CTVA US Comedy - "Benson" (Witt-Thomas-Harris/ABC) Season 7 (1985-86)

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Starring Robert Guillaume
Season 7 (ABC) (1985-86)
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 7 1985-86 ###############
############## (final season) ################
ABC (Fridays 8:00-8:30pm Eastern)
22 episodes [prod. nos. 137-158 inc.]
Produced by Rob Dames & Bob Fraser
Co-produced by Ron Landry & Tom Biener

7.1 [--] Benson: BENSON THE HERO
prod. no. 142 / 4-Oct-85 ABC Fri
Written by R. J. Colleary
Directed by Rob Dames
The Governor and Clayton suffer political embarrassment when someone discovers an unexpected surplus in
the State budget. [JG]

7.2 [--] Benson: LOVE AND POLITICS
prod. no. 138 / 11-Oct-85 ABC Fri
Written by John Donley & Clay Graham.
Directed by Bill Foster
(no synopsis)

7.3 [--] Benson: UNCLE JACK
prod. no. 140 / 18-Oct-85 ABC Fri
Written by Robin Pennington
Directed by Gary Brown
Benson tries to mend old wounds between the governor and his brother Jack, who hasn't been seen for 25 years. [JG]

7.4 [--] Benson: THE STRANGER
prod. no. 143 / 25-Oct-85 ABC Fri
Written by Tom Blener & Ron Landry
Directed by Bill Foster
A mysterious stranger roams the governor's mansion on Halloween. [JG]

7.5 [--] Benson: WE SPY
prod. no. 139 / 8-Nov-85 ABC Fri
Written by Jurgen Wolff
Directed by Bill Foster
While on a business trip in east Germany, Kraus and Benson are accused of being spies. [JG]

7.6 [--] Benson: $1,000,000 AN HOUR
prod. no. 137 / 15-Nov-85 ABC Fri
Written by Ken Eulo & Elena Yates Eulo.
Directed by Gary Brown
(no synopsis)

7.7 [--] Benson: FLIGHT OF THE DODO, pt. I
prod. no. 145 / 29-Nov-85 ABC Fri
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by Bill Foster
Benson ignores warnings from Kraus and Mrs. Cassidy. [JG]

7.8 [--] Benson: FLIGHT OF THE DODO, Pt. 2.
prod. no. 146 / 6-Dec-85 ABC Fri
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by Bill Foster
(no synopsis)

7.9 [--] Benson: TWO BOYS AND THEIR DOG
prod. no. 141 / 13-Dec-85 ABC Fri
Written by Don Hart
Directed by Rob Dames
(no synopsis)

7.10 [--] Benson: LAST MAN ON EARTH
prod. no. 152 / 3-Jan-86 ABC Fri
Written by Ron Landry & Tom Biener
Directed by Gary Brown
After talking about Halley's Comet, Kraus dreams that she and Benson are alone on Earth. [JG]

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Moves to ABC Saturdays (18Jan86 to 19Apr86)
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7.11 [--] Benson: SECRET LOVE
prod. no. 148 / 18Jan86 ABC Sat
Directed by Bill Foster
Written by Ron Landry & Tom Biener
(no synopsis)

7.12 [--] Benson: SUMMER OF DISCONTENT
prod. no. 144 / 25-Jan-86 ABC Sat
Written by John Donley & Clay Graham
Directed by Whitney J. LeBlanc
Benson and the governor seek advice from a conservationist in helping them pass some environmental
legislation. [JG]

7.13 [--] Benson: PARADE REST
prod. no. 149 / 1-Feb-86 ABC Sat
Written by R. J. Colleary
Directed by Rob Dames
(no synopsis)

7.14 [--] Benson: REEL MURDER : pt. 1
prod. no. 150 / 8-Feb-86 ABC Sat
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by Bob Fraser
(no synopsis)

7.15 [--] Benson: REEL MURDER : pt. 2
prod. no. 151 / 15-Feb-86 ABC Sat
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by Bob Fraser
(no synopsis)

7.16 [--] Benson: THE HAT AND THE RING
prod. no. 154 / 22-Feb-86 ABC Sat
Written by John Donley & Clay Graham.
Directed by Lee Shallat
(no synopsis)

7.17 [--] Benson: THE BUCKS STOP HERE
prod. no. 153 / 1-Mar-86 ABC Sat
Written by Don Hart
Directed by Bill Foster
(no synopsis)

7.18 [--] Benson: PARDON ME
prod. no. 157 / 8-Mar-86 ABC Sat
Written by R. J. Colleary
Directed by Rob Dames
Benson persuades the governor to pardon a man wrongly imprisoned for 25 years. [JG]

7.19 [--] Benson: HI, SOCIETY
prod. no. 147 / 22-Mar-86 ABC Sat
Written by R. J. Colleary
Directed by Gary Brown
(no synopsis)

7.20 [--] Benson: THREE ON A MISMATCH (final episode produced)
prod. no. 158 / 29-Mar-86 ABC Sat
Teleplay by John Donley & Clay Graham / Story by Bill Overton, Ken Russ, John Donley, Clay Graham
Directed by Rob Dames
The governor answers an ad from a magazine's personal columnn. [JG]

7.21 [--] Benson: FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
prod. no. 155 / 12-Apr-86 ABC Sat
Written by Ron Landry & Tom Biener.
Directed by Hilton L. Smack
Benson finds himself campaigning against the Governor.

7.22 [--] Benson: AND THE WINNER IS ... (final episode aired)
prod. no. 156 / 19-Apr-86 ABC Sat
Written by Ron Landry & Tom Biener.
Directed by Gary Brown
Benson and Gov. Gatling have become opponents in the election for the Governor's job, which puts a dark
cloud over their long standing friendship.

################## Benson ####################
################# the end ###################
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