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Murder, She Wrote

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aired from: Sep 1984 to: May 1996 264 eps
4 TVMs
CBS 60 min stereo closed captioned

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  1. "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes"
    cast: Eddie Barth [ Bernie ], Jessica Browne [ Kitty Donovan ], Bert Convy [ Peter Brill ], Herb Edelman [ Bus Driver ], Anne Lloyd Francis [ Louise McCallum ], Michael Horton [ Grady Fletcher ], Tricia O'Neil [ Ashley Vickers ], Dennis Patrick [ Dexter Baxendale ], Raymond St. Jacques [ Doctor ], Ned Beatty [ Chief Roy Gunderson ], Arthur Hill [ Preston Giles ], Brian Keith [ Caleb McCallum ], Rosanna Huffman [ Eleanor Thompson ], Paddi Edwards [ Lois Hoey ], Ellen Crawford [ Muriel ], David Byrd [ Davis ], Richard Erdman [ Eggman ], Danny Wells [ Talk Show Host ], John Hancock [ Daniel, the Porter ], Jay Fenichel [ Cellini ], Stanley Brock [ Marvin ], Hap Lawrence [ Deputy ], Kat Sawyer-Young [ Feminist Interviewer ], Joseph Perry [ Heavy Set Man ], Howard Mann [ New Holvang Cabbie ], Freddye Chapman [ Jane ], Russell Curry [ Black Youth ], Johnny Venocur [ 2nd Tough ], Andy Garcia [ 1st Tough ], Anne Ramsey [ Woman on Bus ], Jimmy Joyce [ Tom, Bldg. Security guard ], Ken Olfson [ TV Book Critic ], Paula Victor [ Agnes Peabody ], Billie Hayes [ Peter Pan at Party ], Cathey Paine [ Young Woman ], Beau Starr [ Cop on the Boat ], Larry McCormick [ TV Reporter ], Dan Chambers [ Cab Driver ], Sallee Young [ Performer ], Donald Elson [ Bookstore owner ], Daniel Zippi [ Mailman ], Peter Boyle [ Unknown ]

    When Jessica publishes her first murder mystery, it shoots to the top of the best-seller list. Then, at a costume party, Jessica must solve the murder of another guest costumed as Sherlock Holmes.

    b: 30 Sep 84 pc: 59274 w: Peter S. Fischer s: Richard Levinson, William Link, Peter S. Fischer d: Corey Allen

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    1st Season 1984


  2. "Deadly Lady"
    gs: Doran Clark [ Nancy Earl ], Marilyn Hassett [ Maggie Earl ], Cassie Yates [ Lisa Earl Shelby ], Anne Lockhart [ Grace Earl Lamont ], Richard Hatch [ Terry Jones ], Dack Rambo [ Brian Shelby ], Howard Duff [ Ralph ], Tom Bower [ Jonathan Bailey ], Carol Swarbrick [ Emma ], Claude Akins [ Ethan Cragg ], John Petlock [ Nils Andersen ], Robert Beecher [ Elias Cobb ]

    Jessica must solve the murder of the wealthy Stephen Earl, and becomes embroiled in a family deceit and greed.

    b: 7 Oct 84 pc: 59206 w: Peter S. Fischer d: Corey Allen
  3. "Birds of a Feather"
    gs: Jeff Conaway [ Howard Griffin ], Carol Lawrence [ Candice Drake ], Richard Gautier [ Mike ], Genie Francis [ Victoria Brandon ], Bart Braverman [ Bill Patterson ], Gabe Kaplan [ Freddy York ], Harry Guardino [ Lieutenant Novak ], Barbara Rhoades [ Barbara ], Martin Landau [ Al Drake ], Robin Bach [ Maitre d' ], John O'Leary [ Minister ], William Edward Phipps [ Charlie ], Brian Avery [ Nightclub M.C. ], Gary Pagett [ Security Guard ], Tony Ballen [ Waiter ], Nick Savage [ Leather Guy ], Herndon Jackson [ Waiter #2 ]

    A family wedding brings Jessica to San Francisco where the bridegrrom-to-be must first be cleared of murder charges.

