CTVA US Crime - "Father Dowling Mysteries" (Fred Silverman/Dean Hargrove) (1989-91) Tom Bosley

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Father Dowling Mysteries (Fred Silverman / Dean Hargrove / Viacom)(1989-91)
 Father Dowling Mysteries (1989-91)
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FATHER DOWLING MYSTERIES
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The Fred Silverman Company / Dean Hargrove Productions
Viacom Productions, Inc
for
NBC 1987 (Pilot TV movie)
NBC (20Jan89-17Mar89) (season 1)
ABC (4Jan90-2May91) (season 2)

Executive Producers Fred Silverman and Dean Hargrove
Executive in Charge of Production Mike Moder

Supervising Producer Robert Hamilton (season 1)
Supervising Producer Robert Schlitt (season 2)
Produced by Barry Steinberg (season 1,2)
Co-Producer David Solomon (season 1,2)

Developed for Television by Dean Hargrove and Joel Steiger
Based Upon Characters From "The Father Dowling Mystery" Books by Ralph McInerny

US Crime Mystery series 1989-91 approx 43 episodes x 60 min

Starring
Tom Bosley as Father Frank Dowling
Tracy Nelson as Sister Stephanie 'Steve' Oskowski
James Stephens as Father Philip Prestwick
Mary Wickes as Marie Murkin
Recurring Guest Star:
Regina Krueger as Sergeant Clancy

Director of Photography Rick Anderson

"Father Dowling Mysteries" theme by Dick De Benedicts

######### The Father Dowling Mysteries #######
############# Pilot TV Movie 1987 ############
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 [--] FATAL CONFESSION: A Father Dowling Mystery (2 hours Pilot TV Movie)
30-Nov-1987
Starring
Tom Bosley as Father Dowling
Tracy Nelson as Sister Steve
James Stephens as Father Prestwick
Mary Wickes as Marie
*
Leslie Nielsen .... senator Erdain
Susan Blakely .... Patricia Erdain
Peter Scolari .... Chris Robinson
Stella Stevens .... Katherine "Kate" St. Urban
Sada Thompson .... Maria Pello
*
Kevin Crowley .... Andy Moore
Guy Fricano .... Sloan
Holly Fulger .... Theresa Robinson
Robert Prescott .... Lt. Phil Keegan
Joe Greco .... head of security
Michael Skewes .... Swat team head
Ted Liss .... Bishop MacNee
Sarah Long .... Jane
Jack McLaughlin-Gray .... bank officer
Sam Sanders .... bank guard
Miguel Nino .... pool player #1
Greg Noonan .... plant manager
Richard Wharton .... perpetrator
Mark Arnott
Mike Nussbaum
Investigation of a parishioner's death leads Dowling and Steve to a powerful politician (Leslie Nielson)
and a syndicate matriarch (Sada Thompson).


######### The Father Dowling Mysteries #######
############# Season 1 Early 1989 ############
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NBC (20Jan89-17Mar89)
Supervising Producer Robert Hamilton; Produced by Barry Steinberg; Co-Producer David Solomon
Executive in Charge of Production: Mike Moder


1.01/1.02 [--] Father Dowling: THE MISSING BODY MYSTERY (2 hour series debut}
20Jan89
Written by Rob Gilmer
Directed by Christopher Hibler
Special Guest Stars:
Kiel Martin ........... Parker
James Stephens ........ Father Philip Prestwick (future series regular)
Barbara Stock ......... Jessica Ford
Robert Walden ......... Vincent Tillman
Guest Stars:
Jennifer Edwards ...... fake Mrs. Jerico
Charles Lucia
Bill Morey
Leslie Neale .......... Claudia Jerico
Ed O'Brien ............ Fulton
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Jim Ruttman ........... Doorman
Norm Silver ........... Fenton
Synopsis:
A parish priest-cum-sleuth teams with a street-smart nun to solve crimes. In the
opener, they probe the disappearance of a body from the place it was discovered--
outside Father Dowling's confessional.

1.03 [--] Father Dowling: THE WHAT DO YOU CALL A CALL GIRL MYSTERY (60 min)
27Jan89
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Director of Photography: Rick Anderson
Special Guest Stars:
Michael C. Gwynne ....... Det. McGuire
David L. Lander
James Noble
Ed Winter ............... Gardner
Guest Stars:
Don Reilly .............. Robert Malone
Sherilyn Wolter ......... Marsella Woolridge
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Rich Beale .............. Sal
Regina Kreuger .......... Detective Clancy (recurring?)
Note: James Stephens as Father Philip Prestwick - NOT IN THIS EPISODE**
Synopsis:
A prostitute who vowed to reform is murdered, but Dowling doesn't think the
prime suspect--her fiance--committed the crime.


