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Squad Cars (SA)

Probably one of the most popular radio programmes ever broadcast in South Africa. Week by week a dramatised story of the South African Police at work would unfold. The series originally went out for broadcast on Sunday evenings. After 6 months the programme moved to it's familiar Friday night 7H30pm slot on Springbok Radio, . Because of the popularity of the Friday night western series' on South African television at the same time slot as "Squad Cars", the series moved to 8H30pm when the series came to an end. Two attempts were made to take the series to the screen. In 1974 a film called "Flying Squad" went onto the South African film circuit, followed in 1978 with a Television series called "Big City Heat". Neither of these shows were great successes, the masses still prefered to listen to the original on radio. [archive.org]

 

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