CTVA US Crime - "Griff" (Universal/ABC)(1974-74) Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Crime Series

Lorne Greene Series:
Sailor of Fortune (1955-56)  Bonanza (1959-73)  - Griff (1973-74)  -  Code Red (1981-82)

Ben Murphy Series:-
Alias Smith & Jones (1971-73) Griff (1973-74)  -  Gemini Man (1976)   -  Lottery$ (1983-84)
Griff (1973-74)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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GRIFF
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Groverton Production
in association with
Universal City Studios, Inc. /an MCA company

for
ABC (Saturdays 10:00 pm EST)
Produced by David Victor and Steven Bochco

US Detective series 1973-74 pilot + 12 episodes x 60 min color
(29Sep73-05Jan74)
starring
Lorne Greene as Wade "Griff" Griffin
Ben Murphy as S. Michael (Mike) Murdoch
with
Patricia Stich as Gracie Newcombe
Vic Tayback as Capt. Barney Marcus

Premise:
The exploits of Wade "Griff" Griffin, a former police captain turned private detective.

Music by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter

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 Griff:
MAN ON THE OUTSIDE (1st pilot)(2hr. tv film)
(rerun 29Jun75)
Teleplay by Larry Cohen
Directed by Boris Sagal
Cast:
Lorne Greene
James Olson
Lorraine Gary
Lee H. Montgomery
Brooke Bundy

Griff:
THE CASE OF THE BALTIMORE GIRLS (2nd pilot) (2hr.tv film)
(a.k.a "All The Lonely People" 1 hr version)
(c) 1973
Groverton Production in association with Universal
Production Executive, Robert F. O'Neill
Story Editor, Peter S. Fischer
Directed by Edward Abrams, Allen Baron
Director of Photography, Enzo A. Martinelli, A.S.C.
Music by Elliot Kaplan
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Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Stars: (unverified)
Kim Hunter
Patricia Crowley
William Windom
Lawrence Pressman
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Co-Starring: (end cast credits - complete)
Dabney Coleman .......... George Bates
Leigh Christian ......... Karen Lacey
Gino Conforti ........... Auriol Davigny
Barbara Rhoades ......... Lorraine Cheswick
Herbert Rudley .......... Gerald Llewellyn
With:
Tom McFadden ............ Jesse Cable
Jess Walton ............. Penny Coyle
James Daris ............. Joe Lacey
Tony Ballen ............. Limousine Drive
Eddie Quillen ........... Tomkins
Sam Edwards ............. Hotel Manager
Lloyd Keno .............. Gardener
Glen Vernon ............. Clerk
Tina Menard ............. Karen's maid
Griff and Murdoch investigate when the clients of a dating
service start suffering from more than just a lonely heart -
murder and extortion to name but two.

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ABC Saturdays 10:00 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Griff: THE FRAMING OF BILLY THE KID
29Sep73 ABC Sat
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Cast:
Robert Webber ......... Alan Gilbert
Susan Howard .......... Evan Sands
Norman Alden .......... Hank Jenkins
Nick Nolte ............ Billy Randolph
Philip Thomas ......... Eddie Marshall
William Jordan ........ Johnny Barton
John Elerick .......... Jerry Jergens
Steve Gravers ......... Man
Victor Millan ......... TV Director
Synopsis:
Wade Griffin opens his practice by trying to help a pro football player accused of murder. [RF]

[02] Griff:
DEATH BY PRESCRIPTION
06Oct73 ABC Sat
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Cast:
Barbara Feldon
Mark Miller
Linda Marsh
Jared Martin
Paul Kent
Warren Stevens
Monte Landis
Richard Stahl

1.03 [--] Griff: ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE
13Oct73 ABC Sat
(1 hr. version of the 2hr. pilot "The Case of The Baltimire Girls")
(see above)
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest cast:
Pat Crowley ......... Marietta Marlowe
Lawrence Pressman ... Leo Pendleton
Barbara Rhoades ..... Lorraine Cheswick
Jess Walton ......... Penny Coyle
Dabney Coleman ...... George Bates
Herbert Rudley ...... Gerald Llewellyn
Gino Conforti ....... Auriol Davigny
Leigh Christian ..... Karen Lacey
James Daris ......... Joe Lacey
Eddie Quillan ....... Tompkins
Synopsis:
A computer date leads to death when a business executive is framed for the
murder of a girl he met through a matchmaking service. [RF]

1.04 [--] Griff: DON'T CALL US, WE'LL CALL YOU
20Oct73 ABC Sat
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Cast:
Joan Darling ........ Alex Davis
Kaz Garas ........... Tom Alden
Martin E. Brooks .... David Walker
Ben Piazza .......... Henry Pizer
Jeanne Bates ........ Dr. Larkin
Walker Edmiston ..... Selwyn Unger
Mel Scott ........... Officer Hogan
Synopsis:
A case close to home centers on Griff's secretary Gracie, who's being
terrorized by anonymous threats on her life. [RF]

1.05 [--] Griff: PREY (a.k.a "Marked for Murder")
27Oct73 ABC Sat
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Cast:
Sal Mineo ........... President Gamal Zaki
Scott Hylands ....... Assassin
Albert Paulsen ...... Omar
Charles Macaulay .... Hotel Manager
Synopsis:
Preventing the assassination of a visiting president is the awesome
task facing Griff and the police. [RF]

[--] 03Nov73 preempted by Special Announcement on the Middle East

[06] Griff:
THE LAST BALLAD
10Nov73 ABC Sat
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Cast:
William Windom ......... Christopher Woods
Kim Hunter ............. Dr. Martha Reed
Charles Robinson ....... Neil Davis
Joanna Frank ........... Rebecca Wilde
Corinne Camacho
Sam Edwards
Griff investigates the death of a rock singer after an
abortion when Griff's friend Dr. Martha Reed is held by the police

[07] Griff:
COUNTDOWN TO TERROR
17Nov73 ABC Sat
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Cast:
Ricardo Montalban
Wes Stern

[08] Griff:
ELEPHANT IN A CAGE
24Nov73 ABC Sat
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Cast:
Harold J. Stone
Robert Sampson

[--] 01Dec73 - no details


[09] Griff:
HER NAME WAS NANCY
08Dec73 ABC Sat
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Cast:
Christopher Connelly
Hildy Brooks
Michael Callan
Kelly Lockwood
Tom Troupe

[10] Griff:
HAMMERLOCK
15Dec73 ABC Sat
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Cast:
Norman Fell
Katherine Glass
Robert Yuro
Frank Christi
Maidie Norman
Eddie Firestone

[11] Griff:
ISOLATE AND DESTROY
22Dec73 ABC Sat
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Cast:
Inga Swenson
Steven Keats
Robert Donner
Scatman Crothers
Pamela Hensley
Joseph Perry

1.12 [--] Griff: FUGITIVE FROM FEAR (final episode)
05Jan74 ABC Sat
Starring: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy,
With: Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback
Guest Cast:
James McEachin ...... Josh Campbell
Janet MacLachlan .... Darlene Campbell
Eric Woods .......... Mickey Campbell
George Murdock ...... Wolf Plantaine
Jim Antonio ......... Everett Jeffers
Lew Palter .......... Art Waco
Susan Barrister ..... Teacher
Rodney Porter ....... Chadwick
Bill Zuckert ........ Kusak
Synopsis:
The story of a prison runaway who lived 13 years as an upstanding
citizen only to be recognized and pursued by a relentless former prison guard. [RF]

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