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Private Benjamin (1981-83)(TV Series)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
With Contributions by:
Mary Walters
references:
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Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)

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PRIVATE BENJAMIN
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Warner Brothers Television Distribution
for
 CBS Mondays (season 1)(06Apr81-27Apr81)
Produced by Judith D. Allison and Elliot Schick
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CBS Mondays 8:00 pm EST (season 2)(1981-82)(12Oct81-)
Produced by Len Kaufman, Robert Illes, James Stein (eps. 1-13)
Produced by Len Kaufman, Hank Bradford (eps. 14-22)
*
CBS Mondays 8:30 PM EST (season 3)(1982-83)
produced by Len Kaufman, Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo, Arnold Kane
*
Based on characters created  by Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, and Harvey Miller
and on the 1980 motion picture of the same title.

US Comedy series 1981-83   39 episodes x 30 min color
Starring
Lorna Patterson as Private Judy Benjamin (1981-83)
(Goldie Hawn in the 1980 movie)
Eileen Brennan as Capt. Doreen Lewis (1981-83)
(Eileen Brennan also in the 1980 movie)
Hal Williams as Sgt. Major Lucien C. (Ted) Ross (1981-83)

Co-Starring:
Ann Ryerson as Pvt. Carol Winter (1981-82)
Joan Roberts as Pvt. Barbara Ann Glass (1981)
Joyce Little as Pvt. Rayleen White (1981)
Lisa Raggio as Pvt. Maria Gianelli (1981-83)
Lucy Webb as Pvt. Luanne Hubble (1981-82)
Francesca Roberts as Pvt. Harriet Dorsey (1981)
Damita Jo Freeman as Pvt. Jackie Sims (1981-83)
Robert Mandan as Col. Lawrence Fielding (1982-83)
Joel Brooks as Lt. Billy Dean (1982)
Wendy Jo Sperber as Pvt. Stacy Kouchalakas (1982-83)


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4 episodes
CBS Mondays (06Apr81-27Apr81)
prod. nos. 167371 to 167374 inc.
produced by Judith D. Allison and Elliot Schick

 1.01 [--] Private Benjamin: BENJAMIN TO THE RESCUE
prod. no. 167371 (copyright date 2Apr81)
06Apr81 CBS Mon
Written by Don Reo
directed by Bob Sweeney
director of photography: Gene Talvin
film editor: Jack Gleason
music by Barry DeVorzon
Synopsis:
Fearing Pvt. Benjamin will make the troops look bad during General Thrustmore's
visit, Capt. Lewis tries unsuccessfully to keep her out of sight.

1.02 [--] Private Benjamin: JUNGLE SWAMP SURVIVAL
prod. no. 167372 (copyright date 9Apr81)
13Apr81 CBS Mon
Written by Don Reo
directed by Bob Sweeney
director of photography: Gene Talvin
film editor: Richard Greer
music by Barry DeVorzon
Guest Cast:
Norman Bartold
Synopsis:
Private Benjamin and the girls capture an A.W.O.L. soldier during their jungle
survival course and return to the base as heroines.

1.03 [--] Private Benjamin: PARTY
prod. no. 167374 (copyright date 16Apr81)
20Apr81 CBS Mon
Written by Paul R. Hunter, Jr.
directed by Bob Sweeney
director of photography: Gene Talvin
film editor: Richard Greer
music by Barry DeVorzon
Synopsis:
When Private Benjamin decides she's going to throw a party, neither Captain
Lewis, Army regulations, nor anything else can stop her.

1.04 [--] Private Benjamin: CAPTAIN'S HELPER
prod. no. 167373 (copyright date 23Apr81)
27Apr81 CBS Mon
Written by Judith D. Allison
directed by Bob Sweeney
director of photography: Gene Talvin
editor: Jack Gleason
music by Barry DeVorzon
Synopsis:
Captain Lewis can barely cope when an experimental aide program is launched in
their outfit and she finds herself with Private Benjamin as her personal aide for three days.

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############# season 2 1981-82 ###############
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22 episodes
CBS Mondays 8:00PM Eastern (10Oct81 - )
prod. nos. 167531 to 167552 inc.
Produced by Len Kaufman, Robert Illes, James Stein (eps 2.01-2.13)
Produced by Len Kaufman and Hank Bradford (2.14 - 2.22)

2.01 [05] Private Benjamin: JUDY'S IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT
prod. no. 167531 copyright date 9Oct81
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein
directed by Marc Daniels
Written by Aubrey Tadman and Garry Ferrier.

