CTVA US Crime - "Diagnosis Murder" (Fred Silverman/DeanHargrove/CBS) Season 1 (1993-94) Dick Van Dyke

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Season 1 (1993-94)
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############## Diagnosis Murder ##############
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Opening Title Sequence - season 1
Starring
Dick Van Dyke as Dr Mark Sloan
also starring
Scott Baio as Dr Jack Stewart
Vitoria Rowell [as Dr. Amanda Livingston Bentley]
Barry Van Dyke as Steve Sloan
Michael Tucci [as Norman Briggs - Hospital Manager]
Delores Hall [as Delores]
*
Executive Producers: Fred Silverman & Dean Hargrove
Supervising Producer, Joyce Burditt
Produced by Mark Masuoka and Barry Steinberg
Co-Producer, Robin Madden


1.01 [--] Diagnosis Murder: MIRACLE CURE
b: 29-Oct-93 pc: 3901
Supervising Producer Joyce Burditt
Produced by Barry Steinberg & Mark Masuoka
Co-Producer, Robin Madden
w: James Kramer
d: Michael Lange
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery, A.S.C.
*
Special Guest Star:
Robert Guillaume (Father Morrissey)
Guest Stars:
Elyssa Davalos (Ginger Shaw)
Sylvia Sidney (Alice Blake)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Norm Silver .......... Murray Swift
Rich Beall ........... Cop
Zina Lee Armstrong ... Student
Chip Frye ............ Eddie
Paul Borrillo ........ Mitch Riley
*
Not on Credits?????
Fred Greenblat (Instructor)
Robert Himber (Lt. Greenwood)
Liz Jury (as Apartment Manager)
Synopsis:
A priest kills his would-be blackmailers and does everything he can to cover his tracks. Dr. Sloan investigates
when details don't quite add up.

1.02 [--] Diagnosis Murder: AMNESIA (quiet opening sequence)
b 05-Nov-93 pc: 3903
Supervising Producer Joyce Burditt
Produced by Barry Steinberg & Mark Masuoka
Co-Producer, Robin Madden
Teleplay by: Joyce Burditt
Story by Joyce Burditt & David Hoffman & Leslie Daryl Zerg
d: Michael Lange
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery, A.S.C.
gs:
Lewis Van Bergen (Tony Gelson)
Wayne Tippit (FBI Agent)
Timothy Fall (Harvey)
Belinda Bauer (Amy Westin)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Mary Beth Rikeman ..... Sue Marlowe
John Kepler ........... Dr. David Foster
Tom Anderson .......... Phil
Dutch Shindler ........ Hood #1
Synopsis:
Security is increased at the hospital when Senator Robert Bassett undergoes an operation. Drs. Sloan and Stewart
are preoccupied when a beautiful young amnesia patient is brought in. Unbeknownst to them, their beautiful young
patient is a professional killer.

1.03 [--] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER AT THE TELETHON
b: 12-Nov-93 pc: 3906
xp: DH/FS Supervising Producer Joyce Burditt
Produced by Barry Steinberg & Mark Masuoka
Co-Producer, Robin Madden
w: Vance DeGeneres
directed by Anson Williams
Direcotor of Photography, Robert Seaman
*
Special Appearance by:
Dom DeLuise (Buddy Blake)
Guest Stars:
Steven Anderson (Michael Blake)
Dick Martin (Hank Mallory)
Barbara Rhoades (Marcy Blake)
Granville Van Dusen (Herb Morton)
Dick Van Patten (Monty Emerson)
Joyce Van Patten (Sarah Emerson)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
David Dalton (Salesman)
Jacqueline Antaramian (Hooker)
Synopsis 1:
When an abrasive, washed-up comic is found dead at a Community General benefit telethon, suspicion is cast on
everyone from his son to his former writers.
Synopsis 2:
A comedian hosting a telethon to benefit the hospital is murdered.
Note:Joyce & Dick Van Patten play ex-spouses in this episode. Dick and Joyce are brother & sister.

