Name of the Game

Name of the Game

1968, Adventure, Drama
The lifestyles of a publishing company's employees.

Episode Guide

  • Name of the Game - The Showdown (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    The Showdown

    A legendary gunfight in the Old West takes on current significance.

  • Name of the Game - The Broken Puzzle (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    The Broken Puzzle

    Glenn Howard's plane crashes during his investigation of a corrupt governor, leaving the publisher with amnesia.

  • Name of the Game - Beware of the Watchdog (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Beware of the Watchdog

    Dan Farrell investigates death threats against a dedicated consumer advocate.

  • Name of the Game - Appointment in Palermo (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Appointment in Palermo

    Glenn Howard is caught between warring Sicilian families when he travels to Italy to write a feature article.

  • Name of the Game - The Savage Eye (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Savage Eye

    Dan Farrell investigates trouble with lumber interests resulting from Howard Publications' sponsorship of a documentary on ecology.

  • Name of the Game - A Capitol Affair (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    A Capitol Affair

    Misguided intentions of a Washington gossip columnist nearly destroy a promising government official's career.

  • Name of the Game - Seek and Destroy (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Seek and Destroy

    Dan Farrell meets resistance when he visits a company town to find the reason for a scientist's mysterious death.

  • Name of the Game - The Man Who Killed a Ghost (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    The Man Who Killed a Ghost

    A reporter (Robert Wagner) researching food franchises uncovers a secret about a heroic screen cowboy.

  • Name of the Game - L.A. 2017 (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    L.A. 2017

    Glenn Howard travels to the year 2017 and discovers pollution has forced the residents of Los Angeles to live underground.

  • Name of the Game - A Sister From Napoli (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    A Sister From Napoli

    A reporter (Peter Falk) investigates a district attorney who is about to become a judge.

  • Name of the Game - The Glory Shouter (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Glory Shouter

    Dan Farrell investigates the finances of a famous evangelist, considered a saint by some and a charlatan by others.

  • Name of the Game - Aquarius Descending (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Aquarius Descending

    An ambitious city councilman objects to a critical cover story about him in a Howard publication and decides to ruin Glenn.

  • Name of the Game - Why I Blew Up Dakota (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Why I Blew Up Dakota

    Dan Farrell steps in to investigate when an eccentric artist loses his life in a bizarre bombing.

  • Name of the Game - I Love You, Billy Baker (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    I Love You, Billy Baker

    Jeff Dillon reveals unexpected information while profiling a popular soul singer.

  • Name of the Game - I Love You, Billy Baker (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    I Love You, Billy Baker

    A popular soul singer conceals a great need to be loved.

  • Name of the Game - All the Old Familiar Faces (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    All the Old Familiar Faces

    Threats on his life impel Glenn Howard to find four people he either exposed or helped send to prison.

  • Name of the Game - Little Bear Died Running (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Little Bear Died Running

    A young Indian's murder of his boyhood chum leads a Howard publications reporter (Robert Culp) to New Mexico to get the story.

  • Name of the Game - The War Merchants (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The War Merchants

    Dan Farrell uncovers international weapons smuggling when he investigates a friend's death in an airplane crash.

  • Name of the Game - The Time Is Now (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Time Is Now

    Glenn Howard investigates when a black college dean is found dead after a heated debate with a radical black student.

  • Name of the Game - The Enemy Before Us (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Enemy Before Us

    Jeff Dillon returns home to find drugs have permeated his old neighborhood in New York City.

  • Name of the Game - Battle at Gannon's Bridge (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Battle at Gannon's Bridge

    Neighborhood resistance hampers the efforts of ex-convicts to maintain their halfway house.

  • Name of the Game - Cynthia Is Alive and Living in Avalon (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Cynthia Is Alive and Living in Avalon

    A reporter (Robert Culp) for Howard Publications poses as a thief to get a story on a fugitive heiress.

  • Name of the Game - A Love to Remember (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    A Love to Remember

    Glenn Howard learns of the repercussions of a cruel practical joke played during his college days.

  • Name of the Game - So Long Baby, and Amen (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    So Long Baby, and Amen

    Dan Farrell becomes a subpoenaed witness for a Senate subcommittee drug hearing and finds himself trying to rescue a girl from drug abuse.

