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Batman TV series – the screen tests (1965)


A while back, I posted an article about the aborted Wonder Women TV series as envisaged by William Dozier. While searching around about that, I came across some video of Doziers greatest creation, the TV iteration of ‘Batman’. I never realised that there was anyone else in the frame for the casting of the Caped Crusader and The Boy Wonder – it just seems perfectly natural that it was Adam West and Burt Young, as if they were pre-destined to be in that show. Anyway, here are the screen tests, including the Lyle Waggoner / Peter Deyell try-out, and you can make up your mind on which is the better one;

http://www.popcultureaddict.com/television/lylewaggoner.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Deyell

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_(TV_series)

Batman TV trivia courtesy of IMDB