2.02 [06] Private Benjamin: MAN ON THE FLOOR
prod. no. 167532 copyright date 22Oct81
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein
directed by Marc Daniels
Written by Marc Tuttle

2.03 [07] Private Benjamin: JUDY GOT HER GUN
prod. no. 167533 copyright date 15Oct81
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein
directed by Marc Daniels
Written by Robert Illes and James Stein.

2.04 [08] Private Benjamin: (episode title not known)
prod. no. 167534 - no details
copyright date 22Oct81

2.05 [09] Private Benjamin: GIVE ME LIBERTY: pt I
prod. no. 167535
copyright date 29Oct81
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein ;
directed by Howard Morris
Written by Michael Weinberger

2.06 [10] Private Benjamin: GIVE ME LIBERTY: pt II
prod. no. 167536
copyright date 29Oct81
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein
directed by Howard Morris
Written by Michael Weinberger

2.07 [11] Private Benjamin: FOR THE LOVE OF JUDY
prod. no. 167537
copyright date 13Nov81
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein
directed by Herbert Kenwith
Written by Simon Muntner

2.08 [12] Private Benjamin: (episode title not known)
prod. no. 167538
copyright date possibly 20Nov81 or 27Nov81

2.09 [13] Private Benjamin: UNDERCOVER JUDY
prod. no. 167539
copyright date 3Dec81
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein
directed by William Asher
Written by Len Kaufman.
Guest Cast:
Ron Masak (Sgt. Bender)

2.10 [14] Private Benjamin: GONE WITH THE JEEP
prod. no. 167540
copyright date 17Dec81
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein
directed by William Asher
Story by David Reiss, Andy Ruben; teleplay by Max Katz, Toni Wunsch.

2.11 [15] Private Benjamin: SO LONG, SERGEANT ROSS
prod. no. 167541
copyright date 24Dec81
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein ;
directed by Bruce Bilson.
Written by Garry Ferrier & Aubrey Tadman.

2.12 [16] Private Benjamin: NOT FOR MEN ONLY
prod. no. 167542
copyright date 14Jan82
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein
directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
Written by Robert Illes & James Stein.

2.13 [17] Private Benjamin: MOMENTS TO REMEMBER
prod. no. 167543
copyright date 21Jan82
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein
directed by Bruce Bilson
Written by Nick Arnold

2.xx [--] (unknown episode)
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein
 written by Marc Tuttle.
directed by Mark Daniels
Synopsis:
Captain Lewis gets a bathtub. Benjamin is the last one to use it, gets "trapped"
when Hubble takes her clothes and ends up in the middle of part of the squad
doing "close order drill" wrapped in a towel, to get back to the barracks. [MW]

2.xx [--] (unknown episode)
produced by Len Kaufman and Robert Illes and James Stein
written by Robert Illes and James Stein
directed by Mark Daniels
Synopsis:
Judy's parents come to try to get her out of the Army. [MW]


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Eps 2.14-2.22 Produced by Len Kaufman and Hank Bradford
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2.14 [18] Private Benjamin: ARE YOU SURE MIKE WALLACE STARTED LIKE THIS?
prod. no. 167544
copyright date 28Jan82
Produced by Len Kaufman and Hank Bradford
directed by Bruce Bilson
Written by Nick Arnold

2.15 [19] Private Benjamin: I WONDER WHO'S BLACKBALLING HER NOW?
prod. no. 167545
copyright date 5Feb82
Produced by Len Kaufman and Hank Bradford
directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
Written by Hank Bradford

2.16 [20] Private Benjamin: BEAUTY AND THE BRASS
prod. no. 167546
copyright date 12Feb82
produced by Len Kaufman and Hank Bradford
directed by Bill D'Angelo
Written by Nick Arnold

2.17 [21] Private Benjamin: WHEN IT'S HOT IT'S HOT
prod. no. 167547
copyright date 26Feb82
produced by Len Kaufman and Hank Bradford
directed by William Asher
Written by Eric Cohen

2.18 [22] Private Benjamin: S*M*A*S*H
prod. no. 167548
copyright date 15Mar82
produced by Len Kaufman and Hank Bradford
directed by William Asher
Written by Nick Arnold

2.19 [23] Private Benjamin: REDS AND BLUES
prod. no. 167549
copyright date 22Mar82
produced by Len Kaufman and Hank Bradford
directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
Written by Hank Bradford