  • Name of the Game - The Other Kind of Spy (Season 2 Episode 26)
    Season 2 Episode 26:

    The Other Kind of Spy

    Jeff Dillon's investigation of a mysterious explosion at a chemical plant uncovers industrial espionage.

  • Name of the Game - One of the Girls in Research (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    One of the Girls in Research

    A research assistant romantically fantasizes about Glenn Howard as she helps him search for an industrialist threatening the publishing firm.

  • Name of the Game - Jenny Wilde Is Drowning (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    Jenny Wilde Is Drowning

    Jeff Dillon tries to stop an actress from taking her life just because she has been unsuccessful in Hollywood.

  • Name of the Game - Echo of a Nightmare (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Echo of a Nightmare

    The death of a kidnapper just freed from prison hampers Dan Farrell's efforts to learn more about the abduction.

  • Name of the Game - Man of the People (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Man of the People

    A journalist overlooks her romantic feelings to reveal the flaws of a leader of Los Angeles' Mexican-American community.

  • Name of the Game - The Skin Game (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    The Skin Game

    Dan Farrell tries to learn who is profiting from the misery of African hospital patients dying from contaminated drugs.

  • Name of the Game - The King of Denmark (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The King of Denmark

    Discovery of a priceless, ancient manuscript coincides with a girl's mysterious disappearance.

  • Name of the Game - Tarot (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:


    Glenn Howard enters the world of mysticism to prove a girl didn't kill herself simply because he rejected her.

  • Name of the Game - The Garden (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Garden

    Dan Farrell searches for proof that a fashionable psychiatrist is a fortune-hunting fraud.

  • Name of the Game - The Takeover (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Takeover

    Glenn Howard travels to a small Eastern nation to investigate the sudden overthrow of the ruling regime.

  • Name of the Game - Island of Gold and Precious Stones (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Island of Gold and Precious Stones

    One of the world's wealthiest men leaves only a small estate upon his death, leading Jeff Dillon and Peggy Maxwell to search for the missing millions.

  • Name of the Game - Brass Ring (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Brass Ring

    Dan Farrell comes to the aid of a Mexican-American prizefighter who is trapped in a mire of lies and corruption.

  • Name of the Game - The Tradition (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Tradition

    Glenn Howard must escape with a woman after they challenge an ancient custom and insult the virility of a young Greek.

  • Name of the Game - Laurie Marie (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Laurie Marie

    Jeff Dillon and Peggy Maxwell learn a lesson in the corrupting power of money when a reward is offered for a child lost in the woods.

  • Name of the Game - The Power (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    The Power

    Two obstinate brothers battling for control of a Longshoremen's local involve Dan Farrell in their fight.

  • Name of the Game - High Card (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    High Card

    Accusations claim Glenn Howard warned the Cuban government about the Bay of Pigs invasion.

  • Name of the Game - The Civilized Men (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Civilized Men

    Dan Farrell investigates reports of modern-day rustling on the huge ranches of Florida.

  • Name of the Game - The Prisoner Within (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Prisoner Within

    Jeff Dillon is unaware of a secret from the past when he accepts an Army officer's challenge to undergo prisoner-of-war training.

  • Name of the Game - The Perfect Image (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Perfect Image

    Glenn Howard discovers that a politician endorsed by his magazine is the front man for a crime syndicate.

  • Name of the Game - Give Till It Hurts (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Give Till It Hurts

    A thief masquerades as a charity fund-raiser.

  • Name of the Game - Goodbye, Harry (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Goodbye, Harry

    A desperate search begins for a missing American rocket scientist under suspicion as a traitor.

  • Name of the Game - Chains of Command (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Chains of Command

    Corruption taints the operations of a state penitentiary.

  • Name of the Game - The Emissary (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Emissary

    A kidnapping and Communist intrigue disrupt an international conference on air pollution, held in Paris.

  • Name of the Game - Blind Man's Bluff (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Blind Man's Bluff

    A sightless district attorney seeks vengeance on the man responsible for his blindness and the disfigurement of his wife.

  • Name of the Game - A Hard Case of the Blues (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    A Hard Case of the Blues

    Dan Farrell's investigation of music-business corruption involves him in the world of folk-rock.

  • Name of the Game - Lady on the Rocks (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Lady on the Rocks

    Glenn Howard suspects his friend's contentment in marriage is really a front for concealed fear and guilt.