1.04 [--] Diagnosis Murder: INHERITANCE OF DEATH
b: 19-Nov-93 pc: 3907
xp: DH/FS Supervising Producer Joyce Burditt
Produced by Barry Steinberg & Mark Masuoka
Co-Producer, Robin Madden
w: Gerry Conway
Directed by Frank Thackery
Director of Photography: Patrick E. McGinness
gs:
Jim Pirri (Dante Rinaldi)
Special Appearance by: Michael Champion (Big Angie)
Dick Van Dyke plays four additional roles in this episode:
Jonathan Nash, Judith Nash , Julian Nash J. Edison Nash.
*
Featuring: (end credits)
J. Rob Jordan (Driver)
Brian Jay (Hairstylist)
Adam Cadenhead (Hank)
Bob Apisa (Foreman)
Synopsis 1:
Mark's cousin, Jonathan Nash, bequeaths his million-dollar fortune to Community General Hospital. His three
dastardly children are the main suspects after Nash dies suspiciously... before he has a chance to alter his will.
Synopsis 2:
Dick plays four parts: Dr. Sloan, victim, family members. A wealthy patron announces that he is leaving his fortune to
the hospital and then meets an untimely death.

1.05 [--] Diagnosis Murder: 13 MILLION DOLLAR MAN
b: 03-Dec-1993 pc: 3904
xp: DH/FS Supervising Producer Joyce Burditt
Produced by Barry Steinberg & Mark Masuoka
Co-Producer, Robin Madden
w: Gordon Dawson
directed by Anson Williams
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery, A.S.C.
gs:
Ken Kercheval (Alex Ridland)
Stanley Kamel (Dr. Larry Wright)
Rodney Eastman (Jimmy Stevens)
and:
Frances Lee McCain (Monica Walters)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Dan Kopper (Landers)
Tupper Cullum (Dale Harlan)
Kurt Soderstrom (Security Guard)
Wendelin Harston (Lucy)
Tim Sherno (Announcer)
Kim Christiansen (Reporter)
Synopsis:
After a dying man gives Dr. Sloane a winning lottery ticket, the deceased's family and creditors swarm him,
claiming the ticket is theirs.

1.06 [--] Diagnosis Murder: VANISHING ACT (Part One)
b: 10-Dec-93 pc: 3905a
xp: DH/FS Supervising Producer Joyce Burditt
Produced by Barry Steinberg & Mark Masuoka
Co-Producer, Robin Madden
w: Bruce Franklin Singer
d: Christian I. NybyII
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Boyd Kestner (Tommy Raffanti)
Dennis Lipscomb (Lloyd Schroeder)
Michael McGrady (Det. Rick Hughes)
John Beck (Det. Eugene Vickers)
Kristen Cloke (Josie Swanson)
Richard Gant (Det. Jim Michaels)
Leon Rippy (Det. Bob Cole)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Rich Beall (Bruno)
Fred Greenblat (Instructor)
Robert Himber (Lt. Ed Greenwood)
Liz Jury (Apartment Manager)
Jan Van Sickle (First Officer)
Tracy Smith (2nd Officer)
Sharon A. Bellio (Madeline)
Jan Waterman (Nurse)
Synopsis:
A group of crooked cops frame Steve for murder after he gets too close to their robbery operation. Jack visits
some past friends, now mobsters, to dig up information.

1.07 [--] Diagnosis Murder: VANISHING ACT (Part Two)
b: 17-Dec-93 pc: 3905b
w: Bruce Franklin Singer
d: Christian I. Nyby II
gs:
Boyd Kestner (Tommy Raffanti)
Michael McGrady (Det. Rick Hughes)
John Beck (Det. Eugene Vickers)
Kristen Cloke (Josie Swanson)
Richard Gant (Det. Jim Michaels)
Don Gordon (Gus Benedict)
Leon Rippy (Det. Bob Cole)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Rich Beall (Bruno)
Ed Greene (Reporter)
Ron Headlee (Mr. Landers)
Robert Himber (Lt. Ed Greenwood)
Joe Hudgins (Butch)
Joseph McDonald (Police Officer)
Roy Yerby (Streiger)
Synopsis:
The same gang involved in the Schroeder murder kidnaps Mark's underworld friend, Gus Benedict. Jack and Mark
try to save Benedict before time runs out.