1.04 [--] Father Dowling: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER MYSTERY (60 min)
10Feb89
Supervising Producer Robert Hamilton/ Produced by Barry Steinberg/ Co-Producer David Solomon
Written by Diana Kopald Marcus
Directed by Alan Cooke
Special Guest Stars:
Harriet Nelson .......... Sister Agnes (Tracy Nelson's grandmother)
William R.Moses ......... Jack
Guest Stars:
John Fujioka
John Slattery ........... Doug
Granville Van Dusen ..... Carter
Featuring: (end credits)
Pat Mahoney ............. Officer
Vernon Willet ........... Parking Attendant
Synopsis:
A murder witness pursued by the killer takes refuge at St. Michael's and enlists
the help of a woman he once almost married--Steve.

1.05 [--] Father Dowling: THE MAFIA PRIEST MYSTERY (Pt. 1) 17Feb89
(aka "The Renegade Priest Mystery")
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Special Guest Star:
Louis Guss
Guest Stars:
John Aprea
Lindsay Frost (as Kathy Luciani)
Martin Hewitt (as John Luciani)
Andreas Katsulas (as Assistant District Attorney Douglas)
Henry G. Sanders (as City Hall guard) (Pt. 1 only)
Deborah Wakeham (as Beth)
J.W. Smith
Joseph Whipp
Richard Yniguez (as P I Douglas) (Pt. 1 only)
Ramy Zada
*
Co-Starring (end credits)(Pt. 1)
Jimmy Stathis ............ Guilliamo (Pt. 1 only)
Regina Krueger ........... Sgt. Clancy (recurring)
Brick Karnes ............. Karnes
Featuring:
Dulcie Camp .............. Bernice (Pt. 1 only)
Sheila Traister .......... Marge (Pt. 1 only)

1.06 [--] Father Dowling: THE MAFIA PRIEST MYSTERY (Pt. 2) 24Feb89
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Special Guest Star:
Louis Guss
Guest Stars:
John Aprea
Lindsay Frost (as Kathy Luciani)
Martin Hewitt (as John Luciani)
Andreas Katsulas (as Assistant District Attorney Douglas)
Henry G. Sanders (as City Hall guard)
Deborah Wakeham (as Beth)
J.W. Smith
Joseph Whipp
Ramy Zada
*
Co-Starring (end credits)(Pt.2)
Regina Krueger ........... Sgt. Clancy (recurring)
J.D. Hall ................ Mark (Pt. 2 only)
Brick Karnes ............. Karnes
Featuring:
Harrison Le Duke ........ soldier #1 (Pt. 2 ony)
Father Dowling finds himself caught in a strange mystery when he tries to prove that a fellow priest is ...

1.07 [--] Father Dowling: THE FACE IN THE MIRROR MYSTERY (60 min)
3Mar89
Supervising Producer Robert Hamilton; Produced by Barry Steinberg; Co-Producer David Solomon
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by Alan Cooke
Special Guest Star:
Diane Ladd ................ Arlene
Guest Stars:
Michael Halsey ............ Rawling
Regina Krueger ........... Sgt. Clancy (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Malcolm Danare ........... Ted
Susan Edwards ............ Shari
Wiley Harkey ............. Cardinal
Robert Torti ............. Sean
Featuring:
Fran Bauer ............... Brown
Rich Beall ............... Pete
Gary Giem ................ Gus
Dual Role (not on credits)
Tom Bosley .............. Blane Dowling
Dowling's evil half-brother--a dead ringer for the good father-- is as accomplished a thief as Dowling is a
detective.

1.08 [--] Father Dowling: THE PRETTY BABY MYSTERY (60 min)
10Mar89
Supervising Producer Robert Hamilton; Produced by Barry Steinberg; Co-Producer David Solomon
Teleplay by Robert Hamilton/ Story by Susan Woollen
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Special Guest Star:
James Stephens .......... Father Philip Prestwick
Guest Stars:
Jenny Robertson ......... Laura
Casey Biggs ............. Charles
Regina Krueger .......... Sgt. Clancy (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Tom Silardi ............. DiMarco
Rebecca Staab ........... Sharon
Paul Tuerpe ............. Mr. Phillips
Featuring:
Tupper Cullum ........... FBI Agent
Pam Ward ................ Marge
Dowling and Steve search for the mother of an abandoned infant--and find a kidnapping plot.