  • Name of the Game - An Agent for the Plaintiff (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    An Agent for the Plaintiff

    Glenn Howard suspects a frame-up when a shady woman lawyer sues him on behalf of her greedy boyfriend.

  • Name of the Game - Breakout to a Fast Buck (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Breakout to a Fast Buck

    Dan Farrell has reason to believe an aging crook was forced to escape to take part in a multimillion dollar theft.

  • Name of the Game - The Third Choice (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    The Third Choice

    Glenn Howard flies to Africa in an attempt to rescue a kidnapped editor.

  • Name of the Game - A Wrath of Angels (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    A Wrath of Angels

    Dan Farrell joins in a militant priest's battle to improve conditions in a slum owned by an underworld organization.

  • Name of the Game - The Bobby Currier Story (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    The Bobby Currier Story

    An embittered and confused young man commits a series of violent crimes.

  • Name of the Game - Keep the Doctor Away (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Keep the Doctor Away

    Jeff Dillon sets out to prove that a noted society physician is dangerously incompetent.

  • Name of the Game - The Suntan Mob (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    The Suntan Mob

    Dan Farrell uses a gangster's girlfriend to prove a crime syndicate holds sway over a small island.

  • Name of the Game - Love-In at Ground Zero (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Love-In at Ground Zero

    A group of radicals plans to commit a "protest" suicide and captures Glenn Howard to be the witness.

  • Name of the Game - The Incomparable Connie Walker (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The Incomparable Connie Walker

    Jeff Dillon and Peggy Maxwell look into charges lodged against the black mayor of a major city.

  • Name of the Game - The Inquiry (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Inquiry

    Glenn Howard is the target of a United States senator's charges that stolen government money was used to found Howard Publications.

  • Name of the Game - Swingers Only (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Swingers Only

    A Howard Publications editor faces a murder charge.

  • Name of the Game - The Revolutionary (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Revolutionary

    Glenn Howard gets involved in a revolution when he tries to help the exiled president of an embattled South American country return home.

  • Name of the Game - Pineapple Rose (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Pineapple Rose

    Kidnappers snatch Peggy Maxwell for ransom when they mistake her for the sister of a famous rock 'n' roll singer.

  • Name of the Game - The Black Answer (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Black Answer

    Jeff Dillon comes to the defense of a black militant accused of murder.

  • Name of the Game - High on a Rainbow (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    High on a Rainbow

    Dan Farrell and Peggy Maxwell go under cover to find the source of drugs distributed to schoolchildren.

  • Name of the Game - The White Birch (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The White Birch

    Glenn Howard becomes involved in events surrounding a rebel uprising in Czechoslovakia.

  • Name of the Game - Ordeal (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:


    Dan Farrell tries to prove the innocence of a woman awaiting execution after confessing to murdering her husband.

  • Name of the Game - The Protector (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Protector

    A bigoted millionaire sets up his own private army to quash national racial rebellions.

  • Name of the Game - Lola in Lipstick (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Lola in Lipstick

    The investigation of the death of an international playgirl in Rome leads Glenn Howard into a miasma of corruption, secret loves and drugs.

  • Name of the Game - Shine On, Shine On, Jesse Gil (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Shine On, Shine On, Jesse Gil

    Death and corruption lurk behind the facade of a small town.

  • Name of the Game - Incident in Berlin (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Incident in Berlin

    Glenn Howard attempts to arrange a spy exchange when he discovers one of his top editors is in custody in East Germany.

  • Name of the Game - Nightmare (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    Dan Farrell investigates a robbery operation that resulted in the shooting death of his wife many years earlier.

  • Name of the Game - Collector's Edition (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Collector's Edition

    Jeff Dillon and Peggy Maxwell ignore their own conclusions whey they try to prove a friend innocent of murder.

  • Name of the Game - The Taker (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Taker

    Glenn Howard may lose his publishing empire when he is blackmailed after refusing to back a political candidate.

  • Name of the Game - Witness (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    The syndicate slays the only man who can prove a crime boss guilty of murder, leaving Dan Farrell to track down the second witness -- a supposed suicide.

  • Name of the Game - The Fear of High Places (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Fear of High Places

    Jeff Dillon receives an indiscreet photo of a government official, but his witness dies before Dillon can learn if the picture was intended for blackmail.