1.08 [008] Diagnosis Murder: SHANDRA'S SONG
7Jan94
b: 07-Jan-94 pc: 3902
xp: DH/FS Supervising Producer, Joyce Burditt
Produced by Barry Steinberg & Mark Masuoka/ Co-Producer, Robin Madden
w: Craig Volk
d: Neema Barnette
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery
gs:
Haviland Morris (Shanda)
Michael Harris (Magic Mike)
Luca Bercovici (Cinnamon)
Alonna Shaw (Claire)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Tim Moffet (Patrick)
Jeff Harms (Richard Taylor)
Jeff Harris (Richard Taylor)
Vanessa Whitney (Nurse)
Jeff Smith (Det. Carson)
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Sloan treats a famous singer,then takes her into his home as a homicidal closes in.
Synopsis 2:
A female pop star is being stalked and Dr. Sloan takes it upon himself to find out by whom.

1.09 [--] Diagnosis Murder: THE RESTLESS REMAINS
b: 14-Jan-94 pc: 3908
Teleplay by Robert Schlitt / Story by John Hill
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography: Patrick E. McGinness
gs:
Lisa Zane (Meg Westlin)
Brett Cullen (Tim Rutland)
Mark Moses (Robin Westlin)
Ned Romero (Unknown)
Mike Pniewski (Guard)
Steven Culp (Unknown)
Amy Yasbeck (Karen Davis)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Bernard Hiller (Marvin)
Caroline Schlitt (Jan)
Tim Bagley (Questioner)
Synopsis:
Financier Robin westlin dies in Dr. Sloan's house, but when the paramedics at the scene, the body's gone.
Everyone is certain the event was a figment of Mark's imagination. Dr. Sloan goes on a quest to validate his theory.

1.10 [--] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER WITH MIRRORS
b: 21-Jan-94 pc: 3909
xp: DH/FS Supervising Producer, Joyce Burditt
Produced by Barry Steinberg & Mark Masuoka/ Co-Producer, Robin Madden
w: Gerry Conway
d: Anson Williams
Special Guest Star:
Emma Samms (Cleopatra Quinlin)
gs:
Ray Buktenica (Mike Barker)
Jack Laufer (David Baldwin)
Mitchell Whitfield (Eddie Clark)
Bruce Abbott (Paul Madison)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Rance Howard (Driver)
Richard Partlow (Detective)
Chris Doyle (Burly Man)
Christy Michelle (Assistant)
Synopsis:
A team of Magicians Clark & Madison, breaks up when Paul Madison decides to go solo. Mark jumps to his friend
Clark's aid when Madison turns up dead with Eddie Clark the main suspect.

1.11 [--] Diagnosis Murder: FLASHDANCE WITH DEATH
b: 28-Jan-94 pc: 3910
w: Gerry Conway
d: Christian I. Nyby, II
Special Appearance by
William Katt (Roland Spear)
Guest Stars
Paula Marshall (Cindy The Dancer)
Kristoff St. John (Cindy Martin)
Elizabeth Berkley (Shannon Thatcher)
Craig Richard Nelson (Unknown)
Lorry Goldman (Unknown)
Kim Johnston Ulrich (Unknown)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Yorgo Constantine (Andy) (NOT Adam)
Lori Pendergast (Receptionist)
Bill Shick (Locksmith)
Susan Nyby (Nurse)
Synopsis:
Steve's latest girlfriend, a dance instructor, is a suspect in a murder investigation when a dance club's
owner dies mysteriously.