3/17/89 (?) last episode -- 2 hours

######### The Father Dowling Mysteries #######
############# Season 2 Early 1990 ############
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ABC (4Jan90-2May91)
Supervising Producer Robert Schlitt
Produced by Barry Steinberg
Co-Producer David Solomon

2.01 [--] Father Dowling: THE VISITING PRIEST MYSTERY (60 min)
4Jan90
Supervising Producer Robert Schlitt
Produced by Barry Steinberg
Co-Producer David Solomon
Written by David Hoffman and Daryl Zerg
Directed by Christopher Hibler
Special Guest Star:
Anthony La Paglia ..... Damon
Guest Stars:
Nathan Davis .......... Malko
Danny Dayton .......... Harvey Gorsky
Lezlie Deane .......... Teresa Gorsky
Regina Krueger ........ Sgt. Clancy (recurring)
Scott Lincoln
Danny Dayton
Charles Guiardino
A hitman disguised as a priest visits the parish and Dowling and Steve must see through his charade before
thwarting his evil mission.

2.02 [--] Father Dowling: THE EXOTIC DANCER MYSTERY (60 min)
11Jan90
Teleplay by Robert Schlitt; Story by Dean Hargrove and Joyce Burditt
Directed by Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:
Xander Berkley (as Carl Maxwell)
Elyssa Davalos (as Marilyn Kemp)
Lewis Van Bergen (as Harlan Brock)
Matt Landers (as Willis)
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy) (recurring)
Michael des Barres (as Alex Sawyer)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Gary Giem .... mechanic
Harrison Le Duke .... bodyguard #1
Paul Borrillo .... bodyguard #2
The investigation of an exotic dancer's death leads Dowling and Steve to a crooked gambling ring with a plan to strip a
wealthy mobster of a load of cash. Steve poses as a card dealer in the casino.

2.03 [--] Father Dowling: THE SANCTUARY MYSTERY (60 min)
18Jan90
Teleplay by Robert Schlitt/ Story by Jim McGrath
Directed by Christopher Hibler
Guest Stars:
Robert Clohessy (as Capt. Hayden)
Justin Lord (as Officer Yates)
Kevin McDermott (as Lou)
Nicholas Mele (as Manager)
Lisa Mende (as Anita)
and:
Stephen Dorff (as Mark Oskowski)
*
end cast (to be verified)
Tom Gottlieb .... Kid #2
Kevin McDermott .... Lou

Steve's delinquent brother (Stephen Dorff) seeks sanctuary at St.Michael's after he's named the prime suspect in a murder.

2.04 [--] Father Dowling: THE STONE KILLER MYSTERY
25Jan90
Teleplay by Jim McGrath/ Story by Doc Barnett
Directed by Ron Satloff
Special Guest Star:
Yaphet Kotto (as Lt. Fleming)
Guest Stars:
Paul Gleason
Todd Allen (as Jesse Gallagher)
Cynthia Bain (as Cyndi)
Laurie Berger
And:
Tim O'Connor (as Judge Larkin)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Robert Himber (as Swat Commander)
Art Edler (Cop #1)
Prince Edward Haveley (as Policeman)
Someone takes a shot at Dowling, and the culprit appears to be an angry ex-con Dowling helped send up the river
on a murder rap.

2.05 [--] Father Dowling: THE WOMAN SCORNED MYSTERY
Tom Bosley (dual role as Blane Dowling)
1Feb90
Written by Richard DeRoy
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Special Guest Star:
Barbara Rhoades (as Daphne Dumont)
Guest Stars:
Steven Culp (as Bill Taylor)
Ron Orbach
Regina Krueger (as Sgt Clancy)(recurring)
Brenda Thomson (as Matron)
Scott Hoxby (as Kevin Kriess)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Leigh Reyburn (as Receptionist),
Natalie Riley (as Blonde),
Dulcie Camp (as Matron #2),
David Richards (as Dowling Double)
Synopsis:
It's a case of mistaken identity and murder as Dowling is framed for the killing of a cosmetics tycoon (Barbara Rhoades)
who was jilted by Dowling's con-artist twin brother.

2.06 [--] Father Dowling: THE GHOST OF A CHANCE MYSTERY
8Feb90
Written by Robert Schlitt
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Stars:
Nan Martin (as Mrs. Dansky)
David Spielberg (as Douglas Hopkins)
Michael Durrell (as Dr. Latimer)
Richard Minchenberg (as Mr. Simpson)
Regina Krueger (as Sgt Clancy)(recurring)
Lee de Broux (as gardener)
Lisa Langlois (as Carol Van Horn)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Beth Cloninger (as Mayo, Hopkin's Secretary)
Edd Perkins (as Carol's Father)
An heiress fresh out of the sanitarium is spooked by the ghost of her late father, but Dowling thinks the spirit
is more high-tech than otherworldly.

