CTVA US Crime - "Murder She Wrote" (Universal/CBS) Season 3 (1986-87)

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Season 3 (1986-87)
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############## Murder She Wrote ##############
############## season 3 1986-87 ##############
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CBS (Sundays 8:00-9:00 pm EST)
Associate Producer, Mike Stevens

3.1 [--] Murder She Write: DEATH STALKS THE BIG TOP pt. 1 28Sep86
3.2 [--] Murder She Write: DEATH STALKS THE BIG TOP pt. 2 05Oct86
Associate Producer, Mike Stevens
Teleplay by Paul Savage/ Story by Peter S. Fischer
Directed by Seymour Robbie
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Edgar Carmody...............Martin Balsam
Neil Fletcher...............Jackie Cooper
Preston Bartholomew.........Alex Cord
Carol Bannister.............Courteney Cox
Mayor Powers................Ronny Cox
Charlie McCallum............Joey Cramer
............... Laraine Day
Brad Keneally...............Greg Evigan
Maria Morgana...............Florence Henderson
Sheriff Len Childs..........Gregg Henry
Hank Sutter.................Charles Napier
Maylene.....................Lee Purcell
Ray Carmody.................Mark Shera
Katie McCallum..............Pamela Susan Shoop
Danielle Carmody............Barbara Stock
*
(end credits -  part 1) (not verified)
 (these credits  are missing when shown as a 2hr movie)

Mark........................Robin Bach
Mr. Tucker..................John Alvin
Officer #1..................James Parker
Ticket Seller...............Virginia Peters
Alex........................Rob Monroe
Clyde.......................Michael Dunnigan
Townsman....................T. Lee Griffin
*
Co-Starring: (end credits - part 2)
Harry Kingman...............Joe Dorsey
Audrey Bannister............Susan Brown
Howard Bannister............Dennis Howard
Bert........................Ken Sansom
With:
Ned.........................Harry Stephens
Doctor......................Dan Priest
Driver......................Harry Woolf
Officer #2..................Greg Norberg
Housekeeper.................Roz Bosley
Synopsis - part 1:
When Jessica's niece receives a gift from her grandfather, who was thought dead, she asks her aunt to find him.
Jessica follows a trail to a small-town circus beset by accidents and murder.
Synopsis - part 2:
Neil confesses to the crime, but Jessica believes that he didn't do it.

3.3 [--] Murder She Wrote: UNFINISHED BUSINESS
12-Oct-1986
w. Jackson Gillis
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Terence.....................Lloyd Bochner
Tom Bosley (recurring)
Sheriff McCoy...............J.D.Cannon
Jake Sanford................Don DeFore
Bernard Kale................Pat Hingle
Cynthia Tatel...............Hayley Mills
Maggie Roberts..............Erin Moran
William Windom (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Gary Roberts................E.Erich Anderson
Deputy......................Philip Clark
Mayor.......................William Mims
With:
Deputy #2...................James Bartz
Housekeeper.................Connie Sawyer
Searcher....................Armand Cerami
A retired policeman decides to re-examine an old case he
never solved in which Seth was a strong suspect.

3.4 [--] Murder She Wrote: ONE WHITE ROSE FOR DEATH
19-Oct-1986
w. Peter S. Fischer
d. Peter Crane
Director of Photography, Emil Oster, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Margo Claymore..............Jenny Agutter
Doctor................... Michael Anderson, Jr.
Henry Claymore..............Tony Bonner
Col.Gerhardt Brunner........Eric Braeden
Michael Hagarty.. ..........Len Cariou
Andrew Wyckham..............Bernard Fox
Franz Mueller...............John Glover
Greta Mueller...............Maria Mayenzet
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)(verified)
Jack Kendall................Warwick Sims
British Sergeant............Julian Barnes
Attending a concert in Washington, D.C., Jessica gets
involved with two East German defectors and a murder.

3.05 [--] Murder She Wrote: CORNED BEEF & CARNAGE 
02-Nov-1986
w. Robert E. Swanson
d. John Llewellyn Moxey
Director of Photography, Emil Oster, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Christine Clifford..........Susan Anton
Jim Ingram..................Warren Berlinger
Howard Griffin..............Jeff Conaway
Victoria Griffin............Genie Francis
Seymour Biddle..............Peter Haskell
Larry Kinkaid...............Richard Kline
Myron Kinkaid...............Bill Macy
Lieutenant Spoletti.........James Sloyan
Aubrey Thornton.............David Ogden Stiers
Grover Barth................Ken Swofford
Polly Barth.................Marcia Wallace
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Deli Clerk..................Phil Rubenstein
Delivery Man................Russ Fega
With:
Officer.....................David Starwalt
Receptionist................Marleta Marrow
An adman handling the account of a fast-food chain is murdered and Jessica smells something funny.