2.20 [24] Private Benjamin: PROFILE IN COURAGE
prod. no. 167550
copyright date 29Mar82
produced by Len Kaufman and Hank Bradford
directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
Written by Eric Cohen

2.21 [25] Private Benjamin: ME, ME, ME
prod. no. 167551
copyright date 1Apr82
produced by Len Kaufman and Hank Bradford
directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
Written by Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

2.22 [26] Private Benjamin: REAL WORLD
prod. no. 167552
copyright date 12Apr82
produced by Len Kaufman and Hank Bradford
directed by Alan Myerson
Written by Nick Arnold, Eric Cohen

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############# season 3 1982-83 ###############
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13 episodes
CBS Mondays 8:30PM Eastern
prod. nos. 167671 to 167683 inc.
produced by
Len Kaufman, Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo, Arnold Kane

3.01 [27] Private Benjamin: ASTRO-CHIMP
prod. no. 167671
copyright date 14Sep82
directed by Les Martinson
Written by Ken Hecht & Bob Brunner

3.02 [28] Private Benjamin: JUDY'S ARMY
(typo on copyright - Judy's Amry)
prod. no. 167672
copyright date 21Sep82
Written by Laura Levine (not Ken Hecht & Bob Brunner) [MW]
Written by Ken Hecht & Bob Brunner (on copyright notice)
directed by Alan Cooke

3.03 [29] Private Benjamin: YOU OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES
prod. no. 167673
copyright date 27Sep82
directed by Bruce Bilson
Written by Arnold Kane

3.04 [30] Private Benjamin: TANK'S SOLDIER
prod. no. 167674
copyright date 4Oct82
directed by Les Martinson
Written by Vic Rauseo & Linda Morris

3.05 [31] Private Benjamin: SACRED LAND
prod. no. 167675
copyright date 11Oct82
directed by Alan Cooke
Written by Laura Levine

3.06 [32] Private Benjamin: ROSS VERSUS THE ROBOT
prod. no. 167676
copyright date 18Oct82
directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
Written by Lynne Kelsey & Kenny Rich

3.07 [33] Private Benjamin: CHARIOTS OF IRE
prod. no. 167677
copyright date 25Oct82
directed by Alan Bergman
Written by Lynne Kelsey & Kenny Rich.

3.08 [34] Private Benjamin: THE TRIANGLE
prod. no. 167680
copyright date 5Nov82
directed by Alan Cooke
Written by Arnold Margolin

3.09 [35] Private Benjamin: FIELDING'S CRISIS
prod. no. 167681
copyright date 12Nov82
directed by Alan Bergmann
Written by Mara Lideks

3.10 [36] Private Benjamin: THE TALENT SHOW
prod. no. 167678
copyright date 24Nov82
directed by Tony Mordente
Written by Bob Brunner & Ken Hecht

3.11 [37] Private Benjamin: TAKE MY MOTHER, PLEASE
prod. no. 167679
copyright date 23Dec82
directed by Arnold Margolin
Written by Stephanie Garman & Hollace White

3.12 [38] Private Benjamin: BE ALL YOU CAN BE
prod. no. 167682 (copyright date 10Jan83)
produced by Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo, Arnold Kane, Len Kaufman
Writers: Vic Rauseo & Linda Morris.
directed by Tony Mordente

3.13 [39] Private Benjamin: JUDY'S COUSIN (final episode)
prod. no. 167683 (copyright date 4Jan83)
Written by Bob Brunner & Ken Hecht
directed by Tony Mordente
(final episode aired CBS Mon 10Jan83)

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CBS Summer Reruns - Mondays (9May83-5Sep83)
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Private Benjamin (1980 Movie)
Cast:
Goldie Hawn .... Judy Benjamin
Eileen Brennan .... Captain Doreen Lewis
Armand Assante .... Henri Tremont
Robert Webber .... Colonel Clay Thornbush
Sam Wanamaker .... Teddy Benjamin
Barbara Barrie .... Harriet Benjamin
Mary Kay Place .... Private Mary Lou Glass
Harry Dean Stanton .... Sergeant Jim Ballard
Albert Brooks .... Yale Goodman
Alan Oppenheimer .... Rabbi
Estelle Marlov .... Vocalist at Wedding
Everett Covin .... Band Leader
Robert Hanley .... Arnie
Lee Wallace .... Mr. Waxman
James Dybas .... Photographer

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