2.07 [--] Father Dowling: THE BLIND MAN'S BLUFF MYSTERY
15Feb90
Written by Joyce Burditt
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Special Guest Star:
Bruce Abbott (as Nick Moran)
Guest Cast:
Gianni Russo (as Sam Farina)
S.A.Griffin (as Harry)
Regina Krueger (as Sgt Clancy)(recurring)
Claudette Wells (as Miss Higgins)
Arthur Rosenberg (as Ian Bowles)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
John Nance ........... Mr. Pearson
James C. Huffman ..... Mr. Hesse
Dennis Baker ......... Manager
Synopsis:
Steve is bluffed into feeling compassion for a blind man, who makes her his unwitting accomplice in a theft and
the blackmail of a prominent parishioner.

2.08 [--] Father Dowling: THE FALLING ANGEL MYSTERY
22Feb90
Written by Dean Hargrove and Joyce Burditt
Directed by James Frawley
Special Guest Star:
James McEachin (as Michael Moore)
Guest Stars:
Timothy Gibbs (as Rick McMasters)
Lisa Waltz (as Sarah McMasters)
Regina Krueger (as Sgt Clancy)(recurring)
Sal Landi (as Bert)
Victor Argo (as Tony Lakka)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Pat Mahoney (as Bart)
J.R. Ryan (as Henchman #1)
Synopsis:
An apparently heaven-sent man visits Dowling and Steve at St. Michael's to warn them that one of their parishioners
has mob connections.

2.09 [--] Father Dowling: THE PERFECT COUPLE MYSTERY
8Mar90
Written by Doc Barnett
Directed by Ron Satlof
Special Guest Star:
George Coe (as Mr. Vance)
Guest Stars:
Brenda Strong (as O'Grady/Miss Cantrell)
Todd Merrill (as Tom Bascom)
Stacy Edwards (as Laurie Bascom)
Annie Golden (as Florence Galthworthy)
Michael Ayr (as Dunbar)
Regina Krueger (as Sgt Clancy)(recurring)
and:
Jack Bannon (as Phil Spaulding)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Michael K. Osborn ........ Building Manager
Frank Noel, Jr. .......... Gate Guard
Dowling steps into the affairs of a suspected philanderer and stumbles into an FBI investigation targeting the man.

2.10 [--] Father Dowling: THE CONFIDENCE MYSTERY
15Mar90
Written by Gerry Conway
Directed by James Frawley
Guest Stars:
Ed Lauter (as Rex Burnham)
Stefan Gierasch (as Otto Freik)
Brian Libby (as Willis)
Sidney Miller (as Sol)
Regina Krueger (as Sgt Clancy)(recurring)
and:
Stanley Kamel (as Leo Chaplin/Max Shore)
Featuring: (end credits)
Robert Hamber
Art Edler
Prince Edward Haveley
other credits (to be verified)
Eric Lorentz .... Collins
Mimi Wickliff .... bank officer
A con man takes Prestwick for thousands in charity funds, while also plotting to steal a relic that Prestwick is to
return to Romania.

2.11 [--] Father Dowling: THE SOLID GOLD HEADACHE MYSTERY
29Mar90
Written by Richard De Roy
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Stars:
Eric Christmas
Terrence E. McNally (as Harold Hemmings Jr,)
Valerie Mahaffey (as Justine Hemmings)
Robert Viharo
Tom Isbell (as Jake Hemmings)
Amzie Strickland (as Alice Carmichael)
Scott Kraft
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
and:
Rainbow Harvest (as Trudy)
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jane Taylor (as Sara Coolidge)
Richard Jury (as Fahnestock)
Wendelin Harston (as Nurse)
David Richards (as Attorney)
A wealthy parishioner has left his estate in the trust of Steve, and Marie is kidnapped and held for ransom.

2.12 [--] Father Dowling: THE LEGACY MYSTERY
12Apr90
Teleplay by Gerry Conway / Story by Dean Hargrove & Joyce Burditt
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Special Guest Star:
Robin Thomas (as Jonathan Cabot)
Guest Stars:
Simon Templeman (as Foster)
Curt Lowers
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
J.E. Freeman (as Harry de Sousa)
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Wanda Moore .......... Secretary
Featuring:
Annette Marin ........ Barbara Cabot
Someone's stealing art treasures that once belonged to a wealthy family, and Dowling has an idea who's doing it,
but not why.

2.13 [--] Father Dowling: THE PASSIONATE PAINTER MYSTERY
26Apr90
Written by Doc Barnett, David Hoffman, Leslie Daryl Zerg
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Special Guest Star:
Bob Dishy (as Harry Gulliver)
Guest Stars:
Roscoe Lee Browne (as Dennis Cray)
Jack Kehler (as Angelo Copelli)
and:
Candy Clark (as Iris Blackman)
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Joe Horvath ........... Hewitt
Roger L. Simon ........ Dr. Greenberg
Ray Blunk ............. Fire Marshall
Sombody wants an eccentric painter rubbed out, and Dowling and Steve canvass possible suspects.

