Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Not to be confused with the similarly titled British series of the late '60s, Whodunnit? was a semi-satirical panel show, in which celebrities were asked to solve a variety of fictional mysteries, usually homicidal in nature. The series was created by Jeremy Lloyd and Lance Percival, both of whom had solid credentials as gag writers and comic performers. Among the regular panelists were Doctor Who's Jon Pertwee and future Equalizer star Edward Woodward, but the most famous of the celebrity participants was Patrick Mower -- who, according to British TV folklore, was dismissed from the series because he provided far too many correct solutions (nobody likes a wise guy). Introduced with a pilot episode on August 15, 1972, Whodunnit? officially premiered on June 25, 1973, remaining on the air until 1978.