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 5  1988 - 1989    --------------------

        New cast:  Sheriff Mort Metzger.....Ron Masak


5-1.     10/23/88   J.B. AS IN JAILBIRD

         A colossal mixup puts Jessica in jail as a suspect in a murder
         she only witnessed.  British agent Hagarty returns.

         Michael Hagarty..............Len Cariou
         Lancaster....................John Rhys-Davies
         Roger Travis.................Maxwell Caulfield
         Glenda Morrison..............Leslie Easterbrook
         Kevin Styles.................Sam Belvens
         Sgt. Nash....................Michael Callan
         Veronica.....................Maureen Arthur


5-2.     10/30/88   A LITTLE NIGHT WORK

         A senatorial hopeful is murdered and his wife's necklace
         stolen.
         w. Peter S. Fischer          d. Walter Grauman
            Music by David Bell
         Dennis Stanton...............Keith Michell
         Theo Wexler..................Jamie Farr
         Andy Broom...................John Dye
         Miles Hatcher................Conrad Janis
         Lt. Bert Alfano..............Joe Santos
         Shannon McBride..............Leann Hunley
         Axel Weingard................Rick Jason
         Marta Weingard...............Julie Parrish
         Ray..........................Bill Cort
         Joanna.......................Jensen Collier
         Uniformed Policeman..........Gerald A. Sharp
         Reporter #1..................Ronda Pierson
         Reporter #2..................Harry Cason
         Security Guard...............Armand Cerami

5-3.     11/6/88   MR. PENROY'S VACATION

         The sisters used a new type of fertilizer to make their
         chrysanthemums best of show.
         w. Robert E. Swanson         d. Anthony Shaw
           Music by David Bell
         Helen Appletree..............Teresa Wright
         Lilian Appletree.............Joan Leslie
         Morris Penroy................Henry Jones
         Marilee......................Candice Azzara
         Cliff Coleson................Don Calfa
         Bart Klapper.................Norman Alden
         Daryl Croft..................Tim Choate
         Deputy Floyd.................Will Nye
         Ole Korenack.................Al Pugliese
         Clyde........................Robert Moberly
         Bank Teller..................Deborah Rose
         .............................Richard Paul


5-4.     11/13/88   SNOW WHITE, BLOOD RED

         A blizzard interrupts a skiing vacation and traps everyone,
         including a killer.
         w. Peter S. Fischer          d. Victor Mc Eveety

         Lt. Ed McMasters.............Barry Newman
         Pamela Leeds.................Emma Samms
         Mike Lowery..................John Laughlin
         Anne Lowery..................Jamie Rose
         Johnny Dowd..................Cyril O'Reilly
         Karl Andersson...............Bo Svenson
         Sylvia McMasters.............Ronnie Claire Edwards
         Larry McIvor.................Tony O'Dell
         Gunnar Tillstrom.............Eric Allan Kramer
         Dr. Lewis....................George Wyner
         Lead Performer...............Kenny Davis
         Skier........................Craig Branham
         Parker.......................John Arndt


5-5.     11/20/88   COAL MINER'S SLAUGHTER

         The coal miner's daughter thinks the mine owner is responsible
         for her father's death and someone takes action.
         w. Chris Manheim             d. Walter Grauman
           Music by David Bell

         Molly Connors................Megan Mullally
         Sheriff Tate.................Hoyt Axton
         Eben Connors.................Denver Pyle
         Nora Morgan..................Barbara Bain
         Bridie Harmon................Marilyn Jones
         Reese Morgan.................William R. Moses
         Carlton Reid.................Cliff De Young
         Travis Harmon................Jared Rushton
         Tyler Morgan.................Chuck Connors


5-6.     11/27/88   WEARING OF THE GREEN

         A Fletcher novel is the entree to a legendary actress who is a
         hermit refusing to meet anyone.  The occasion is the theft of a
         famous tiara.
         w. Peter S. Fischer           d. Seymour Robbie
           Music by Richard Markowitz

