Murder She Wrote Episode Guide
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Compiled by A. De Lisle (rad@crl.com)
Date:  3/17/96
Assisted by Joan Boorstein (jboor@cs.umb.edu) who supplied titles.
  and Tom Walsh (and sister) (avs@netport.com)
Not to be sold in any form.
May be posted to any 'free' site in the original format.
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         Jessica Fletcher is a widow who lives in a small coastal
         town in Maine and spends her time writing murder mysteries.

Recurring cast:  Jessica Fletcher..........Angela Lansbury
                 Grady Fletcher............Michael Horton
                 Sheriff Amos Tupper.......Tom Bosley
                 Dr. Seth Hazlitt..........William Windom
                 Ethan Cragg...............Claude Akins
                 Harry McGraw..............Jerry Orbach

Theme Music by John Addison
Additional music credits listed with each episode.


Season 1:
  1.    9/30/84  THE MURDER OF SHERLOCK HOLMES         Debut 2 hours.
  2.
         Jessica is caught up in a costume ball when she unexpectedly
         spends more time with her publisher.
         w. Peter S. Fischer          d. Corey Allen
         Story by Richard Levinson, William Link & Peter S. Fischer

         Preston Giles...............Arthur Hill
         Capt. Caleb McCallum........Brian Keith
         Chief Gunderson.............Ned Beatty
         Louise......................Anne Lloyd Francis
         Ashley Vickers..............Tricia O'Neil
         Dexter Baxendale............Dennis Patrick
         Eleanor Thompson............Roseanna Hoffman
         Kit Donovan.................Jessica Browne
         Peter Brill.................Bert Convy
         Bus Driver..................Herb Edelman
         Doctor......................Raymond St.Jacques
         Davis.......................David Byrd
         Egg Man Costume.............Richard Erdman
         Talk Show Host..............Danny Wells
         Daniel.(train porter).......John Hancock
         Cellini.....................Jay Fenichel
         Marvin......................Stanley Brock
         Lois Hoey...................Paddi Edwards
         Muriel......................Ellen Crawford
         ............................Eddie Barth


  3.     10/7/84  DEADLY LADY

         A multimillionaire swept off his yacht during a hurricane
         near Cabot Cove, turns up in Jessica's backyard.

         Nancy Earl..................Doran Clark
         Maggie Earl.................Marilyn Hassett
         Lisa Earl Shelby............Cassie Yates
         Grace Earl Lamont...........Anne Lockhart
         Terry Jones.................Richard Hatch
         Brian Shelby................Dack Rambo
         Ralph.......................Howard Duff
         Jonathan Bailey.............Tom Bower
         Emma........................Carol Swarbrick


  4.     10/14/84  BIRDS OF A FEATHER

         The man who careens across their table in a cabaret turns out
         to be Jessica's niece's fiance trying to avoid being caught.

         Howard Griffin..............Jeff Conaway
         Candice Drake...............Carol Lawrence
         Mike........................Dick Gautier
         Victoria Brandon............Genie Francis
         Bill Patterson..............Bart Braverman
         Freddy York.................Gabe Kaplan
         Lieutenant Novak............harry Guardino
         Barbara.....................Barbara Rhoades


  5.     10/28/84  HOORAY FOR HOMICIDE

         Jessica winds up on the other side of the law when she is
         suspected of doing in the movie producer of her book.

         Marta Quintessa.............Samantha Egger
         Eve Crystal.................Melissa Sue Anderson
         Ross Hayley.................John Astin
         Lt. Mike Hernandez..........Jose Perez
         Allan Gebhart...............James MacArthur
         Jerry Lydecker..............John Saxon
         Scott Bennett...............Morgan Stevens
         Martin Strindberg...........Lyle Waggoner
         Elinor......................Virginia Mayo


  6.     11/4/84   IT'S A DOG'S LIFE

         A fox hunter dies in a riding accident and the authorities
         want to blame his pet dog, Teddy, heir to his estate.