    b: 14 Oct 84 pc: 59203 w: Robert E. Swanson d: John Llewellyn Moxey
  4. "Hooray for Homicide"
    gs: Samantha Egger [ Marta Quintessa ], Melissa Sue Anderson [ Eve Crystal ], John Astin [ Ross Hayley ], José Pérez [ Lt. Mike Hernandez ], James MacArthur [ Allan Gebhart ], John Saxon [ Jerry Lydecker ], Morgan Stevens [ Scott Bennett ], Claude Akins [ Captain Ethan Craig ], Lyle Waggoner [ Martin Strindberg ], Virginia Mayo [ Elinor ], Ron Palillo [ Norman Lester ], Marianne McAndrew [ Sunny Finch ], Wayne Powers [ First Asst.Director ], Erik Holland [ Det. Mack Brody ], Hank Rolike [ Paddy ], Paul Ryan [ Ted Lafferty ], Barbara Block [ TV Newswoman ], Jack Scaliri [ TV Newsman #1 ], R.J.Adams [ TV Newsman #2 ], Michael Milhoan [ Security Guard ], Lisa Hope Ross [ Tour Guide ]

    Jessica arrives in Hollywood to protest the filming of her novel and prevent it from becoming a trashy movie, only to find herself heading a list of murder suspects.

    b: 28 Oct 84 pc: 59201 w: Robert Van Scoyck d: Richard A. Colla
  5. "It's a Dog's Life"
    gs: Dan O'Herlihy [ Denton Langley ], Lynn Redgrave [ Abby Freestone ], Jared Martin [ Spenser Langley ], Lenore Kasdorf [ Trish Langley ], Cherie Currie [ Echo Cramer ], Cathryn Damon [ Morgana ], Forrest Tucker [ Tom Cassidy ], Dean Jones [ Marcus Boswell ], Gregory Walcott [ Potts ], Sandy Ward [ Mr. Barnes ], Roger Miller [ Sheriff ], Byron Cherry [ Dep. Will Roxie ], James Hampton [ Vet ], Robert Cornthwaite [ Coroner ], Greg Norberg [ Gary ], Bernard McDonald [ Master of the Hunt ], Brian Mozur [ Anthony ], Donna Anderson Marshall [ Miss Sampson ]

    While visiting her cousin at Langley Manor, a country estate in the South, a man dies during a fox-hunt under strang circumstances, and Jessica tries to find out what really happened.

    b: 4 Nov 84 pc: 59208 w: Peter S. Fischer d: Allen Reisnner
  6. "Lovers and Other Killers"
    gs: Andrew Stevens [ David Tolliver ], Peter Graves [ Dr.Edmund Gerard ], Andrew Prine [ Prof. Todd Lowery ], Grant Goodeve [ Jack Schroeder ], Lois Nettleton [ Amelia Browne ], Greg Morris [ Lt.Cal Andrews ], Lory Walsh [ Lila Schroeder ]

    While in Seattle lecturing at the university, Jessica is convinced that the young man she hired as her secretary is not a killer.

    b: 18 Nov 84 pc: 59207 w: Gereld K. Siegel d: Alan Cooke
  7. "Hit, Run and Homicide"
    gs: Claude Akins [ Captain Ethan Cragg ], Van Johnson [ Daniel O'Brien ], June Allyson [ Katie Simmons ], Patti D'Arbanville [ Leslie ], Stuart Whitman [ Charles Woodley ], Edward Albert [ Tony Holiday ], Bruce Gray [ Dean Merrill ], Lois Foraker [ Eliza Bates ], Paddi Edwards [ Lois ], Dee Croxton [ Cora McIntyre ], Douglas Stevenson [ Gas Attendant ], Roger Price [ Local #1 ], Ed Morgan [ Local #2 ], Harry Stephens [ Doctor ], G.R. Smith [ Deputy ], David Ashrow [ Umpire ]

    Jessica helps a most unconventional neighbor who is accused of murdering his former partner with one of his inventions.

    b: 25 Nov 84 pc: 59216 w: Peter S. Fischer s: Peter S. Fischer, Gerels K. Siegel d: Walter Grauman
  8. "We're Off to Kill the Wizard"
    gs: James Coco [ Horatio Baldwin ], Kim Darby [ Laurie Bascomb ], Kristoffer Tabori [ Phillip Carlson ], George DiCenzo [ Michael Gardner ], Richard Sanders [ Arnold Megrim ], Christine Belford [ Erica Baldwin ], Gene Evans [ Leo Hollander ], John Schuck [ Captain ], James Stephens [ Lt. Bert Donovan ], Anne Kerry [ Carol Donovan ], Leaf Phoenix [ Billy Donovan ], Summer Phoenix [ Cindy Donovan ], Eric Server [ Ned O'Brien ], Vincent Howard [ Second Guard ], Ivan Saric [ Security Guard ], Henry G. Sanders [ Skycap ], Laura Leyva [ Clerk ]

    Jessica is asked to help solve the "impossible" murder of a wealthy, and much disliked, amusement park owner.