######### The Father Dowling Mysteries #######
############### Season 3 1990-91 #############
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Supervising Producer Robert Schlitt
Produced by Joyce Burditt /Barry Steinberg
Produced by Joyce Burditt /Barry Steinberg/Gerry Conway (from 3.11 on)
Co-Producer Victoria La Fortune
Executive Story Editor Gerry Conway
Executive Story Consultant Brian Clemens

3.01 [--] Father Dowling: THE ROYAL MYSTERY
20-Sep-1990
Written by Gerry Conway
Directed by Christopher Hibler
Special Guest Stars:
David McCullum (as Sir Robert)
Sarah Douglas (as Mrs. Gibbons)
Guest Stars:
Mike Genovese.... Mr. Louis Vale
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
Francesca Buller (as Gloria)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Barry Sattels ......... Stuart
Katie Mitchell ......... Sales Manager
Brian Brophy .......... Fashion Designer
Anthony Gioia ......... Willie 'The Whisper' Lupinzki
Dual Role: (not on credits)
Tracy Nelson .... Lady Cara Winston
Others: (to be verified)
Tom Allard .... Biggest Hustler
Thomas Calabro .... Sean McAllister
William Raulerson .... battalion chief
Barry Sattels .... Stuart
Lew Saunders .... cop
Sheila Scott .... saleswoman
Steve does the noble thing by switching places with a royal look-a-like who wants to be with her rocker beau, but the
false front presents regal danger for the masquerading Steve when someone wants to "take out" the princess she's posing as.

3.02 [--] Father Dowling: THE MEDICAL MYSTERY
27Sep90
Written by Jeri Taylor
Directed by James Frawley
Guest Stars:
Carolyn Seymour .... Nurse Eunice
Craig Richard Nelson .... Dr. Dean Dixon
James Staley .... Dr. Carl Boxwell
Daniel Faraldo
Belinda Balaski .... Scrub Nurse
Steven Anderson .... Dr. Brent Riley
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Michael David Lally .... Kelly
Stephen Mendel ......... Reporter #1
Byron Morrow ........... Judge Allsburg
John Christy Ewing ..... Senator McMillan
Marguerite De Lain ..... Reporter #2
Mary Watson ............ Broadcaster
Dowling checks into the hospital for minor surgery, where he's soon operating on the assumption that he witnessed
a murder while in a semi-conscious state.

3.03 [--] Father Dowling: THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA MYSTERY
4Oct90
Written by Dean Hargrove and Joyce Burditt
Directed by Christopher Hibler
Guest Stars
Michael Champion .... Harry Deal
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
Joe Dorsey .... Doctor Pryor
Michelle Little .... Janie Oskowski
Anne T. Haney .... Mrs. Blanchard, Mr. Underwood's housekeeper
Steven Flynn .... Eddie Oskowski
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jeff Rector .... Roland
Jerry Rector .... Ronald
Beth Hogan .... floor nurse
Featuring:
John Malloy .... Judge Roy Bean
Steve makes a deal with a devilish figure (Michael Champion) to save her brother's soul, but it's up to Dowling
to save Steve's.

3.04 [--] Father Dowling: THE SHOWGIRL MYSTERY
18Oct90
Written by James Harmon Brown & Barbara Esensten
Directed by Christopher Hibler
Guest Stars:
Bill Macy (as Lt. Ed Morgan)
Mitchell Laurance (as Dr. James Palmer)
Ray Buktenica .... Ricky Dupree
Robin Strand (as Daniel Trask)
Brenda Bakke .... Claudia Marshall
and:
Ely Pouget (as Jillian McGuire)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Robert Clotworthy ....... Olsen
Edwin Wallace Williams .. Horace Johnson
Featuring:
Brain McAndrew .......... Waiter
Miguel Marcott .......... Croupier
Macka Foley ............. Lewis
A wealthy entrepreneur steals the heart of Steve's friend Jillian (Ely Pouget), a nightclub singer who also has a huge
inheritance to lose.

3.05 [--] Father Dowling: THE MOVIE MYSTERY
25Oct90
Teleplay by William Conway & Gerry Conway
Story by William Conway
Directed by James Frawley
Special Guest Stars:
Philip Charles MacKenzie .... Brian Cahill
Richard Portnow .... Cameron Prince
Guest Stars:
Mark Moses
John Furey .... Mark Tannen
Michele Scarabelli .... Sandra Soames / Prince
Patrick Dollaghan
Dick O'Neill .... Lieutenant Foster
Co-Staring: (end credits)
Claude Knobler .... Gofer
Caroline Schlitt ..... Costume Girl
Peter Trencher ....... Billy
Art imitates life on the set of a TV show about a sleuthing priest and his nun sidekick, when the show's tyrannical
director is murdered on location at St.Michael's.

