Picks and Pans Review: Murder in Black and White

updated 01/08/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/08/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (Sun., Jan. 7, 9 P.M. ET)


Richard Crenna reprises his role from the miniseries Doubletake and Internal Affairs as New York City cop Frank Janek in this pithy police procedural. A fine cast (Fred Gwynne, Diahann Carroll, Cliff Gorman), a taut plot and gritty atmosphere make this drama about Crenna's investigation into the death of the city's recently appointed black police commissioner a smooth, swift ride.

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