    b: 9 Dec 84 pc: 59204 w: Paul W. Cooper d: Allen Reisner
  9. "Death Takes a Curtain Call"
    gs: Claude Akins [ Captain Ethan Gragg ], William Conrad [ Major Anatole Karzoff ], Vicki Kriegler [ Natalia ], George De La Pena [ Alexander ], Kerry Armstrong [ Irina ], James Carroll Jordan [ Skip Fleming ], Hurd Hatfield [ Leo Peterson ], Adam Gregor [ Nagy ], Dane Clark [ Chief Agent O'Farrell ], Paul Rudd [ Mr. Eddington ], Jessica Nelson [ Velma Rodecker ], Anthony DeLongis [ Serge Berensky ], Steve Arvin [ TV Reporter ], Read Morgan [ Sgt. Kevin Hogan ], Courtney Burr [ Dewey Johnson ], Adam Gregor [ Nagy ]

    While attending a special ballet performance, Jessica helps solve the backstage murder of a young dancer by a defecting ballerina.

    b: 16 Dec 84 pc: 59219 w: Paul W. Cooper d: Allen Reisner
  10. "Death Casts a Spell"
    gs: José Ferrer [ Cogliostro ], Diana Canova [ Joan Germaine ], Murray Hamilton [ Bud Michaels ], Robert Loggia [ Joe Kellijian ], Mayf Nutter [ Zack Bernard ], Michelle Phillips [ Regina Kellijian ], Brian Kerwin [ Andy Townsend ], Elaine Joyce [ Sheri Diamond ], Robert Hogan [ Lt. Bertcam ], Conrad Janis [ Dr. Lambert ], Elvia Allman [ Elderly Lady ], Ritchie Montgomery [ Busboy ], Rance Howard [ Fillmore ], Alex Rebar [ Hypnotist ], Diane Turley-Travis [ Heisema ], Marylou Kenworthy [ Liz ], Bob Tzudiker [ Clerk ], Lee Duncan [ Policeman #1 ], Robert Balderson [ Hypnotized Person #1 ], Hartly Silver [ Hypnotized Person #2 ], Bill Shick [ Hypnotized Person #3 ], Gay Hagan [ Hypnotized Person #4 ], Joy Ellison [ Hypnotized Person #5 ], Kathy Stangel [ Hypnotized Person #6 ]

    Jessica's deductive abilities are in demand when a flamboyant hypnotist turns up dead, behind locked doors, in front of an audience of journalists whom he had put into a trance.

    b: 30 Dec 84 pc: 59211 w: Miyoko Hensley d: Allen Reisner
  11. "Capitol Offense"
    gs: Stephen Macht [ Dan Keppner ], Linda Kelsey [ Diana Simms ], Nicholas Pryor [ Harry Parmel ], Mitchell Ryan [ Ray Dixon ], Gary Sandy [ Joe Blinn ], Herschel Bernardi [ Lt.Mendelsohn ], Mark Shera [ Stewart Danziner ], Edie Adams [ Miss Shepherd ], Frank Aletter [ Wendell Joyner ], Colby Chester [ Harold DeWitt ], David Hooks [ Chairman ], Jensen Collier [ Clerk ], Jade McCall [ Driver's Partner ]

    Jessica is assigned to fill the empty seat of a deceased congressman for a brief period of time and finds a great deal of political game-playing in Washington.

    b: 6 Jan 85 pc: 59220 w: Peter S. Fischer d: John Llewellyn Moxey
  12. "Broadway Malady"
    gs: Vivian Blaine [ Rita Bristol ], Lorna Luft [ Patti Bristol ], Gregg Henry [ Barry Bristol ], Robert Morse [ Marc Faber ], Patrick O'Neal [ Si Parrish ], Milton Berle [ Lou Farrell ], Elaine Giftos [ Lonnie Valeri ], Gregory Sierra [ Sergeant ], Barbara Whinnery [ Gretchen Pashko ], Sharee Gregory [ Kate Metcalf ], Ed Bakey [ Monsignor Kelly ], Roberto Roman [ Taki ], Johnny Seven [ Man ], Irma Garcia [ Veronica ], Edson Stroll [ Dr. Peter Weber ], Victoria Harned [ Newscaster ], Joe Nesnow [ Doorman ], Dante d'Andre [ Captain ], Bob Gorman [ Jimmy Finley ], Bert Hinchman [ Cartin Nash ]

    Broadway legend Rita Bristol and her daughter star in a musical produced by her son, not knowing that murder is lurking in the wings.

