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.


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               Season 3  1986-1987

3-1.     9/28/86   DEATH STALKS THE BIG TOP -- part 1

         Jessica's niece receives a gift from her grandfather,
         who was thought dead.  Jessica follows a trail to a
         small-town circus beset by accidents and murder.

3-2.     10/5/86   DEATH STALKS THE BIG TOP -- part 2

         Neil confesses to the crime, but Jessica believes that he
         didn't do it.
         w. Paul Savage              d. Seymour Robbie
            story by Peter S. Fischer

         Neil Fletcher...............Jackie Cooper
         Edgar Carmody...............Martin Balsam
         Brad Keneally...............Greg Evigan
         Katie McCallum..............Pamela Susan Shoop
         Sheriff Len Childs..........Gregg Henry
         Mayor Powers................Ronny Cox
         Hank Sutter.................Charles Napier
         Preston Bartholomew.........Alex Cord
         Charlie McCallum............Joey Cramer
         Ray Carmody.................Mark Shera
         Danielle Carmody............Barbara Stock
         Maylene.....................Lee Purcell
         Carol Bannister.............Courteney Cox
         Maria Morgana...............Florence Henderson
         Mark........................Robin Bach
         Mr. Tucker..................John Alvin
         Officer #1..................James Parker
         Ticket Seller...............Virginia Peters
         Alex........................Rob Monroe
         Clyde.......................Michael Dunnigan
         Townsman....................T. Lee Griffin
         Harry Kingman...............Joe Dorsey
         Audrey Bannister............Susan Brown
         Howard Bannister............Dennis Howard
         Bert........................Ken Sansom
         Neal........................Harry Stephens
         Doctor......................Dan Priest
         Driver......................Harry Woolf
         Officer #2..................Greg Norberg
         Housekeeper.................Roz Bosley


3-3.     10/12/86  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

         A retired policeman picks up an old case he never solved
         in which Seth was a strong suspect.

         Retired Policeman...........Pat Hingle
         Terence.....................Lloyd Bochner
         Cynthia Tatel...............Hayley Mills
         Maggie Roberts..............Erin Moran
         Sheriff McCoy...............J.D.Cannon
         Jake Sanford................Don DeFore
         Gary Roberts................Eric Anderson
         Mayor.......................William Mims


3-4.     10/19/86  ONE WHITE ROSE FOR DEATH

         Attending a concert in Washington, D.C., Jessica gets
         involved with two East German defectors and a murder.

         Michael Hagarty.. ..........Len Cariou
         Andrew Wyckham..............Bernard Fox
         Greta Mueller...............Maria Mayenzet
         Franz Mueller...............John Glover
         Col.Gerhardt Brunner........Eric Braeden
         Henry Claymore..............Tony Bonner
         Margo Claymore..............Michael Anderson, Jr.
         Jack Kendall................Warwick Sims


3-5.     11/2/86   CORNED BEEF & CARNAGE

         An adman handling the account of a fast-food chain is
         murdered and Jessica smells something funny.

         Victoria Griffin............Genie Francis
         Howard Griffin..............Jeff Conaway
         Christine Clifford..........Susan Anton
         Seymour Biddle..............Peter Haskell
         Aubrey Thornton.............David Ogden Stiers
         Jim Ingram..................Warren Berlinger
         Myron Kincaid...............Bill Macy
         Lieutenant Spoletti.........James Sloyan


3-6.     11/9/86   DEAD MAN'S GOLD

         Diving for sunken treasure near Cabot Cove, a young man dies.

         David Everett...............Leslie Nielsen
         Ross Barber.................Sean McClory
         Coby Russell................J.Eddie Peck
         Gregory Small...............Ian Ruskin
         Bill Ainsley................John Laughlin
         Susan Ainsley...............Wendy Kilbourne
         Larry Gaynes................Grant Goodeve


3-7.     11/16/86  DEADLINE FOR MURDER

         A veteran reporter, felled by a heart attack, says what he
         needs is the removal of his publisher who has turned a good
         paper into a yellow rag.

         Haskell Drake...............Harry Guardino
         Billy Simms.................Eugene Roche
         Clyde Thorson...............William Smith
         Kay Garrell.................Sydney Walsh
         Walter Revere...............Tim O'Connor
         Perry Revere................Ken Olin
         Lamar Bennett...............Peter Mark Richman
         Stan Lassiter...............Glynn Turman


3-8.     11/23/86  MAGNUM ON ICE

         Part 2 of an episode that began on "Magnum P.I.".
         Jessica offers to help Magnum, charged with killing a hitman
         with an unknown target.