3.6 [--] Murder She Wrote: DEAD MAN'S GOLD 
09-Nov-1986
w. Robert Van Scoyk
d. Seymour Robbie
Director of Photography, Emil Oster, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Tom Bosley (recurring)
Larry Gaynes................Grant Goodeve
(Dr.) Wiley.................Robert Hogan
Susan Ainsley...............Wendy Kilbourne
Bill Ainsley................John Laughlin
Ross Barber.................Sean McClory
Alex Bell...................Julia Montgomery
David Everett...............Leslie Nielsen
Coby Russell................J.Eddie Peck
William Windoom (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Gregory Small...............Ian Ruskin
While diving for sunken treasure near Cabot Cove, a young man is murdered.

3.07 [--] Murder She Wrote: DEADLINE FOR MURDER
16-Nov-1986
Teleplay by Tom Sawyer
Story by John Kennedy & Michael McGough and Tom Sawyer
d. Seymour Robbie
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Eleanor Revere..............Katherine Cannon
Police Lieutenant...........Gretchen Corbett
Haskell Drake...............Harry Guardino
Walter Revere...............Tim O'Connor
Perry Revere................Ken Olin
Lamar Bennett...............Peter Mark Richman
Billy Simms.................Eugene Roche
Clyde Thorson...............William Smith
Stan Lassiter...............Glynn Turman
Kay Garrell.................Sydney Walsh
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Dr. Framer..................Tom Henschel
Sergeant Tierney............Morgan Jones
Nurse Phillips..............Mary Wickliffe
Policewoman.................Lisa Nelson
Nurse O'Hanlon..............Dorothy Meyer
With:
Guard.......................Matt Roe
Harry.......................Erwin Fuller
Secretary...................Barbara Allyn Bennet
Synopsis:
A veteran reporter, who suffered a heart attack, says his best medicine would be the removal of
his publisher who has turned a good paper into a yellow rag.

3.8 [--] Murder She Wrote: MAGNUM ON ICE
(Crossover Episode continued from "MagnumPI")
23-Nov-1986
w. Robert E. Swanson
d. Peter Crane
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Captain Browning..............Ramon Bieri
Amy Salyer....................Stephanie Faracy
Pamela Bates..................Dorothy Loudon
Arthur Houston................Jared Martin
Jason Bryan...................John McMartin
Victor Salyer.................Andrew Prine
Joan Fulton...................Jessica Walter
Special Guest Stars:
Magnum........................Tom Selleck
Jonathan Higgins..............John Hillerman
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lt. Tenaka....................Kwan Hi Lim
Maid..........................Rhonda Aldrich
With:
Bellboy.......................Keahi Farden
Desk Clerk....................Harry Endo
House Boy #1..................Byron Ono
House Boy #2..................Winston Char
Officer.......................Turner Pe'a
(Crossover Episode continued from "MagnumPI")
Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) offers to help Magnum, who has been accused of
killing a hitman with an unknown target.

3.09 [--] Murder She Wrote: OBITUARY FOR A DEAD ANCHOR
07-Dec-1986
Teleplay by Robert Van Scoyk /Story by Bob Shayne
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Howard Block
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Tom Bosley (recurring)
Judith Keats................Abby Dalton
Kevin Keats.................Chad Everett
Dr.Wylie Graham.............Robert Hogan
Richard Abbott..............Robert Lipton
Paula Roman.................Kathleen Lloyd
Mayor Sam Booth.............Richard Paul (recurring)
Doug Helman.................Robert Pine
George Fish.................Rex Robbins
Nick Brody..................Mark Stevens
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Gerald Foster...............Erik Stern
Ronald Ross.................Frank Annese
Clara Polsby................Patti Karr
Commentator.................Paul Ryan
When a boat chartered by Amos explodes, the victim is a newsanchor who has made enemies.

3.10 [--] Murder She Wrote: STAGE STRUCK
14-Dec-1986
w. Philip Gerson d. John Astin
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Cast (to be verified)
Maggie Tarrow...............Eleanor Parker
Julian Lord.................Edward Mulhare
Alexander Preston...........Dan O'Herlihy
Pru Mattson.................Christopher Norris
T.J. Holt...................Donald Most
Chief Drock.................John Schuck
Larry Matthew...............Shea Farrell
Barbara Bennington..........Ann Turkel
Nicky Saperstein............John Pleshette
Eddie LaRue.................Bob Hastings
*
With: (end credits)
Young Reporter..............Richard Hoyt-Miller
Doctor......................Weldon Bleiler
2nd Reporter................Annie Gagen
1st Reporter................Jeffrey Lipa
The murder of the leading lady's understudy disrupts rehearsals of a play starring two previously married,
but now warring, actors.