3.06 [--] Father Dowling: THE UNDERCOVER NUN MYSTERY
1Nov90
Teleplay by Joyce Burditt / Story by Joyce Burditt and Dean Hargrove
Directed by James Frawley
Special Guest Stars:
Fionnula Flanagan .... Mother Margaret
John Vernon .... Sam McCauley
Guest Stars:
Mark Rolston
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
Colm Meaney .... Ernie
Amy Steel .... Sister Mary Catherine / Murphy
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Don Hanmer .......... Edward
Featuring:
Al Rossi ............ man
Mimi Champlin ....... nun
Angelo Dimascio ..... Charlie
Jason Edwards ....... John Morrow
Robert Gentili ...... Fontaine
(Father) Andrew Herman .... priest
An undercover agent posing as a nun is murdered at Steve's old convent, where Steve is staying to celebrate the Silver
Jubilee of her Mother Superior.

3.07 [--] Father Dowling: THE MURDER WEEKEND MYSTERY
8Nov90
Written by (credit - not shown on screen)
Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Stars: (to be verified - not shown on screen)
Doran Clark .......... Lindsey Quinn
Jim Beaver ........... Drake
Scott Marlowe ........ Jack Patton
David Warner ......... Sir Arthur Wedgeworth
Raymond Singer
Greg Alan Williams
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lisa Marie Russell .... Agent
Richard Camphuis ...... Patrolman
Dowling and Steve attend a "murder mystery weekend" at the home of a famous mystery novelist, but the proceedings
take an unexpected twist when the host himself is done in.

3.08 [--] Father Dowling: THE REASONABLE DOUBT MYSTERY
15Nov90
Teleplay by Brian Clemens and Gerry Conway / Story by Brian Clemens
Directed by Robert Scheerer
Special Guest Stars:
Robert Ginty .......... Lenny Rothstein
Dennis Burkley
Guest Cast:
Roy Brooksmith
Katherine Moffat ...... Karen Howard
Janet MacLachlan ...... Ruth Wolinga
David Selbury ......... DA
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
David Wells
Bill Kalmeslon
Co-Starring: (end credits)
John Gowans ........... Kelsey
Bari K. Willerford .... Eddie
Frank Novak ........... Judge
Featuring:
John David Conti ...... Foreman
James R. Sweeney ..... Man
A murder defendant's case ends in a mistrial when Dowling is the lone juror with reasonable doubt about her guilt.

3.09 [--] Father Dowling: THE VANISHING VICTIM MYSTERY
29Nov90
Written by Robert Schlitt
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Special Guest Stars:
Linda Kelsey ........... Sybil Aspell
Susan French ........... Aunt Em
Guest Stars:
Robert Nadir ........... Paul Aspell
Madison Mason
Juli Donald ............ Lucy Aspell
Dick O'Neill ........... Lieutenant Foster
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Robert Kino ........... Mr. Hakaido
Yoshio Be ............. Translator
Sam Zap ............... Goon
Glen Chin ............. Sumo Bouncer
Nancy Arnold .......... Geisha Girl
Rosa Chia-Hwai Li ..... Massage Girl #1
Francine Lee .......... Massage Girl #2
Dowling stumbles onto what appears to be the kidnapping of a woman by her cousin, who runs the family root-beer business.

3.10 [--] Father Dowling: THE CHRISTMAS MYSTERY
13Dec90
Written by Brian Clemens
Directed by James Frawley
Special Guest Star:
J.C. Quinn (as Pulver)
Anne Kerry Ford (as Wendy Ann Martin)
Linda Carlson (as Miss Bradshaw)
Frances Bay
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Christian Cousins, Joseph Cousins .... Brian Martin
John Hostetter ............ Wilson
David Pressman ............ Miller
Robert Rothwell ........... Brewster
James V. Christy .......... Tully
Joe Flood ................. Santa #1
Pete Schrum ............... Santa #2
There's a murder attempt on a woman who has left her son in the temporary care of St. Michael's and the search
for the culprit leads to a department store on Christmas Eve.

3.11 [--] Father Dowling: THE FUGITIVE PRIEST MYSTERY
3Jan91
Written by Michael Reeves
Directed by James Frawley
Starring:
Tom Bosley (dual role as Father Dowking & Blane Dowling)
Guest Stars:
Tony Todd
Ebbe Roe Smith (as Arnie)
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
Natalija Nogulich (as Mrs. Hudson)
Kenneth John McGregor
Paul Benvictor
Peter Allas
Michelle Forbes (as Gym Instructor)
Will MacMillan
Don Yesso (as Sly)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Michael David Lally ...... Kelly
Stephen Mendel ........... Reporter #1
Byron Morrow ............. Judge Allsburg
John Christy Ewing ....... Senator McMillan
Marguerite Delain ........ Reporter #2
Mary Watson .............. Broadcaster
Dale Swann
Brenda Varda
Bruce Newbold
Nick Rallo
Oscar Dillon
Dowling is on the lam after being framed for a bank heist by his evil twin brother, Blaine.