    b: 13 Jan 85 pc: 59209 w: Tom Sawyer d: Hy Averback
  13. "Murder to a Jazz Beat"
    gs: Bobby Sherman [ Jimmy Firth ], Clive Revill [ Jonathan Hawley ], Cameron Mitchell [ Dr. Aaron Kramer ], Olivia Cole [ Callie Coleman ], Stan Shaw [ Eddie Walters ], Ed Nelson [ Carl Turnbull ], Bradford Dillman [ Lt. Kershaw ], Garrett Morris [ Lafayette Duquesne ], George Kirby [ Eubie Sherwin ], Glynn Turman [ Ben Coleman ], David Whitfield [ Hec Tattersal ], Michael Canavan [ Dr. Alan Collyer ], Elaine Hobson [ Lisa ], Robert Clarke [ Actor ], Jackie Joseph [ Actress ], Mario Machado [ TV Announcer ], Wally K. Berns [ Proprietor ], Bruce Marchiano [ Asst. Director ]

    While in New Orleans, Jessica must solve the mysterious murder of a famous musician who died while performing onstage.

    b: 3 Feb 85 pc: 59212 w: Paul Savage s: Paul Savage, David Abramowitz d: Walter Grauman
  14. "My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean"
    gs: Jason Evers [ Marshall ], Lynda Day George [ Purser, Miss Shelley ], Belinda Montgomery [ Pamela Crane ], Rosemary Forsyth [ Andrea Reed ], Lawrence Pressman [ George Reed ], Leslie Nielsen [ Captain Daniels ], Vicki Lawrence [ Phoebe Carroll ], Jo Anne Worley [ Carla Raymond ], Don Dubbins [ Dr. Carmichael ], Byron Webster [ Maitre d' ], Michael G. Hawkins [ Dr. Ross ], Don Matheson [ Oklahoma Cowboy ], Kay Freeman [ Nurse ], Mark Pilon [ Second Ship's Officer ], George Marshall Ruge [ Ship's Officer ], Paul Carafotes [ Ramon ], Andrew Parks [ Russell Thompson ]

    Jessica's niece is terrorized on a cruise intended to take her mind off her husband's recent death...or is he dead?

    b: 10 Feb 85 pc: 59210 w: Peter S. Fischer d: Seymour Robbie
  15. "Paint Me a Murder"
    gs: Judy Geeson [ Elaine Kauffman ], Cesar Romero [ Diego Santana ], Ron Moody [ Inspector Henry Kyle ], Stewart Granger [ Sir John Landry ], Robert Goulet [ Willard Kauffman ], Cristina Raines [ Margo Santana ], Steven Keats [ Stefan Conrad ], Fernando Allende [ Miguel Santana ], Capucine [ Belle Chaney ], Pepe Hern [ Antonio ], Alma Beltran [ Rosa ]

    The life of a famous artist is threatened on what would be otherwise an idyllic Mediterranean island.

    b: 17 Feb 85 pc: 59215 w: Peter S. Fischer d: John Llewellyn Moxey
  16. "Tough Guys Don't Die"
    gs: Barbara Babcock [ Priscilla Daniels ], Alex Rocco [ Ernie Santini ], Gerald S. O'Loughlin [ Ray Kravitz ], Fritz Weaver [ Judge Lambert ], Paul Winfield [ Lieutenant Starkey ], John McMartin [ Gavin Daniels ], John Furey [ Professor Gavin Daniels ], Nancy Grahn [ Erin Carey ], Floyd Levine [ Archie Miles ], Rosanna Huffman [ Connie Miles ], Margery Nelson [ Alma Leonard ], Conrad Bachmann [ Office Manager ], Tina Lifford [ Leora Cargill ], Janna Brown [ Receptionist ]

    Jessica meets Harry McGraw and they figure out which one of three cases may contain the motive for the death of a private detective. One dates back 25 years.

    b: 24 Feb 85 pc: 59223 w: Peter S. Fischer d: Seymour Robbie
  17. "Sudden Death"
    gs: Bruce Jenner [ Zak Farrell ], Dick Butkus [ Tank Mason ], Warren Berlinger [ Pat Patillo ], John Beck [ Web McCord ], Gary Lockwood [ Harris Talmadge ], David Doyle [ Bradford Lockwood ], Allan Miller [ Phil Kreuger ], Tim Thomerson [ Lt. Clyde Pitts ], Elizabeth Savage [ Mavis Kreuger ], Arnold Turner [ Security Guard ], Marianne Warman [ Jill Farrell ], Albert Lord [ Baxter ], Jan Smithers [ Kathy Farrell ], Allan Miller [ Phil Kreuger ], James McEachin [ Grover Dillon ], Ralph Clift [ Clerk ]

