CTVA US Comedy - "Benson" (Witt-Thomas-Harris/ABC) Season 3 (1981-82)

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Starring Robert Guillaume
Season 3 (ABC) (1981-82)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Jorge Galindo
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


################## Benson ####################
############# season 3 1981-82 ###############
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ABC (Fridays 8:00-8:30pm)
22 episodes [prod. nos. 47-68 inc.]
Production Harry Waterson
Produced by Bob Colleary  / Co-Produced by Rob Dames and Bob Fraser

3.01 [--] Benson: BENSON'S APPOINTMENT
prod. no. 47 - 14BEN81 / 6-Nov-81
Written by Norman Barasch, Bob Colleary
Directed by John Rich
music by George Aliceson Tipton.
(no synopsis)

3.02 [--] Benson: THE GRASS AIN'T GREENER
prod. no. 48 - 15BEN81 / 13-Nov-81
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by John Rich
music by George Aliceson Tipton;
cameras: Donna Quante, Bill Pope, John Rago, Bill Scott
videotape editor: Bill Petty
(no synopsis)

3.03 [--] Benson: SIT-IN
prod. no. 49 - 16BEN81 / 27-Nov-81
Directed by John Rich
Written by Rich Reinhart
music by George Aliceson Tipton
videotape editors: Bill Petty & Bob Shafer.
Guest star:
Ivor Francis
In Benson's office a conductor holds a concert in protest. He would like to point out the musician's plight
with the culture's subsidies. Furthermore Marcy has her last working day with Benson. [JG]

3.04 [--] Benson: DOUBLE EXPOSURE
prod. no. 50 - 17BEN81 / 4-Dec-81
Written by Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
Directed by John Rich
music by George Aliceson Tipton
videotape editors: Bill Petty, Michael Riolo.
Benson must help an FBI agent uncover a bribe scandal. But the affair complicates and the Attorney office
intervenes to accuse the corrupt politicians. [JG]

3.05 [--] Benson: THE LOBBYIST
prod. no. 51 - 18BEN81 / 11-Dec-81
Written by Bob Fraser, Rob Dames, Chip Keyes & Doug Keyes
Directed by John Rich
music by George Aliceson Tipton
videotape editors: Bill Petty, Michael Riolo.
Benson's innocent approval of his lobbyist girlfriend's project brings corruption charges. [JG]

3.06 [--] Benson: STRESS
prod. no.53 - 20BEN81 / 18-Dec-81
Written by Bob Fraser, Rob Dames, Michael J. Weithorn
Directed by John Rich
story editor: Rich Reinhart
music by George Aliceson Tipton
cameras: Bill Pope, John Rago, Bill Scott, Donna Quante
videotape editor: Bill Petty
video: Jim Smith.
The governor holds an encounter session with the staff. [JG]

3.07 [--] Benson: RAINBOW'S END
prod. no. 55 - 22BEN81 / 25-Dec-81
Written by Russ Woody
Directed by John Rich
story editor: Rich Reinhart
music by George Aliceson Tipton
cameras: Mark Bauxbaum, Bill Pope, Donna Quante, John Rago
videotape editors: Bill Petty, Michael Riolo
video: Guy Tyler.
Guest Cast:
Rosalind Cash
Benson has no idea that his old flame (Rosalind Cash) is now confined to a wheelchair. Clayton is about
to celebrate his birthday. [JG]

3.08 [--] Benson: ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
prod. no. 56 - 23BEN81 / 8-Jan-82
Written by Bob Fraser, Rob Dames
Directed by John Rich
story editor: Rich R. Reinhart
music by George Aliceson Tipton;
cameras: Bill Pope, John Rago, Bill Scott, Donna Quante
videotape editor: Bill Petty
video: Guy Tyler.
(no synopsis)

3.09 [--] Benson: KRAUS FALLS IN LOVE
prod. no. 52 - 19BEN81 / 15-Jan-82
Written by Korby Siamis
Directed by John Rich
story editor: Rich Reinhart
music by George Aliceson Tipton
cameras: Bill Pope, John Rago, Bill Scott, Donna Quante
videotape editors: Bill Petty, Michael Riolo
video: Victor Bagdadi.
Kraus learns about love when she falls for a man who is ineligible. [JG]