3.12 [--] Father Dowling: THE SUBSITUTE SISTER MYSTERY
10Jan91
Teleplay by Gerry Conway / Story by Gerry Conway and Brian Clemens
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Special Guest Stars:
Charles Cioffi (as Rice)
Michael C. Gwynne (as Packer)
Kari Lizer (as Lauren Gail)
Guest Stars:
S.A. Griffin (as Bruno)
A.C. Weary
Emily Yancy (as Dr. Wallace)
Monique Salcido
Oz Tortora
Mitchell Group (as Comedian)
Laura Leigh Hughes (as Vicki Rice)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Kenny D'Aquila ........ Taxi Driver
Don Knight ............ Heckler
Anthony Mangano ....... Man
Richard Assad ......... Guard
Featuring:
Arell Blanton ......... Uniformed Cop
Shelodon Kurtz ........ Drunk
Dowling and Steve suspect that something's just not quite right when a woman shows up at the rectory claiming to be
Sister Steve.

3.13 [--] Father Dowling: THE MISSING WITNESS MYSTERY
17Jan91
Teleplay by Lincoln Kibbee / Story by Lincoln Kibbee and Brian Clemens
Directed by Christopher Hibler
Special Guest Stars:
Peter Jurasik
William Allen Young
Jenny O'Hara (as Edith Monroe)
Charles Frank (as Bailey)
Kerrie Keane (as Suzanne Preston)
H.Richard Greene (as Preston)
Guest Stars:
Lycia Naff (as Michele)
Christine ELise
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
Anthony Charnota
Cynthia Bond
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Gail Lamond ........... Rita
John T. Olsen ......... Man
Dowling takes a peek into what appears to be an open-and-shut case of murder by a businessman who swears to Dowling he
didn't do it.

3.14 [--] Father Dowling: THE PRODIGAL SON MYSTERY
31Jan91
Teleplay by Jack Burditt / Story by Joyce Burditt and Dean Hargrove
Directed by James Frawley
Special Guest Stars:
John Rubenstein (as Tim)
Michael McRae (as Malone)
Kate Vernon (as Rita Winters)
Vincent Guastaferro (as Jimmy C)
Guest Stars:
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
Patricia Estrin (as Susan Connell)
Richard Bright
Angela Patton
Walter Addison
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Pat Renella ........... Bartender
Donna Hardy ........... Old Lady
A man's accused of murdering his mistress after confessing his adultery to Dowling and revealing that he's the
son Dowling never knew he had.

3.15 [--] Father Dowling: THE MOVING TARGET MYSTERY
7Feb91
Teleplay by Joyce Burditt / Story by Dean Hargrove & Joyce Burditt and Brian Clemens
Directed by Robert Scheerer
Special Guest Stars:
Richard Kline
Don Stroud (as Martin Brill)
Guest Stars:
Anthony James
Jack Ryland
Dick O'Neill (as Lieutenant Foster)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Michael David Lally .... Kelly
Stephen Mendel ......... Reporter #1
Byron Morrow ........... Judge Allsburg
John Christy Ewing ..... Senator McMillan
Marguerite DeLain ...... Reporter #2
Mary Watson ............ Broadcaster
Dale Swann ............. Clerk
Brenda Varda ........... Stella
Bruce Newbold .......... Brill's Lawyer
Featuring:
Nick Ballo ............. Thug
Oscar Dillon ........... Officer
A hit man who doesn't have the heart to carry out his contract gives Dowling palpitations when he warns him that
someone wants him dead.

3.16 [--] Father Dowling: THE PRIEST KILLER MYSTERY
14Feb91
Telepay by Gerry Conway / Story by Gerry Conway and Brian Clemens
Directed by David Moessinger
Special Guest Stars:
Eugene H. Roche (as Father MacElroy)
John Astin (as Manager of Gun Club)
Guest Stars:
Mark Herrier (as Father Crisp)
Roger Aaron Brown (as Father Pike)
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
Bill Moseley (as Kane)
Wynn Irwin
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lou Bonacki ............ Dispatcher
Katherine Henryck ...... Old Woman
Joanna Lipari .......... Female Cabbie
Marc Siegler ........... Father Baker
Alexander P. Endberg ... Young Cabbie
It appears that a serial killer is targeting priests staying at St. Michael's.