1.12 [--] Diagnosis Murder: REUNION WITH MURDER
b: 04-Feb-94 pc: 3911
w: Robin Madden
d: Anson Williams
Director of Photography: Patrick E. McGinness
Special Appearance by:
Jessica Tuck (Susan Levin)
Guest Stars:
Corinne Bohrer (Bobbi Burton)
Kathryn Layng (Nancy Barlow)
Tom Everett (Det. Haggard)
Byron Thames (Charlie)
Roma Downey (Heather Winslow)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Garth Wilton (Professor Jeffries)
Sherwin Frey (Larry Marks)
Judy Jean Berns (Woman at Party)
Denis Lacombe (Chef)
Jan Pessano (Neighbor)
Vincent Dale (Guard)
Jodie Mann (Mary)
Sarah Freeman (Clarissa)
Lee Newman (Cameraman)
Synopsis 1:
A tell-all book written by one of Amanda's vindictive old college roommates contains embarrassing secrets of
all four roommates. Dr. Sloan tries to discover what happened when the author is found dead and Amanda is
the main suspect.
Synopsis 2:
Amanda is suspected when her former college roommate is murdered after announcing she has a red hot book about her
sorority sisters ready for publication
 
1.13 [--] Diagnosis Murder: LILY
b: 04-Mar-94 pc: 3912
w: Gerry Conway
d: Frank Thackery
Director of Photography: Patrick E. McGinness
Special Guest Star:
Gerald McRaney (Det. Andy Ruggio)
Guest Stars:
Lewis Smith (Michael Davis)
Sherman Howard (Joseph Talbot)
Peter Crombie (Brother Charles Simmons)
Leslie Bevis (Unknown)
Barbara Whinnery (Unknown)
Ellen Geer (Lily) (daughter of Will Geer)
Cali Timmons (Unknown)
Romy Walthall (Sandy Hoyle)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Kelly Mullis (Bambi)
James Keane (Man)
John David Conti (Owner)
Richard Epcar (Max)
Synopsis 1:
A prostitute, who tells Jack of her plans to blackmail her clients, is found dead of an apparent drug overdose.
Dr. Sloan interviews her clients to discover the real cause of death.
Synopsis 2:
A call girl finds out blackmail can be fatal and Dr. Sloan uses her date book to interview her clients.

1.14 [--] Diagnosis Murder: GUARDIAN ANGEL
b: 01-Apr-94 pc: 3915
w: Bruce Franklin Singer
d: Christian I. NybyII
Director of Photography: Patrick E. McGinness
Special Appearance by:
Catherine Hicks (Lauren Ridgeway)
Guest Stars:
Alanna Ubach (Melissa Ridgeway)
James McEachin (Leon Lomax)
Eric Pierpont (George Ridgeway)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Bruce Gray .......... Dr. John Harris
Timothy Omundson .... Benjamin Strand
Dale Swann .......... Gardener
Synopsis 1:
An unhappy politician's wife guns down her husband in an underground
garage. Mark sees through her alibi and attempts to confirm his
suspicions.
Synopsis 2:
When the candidate for governor is killed, Dr. Sloan suspects
his widow was involved.

1.15 [--] Diagnosis Murder: NIRVANA
b: 08-Apr-94 pc: 3913
w: Peter Dunne
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography: Patrick E. McGinness
Guest Stars:
Kerrie Keane (Lydia Clayton)
Brian McNamara (Chet Brooks)
Rebecca Staab (Lori)
Robert Clohessy (Reggie)
Jimmie F. Skaggs (Max Finnegan)
Scott Kraft (Harry Malco)
And:
Maggie Han (Sunshine)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Michael David Lally ...... Pauli Rupp
Jim Hatch ................. Bill Reynolds
Ryan "Rhino" Michaels ..... Bouncer
Lindsey Haun .............. Little Girl
Deke Anderson ............. Construction Worker
Mikki Val ................. Emergency Room Nurse
Synopsis:
Chet Brooks, one of Jack's old friends, shows up on the run from gamblers, begging for help. Jack reluctantly
loans Chet his car, only to have Chet and the car explode in a fiery wreck. Jack tangles with the underworld
to find out what happened.