         Fox Hunter..................Dan O'Herlihy
         Abby Freestone..............Lynn Redgrave
         Spenser Langley.............Jared Martin
         Trish Langley...............Lenora Kasdorf
         Echo Cramer.................Cherie Currie
         Morgana.....................Cathryn Damon
         Tom Cassidy.................Forrest Tucker
         Marcus Boswell..............Dean Jones


  7.     11/18/84   LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS

         The secretary Jessica hired in Seattle is the chief suspect in
         the murder of his wealthy girlfriend.  Filmed in Seattle.

         David Tolliver..............Andrew Stevens
         Dr.Edmund Gerard............Peter Graves
         Prof. Todd Lowery...........Andrew Prine
         Jack Schroeder..............Grant Goodeve
         Amelia Browne...............Lois Nettleton
         Lt.Cal Andrews..............Greg Morris


  8.     11/25/84   HIT, RUN AND HOMICIDE

         A car with a mind of its own, runs down the former employer of
         an brilliant electronics inventor.

         Daniel O'Brien..............Van Johnson
         Katie Simmons...............June Allyson
         Leslie......................Patti D'Arbanville
         Charles Woodley.............Stuart Whitman
         Tony Holiday................Edward Albert


  9.     12/9/84   WE'RE OFF TO KILL THE WIZARD

         Jessica's plans to design a House of Horror for a theme park
         are tabled when the park owner is found dead in a locked room.

         Horatio Baldwin.............James Coco
         Laurie Bascomb..............Kim Darby
         Phillip Carlson.............Kristoffer Tabori
         Michael Gardner.............George DiCenzo
         Arnold Megrim...............Richard Sanders
         Erica Baldwin...............Christine Belford


 10.     12/16/84  DEATH TAKES A CURTAIN CALL

         Defecting Soviet ballet artists decide to leave just when the
         body of the KGB officer assigned to them is found.
         w. Paul W. Cooper           d. Allen Reisner

         Major Karzoff...............William Conrad
         Natalia.....................Vicki Kriegler
         Alexander...................George De La Pena
         Irina.......................Kerry Armstrong
         Skip Fleming................James Carroll Jordan
         Leo Peterson................Hurd Hatfield
         Nagy........................Adam Gregor
         O'Farrell...................Dane Clark
         ............................Paul Rudd


 11.     12/30/84   DEATH CASTS A SPELL

         A group of men appear to witness a killing, but none of them
         see anything due to the hypnotic trance they are in.

         Hypnotist...................Jose Ferrer
         Joan Germaine...............Diana Canova
         Bud Michaels................Murray Hamilton
         Joe Kellijian...............Robert Loggia
         Zack Bernard................Mayf Nutter
         Regina Kellijian............Michelle Phillips
         Andy Townsend...............Brian Kerwin
         Sheri Diamond...............Elaine Joyce


 12.     1/6/85  CAPITOL OFFENSE

         A temporary stay in Congress does not keep murder away from
         Mrs. Fletcher.

         Dan Keppner.................Stephen Macht
         Diana Simms.................Linda Kelsey
         Harry Parmel................Nicholas Pryor
         Ray Dixon...................Mitchell Ryan
         Joe Blinn...................Gary Sandy
         Lt.Mendelsohn...............Herschel Bernardi

 13.     1/13/85   BROADWAY MALADY

         Jessica investigates when an up-coming young actress is
         seriously wounded during a mugging.
         Milton Berle has a cameo.

