The show was funny, full of twists, had a huge supporting cast of characters who were all well-defined and believable but importantly for a comic detective series, had a thorough understanding of how the 'tec noir setting works and could shock its audience in a way that Joss Whedon was crowned King Of Best Telly Emotionals (2014) when he was in the teen mystery wheelhouse too. (Whedon does actually appear in a cameo in Veronica Mars' second season, thus passing the torch on admirably.)
But enough dribbling from me, its on DVD and Netflix so go feast your faces whilst I crack on with today's quiz, inspired by Veronica Mars and its birth-celebrating actress.
Can you name the programmes where the character name has been replaced by the actor's actual name?
1. Thomas' 7
2. Gless and Daly
3. The Elisabeth Adventures
4. Robin and Pam
5. Moran Books
6. Wagner To Powers
7. Berry Of London
8. Neil Patrick Harris, M.D.
9. The Barrie Empire
10. The Young Sean Patrick Flanery Mostly But Sometimes Corey Carrier When Younger And George Hall As An Old Man Chronicles
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And here's yer answers. "Captain Craig Charles" sadly not included....
1. Blake's 7 (Gareth Thomas), 2. Cagney and Lacey (Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly), 3. The Sarah Jane Adventures (Elizabeth Sladen), 4. Mork and Mindy (Robin Williams and Pam Dawber), 5. Black Books (Dylan Moran), 6. Hart To Hart (Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers), 7. Toast Of London (Matt Berry), 8. Doogie Howser M.D. (Neil Patrick Harris), 9. The Brittas Empire (Chris Barrie), 10. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles