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 4  1987-1988

4-1.     9/20/87  A FASHIONABLE WAY TO DIE

         In Paris, a fashion designer with financial trouble is
         accused of killing a shady loan shark.

         Maxim.......................(?)Lee Bergere
         Peter Appleyard.............(?)Bill Beyers
         Claudia.....................(?)Danielle Brisebois
         Lou Waters..................Randi Brooks
         Kim.........................Taina Elg
         Valerie.....................Juliet Prowse
         Eva Taylor..................Barbara Rush
         Inspector...................Fritz Weaver
         Albert......................Louis R. Plante
         Marie.......................Karen Hansel
         Officer Luter...............Michael Voletti
         Yvette......................Bonnie Ebsen
         Dede........................Louise Dorsey
         Emcee.......................Jean-Paul Vignon
         Margo.......................Julie Silliman
         Bellman.....................Alain St.Alix


4-2.     9/27/87  WHEN THIEVES FALL OUT

         A parolee released after 20 years in prison for a murder he
         says he did not commit, vows to find out who did.

         Andrew Durbin................John Glover
         Coach Kevin Cauldwell........Kenneth McMillan
         Bill Hampton.................Dack Rambo
         Perry Sillman................John Bennett Perry
         Arnie Wakeman................Michael Lembeck
         Alison Hampton...............Shelley Smith
         Tara Sillman.................Caitlin O'Heaney


4-3.     10/4/87  WITNESS FOR THE DEFENSE

         Jessica goes to Quebec to testify at the trial of a friend who
         is accused of killing his wife and burning his house.

         Judith Harlan................Claire Trevor
         Oliver Quayle................Patrick McGoohan
         Annette Pirage...............Juliet Mills
         Barnaby Friar................Simon Jones
         Jim Harlan...................Christopher Allport
         Clay MacLeod.................Richard Cox
         Monica Blane.................Dianne Kay


4-4.     10/11/87   OLD HABITS DIE HARD

         A terminally ill nun seems to have committed suicide which
         would be an unacceptable sin.

         Reverand Mother Claire.......Jane Powell
         Bishop Patrick Shea..........Robert Prosky
         Marion Simpson...............Eileen Brennan
         Mayor Allen Simpson..........Ed Nelson
         Nancy Bates..................Cindy Fisher
         Mike Phelps..................Mark Kayloun
         Dr.Greg Marshall.............Scott Paulin
         Ray Carter...................Clu Gulager
         Sarah........................Sherri Stoner


4-5.     10/25/87   THE WAY TO DUSTY DEATH

         After the 'accidental' death of a tycoon, his associates
         battle for position to succeed him.

         Tycoon.......................Cornel Wilde
         Morgan McCormack.............Richard Beymer
         Virginia McCormack...........Joanna Pettet
         Tom Dutton...................Lawrence Pressman
         Kate Dutton..................Nancy Dussalt
         Spruce Osborne...............Sandy McPeak
         Serena.......................Jenilee Harrison
         Anne Hathaway................Andrea Marcovicci
         Dr. Chatsworth...............Richard Jaeckel
         Q.L. Frubson.................Ray Walston


4-6.     11/1/87  IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY

         Cousin Emma in London has a new problem when someone serves
         her lover poisoned herring.

         Inspector Frost..............Anthony Newley
         Geoffrey Constable...........Richard Johnson
         Sybil Constable..............Rosemary Murphy
         Pauline Constable............Carolyn Seymour
         Arthur Constable.............John Standing
         Humphrey Defoe...............Christopher Hewett
         Johnny Constable.............Mark Lindsay Chapman
         Derek Constable..............John David Bland
         Gwen Petrie..................Jane Leeves
         Dr. Blandings................Ian Abercrombie


4-7.     11/8/87  IF IT'S THURSDAY, IT MUST BE BEVERLY

         An impatient husband is suspected of gaining his freedom by
         way of death instead of the courts.

         Jonathan Martin..............Rick Lenz
         Loretta Spiegel..............Ruth Roman
         Eve Simpson..................Julie Adams
         Phyllis Grant................Gloria DeHaven
         Idal Molloy..................Kathryn Grayson
         Beverly Overwise.............Dody Goodman
         George Tibbits...............Ray Girardin


4-8.     11/15/87 STEAL ME A STORY

         The special effects used by a TV producer are a real bomb.

         Avery Stone..................Bradford Dillman
         Kate Hollander...............Gail Strickland
         Gary Patterson...............Doug McClure
         Diane Crane..................Gail Youngs
         Bert Puzo....................Vincent Baggetta
         Brenda Blake.................Lenore Kasdorf
         Sid Sharkey..................Ken Swofford
         Gayle Yamada.................Kim Miyori
         Freida Schmidt...............Fionnula Flanagan
         Lieutenant Bradshaw..........Yaphet Kotto


4-9.     11/22/87   TROUBLE IN EDEN

         Hostility and other surprises await Jessica in a town
         where she's posing as her friend (Joan Caulfield) to
         investigate the rumored murder of the friend's sister.
         w. John D.F.Black & Paul Savage  d. Nick Havinga
            story by John D.F.Black

         Mary Rose Welch..............Joan Caulfield
         Sheriff Landry...............Roy Thinnes
         Dr. Lynch....................Macdonald Carey
         C.J. Dobbs...................Stuart Whitman
         Manchester...................Thom Christopher
         Snooks Sitwell...............Mills Watson
         Lewis Framm..................Tom Fitzsimmons
         Lila Benson..................Tricia O'Neil
         Martha Neilsen...............Betty Garrett
         Beth.........................Kerry Brennen
         Charlotte....................Renata Scott
         Sherry.......................Rebecca Forman
         .............................Rosanna Huffman

4-10.    11/29/87   INDIAN GIVER

         A resident of Cabot Cove threatens the Native American who
         claims to own the land, and later is found dead.
         w. Gerald K. Siegel          d. Walter Grauman

         George Longbow...............Bernie White
         Prof. Crenshaw...............Theodore Bikel
         Donna Crenshaw...............Heidi Bohay
         Harris Atwater...............Jack Colvin
         Norm Edmonds.................Charles Siebert
         Mayor Sam Booth..............Richard Paul
         Tom Carpenter................Gary Lockwood
         Helen Langley................Jennifer Salt
         Deputy.......................Otto Felix
         Reporter.....................Ralph Meyering, Jr.
         TV Reporter..................Terry Burns
         Second Reporter..............Maggie Kedron
         Buddy #2.....................Gerald York
         ?Langley.....................Lonny Chapman


4-11.    12/13/87   DOOM WITH A VIEW

         Grady gets into a spot again when he is found with the body of
         woman known from college days and now had been dating a frat
         brother who was married.
         w. Kenneth A. Berg           d. Walter Grauman

         Cornelia Montaigne Harper....Janet Leigh
         Gary Harper..................John Callahan
         Nettie Harper................Charlotte Rae
         Mark Havlin..................Robert Desiderio
         Inspector Matheney...........Monte Markham
         Det. Herman Rice.............Macon McCalman
         Sandra Clemens...............Jennifer Holmes
         Mrs. Townsend................Juli Reding Hutner
         Workman......................Tony Ballen
         Cashier......................Mary Ingersoll
         Husband......................Kenny Davis
         Wife.........................Judy Kerr
         Maid.........................Sheila Shaw
         Aquarium Lady................Lynn Holt
         Sommelier....................Steve Schudy


4-12.    1/3/88   WHO THREW THE BARBITALS IN MRS. FLETCHER'S CHOWDER?

         Somebody laced Mrs. Fletcher's chowder and Amos' brutish
         brother-in-law was in for the long sleep.
         w. Robert Van Scoyk          d. John Llewellyn Moxey

         Winnie Banner................Anne Meara
         Flo Oaks.....................Barbara Rhoades
         Harold Banner................Henry Gibson
         Kenny Oaks...................Geoffrey Lewis
         Elmo Banner..................Guy Stockwell
         Ed Bellamy...................Donnelly Rhodes
         Marigold.....................Coleen Camp
         Ralph's Taxi Driver..........Joseph V. Perry
         Deputy Grover................Dennis Bailer


4-13.    1/24/88  HARBINGER OF DEATH

         An astronomer something other than stars in his telescope and
         is overcome by an urge to murder.
         w. R. Barker Price           d. Anthony Shaw

         Dr. Leonard Palmer...........Dean Jones
         Carrie Palmer................Kate McNeil
         Fay Hewitt...................Karen Grassle
         Madeline DeHaven.............Marsha Rodd
         Russell Armstrong............Jeffrey Tambor
         Dr. Thor Lundquist...........Robin Gammell
         Sergeant Kettler.............George DiCenzo
         Drake Eaton..................Steven Ford
         Max..........................Armand Asselin
         Forensic Man.................Kirk Thornton


4-14.    2/7/88   CURSE OF THE DAANAU

         Seth's family is touched by an ancient curse attached to the
         history of a ruby.
         Music by David Bell

         Alice Hazlitt................Jane Windsor
         Vikram Singh.................Kabir Bedi
         Bert Davies..................Clive Revill
         Mark Hazlitt.................Doug Barr
         Carolyn Hazlitt..............Jane Bader
         Lieutenant Ames..............Larry Linville
         Richard Hazlitt..............Richard Bradford
         Policewoman..................Kres Mersky
         Young Man....................Steve Bean
         Young Woman..................Lynn Clark


4-15.    2/14/88   MOURNING AMONG THE WISTERIAS

         A southern aristocrat proposes marriage to Jessica and then
         explains it is only of convenience to smoke out a crook.
         w. Scott Anderson            d. Walter Grauman

         Jonathan.....................Elliott Reid
         Eugene McLendon..............Barry Nelson
         Deidre French................Lois Nettleton
         Arnold Goldman...............Frank Gorshin
         Todd Wendle..................Matt McCoy
         Crystal Wendle...............Linda Purl
         Grace Banfield...............Penny Fuller
         Captain Thorn................Rene Auberjonois
         Ola Mae......................Beah Richards
         Dr. Church...................James L. Bell


4-16.    2/21/88   MURDER THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

         A priest and government agents using a 'safe' house get
         Jessica into a complicated case.
         w. Robert Van Scoyk          d. Seymour Robbie
            Music by David Bell

         Sergeant Cooper..............Laurence Luckinbill
         Father Patrick Francis.......Cliff De Young
         Jackson......................Robert Reed
         Van Buren....................Mark Shera
         Pierce.......................Dan Shor
         Ellen Cosgrove...............Karen Valentine
         Sanchez......................Gregory Sierra
         Delgado......................Victor Mohica
         Hitman.......................Tom Reese
         Dinner Chairman..............Lynn Seidel
         Guard........................Wayne Heffley
         Adams........................Kirk Scott
         Desk Clerk...................Brian Carpenter
         Police Woman.................Rosemary Alexander
         Older Priest.................Hugh McPhillips
         Admirer #1...................Elizabeth Kent
         Admirer #2...................Ken Zavayna
         Admirer #3...................Kerry Leigh Michaels


4-17.    2/28/88   A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR MURDER

         The Gambini family gathers to celebrate the 75th birthday of
         the patriarch and a murder.
         w. Peter S. Fischer          d. Walter Grauman
            Music by Richard Markowitz

         Salvatori Gambini............Eli Wallach
         Marco Gambini................John Saxon
         Paul Gambini.................Tom Roberts Byrd
         Tony Gambini.................Billy Zane
         Michele Gambini..............Kristian Alfonso
         Fiona Gambini................Bibi Besch
         Stella Gambini...............Ina Balin
         Police Chief Kyle............Arlen Dean Snyder
         Ben Schuyler.................Grant Goodeve
         Stephen Ridgely..............Robert O'Reilly
         Doctor.......................John C. Mooney
         Guest #1.....................Paul Lyell
         Guest #2.....................Jeff Albert
         Deputy.......................Rod Zapple


4-18.    3/13/88  BENEDICT ARNOLD SLIPPED HERE

         Someone wants the old historic house enough to kill for it and
         its supposed hidden treasure AND Jessica is executor of the
         late owner's will.
         w. Robert Van Scoyk          d. Seymour Robbie
            story by Wendy Graf & Lisa Storsky

         Wilton Tibbles...............David Clennon
         Benny Tibbles................Dick O'Neil
         Eve Simpson..................Julie Adams
         Alastair Andrews.............Brian Bedford
         Lauren Hastings..............Katherine Moffat
         Kevin Tibbles................Shea Farrell
         Emily Goshan.................Barbara Cason
         Liza Adams...................Lois Foraker


4-19.    3/27/88  JUST ANOTHER FISH STORY

         Somebody put the maitre d' on ice.  Jessica wonders if she has
         made a bad investment.
         w. Philip Gerson             d. Walter Grauman

         Donna Mayberry...............Debbia Zipp
         Doug Brooke..................James Carroll Jordan
         Alice Brooke.................Valerie Landsburg
         Mimi Harcourt................Brenda Vaccaro
         Valentino Reggiore...........Sonny Bono
         Harry Finley.................Jack Carter
         Lieutenant Rupp..............Norman Fell
         Chad.........................Dick Gautier
         Cabbie.......................Richard Molinare
         Yuppie.......................Jack Tate
         Cook.........................Zale Kessler
         Chef.........................Vashik Mangassarian
         Medical Examiner.............Elkanah Burns
         Football Player..............Clint Carmichael
         Waiter.......................Duane Edwards
         Nerissa......................Dallas Cole
         Policeman....................Layne Beamer


4-20.    4/10/88  SHOWDOWN IN SASKATCHEWAN

         Arson is intended to remove the Rodeo doctor and his patient
         permanently.

         Jill Morton..................Kristy McNichol
         Marty Reed...................Patrick Houser
         Boone Talbott................Larry Wilcox
         Wally Bryce..................Terry Kiser
         Luke Perdue..................Paul LeMat
         Carla Talbott................Cassie Yates
         Inspector McCabe.............Lance LeGault
         Consuela Schaefer............Rosana DeSoto
         Doc Schaefer.................Joe A. Dorsey
         Mona.........................Devon Williams
         Warden Burris................Thomas Middleton
         Bartender....................Ed McCready
         PA Announcer.................Rontrongatty
         Medic........................Michael Frederico
         Secretary....................Eileen T. Kaye
         Flint........................Lisa Long
         Intern.......................Richard Molinar
         Man..........................Gerry Okuneff


4-21.    5/1/88   DEADPAN

         Two critics take opposite views of a play based on one of
         Jessica's novels, 'Mainely Murder'.  One is suspected of the
         murder of the other.
         w. Maryanne Kasica & Michael Scheff   d. E.W.Swackhamer
            Story by Arthur David Weingarten   Music by David Bell

         Eliot Easterbrook............Dean Stockwell
         Walter Knapt.................Miles Chapin
         Shayna Grant.................Carole Cook
         Denise Quinlan...............Christopher Norris
         Barney Mapost................Rich Little
         Lieutenant Jarvis............Eugene Roche
         Jason Richards...............Lloyd Bochner
         Danny O'Mara.................John DiSanti
         Barbara Blair................?Marilyn Hassett
         Lt. Cullen...................Philip Abbott
         Mrs. Rizzo...................Penny Santon
         Shayna's Assistant...........Don Correia
         Sergeant.....................R.J.Arterburn
         Maitre D'....................Robert Richmonti
         Sophisticated Lady...........Barbara Beckley
         Assistant....................Marcy Goldman
         Wife.........................Sue Baglen
         Businessman..................Michael Ashe


4-22.    5/8/88   THE BODY POLITIC

         The suicide of a campaign manager who is suspected of having
         an affair with a married woman excites the press.
         w. Donald Ross               d. Anthony Shaw

         Kathleen Lane................Shirley Jones
         Jackson Lane.................Eddie Albert
         Arthur Drelinger.............Robert Fuller
         C.W. Butterfield.............James Sloyan
         Edmund Hall..................George Grizzard
         Lieutenant Gowens............Harrison Page
         Nan Wynn.....................Daphne Maxwell Reid
         Bud Johnson..................Peter Fox
         Cass Malone..................Marie Chambers