         Rita Talbot.................Vivian Blaine
         Patti Bristol...............Lorna Luft
         Barry Bristol...............Gregg Henry
         Marc Faber..................Robert Morse
         Si Parrish..................Patrick O'Neal


 14.     2/3/85   MURDER TO A JAZZ BEAT

         A rare South American poison is used to kill a jazzman.
         w. Paul Savage              d. Walter Grauman
            story by Paul Savage & David Abramowitz
            music by Richard Markowitz

         Ben Coleman.................Bobby Sherman
         Jonathan Hawley.............Clive Revill
         Dr.Aaron Kramer.............Cameron Mitchell
         Callie Coleman..............Olivia Cole
         Eddie Walters...............Stan Shaw
         Carl Turnbull...............Ed Nelson
         Lt.Kershaw..................Bradford Dillman
         Lafayette...................Garrett Morris
         Hubie.......................George Kirby
         ............................Glynn Turman
         Hec Tattersal...............David Whitfield
         Dr. Alan Collyer............Michael Canavan
         Lisa........................Elaine Hobson
         Actor.......................Robert Clarke
         Actress.....................Jackie Joseph
         TV Announcer................Mario Machado
         Proprietor..................Wally K. Berns
         Asst. Director..............Bruce Marchiano


 15.     2/10/85  MY JOHNNY LIES OVER THE OCEAN

         Jessica's niece is terrorized on a cruise intended to take
         her mind off her husband's recent death...or is he dead?
         w. Peter S. Fischer           d. Seymour Robbie
         music by David Bell

         Dr. Marshall..................Jason Evers
         Purser........................Lynda Day George
         Pamela Crane..................Belinda Montgomery
         Andrea Reed...................Rosemary Forsyth
         George Reed...................Lawrence Pressman
         Captain Daniels...............Leslie Nielsen
         Phoebe Carroll................Vicki Lawrence
         Carla Raymond.................Jo Anne Worley
         Dr. Carmichael................Don Dubbins
         Maitre d'.....................Byron Webster
         Dr. Ross......................Michael G. Hawkins
         Oklahoma Cowboy...............Don Matheson
         Nurse.........................Kay Freeman
         Second Ship's Officer.........Mark Pilon
         Ship's Officer................George Marshall Ruge
         ..............................Paul Carafetes
         ..............................Andrew Parks


 16.     2/17/85  PAINT ME A MURDER

         The life of a famous artist is threatened on what would be
         otherwise an idyllic Mediterranean island.
         w. Peter S. Fischer          d. John Llewellyn Moxey

         Diego Santana.................Cesar Romero
         Inspector Henry Kyle..........Ron Moody
         Sir John Landry...............Stewart Granger
         Willard Kauffman..............Robert Goulet
         Margo Santana.................Cristina Raines
         Stefan Conrad.................Steven Keats
         Miguel Santana................Fernando Allende
         Belle Chaney..................Capucine
         Antonio.......................Pepe Hern
         Rosa..........................Anna Beltran


 17.     2/24/85  TOUGH GUYS DON'T DIE

         Three cases are the clues to the death of a private
         detective.

         Harry McGraw................Jerry Orbach
         Priscilla Daniels...........Barbara Babcock
         Ernie Santini...............Alex Rocco
         Ray Kravitz.................Gerald S. O'Loughlin
         Judge Lambert...............Fritz Weaver
         Lieutenant Starkey..........Paul Winfield

 18.     3/3/85   SUDDEN DEATH

         Jessica suddenly must learn all about football when she
         inherits an interest in a professional team.
         w. Robert E. Swanson         d. Edward M. Abroms

         Zak Farrell.................Bruce Jenner
         Tank Mason..................Dick Butkus
         Pat Patillo.................Warren Berlinger
         Web McCord..................John Beck
         Harris Talmadge.............Gary Lockwood
         Lockwood....................David Doyle
         Phil Kreuger................Allan Miller
         Mavis Kreuger...............Elizabeth Savage
         Security Guard..............Arnold Turner
         Jill Farrell................Marianne Warman
         Baxter......................Albert Lord
         Kathy Farrell...............Jan Smithers
         Grover Dillon...............James McEachin
         ............................Tim Thomerson


 19.     3/10/85  FOOTNOTE TO MURDER

         An unpublished manuscript is stolen and its author murdered
         during an awards convention.
         w. Robert Swanson            d. Peter Crane