         Siobhan O'Dea.................Jean Peters
         Det. Bess Stacy...............Lucie Arnaz
         Det. Chadwick.................Patty McCormack
         Hudson Blackthorn.............John McMartin
         Andrea Dean...................Erin Gray
         Diane Raymond.................Barbara Bosson
         Laslow Doby...................Michael Constantine
         Ken Parrish...................?David Naughton
         Leo...........................David S. Sheiner
         Sheldon Persky................Barry Dennen
         Security Guard................Wayne Heffley
         Stavros.......................David Sage
         Superintendent................Thomas Bellin
         Policeman.....................Harry Moses

5-7.     12/18/88   THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE DIXIE DAMSEL

         The airplane her late husband bailed out of in 1952 has
         finally been found -- with a body inside.
         w. Peter S. Fischer          d. Vincent McEveety

         Clint Phelps.................Martin Milner
         Bonnie Phelps................Jane Greer
         Lee Goddard..................Dale Robertson
         Ray Dressler.................Clifton James
         Nicholas Rossi...............Michael Ansara
         Sylvia Gagliano..............Robin Strasser
         Maj. Kevin Cooper............Richard Roundtree
         Gen. Havermeyer..............Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
         Lt. Gayner...................Danny Hassel
         Polygraph Technician.........Doug Dupuy
         Guard........................Mark Costello
         Sergeant.....................Scott Richard Ehredt
         Young Officer................J.Michael Warren
         Young Woman..................Coleen McDermott
         Young Frank Fletcher.........John Newburg
         First Man....................Gerry Okuneff


5-8.     1/1/89    PREDICTION: MURDER

         A psychic's predictions have come true, convincing a rancher's
         daughter that the next one, a fatal fire, will happen.
         w. Richard Stanley & Ralph Mayering, Jr.  d. Walter Grauman
           Music by Richard Markowitz

         Lee Goddard..................Dale Robertson
         Del Goddard..................Michael Spound
         Jill Goddard.................Lisa Pelikan
         Franchesco...................David Birney
         Katherine Aaron..............Melody Anderson
         Ben Aaron....................Michael Parks
         Roy Parks....................Steve Kahan
         Lt. Turner...................Geoffrey Scott
         Greta Olson..................Lena Pousette
         Officer......................David Mack


5-9.     1/8/89   SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEONE BLUE

         Grady's wedding seems doomed when someone does in the
         housekeeper.

         Donna Mayberry...............Debbie Zipp
         Franklin Mayberry............Eugene Roche
         Maisie Mayberry..............Gale Storm
         Uncle Ben....................Bill Macy
         Uncle Ziggy..................Howard Morris
         Valerie......................Betsy Palmer
         Kyle Laughlin................Ray Buktenica
         Chief Slocum.................Rick Hurst
         Harriet......................Conchata Ferrell
         Mrs. Penworth................Patricia Barry
         Wilfrid......................Clayton Landey

5-10.    1/15/89   WEAVE A TANGLED WEB

         Things look bad when a married woman's keys are found by the
         body in a motel room and she can't explain why.
         w. Robert E. Swanson         d. Seymour Robbie
            Music by Richard Markowitz

         Vivian Proctor...............Pamela Bellwood
         Ralph Proctor................James Sutorius
         Miles Austin.................Mel Ferrer
         Augie Specter................Charles Haid
         Frankie, the Barman..........Stanley Kamel
         Margo Bowman.................Gloria Loring
         Eric Bowman..................George Chakiris
         Danny Proctor................Scott Curtis
         Debbie Proctor...............Lisa Brinegar


5-11.    2/5/89   THE SEARCH FOR PETER KERRY

         A long missing heir turns up and trouble ensues.
         w. Peter S. Fischer          d. Walter Grauman
            Music by David Bell

         Rick Barton..................Marc Singer
         Edie Lorraine................Lorna Patterson
         Andrew Kerry.................William Prince
         Roger Philby.................Mason Adams
         Leona Schubert...............Anita Morris
         Danny Schubert...............Michael Beck
         Chief Underwood..............Lane Smith
         Sergeant Rice................Sam Bottoms
         Medical Examiner.............John Petlock
         Uniformed Policeman..........Wren I. Brown
         Minister.....................James O'Connell
         Alma.........................Vanessa Brown


5-12.    2/12/89   SMOOTH OPERATORS

         When the drunk is found dead in the alley, it raises a lot of
         questions.