3.10 [--] Benson: STOCKS & OPTIONS
prod. no. 54 - 21BEN81 / 22-Jan-82
Written by Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
Directed by John Rich.
story editor: Rich Reinhart
music by George Aliceson Tipton
cameras: Bill Pope, Donna Quante, John Rago, Bill Scott;
videotape editors: Bill Petty, Michael Riolo
video: Charles E. Barrett.
When Benson accepts some stock from Pete as a debt payment, others follow suit. [JG]

3.11 [--] Benson: KRAUS'S DEADLY MISTAKE
prod. no. 58 - 25BEN81 / 5-Feb-82
Written by Rich Reinhart
Directed by John Rich
story editor: Rich Reinhart
music by George Aliceson Tipton
cameras: Jack Denton, Bill Pope, Donna Quante, Bill Scott
videotape editor: Bill Petty
video: Guy Tyler
(no synopsis)

3.12 [--] Benson: WILD IRISH ROSE
prod. no. 57 - 24BEN81 / 12-Feb-82
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by John Rich.
story editor: Rich Reinhart
music by George Aliceson Tipton
cameras: Bill Pope, Donna Quante, John Rago, Bill Scott
videotape editor: Bill Petty
video: Guy Tyler
The former governor Mulligan pays his successor a visit. He introduces his extremely attractive niece Rose to the
astonished present. Clayton is pulled off his feet by her beauty. He immediately tries to ingratiate himself with her. [JG]

3.13 [--] Benson: STREET GANGS
no. 59 26BEN81 / 19-Feb-82
Written by David Langston Smyrl
Directed by John Rich
music by George Tipton
videotape editor: Bill Petty
Benson encourages a street gang to bid on a government contract.[JG]

3.14 [--] Benson: KATIE'S ROMANCE
prod. no. 62 1BEN82 / 26-Feb-82
Written by ??
Directed by Linda Day
After accompanying Pete to a gymnastics meet, Katie fancies herself in love with him.[JG]

3.15 [--] Benson: CLAYTON'S CONDO
prod. no. 61 - 28BEN81 / 5-Mar-82
Written by Rich Reinhat
Directed by John Rich.
music by George Tipton
videotape editor: Bill Petty
(no synopsis)

3.16 [--] Benson: GETTING EVEN
prod. no. 63 - 2BEN82 / 12-Mar-82
Written by ??
Directed by John Rich
When a wealthy investor seeks Denise's favors before bringing business to the state, Benson steps in.[JG]

3.17 [--] Benson: PETE THE HERO
prod. no. 65 - 4BEN82 / 19-Mar-82
Story by Russ Woody; Teleplay by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by John Rich
cameras: Bill Pope, Donna J. Quante, John Rago, Bill Scott
videotape editor: Bill Petty
Benson's insurance company is uncooperative after Pete uses his car to stop a robbery. [JG]

3.18 [--] Benson: IN THE RED
prod. no. 64 - 3BEN82 / 26-Mar-82
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by John Rich
music by George Aliceson Tipton
cameras: Bill Pope, Donna J. Quante, John Rago, Bill Scott
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Pete and Benson are captured by guerrillas when they go to an island.[JG]

3.19 [--] Benson: TEED OFF
prod. no. 60 - 27BEN81 / 2-Apr-82
Directed by John Rich
Written by Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
music by George Aliceson Tipton
cameras: Bill Pope, Donna J. Quante, John Rago, Bill Scott
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
(no synopsis)

3.20 [--] Benson: THE PARTY'S OVER
prod. no. 66 - 5BEN82 / 30-Apr-82
Written by ?
Directed by John Rich
The governor learns about dirty politics when his party won't support his renomination.[JG]

3.21 [--] Benson: THE LUMBER MILL
prod. no. 67 - 6BEN82 / 7-May-82
Written by ?
Directed by John Rich
After visiting his lumber mill, the governor decides to run for re-election as an independent. [JG]

3.22 [--] Benson: BLACK TUESDAY
prod. no. 68 - 7BEN82 / 14-May-82
Written by ?
Directed by John Rich
The governor's campaign comes to a hectic close, and the election results show he has lost. [JG]

################## Benson ####################
############## end of season 3 ###############
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