Amanda Tucker – Los Angeles

Catherine Hicks as Amanda Tucker on the CBS fantasy detective drama TUCKER'S WITCH

Amanda Tucker is an apprentice witch who uses her clairvoyant skills and supernatural spells (which sometimes went awry) to help solve crimes on the CBS detective drama TUCKER’S WITCH (1982-1983).

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Amanda (Catherine Hicks) and her detective husband, Rick Tucker (Tim Matheson) live on a farm in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles with a Himalayan cat named Dickens (with whom Amanda communicates telepathically) and a goat named Myra.

Together, the Tucker’s operate the Tucker & Tucker, Inc. detective agency. Their business office (555-6111) is located on 7000 Vista Del Mar Drive in Los Angeles. Marcia Fulbright (Alfre Woodard) is the firm’s secretary. Amanda’s mobile car phone number is 555-8734. Her home phone is 555-4616.

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The Tucker’s first case involved the high-rise elevator murders of three women of which Amanda saw in her dreams. Amanda used witch powers and visions to solve the crime and bring the murderer to justice.

Amanda’s mother, Ellen Hobbes (Barbara Barrie), who lives with Amanda on her farm, occasionally helped out her daughter on a case.

Although Ellen was born into a family of witches, she is not a witch herself because such powers skip every tenth generation. Her daughter, Amanda, however was the first in the next cycle, so she inherited the abilities of a witch. Abilities that Amanda had not yet perfected.

NOTE: Amanda named her cat “Dickens” after her favorite writer, English author Charles Dickens. Kim Cattrall (of SEX IN THE CITY fame) played the role of Amanda in the unaired pilot for the series which was originally titled “The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon.” Art Hindle played the role of Rick Tucker. The show’s theme song was composed by Brad Fiedel.

Amanda Tucker
c/o Tucker & Tucker, Inc.
7000 Vista Del Mar Drive
Los Angeles (Laurel Canyon)

Tucker’s Witch (IMDB)
Tucker’s Witch – Intro (Video)
Tucker’s Witch: Pilot – “The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon” – Part 1 of 5 (Video)

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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