         Lt. Timothy Hanratty.........Barney Martin
         Grace Fenton.................Shirley Knight
         Dr. David Latimer............Dirk Benedict
         Dr. Peter Zachary............Nicolas Coster
         Dr. Robert Markle............Dennis Patrick
         Capt. Everett Larson.........Edward Winter
         Nurse Stephanie Holtz........Lise Hilboldt
         Leon Schnable................Michael McGrady


5-13.    2/19/89   FIRE BURN, CAULDRON BUBBLE

         A very attractive young witch appears in Cabot Cove making
         some residents wonder if she really died a century or so ago.
         w. Tom Sawyer                d. Vincent McEveety
            Music by David Bell

         Mildred Terhune..............Dee Wallace Stone
         Irene Terhune................Juli Donald
         Gordon Fairchild.............Roddy McDowall
         Rick Rivers..................Bill Maher
         Adam Frobisher...............Christopher Stone
         Dr. Warren Overman...........Brad Dourif
         R.L. Pierson.................Bruce Gray
         Harriet......................Patience Cleveland
         Charlie......................Howard Schechter
         TV Reporter..................Jane Marla Robbins
         Simon........................Colin Campbell
         Woman........................Pat Crawford Brown
         Man..........................John Bryant
         Dora.........................Sally Hughes
         .............................Russell Nype
         .............................John J. York


5-14.    2/26/89   FROM RUSSIA . . . WITH BLOOD

         A purse snatcher gets Jessica in big trouble in Moscow.
         What they found in her purse shouldn't have been there.
         w. Donald Ross               d. Vincent McEveety
            Music by Richard Markowitz

         Cyril Grantham...............David McCallum
         Inspector Bernicker..........Jack Bannon
         Lt. Alexandrov...............Anthony Geary
         Sergei Chaloff...............Peter Donat
         Minister Melnikoff...........Jeremy Kemp
         Peggy Brooks.................Judy Parfitt
         Bert Firman..................Adrian Zmed
         Irina........................Eve Brenner
         Ivan.........................Lazar
         Female Writer................Christina Cardan
         Guard........................Erik Silju
         Duknov.......................Miles Kirek
         Miss Hayes...................Christine Rose
         Nikolai......................Michael Chieffo
         Driver.......................Oliver Darrow
         Alexei.......................John Lykes


5-15.    3/12/89   ALMA MURDER

         An old English professor is caught red-handed over a young
         girl's body and insists he did it, but a young man later
         confesses.  Whodunit?
         w. Chris Manheim              d. Anthony Shaw
            Music by David Bell

         Prof. Leon Walker............E.G.Marshall
         DA Paul Robins...............Ralph Waite
         Margaret Stone...............Janice Rule
         Steve Chambers...............Jason Beghe
         Karen Chambers...............Dana Sparks
         Emily Dyers..................Dinah Shore
         Rhonda.......................Kate Vernon
         Sgt. Trask...................Lee de Broux
         Hank.........................Owen Bush
         Sara Haines..................Felicia Lansbury
         Secretary....................Kerry Michaels
         Policeman #1.................Robert Hackman
         Waiter.......................David Wilson


5-16.    4/2/89   TRUCK STOP

         Walter tells his story by way of black and white flashbacks
         which makes an interesting change from the usual.  He has made
         a tape of the events that ended with his murder and we see the
         events unfold.
         w. Philip Gerson             d. Vincent McEveety
            Music by Richard Markowitz

         Walter Murray................Mike Connors
         Sheriff Tugman...............Ken Swofford
         Vera Gerakaris...............Elizabeth Ashley
         Flora........................Jill Schoelen
         Desmond......................Kristoffer Tabori
         Roscoe.......................Andrew Prine
         Locke........................Peter Haskell
         Pete Gerakaris...............Ron Karabatsos
         Grange.......................Isaac Turner


5-17.    4/9/89   THE SINS OF CASTLE COVE

         A red hot novel, written by a former Fletcher student, seems
         to expose the small town's secrets and inspires murder.
         Julie Adams, Gloria DeHaven, Kathryn Grayson and Ruth Roman
         appear again as the local gossips.
         w. Robert Van Scoyk          d. John Llewellyn Moxey
            Music by David Bell

