CTVA US Crime - "Banyon" (Quinn Martin/WB/NBC)(1972-73) starring Robert Forster

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Banyon (1971)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
   with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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BANYON
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Quinn Martin production
in association with
Warner Brothers Television
for
NBC (Fridays 10:00pm EST)
Produced by Ed Adamson and Richard Alan Simmons

US Detective series 1971 2hr. pilot + 1972-73 15 episodes x 60 min color

Starring
Robert Forster as Miles C. Banyon
Joan Blondell as Peggy Revere
Richard Jaeckel as Lt. Pete McNeil
Julie Gregg as Abby Graham
Teri Garr as Mabel (#10)

Premise:
Adventures of Miles C Banyon, a Los Angeles private eye of the thirties.

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[00] Banyon (pilot): WAKE UP AND DIE
15Mar1971
written by Ed Adamson
directed by Robert Day
music by Leonard Rosenman
guest star:
Darren McGavin ................ Lieutenant McNeil
or Lieutenant Pete Cordova (IMDB)
Anjanette Comer
Hermione Gingold
Jose Ferrer

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NBC Fridays 10:00pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Banyon: THE DECENT THING TO DO
15-Sep-1972 NBC Fri
written by William P. McGivern
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest Cast:
Colin Wilcox-Horne .... Ella Fisher
Marlyn Mason .......... Maggie Starr
Peter White ........... Ross Vincent
Frank Aletter ......... John Garvey
William Traylor ....... Ed Bailey
Vincent Van Lynn ...... Paul Fisher
Sarah Kennedy ......... Susie
Synopsis:
Banyon is hired to protect a guy who has just been murdered. [RF]

1.02 [--] Banyon: THE OLD COLLEGE TRY
22-Sep-1972 NBC Fri
written by Ed Adamson & Theodore J. Flicker & Norman Katkov
Directed by Richard Donner
Guest cast:
Darrell Larson ........ Donald Moore
Jessica Walter ........ Emily
Tim O'Connor .......... Harry
Kathryn Kelly Wiget ... Barbara
Michael DeLano
Bob Diamond
Shelly Novack
Synopsis:
Campus criminology as Banyon searches for a missing student. [RF]

[03] Banyon: THE GRAVEYARD VOYE
29-Sep-1972 NBC Fri
written by Carey Wilbur & Milton S. Gelman
Directed by Ralph Senensky
guest stars
Pat O'Brien
Diana Hyland as Julia Egan
Larry Gates
Tom Bosley

[04] Banyon: COMPLETELY OUT OF PRINT
06-Oct-1972 NBC Fri
written by Norman Katkov
Directed by Daniel Petrie
guest stars
Fritz Weaver
Phillip Pine
John Sylvester White
Rosemary Murphy

1.05 [--] Banyon: MEAL TICKET
13-Oct-1972 NBC Fri
written by James D. Buchanan & Milton S. Gelman
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest cast:
Gabriel Dell ......... Sam Whitney
Bo Svenson ........... Carlo
Sharon Farrell ....... Wanda
James McCallion ...... Johnny
Synopsis:
Mysteriously on the run: a fighter who just won the biggest match of his career. [RF]

1.06 [--] Banyon: THE CLAY CLARINET
27-Oct-1972 NBC Fri
written by Jack Sher
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Cast:
John Saxon ........... Johnny Clay
Jack Sheldon ......... Shorty Durbin
Fred Sadoff .......... Don Messinger
E.J. Peaker .......... Jan Shelton
Synopsis:
The big band sound hits a sour note: someone's using a famous
band leader for target practice. [RF]

1.07 [--] Banyon: DEAD END
03-Nov-1972 NBC Fri
written by Milton S. Gelman
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
Jack Cassidy
Morgan Sterne ........ Jennings Marshall
Diana Muldaur ........ Paula
Billy Green Bush ..... Chet
Synopsis:
A debonair mystery man is out to keep Banyon from finding a
missing businessman. [RF]

1.08 [--] Banyon: TIME TO KILL
(aka Dead Tired)
10-Nov-1972 NBC Fri
written by Ed Adamson
Directed by Arthur Nadel
Guest cast:
Jo Ann Pflug ........ Crystal
Barbara Babcock ..... Caroline Wheeler
Dick Van Patten ..... Earl Gifford
John Carter ......... Philip Wheeler
Fred Beir
Synopsis:
A walking corpse is Banyon's quarry. His client has seen a
woman who reportedly died a year before. [RF]

1.09 [--] Banyon: THINK OF ME KINDLY
17-Nov-1972 NBC Fri
written by Milton S. Gelman & George Slavin
Directed by Marvin Chomsky
Guest Cast:
Gerald Hiken ......... Eli Brand
Ahna Capri ........... Amy Cullen
Dabney Coleman ....... Ralph Hubbard
Norma Crane .......... Marge Douglas
Synopsis:
Maybe Wayne was a lousy private eye, but he learned something that
got him murdered. Next on the case: his old pal Banyon. [RF]

1.10 [--] Banyon: A DATE WITH DEATH
(aka "Goodnight Sweetheart", TV Guide title)
24-Nov-1972 NBC Fri
written by Mort Fine & Milton S. Gelman
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest cast:
Eileen Heckart ....... Mrs. Shaw
Meredith MacRae ...... Myra Shaw
Anita Alberts ........ Joy Prentiss
Allen Garfield ....... Henry Spear
Vincent Beck ......... Floyd Vender
Synopsis:
A taxi dancer's murder has Banyon waltzing for clues. [RF]

[11] Banyon: SALLY OVERMAN IS MISSING
01-Dec-1972 NBC Fri
written by Milton S. Gelman
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
guest stars
Jo Ann Harris
Robert Webber
Curt Conway
Karen Carlson

[12] Banyon: THE LADY KILLER
08-Dec-1972 NBC Fri
written by N. Gidding & Robert C. Dennis
directed by Valentin de Vargas
guest stars
Jack Klugman
Elaine Giftos
Don Chastain
Kristina Holland
Arch Johnson
Mary Jackson
Paul Sorenson

[13] Banyon: THE MURDER GAME
15-Dec-1972 NBC Fri
written by William P. McGivern
Directed by Reza S. Badiyi
guest stars
Skye Aubrey
Leon Hamilton
Kaz Garas
Gregory Sierra

[14] Banyon: JUST ONCE
22-Dec-1972 NBC Fri
written by Mann Rubin
Directed by Marvin Chomsky
guest stars
Janice Rule
Murray Matheson
Dennis Redfield
Ed Flanders
Jennifer Shaw
Meg Wyllie

1.15 [--] Banyon: TIME LAPSE (final episode)
12-Jan-1973 NBC Fri
written by Ed Adamson & Milton S. Gelman
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Guest cast:
Donna Mills ....... Trina
Estelle Winwood ... Birdie
John Williams ..... Albert
John Fiedler ...... Trumbull
Charles McGraw .... Kanderis
Anne Seymour
Ken Lynch
Joan Crosby
Synopsis:
A hotel is Banyon's hunting ground for an alimony dodger. [RF]

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