         Horace Lynchfield...........Paul Sand
         Melvin Comstock.............Pat Harrington
         Alexis Post.................Diana Muldaur
         Adrian Winslow..............Robert Reed
         Lucinda Lark................Constance Forslund
         Frank Lapinski..............Vincent Bagetta
         Tiffany Harrow..............Morgan Brittany
         Debbie Delancy..............Talia Balsam
         Hemsley Post................Kenneth Mars
         Optomotrist.................John C. Becher
         Ernie.......................John Brandon
         Asst DA.....................Mark Harrison
         Bailiff.....................William McDonald
         Reporter....................Michael Kerns
         Lady........................Nancy Marlow
         Cop.........................Biff Yeager
         Clerk.......................Lana Schwab


 20.     3/17/85  MURDER TAKES THE BUS

         Bus trips are not always as relaxing as they should be.  In
         this case, one passenger had a one-way ticket.
         w. Michael Scheff & Maryanne Kasica   d. Walter Grauman

         Cyrus Leffingwell...........David Wayne
         Ben Gibbons.................Michael Constantine
         Jane Pascal.................Linda Blair
         Steve Pascal................Terence Knox
         Carey Drayson...............Don Stroud
         Joe Downing.................Albert Salmi
         Miriam Radford..............Rue McClanahan
         Kent Radford................Larry Linville
         Innkeeper...................Mills Watson
         Gilbert Stoner..............John Chandler
         Man.........................Charles Bazaldua


 21.     3/31/85   ARMED RESPONSE

         Over Jessica's protests, she is taken to a hospital after a
         minor accident in the airport.
         w. Gerald K. Siegel          d. Charles S. Dubin

         Milton Porter...............Kevin McCarthy
         Dr. Sam Garver..............Stephen Elliott
         Dr. Gary Ellison............Martin Kove
         Dr. Wes Kenton..............Sam Groom
         Jennie Wells................Kay Lenz
         Sadie Winthrop..............Martha Raye
         Barney Ogden................Eddie Bracken
         Lt. Ray Jenkins.............Bo Hopkins
         Miss Horton (nurse).........Susan Oliver
         Billy.......................James Gammon
         Melanie.....................Victoria Carroll
         Mrs. Brindle................Lucille Meredith
         First Guard.................Paul Tuerpe
         Harlan......................Fred D. Scott
         Second Guard................Gerald York
         Nurse.......................Lavelle Roby
         Candy Striper...............Denise Cheshire


 22.     4/7/85   MURDER AT THE OASIS

         Elaborate security systems are no guarantee of safety as an
         unpopular show-business personality discovered.

         Peggy Shannon...............Piper Laurie
         Mickey Shannon..............Joseph Bottoms
         Terry Shannon...............Linda Purl
         Sergeant Barnes.............Ken Howard
         Buster Bailey...............Joey Bishop
         Vic LaRosa..................Joseph Cali
         ...... Shannon..............Ed Ames
         Chico Miller................David Bowman
         Gus.........................John Miranda
         CHP Officer.................Mark Costello
         Waiter......................Fredrick Ponzlov
         Guard.......................Michael Griswold


 23.     4/21/85  FUNERAL AT FIFTY-MILE

         A Wyoming rancher leaves all to an ill-fated stranger.
         w. Dick Nelson               d. Seymous Robbie

         Carl Mestin.................Clu Gulager
         Sally Mestin................Stella Stevens
         Mary Carver.................Kathleen Beller
         Doc Wallace.................Noah Beery, Jr.
         Bill Carmody................J.D.Cannon
         Tim Carver..................Donald Moffat
         Sam Breen...................William Windom
         Art Merrick.................Jeffrey Osterhage
         Alice.......................Brooke Alderson
         Emma........................Edith Diaz
         Hay-soos....................Efrin Figueroa
         Minister....................Archie Lang
         Marshall....................Cliff Potts