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A Touch of Grace (1973)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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A TOUCH OF GRACE
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Grace Productions
for
ABC (Saturdays)
based on the UK Thames Television comedy series "For The Love of Ada"
Written and Produced by Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein
US comedy series 1973 13 episodes x 30 min
20Jan73-16Jun73
starring
Shirley Booth as Grace Sherwood /Simpson
J. Pat O'Malley as Herbert Morrison (Grace's boyfriend/ gravedigger)
Marian Mercer as Myra Bradley (Grace's daughter)
Warren Berlinger as Walter Bradley (Myra's husband)

Premise:
Events in the life of Grace Sherwood/Simpson, a 65-yr-old widow who
is struggling to make a life for herself at the home of her married
daughter Myra and Myra's husband Walter.

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ABC Saturdays

[01] A Touch of Grace: (pilot)
20Jan73 ABC (Network rerun 28Apr73)
1-20-73 Premiere
Directed by Carl Reiner
Guest Cast:
Britt Leeech ..... Man in Cemetery
Debut: Shirley Booth ("Hazel" )returns to TV as Grace Simpson, a
young-at-heart widow dependent on Social Security and trying to
make a life for herself at the home of her daughter Myra and
son-in-law Walter. J. Pat O'Malley plays Grace's gentleman friend
Herbert, a grave-digger she met while tending her husband's grave.

[02] A Touch of Grace: THE WEEKEND
27Jan73 ABC
Guest Cast:
John Fiedler ... Desk Clerk
It's downright naughty...Grace is planning to sneak off with her
gentleman friend Herbert for a weekend together at a bay-side lodge.

[03] A Touch of Grace: THE WORKING GIRL
3Feb73 ABC
Guest Cast:
Fritzi Burr .....Mrs.Sherman
A shock awaits image-conscious Myra as her mother goes looking for a
job. There's an ever bigger shock coming: the job that mama gets.

[04] A Touch of Grace: LOVER'S QUARREL 
10Feb73 ABC
Guest Cast:
Roy Roberts ...... Bertram Garrett
It's tiff time: Grace and Herbert are having a falling out because he
absolutely won't take her to the annual Over-Sixties Club dance.
Bill Balance

[05] A Touch of Grace: PREGNANT CONVERSATION
17Feb73 ABC
Guest Cast
Florence Lake ..... Mrs. Fitton:
Doris Packer ..... Mrs. Armstrong:
Family planning get the business from would-be grandmother Grace:
she's pushing Walter and Myra to work on having the family and a
whole lot less on the planning.

[06] A Touch of Grace: THE APARTMENT  
24Feb73 ABC
Guest Cast:
Herbie Faye
Zack Taylor ..... Richard
Amy Farrell .... Annie
Sue Marrow & Gay Weters ..... Prospects
Landlord blues for Walter and Myra. They've turned the downstairs
into what seems like an unrentable apartment.

[07] A Touch of Grace: THE DRIVING LESSON 
3Mar73 ABC
Guest Cast
Stephen Hood ....... Gordon
Bob Duggan ...... Official
Guess why Grace is so excited and everyone is having fits. After
all these years,she's resolved to take up driving.

[--] 10Mar73 ABC  Pre-Empted: "Long Day's Journey Into Night")

[08] A Touch of Grace: SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
17Mar73 ABC
Guest Cast:
Gino Conforti ....... Ebsen
Gordon Jump ...... Greenwald
Bo Kaprall ...... Man in Cemetery
Saturday night at the movies: lots of fun unless, like Grace and
Herbert, you're caught in a raid on a porno house.

[09] A Touch of Grace: THE LODGE 
24Mar73 ABC
Gs: Arte Johnson
no story available

[10] A Touch of Grace:  THE REUNION
31Mar73 ABC
How do you get rid of a hero? Grace's guest is the man who
saved her husband's life in World WarII. Ian Wolfe plays the
old charmer who won't go home.

[11] A Touch of Grace: THE COMMERCIAL 
7Apr73 ABC
Guest Cast:
Milton Frome ..... Moorpark
Joby Baker ........ Dickson
John Haymer ........ Charles
Tom Biener ........ Make-up Man
Brenda Elder ....... Secretary:
A little fib, maybe big trouble in this story about Grace's impromptu radio commercial
for her son-in-law's supermarket: she signed a release denying they're related.

[12] A Touch of Grace: THE ACCIDENT
14Apr73 ABC
Guest Cast
Richard Dreyfuss .... Donald
Ned Wertimer ....... Bushling
R.G. Brown ........ Man in Store
How to take the bus company for a ride: escalate a minor accident on a bus into a $600,000 lawsuit.

[13] A Touch of Grace: THE ENGAGEMENT
21Apr73 ABC
Guest Cast:
Jan Arvan ....... Watson
To marry or not to marry....for months that has been the question tonight Grace gives her answer.

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Reruns 28Apr73 - 16Jun73
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 4-28-73 Premiere  (rerun)
First repeat: Grace gives her status-conscious daughter an awful jolt
by bringing home a gravedigger. Directed by Carl Reiner.
5-5-73       Pre-Empted: "The Strauss Family Drama" (90 minutes this date only)
5-12-73     The Weekend  (rerun)
5-19-73      The Working Girl (rerun)
5-26-73      Lover's Quarrel  (rerun)
6-2-73        Pregnant Conversation   (rerun)
6-9-73        The Apartment   (rerun)
6-16-73       no title available (rerun)


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