The Virginian is a western-themed television series which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes based on the Owen Wister novel. Played by James Drury as The Virginian whose real name was never revealed in the nine seasons of the series. Other key characters included Trampas (played by Doug McClure who was the most popular)[oh my fave] and Steve Hill (played by Gary Clarke). The theme song was titled "Lonesome Tree" and was written by Percy Faith and conducted by Revue musical director, Stanley Wilson. It is a kinda sad we do not have that much opportunity now to watch Westerns like we used to. Where are all the script writers and directors? Or maybe where are the audiences who would rather prefer hi-tech & graphics more than cowboys and Indians?