Starsky and Such was an American TV series first shown between the years 1975 and 1979 and in this country broadcast on BBC1 on Saturday evenings, starting in 1976.
The show featured two undercover ‘cops’ – David Starsky, played by Paul Michael Glazer and Kenneth, ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, played by David Soul.
Over 93 action packed episodes the ‘buddies’ fought all types of crime in Bay City, aided by a criminal informer, Huggy Bear, played by Bernie Hamilton.
Three hardback annuals relating to the show were published in this country. They were about 60 pages long and featured stories, strip picture stories, photographs, articles, puzzles and games. The books were aimed at older children and published in time to be given as Christmas presents. The annual pictured here would have been on sale in late 1977 and dated for the following year. The original selling price was £1.30. Two more annuals were published for 1979 and 1980. All are available from second-hand booksellers.
The TV series has been repeated many times and can still be found on digital TV. The whole series is available on DVD.