1.16 [--] Diagnosis Murder: BROADCAST BLUES
b: 15-Apr-94 pc: 3917
w: James Kramer
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography: Patrick E. McGinness
Guest Stars:
Jim Metzler (Dr. Tom Harvey)
Arthur Taxier (Jordan Sanders)
Darrell Larson (Paul Dunbar)
Christopher Allport (Peter Murray)
S.A. Griffin (Zimmer)
Tammy Lauren (Leah Foxworth)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Efrain Figueroa (Lt. Rick Valdez)
Bonnie Urseth (Grace Dunbar)
Jeff Silverman (Franklin Cobb)
Evan Bonifant (Nicky Dunbar)
Scott O'Leary (Stage Manager)
Synopsis:
A convict, being treated at County General, manages to take a hostage and demand news coverage. When the
newscaster covering the event is shot down, Dr. Sloan takes it upon himself to figure out what went wrong.

1.17 [--] Diagnosis Murder: SHAKER
b: 29-Apr-94 pc: 3916
w: Gerry Conway
d: Alan Myerson
Director of Photography: Patrick E. McGinness
Guest Stars:
Mary-Margaret Humes (Ruth Garfield)
Jill Schoelen (Becky Garfield)
Allan Miller (Martin Garfield)
Robert Costanzo (Bobby Rebetta)
Michael Easton (Rick Bennett)
Harvey Jason (Stuart Westlake)
Liz Vassey (Ilene Bennett)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jack O'Halloran (Mickey)
Brian McGovern (Henry)
Elizabeth Alley (Reporter)
Chris Maher (Orderly)
Synopsis 1:
A Los Angeles earthquake apparently causes an armoire to topple over on top of a good friend of Dr. Sloan's,
Martin Garfield, killing him. The dry-eyed Sloan goes to work and discovers that Garfield may have been killed
before the earthquake. Jack and Amanda help Mark weed through the wealthy family to find the murderer.
Synopsis 2:
An old friend is found dead after a serious earthquake and Dr. Sloan suspects it was not an accident.

1.18 [--] Diagnosis Murder: THE PLAGUE
b: 06-May-94 pc: 3916
w: Gerry Conway
d: Peter Ellis
Director of Photography: Patrick E. McGinness
Guest Stars:
James Stephens (Dr. Niven)
Alla Korot (Jennifer Baylor)
Maddie Corman (Charlene Baylor)
Andreas Katsulas (DEA Agent)
David Froman (Mr. Spengler)
And:
Julie Sommars (Regina Baylor)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Michael Russo .......... Bruno Crespi
Michael Marcosa ........ Team Member
Fred Mata .............. Clerk
Frank Novak ............ Cab Driver / Cop #2
Vincent Marotta ........ Reporter #2
Sonya Maddox ........... Reporter
Christopher Carroll .... Hotel Manager
Beth Cloninger Mayo ... Maid
Matt Marshall .......... Detective
Synopsis:
A gangland 'protector' under surveillance by Steve becomes infected with the plague when a medicine bottle
is mysteriously switched. Dr. Sloan tries to find the source of the virus before the murderer starts an epidemic.

1.19 [--] Diagnosis Murder: SISTER MICHAEL WANTS YOU
b: 13-May-94 pc: 3918
w: Joyce Burditt
d: Leo Penn
Director of Photography: Patrick E. McGinness
Special Appearance by:
Delta Burke (Sister Michael)
Guest Stars:
Michael MacRae (Joseph Strega)
Al Ruscio
Joseph Hacker
Justin Lord
Thomas Ryan
And:
Concetta Tomei (Sister Regina)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
J.G. Hertzler (Mr. Smith)
Ricky Aiello (Daniel Strega)
Anthony Charnota (Vincent Strega)
Billy Morissette (Greg Wilson)

Sarah Green (Sister Charity)
Judy Jean Berns (Sister Margaret)
Richard Gilbert-Hill (Starter)
Alan Palo (Vic Chandler)
Adam Nelson (Brad)
Synopsis:
Dr. Sloan goes undercover at a convent when mysterious circumstances surround a murder.
Note: Ricky Aiello is the son of actor Danny Aiello.

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