         Sybil Reed...................Page Hannah
         Ellis Holgate................Graham Jarvis
         Tim Mulligan.................Frederick Coffin
         Noah Garwood.................Luke Askew
         Corinne......................Sally Klein
         Miriam Harwood...............Rosanna Huffman
         Deputy Floyd.................Will Nye
         Eve Simpson..................Julie Adams
         Idal Malloy..................Kathryn Grayson
         Phyllis Grant................Gloria De Haven
         Loretta Spiegel..............Ruth Roman
         Rose.........................Fran Ryan
         Janet Paisley................Joan Roberts
         George Greer.................Stuart Nisbet


5-18.    4/16/89   TREVOR HUDSON'S LEGACY

         A small town editor in Montana threatens to claim in public
         that he is the real author of a dead man's manuscript.

         Maria Hudson.................Michael Learned
         Andrew Hudson................Don Galloway
         Livvy Hudson.................Barrie Youngfellow
         Barney Drake.................Robert Klein
         Cat Hudson Drake.............Yvette Niper
         Sheriff Hank Masters.........Steve Forrest
         Dorothy Westerfield..........Georgia Brown
         Bob Jarrett..................Robin Strand


5-19.    4/30/89   DOUBLE EXPOSURE

         In a strange case, Jessica bumps into an old friend who is
         supposed to be dead.  His widow insists he is dead and Jessica
         hires Harry McGraw to investigate.
         w. Robert E. Swanson         d. Anthony Shaw
            Music by David Bell

         Maude Winslow................Christina Belford
         Adam Paulson.................Andrew Stevens
         Lt. Roy Quinlan..............William Lucking
         Swarthmore...................Jon Cypher
         Sgt. Howard Sternhagen.......Earl Boen
         Sgt. Frank Coyle.............Robert Alan Browne
         Agent Phil Guilfoyle.........Robert Hogan
         John Winslow.................John Furlong
         Gladys.......................Karen Morrow
         Cookie.......................Marty Davis
         Sloane.......................E. Danny Murphy
         Taxi Driver..................Jack Jozerson
         Nosy Neighbor................Louise Fitch
         Receptionist.................Melanie Noble
         Wilber.......................Louis Herthum
         Hotel Clerk..................Wendy Hoffman
         Tommy........................Joshua Peevyhouse
         Ralphie......................Justin Darby
         Boy #3.......................Scotty Williams
         Boy #2.......................Barry O'Neill


5-20.    5/7/89   THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT

         A surprised burglar is blamed for the death of the team's
         pre-game TV Host.
         w. Donald Ross               d. Seymour Robbie
            Music by Richard Markowitz

         Irving Randolph..............Robert Mandan
         Charley Holcomb..............Tim Dunigan
         Pete Briggs..................Shea Farrell
         Roz Briggs...................Anne Lockhart
         Harry Dial...................Vince Edwards
         Al Sidell....................Paul Sorvino
         Johnny Eaton.................Todd Bryant
         Kel Murray...................Beau Billingslea
         Mike Warlop..................Rick Dean
         Loretta Lee..................Terri Garber
         Young Officer................David Elliott
         Ballman......................Ed Hooks
         Avery Burns..................Jake Jacobs
         Nancy Murray.................Roxanne Reese
         Umpire.......................Hank Robinson
         Fan..........................Harry Woolf
         .............................Bernie Casey


5-21.    5/14/89  MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL -- part 1

         Jessica's old rival, Eudora, shows up with a smile and a gift,
         but everyone knows she is up to no good.
         w. Peter S. Fischer          d. Walter Grauman

         Eudora McVeigh Shipton.......Jean Simmons
         Hank Shipton.................Ken Howard
         Liza Caspar..................Shelley Fabares
         Victor Caspar................David Hedison
         Bobby Shipton................Daniel McDonald
         Lew Bracken..................Richard Anderson
         Arnie........................Robert Dryer
         Jonathan.....................Richard Erdman
         Doctor.......................Edward Penn
         Gadge........................William Bryant

5-22.    5/21/89  MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL -- part 2

         Eudora admits she stole Jessica's notes, but denies
         poisoning the apples she brought or murdering the
         detective who was following her.

         Floyd........................Will Nye
         Willie.......................Ken Gerson
         TV Reporter..................Richard Wieand