         Magnum........................Tom Selleck
         Jonathan Higgins..............John Hillerman
         Pamela Bates..................Dorothy Loudon
         Joan Fulton...................Jessica Walter
         Amy Salyer....................Stephanie Faracy
         Jason Bryan...................John McMartin
         Victor Salyer.................Andrew Prine
         Captain Browning..............Ramon Bieri
         Arthur Houston................Jared Martin


3-9.     12/7/86   OBITUARY FOR A DEAD ANCHOR

         When a boat chartered by Amos explodes, the victim is a
         newsanchor who has made enemies.

         Kevin Keats.................Chad Everett
         Paula Roman.................Kathleen Lloyd
         Doug Helman.................Robert Pine
         Nick Brody..................Mark Stevens
         Judith Keats................Abby Dalton
         Richard Abbott..............Robert Lipton
         Dr.Wylie Graham.............Robert Hogan
         George Fish.................Rex Robbins


3-10.    12/14/86  STAGE STRUCK

         The murder of the leading lady's understudy disrupts
         rehearsals of a play starring two previously married actors.

         Maggie Tarrow...............Eleanor Parker
         Julian Lord.................Edward Mulhare
         Alexander Preston...........Dan O'Herlihy
         Pru Mattson.................Christopher Norris
         T.J. Holt...................Donald Most
         Chief Drock.................John Schuck
         Larry Matthew...............Shea Farrell
         Barbara Bennington..........Ann Turkel
         Nicky Saperstein............John Pleshette


3-11.    1/4/87    NIGHT OF THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN

         The 'headless' horseman rides again, but his costume becomes
         more realistic.

         Dorian Beecher..............Thom Bray
         Sheriff Rankin..............Doug McClure
         Dorn Van Stotter............Dean Stockwell
         Doc Walker..................Charles Siebert
         Sarah Dupont................Karlene Crockett
         Edwin Dupont................Fritz Weaver
         Charlotte Newcastle.........Hope Lange
         Nate Findley................Barry Williams


3-12.    1/18/87   THE CORPSE FLEW FIRST CLASS

         Theft and murder occur on board a jet bound for London.

         Errol Pogson................David Hemmings
         Sonny Greer.................Kate Mulgrew
         Kay Davis...................Robin Dearden
         Otto Hardwick...............Robert Walker
         Leon Bigard.................Mark Venturini
         Dr. Clinton Strayhorn.......John S. Ragin
         Mrs. Metcalf................Mary Jo Catlett
         John Sugahara...............James Shigeta
         Gunnar Globle...............Pat Harrington


3-13.    2/1/87    CROSSED UP

         The phone wires get crossed during a storm and Jessica can't
         convince anyone that what she heard was real.

         Morgen Rogers...............Sandy McPeak
         Gordon Rogers...............Tony Dow
         Adam Rogers.................James Carroll Jordan
         Leslie Cameron..............Stephanie Dunnam
         Dody Rogers.................Coleen Camp
         Mona........................Gisele MacKenzie


3-14.    2/8/87    MURDER IN A MINOR KEY

         Jessica tells the tale of a composer accused of killing the
         professor who plagiarized his music.

         Law Student.................Shaun Cassidy
         Composer Friend.............Paul Clemens
         Jenny Coopersmith...........Dinah Manoff
         Prof. Stoneham..............George Grizzard
         Prof. Papazian..............Rene Auberjonois
         Christine Stoneham..........Karen Grassle
         Max Hellinger...............Herbert Edelman
         Vice Chancellor Simon.......Tom Halleck
         Danny Young.................Scott Jacoby
         Hargrove....................Alexander Folk


3-15.    2/15/87   THE BOTTOM LINE IS MURDER

         A lying TV Consumer advocate is killed.  Was it one of the
         clients whose products he maligned?