    Jessica suddenly must learn all about football when she inherits an interest in a professional team.

    b: 3 Mar 85 pc: 59217 w: Robert E. Swanson d: Edward M. Abroms
  18. "Footnote to Murder"
    gs: Paul Sand [ Horace Lynchfield ], Pat Harrington Jr. [ Melvin Comstock ], Diana Muldaur [ Alexis Post ], Robert Reed [ Adrian Winslow ], Constance Forslund [ Lucinda Lark ], R.J. Adams [ Erine ], Vincent Bagetta [ Frank Lapinski ], Morgan Brittany [ Tiffany Harrow ], Talia Balsam [ Debbie Delancy ], Kenneth Mars [ Hemsley Post ], John C. Becher [ Optomotrist ], John Brandon [ Ernie ], Mark Harrison [ Asst DA ], William McDonald [ Bailiff ], Ron Masak [ Lt. Meyer ], Michael Kerns [ Reporter ], Nancy Marlow [ Lady ], Biff Yeager [ Cop ], Lana Schwab [ Clerk ]

    An unpublished manuscript is stolen and its author murdered during an awards convention.

    b: 10 Mar 85 pc: 59221 w: Robert Swanson d: Peter Crane
  19. "Murder Takes the Bus"
    gs: David Wayne [ Cyrus Leffingwell ], Michael Constantine [ Ben Gibbons ], Linda Blair [ Jane Pascal ], Terence Knox [ Steve Pascal ], Don Stroud [ Carey Drayson ], Albert Salmi [ Joe Downing ], Rue McClanahan [ Miriam Radford ], Larry Linville [ Kent Radford ], Mills Watson [ Innkeeper ], John Davis Chandler [ Gilbert Stoner ], Charles Bazaldua [ Man ]

    Bus trips are not always as relaxing as they should be. In this case, one passenger had a one-way ticket.

    b: 17 Mar 85 pc: 59231 w: Michael Scheff, Maryanne Kasica d: Charles S. Dubin
  20. "Armed Response"
    gs: Kevin McCarthy [ Milton Porter ], Stephen Elliott [ Dr. Sam Garver ], Martin Kove [ Dr. Gary Ellison ], Sam Groom [ Dr. Wes Kenton ], Kay Lenz [ Jennie Wells ], Martha Raye [ Sadie Winthrop ], Eddie Bracken [ Barney Ogden ], Bo Hopkins [ Lt. Ray Jenkins ], Susan Oliver [ Miss Horton ], James Gammon [ Billy ], Victoria Carroll [ Melanie ], Lucille Meredith [ Mrs. Brindle ], Paul Tuerpe [ First Guard ], Fred D. Scott [ Harlan ], Gerald York [ Second Guard ], Lavelle Roby [ Nurse ], Denise Cheshire [ Candy Striper ]

    Over Jessica's protests, she is taken to a hospital after a minor accident in the airport.

    b: 31 Mar 85 pc: 59228 w: Gerald K. Siegel d: Charles S. Dubin
  21. "Murder at the Oasis"
    gs: Piper Laurie [ Peggy Shannon ], Joseph Bottoms [ Mickey Shannon ], Linda Purl [ Terry Shannon ], Ken Howard [ Sergeant Barnes ], Joey Bishop [ Buster Bailey ], Joseph Cali [ Vic LaRosa ], Ed Ames [ Johnnny Shannon ], David Bowman [ Chico Miller ], John Miranda [ Gus ], Mark Costello [ CHP Officer ], Fredrick Ponzlov [ Waiter ], Michael Griswold [ Guard ], Jack O'Halloran [ Lou Ross ]

    An unpopular show-business personality discovers that elaborate security systems are no guarantee of safety.

    b: 7 Apr 85 pc: 59222 w: Robert Van Scoyck d: Arthur Allen Seidelman
  22. "Funeral at Fifty-mile"
    gs: Clu Gulager [ Carl Mestin ], Stella Stevens [ Sally Mestin ], Kathleen Beller [ Mary Carver ], Noah Beery Jr. [ Doc Wallace ], J.D.Cannon [ Bill Carmody ], Donald Moffat [ Tim Carver ], William Windom [ Sam Breen ], Jeffrey Osterhage [ Art Merrick ], Brooke Alderson [ Alice ], Edith Diaz [ Emma ], Efrin Figueroa [ Hay-soos ], Archie Lang [ Minister ], Cliff Potts [ Sheriff ]

    A Wyoming rancher leaves all to an ill-fated stranger, to the disgust of his disinherited daughter.

    b: 21 Apr 85 pc: 59226 w: Dick Nelson d: Seymour Robbie

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