for the RMT. So, IMO, was 1978, the year this program was made. I liked it when Earl Hammond talked in his "country" voice. He was a very talented vocal/voiceover actor.

This show has a lot of what I really like in a good RMT show. Some of my favourite story lines involve getting what you wish for and then regretting that it came true, or those where a character thinks he has gotten away with something only to find, through a turn of events, that his own deed which he was so proud of unexpectedly comes back to haunt him. I, too, enjoyed that twang in Earl Hammonds voice.

Its all been said here. Again, a nice choice for episode of the week.There was another episode with the same title.

COOL! The second spisode I taped as a kid. I have heard it a few-hundred times probably since it aired. I have always liked Fred Gwynne. I thought that the character development was decent with him, and liked how he worked with his partner. The only thing that was kind of odd I thought was that any decent police precinct should be able to do their job without bringing in an outsider. Maybe it is just me though. Anyway, I'm going to listen to this one tonight . . . again!

You know, I thought that was Fred Gwynne when I listened. I still have a tough time getting past "The Munsters" whenever I see or hear him. Hard to believe he's been gone for 10 years already....... I thought the storyline was okay, but I prefer skits that carry a bit more suspense than this one carried. I was also left thinking the writers must have worked really hard at making this episode last more than 30 minutes. Hats off to them.

I enjoyed this story. Even though the detective was bitter towards the man that caused his blindness, he still felt he had to do what was right and he knew the thief's M.O. and was able to figure out how who the true murderer was. Thanks for a good story.

I gave this show a 3 even though it should be a 3.5 On my scale, I gave it a seven, which I use when I enjoy a show, but nothing really jumps out at me. Our story is pretty linear. It moves from beginning to end with nary a twist. The irony of our hero working to free the man that disabled him could have been played up just a little more. However, the main character is is interesting, well developed, and well played by Fred Gwynne. He is not overtly bitter like the hero in "The Deadly Blind Man's Bluff". He is much more complex, dealing with his adversity as it was dealt to him. Nice pick.

I really enjoyed this play as a solid detective story. Fred Gwynne was exceptional, as usual, and Sam Dann wrote a solid story. I know most people think of Fred G. as Herman Munster but I see him as the judge in "My Cousin Vinnie ("What did you say? Two yutes?"). The man has an exceptional presence and a booming voice. I particularly like that this show was selected using a quasi-random selection process.

I give this episode a 4. I enjoy listening to Fred Gywnne, he has a great radio voice and complements the RMT episodes he is in. I think "Second Sight" is a decent detective story and kept me guessing until the end. Good pick for a show.

i liked this show mostly because Fred Gwynn was in it. if i had to name an actor that personifies cbsrmt for me it would be Mr. Gwynn. he's one of the only actors i can remember. i think i like him in all the things i've seen and heard him in. the episode reminded me of a Columbo episode with the twist that the detective holds a grudge against the guy he's trying to clear. Fingers was also a likable guy. was the wife also the temptress from THE 36th MAN?

Speaking of the 70s (on another thread) remember the brief but (as I recall) enjoyable TV series in the early part of that era named "Longstreet", starring James Franciscus as a blind investigator who lived in New Orleans? That's what I wondered if this was going to be like...may have been inspired by it. But listen to that dialogue between Gwynne and Earl Hammond's ("fingers") characters as the detective confronts the crook whose actions ended up blinding the former. Nice choice.

I really enjoyed this episode (what a nice surprise since I had never heard it before)! I was nearly convinced (like the wife) that she was going to get away with it. I loved how the case was figured out and solved by the former officer who could no longer see. I think it's great listening to a show like that as far as making me more aware of my surroundings to a greater degree than the usual. It's fun to notice what most people miss.

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