         Steve Honig.................Robert F. Lyons
         Jayne Honig.................Judith Chapman
         Robert Warren...............Morgan Stevens
         Lynnette Bryant.............Adrienne Barbeau
         Joe Rinaldi.................Joe Santos
         Lt.Lou Flannigan............Barry Corbin
         Ryan Monroe.................Brian Matthews
         Kenneth Chambers............Rod McCary
         Clare.......................Pat Klous
         Bert Tanaka.................George Takei


3-16.    2/22/87   DEATH TAKES A DIVE

         Jessica inherits a boxer's contract and her old friend, Harry
         McGraw is accused of murdering its former owner.

         Cosmo Ponzini................Ernest Borgnine
         Doc Penrose..................John Amos
         Dave Robinson................LeVar Burton
         Dennis McConnell.............Bradford Dillman
         Wade Talmadge................Adam West
         Mrs (?) Talmadge.............Caren Kaye
         Sean.........................Michael McGrady
         Pam..........................(?) Lynne Moody
         Blaster Boyle................(?) Ray Giradin
         Lt. Casey....................(?) Harold Sylvester

3-17.    3/1/87   SIMON SAYS, COLOR ME DEAD

         An artist is murdered and his prized painting is missing.

         Artist......................Foster Brooks
         Irene Rutledge..............Tess Harper
         Eleanor Thane...............Diane Baker
         Cash Logan..................Steve Inwood
         George Selby................Dick Sargent
         Carol Selby.................Ann Dusenberry
         Felix Casslaw...............Leonard Frey
         Tommy Rutledge..............Chris Hebert


3-18.    3/15/87   NO LAUGHING MURDER

         After the engagement party for the offspring of two estranged
         comics, someone is found dead.

         Murray Gruen................Buddy Hackett
         Mack Howard.................Steve Lawrence
         Kip Howard..................George Clooney
         Corrie Gruen................Beth Windsor
         Farley Pressman.............George Furth
         Wylie B. Ledbetter..........David Knell
         Norma Lewis.................Sheree North
         Phil Rinker.................Arte Johnson


3-19.    3/22/87   NO ACCOUNTING FOR MURDER

         Grady Fletcher is in big trouble when his boss, a specialist
         in tax shelters, is found dead.

         Paul Carlisle...............James Noble
         Lt.Timothy Hanratty.........Barney Martin
         Lester Grinshaw.............Geoffrey Lewis
         Marty Giles.................Ron Masak
         Lana Whitman................Patricia McCormack
         Ralph Whitman...............Michael Tolan
         Connie Norton...............Kate Vernon
         Sophie Ellis................Dorothy Lamour


3-20     4/5/87    THE CEMETERY VOTE

         First the reform mayor son of a man dies in an 'accident'
         and then the man's father is murdered after he demands an
         investigation of the 'accident'.

         Sheriff Orville Yates.......Ed Lauter
         Linda Stevens...............Ellen Bry
         Deputy Wayne Beeler.........Jeff Yagher
         David Carroll...............Bruce Davison
         Kate........................Marie Windsor
         Capt. Ernest Lenko..........Mitchell Ryan
         Cindy March.................Charlene Tilton
         George McDaniel.............Joseph Campanella
         Harry Stevens...............John McLiam
         Rita........................Katherine DeHetre


3-21.    4/19/87   THE DAYS DWINDLE DOWN

         Jeffrey Lynn, Martha Scott and Harry Morgan reprise their
         roles from the 1949 movie "Strange Bargain" as Jessica
         investigates the case of a man recently released from
         a 30-year prison term for the murder of his employer.
         Scenes from the black-and-white film are seen in flashbacks.

         Sam Wilson..................Jeffrey Lynn
         Georgia Wilson..............Martha Scott
         Rod Wilson..................Art Hindle
         Sidney Jarvis...............Richard Beymer
         Webb........................Harry Morgan
         Dorothy Harne-Davis.........Susan Strasberg
         Thelma Vante................June Havoc
         Edna Jarvis.................Gloria Stuart


3-22.    5/10/87    MURDER SHE SPOKE

         During a short black-out in the study where Jessica is
         recording a book for the blind, the studio co-owner is
         murdered.

         Greg Dalton.................William Atherton
         Stoney Carmichael...........Charlie Daniels
         Carl Anglin.................Michael Callan
         Al Parker...................Frederic Lehne
         Margaret Whitworth..........Constance Towers
         Randy Whitworth.............Patrick Wayne
         Nancy Dalton................Wendy Philips
         Lieutenant Faraday..........G.W.Bailey
         Earl Tuchman................Michael Cole