3.17 [--] Father Dowling: THE MUMMY'S CURSE MYSTERY
21Feb91
Written by Michael Reaves
Directed by James Frawley
Special Guest Stars:
David Hemmings
Frances Lee McCain (as Helen Austin)
Guest Stars:
Aharon Ipalé
Grant Heslov
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
Peter Donat (as Thomas Douglas)
Co-Starring (end credits)
Deryl Caitlyn .......... Wolfe
Duke Stroud ............ Carson
Featuring:
Jack Ross Obney ........ Sullivan
Dowling's probe of a museum curator's death uncovers forgery and a mummy's curse.

3.18 [--] Father Dowling: THE MONKEY BUSINESS MYSTERY
7-Mar-1991
Written by Doc Barnett
Directed by Peter Ellis
Director of Photography, Rick Anderson
Special Guest Stars:
Dan O'Herlihy (as Peck)
Ethan Phillips
Guest Stars:
Vanessa Bell Calloway .... Emily
Tim Grimm ............... Mac Reynolds
Regina Krueger .......... Sgt. Clancy (recurring)
John Apicella
Mary Margaret Humes ...... Mrs. Wiley
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Joseph Medalis ......... Guard
Jody St. Michael ....... Mime Artist
Synopis:
Dead time for Bonzo? A murder at the zoo has Dowling and Steve going ape trying to prove the innocence of the prime
suspect--an amiable chimpanzee.

3.19 [--] Father Dowling: THE HARDBOILED MYSTERY
28Mar91
Teleplay by Michael Reaves / Story by Robert Schlitt and Michael Reaves
Directed by James Frawley
Special Guest Star:
Kevin McCarthy (as Laidlaw/Stackpole)
Introducing:
Donald E. Westlake (as Rich Vincent)
And:
Robert Miranda (as Nick Courtland/"Big Ed" Franklin)
Guest Stars:
Laurie Holden (as Joyce Morrison/Judith Carswell)
Tim Ryan (as Howard/Anthony)
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
Francis X. McCarthy (as Detective Lawson)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
James Frawley .......... Psychiatrist
Jacky deHaviland ....... Nurse
Ron Gilbert ............ Thug
An unpublished novel about a tough-as-nails priest detective of the 30's could give Dowling the clues he needs to
uncover the truth behind a closed murder case and find the killer of the manuscript's author.
NOTE: 1930's story sequences filmed in black and white.

3.20 [--] Father Dowling: THE MALIBU MYSTERY 
4Apr91
Teleplay by Wayne berwick & Gerry Conway / Story by Wayne Berwick
Directed by Christopher Hibler
Special Guest Star:
Patricia Charbonneau (as Laurie Kidd)
Guest Stars:
Robert Bauer
James Healy
Richard Riehle (as L.A. Detective)
Debi A. Monahan (as Jennifer Donovan)
David Anthony Marshall
Rod McCary (as Max Donovan)
Amy Lynne (as Jennifer)
and:
Stanley Kamel (as Ron Baylor)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Beth Colinger Mayo ..... Mrs. Connell
Allen Rice ............. Security Guard
Roman Cisneros ......... Policeman
On a trip to the coast, Dowling and Steve rock L.A. trying to clear a music star's assistant, who's confessed to
a murder they know he didn't commit.

3.21 [--] Father Dowling: THE CONSULTING DETECTIVE MYSTERY
25Apr91
Teleplay by Gerry Conway / Story by Dean Hargrove and Gerry Conway
Directed by Sharron Miller
Special Guest Star:
Rupert Frazier (as Sherlock Holmes)
Guest Stars:
Patrick Kilpatrick (as Barone)
Kevin Scannell (as Kawecki)
Kurt Fuller (as Gable)
Susan Krebs (as Maggie)
Regina Krueger (as Sgt. Clancy)(recurring)
Richard Boat
Emory Bass
and:
Timothy Stack (as Stu)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Richie Allan ........... Werner
Biff Yeager ............ Security Guard
It's elementary. Dowling doubles is deductive powers while investigating a murder by consulting with his mentor,
Sherlock Holmes (Rupert Frazer), whom only he can see.

3.22 [--] Father Dowling: THE JOYFUL NOISE MYSTERY (final episode)
2May91 (postponed from 24Jan91)
Teleplay by Joyce Burditt / Story by Dean Hargrove and Joyce Burditt
Directed by Bob Bralver
Special Guest Stars:
Ivan Dixon (as Rev. Johnson)
Richard Lawson (as Brad Whitfield)
Guest Stars:
Jack Bannon ("Lou Grant" series)
J.A. Preston (as Lt. Johnson)
Jeffrey Josephson
Bruce A. Young (as Powell)
Kelly Jo Minter (as Sheri)
Keith Amos (as Keith Johnson)
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Billy 'Sly' Williams .... Maurice
Featuring:
Richard Delmonte ......... Boss #1
Dowling's look into the murder of a drug-addicted jazz musician leads to an investigation of an assassination plot
against a political candidate.

5/9/91 repeat of 2 hour 1987 movie; see at beginning.

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