3.11 [--] Murder She Wrote: NIGHT OF THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN
04Jan87
w. R. Barker Price
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Dorian Beecher..............Thom Bray
Sarah Dupont................Karlene Crockett
Bobbie......................Judy Landers
Charlotte Newcastle.........Hope Lange
Sheriff Rankin..............Doug McClure
Doc Walker..................Charles Siebert
Dorn Van Stotter............Guy Stockwell
Edwin Dupont................Fritz Weaver
Nate Findley................Barry Williams
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Todd Carrier................Brandon Douglas
Robert......................Donald Thompson
Brendan.....................Adam Ferris
With:
1st Man.....................Sanford Clark
Deputy......................Gary Pagett
Uniformed Policeman.........Ted Ohmer
3rd Man.....................John England
2nd Man.....................Forry Smith
4th Man.....................Brad Zerbst
The 'headless' horseman rides again, but his costume becomes more realistic.

3.12 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE CORPSE FLEW FIRST CLASS
18Jan87
Xp: PSF / Pr: RFO'N
w. Donald Ross d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Mrs. Metcalf................Mary Jo Catlett
Kay Davis...................Robin Dearden
Gunnar Globle...............Pat Harrington
Errol Pogson................David Hemmings
Sonny Greer.................Kate Mulgrew
Bernie Metcalf..............Gene Nelson
Captain.....................Andrew Parks
Dr. Clinton Strayhorn.......John S. Ragin
............................Chris Robinson
John Sugahara...............James Shigeta
Otto Hardwick...............Robert Walker
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Leon Bigard.................Mark Venturini
Carney......................Charles Hoyes
Elizabeth Welch.............Lia Sargent
Blanton.....................Vince Howard
With:
Mr. Stegmeyer...............Charles Davis
Mr. Miley...................Don Maharry
Mrs. Miley..................Crystal Jenious
British Chief...............Ron Barker
Security Man................Ian Howard
Bobby.......................Ron Southart
Photographer................Jim Malinda
Customs Man.................John Straightley
Man on the Phone................Gerald York
Theft and murder of the courier occur on board a jet bound for London.

3.13 [--] Murder She Wrote: CROSSED UP
01-Feb1987
w. Steven Long Mitchell & Craig Van Sickle
d. David Hemming
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Tom Bosley (recurring)
Dody Rogers.................Coleen Camp
Gordon Rogers...............Tony Dow
Leslie Cameron..............Stephanie Dunnam
Grady Fletcher..............Michael Horton (recurring)
Adam Rogers.................James Carroll Jordan
Mona........................Gisele MacKenzie
Morgen Rogers...............Sandy McPeak
William Windom (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Abel Gorcey.................Henry Brandon
Deputy Wells................James McIntire
TV Announcer................Yolanda Nava
The phone wires get crossed during a storm and Jessica can't convince anyone that what she heard was real.

3.14 [--] Murder She Wrote: MURDER IN A MINOR KEY
08-Feb-1987
(Angela Landsbury appears briefly at open & close as host/storyteller)
Teleplay by. Gerald K. Siegel & Peter S. Fischer / Story by Arthur Marks
d. Nick Havinga
Director of Photography, Howard Block
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Prof. Harry Papazian........Rene Auberjonois
Chad Singer.................Shaun Cassidy
Michael Prentiss............Paul Clemens
Max Hellinger...............Herbert Edelman
Christine Stoneham..........Karen Grassle
Prof. Tyler Stoneham........George Grizzard
Vice Chancellor Simon.......Tom Hallick
Regan Miller................Jennifer Holmes
Danny Young.................Scott Jacoby
Jenny Coopersmith...........Dinah Manoff
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Raymond Parnell.............Alex Hendeloff
Pianist.....................Brenda Thomson
Pauline.....................Paris Vaughn
Lt. Perkins.................William Hubbard Knight
With:
Young Woman.................Hope Haves
Hargrove .................. Alexander Folk
Templeton...................Stephen Swofford
Jessica tells the tale of a composer accused of killing the professor who plagiarized his music.

3.15 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE BOTTOM LINE IS MURDER
15Feb87
w. Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Lynnette Bryant.............Adrienne Barbeau
Jayne Honig.................Judith Chapman
Lt.Lou Flannigan............Barry Corbin
Clare.......................Pat Klous
Steve Honig.................Robert F. Lyons
Kenneth Chambers............Rod McCary
Joe Rinaldi.................Joe Santos
Robert Warren...............Morgan Stevens
Bert Tanaka.................George Takei
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Ryan Monroe.................Brian Matthews
With:
Reporter....................Paul Tompkins
Security Guard..............William Ian Gamble
Uniformed Cop...............Mark Phelan
Synopsis:
A lying TV Consumer advocate is killed. Was it done by one of the clients whose products he maligned?

3.16 [--] Murder She Wrote: DEATH TAKES A DIVE
22-Feb-1987
w. Peter S. Fischer
d. Seymour Robbie
Director of Photography - NO CREDIT GIVEN (strange!)
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Doc Penrose..................John Amos
Cosmo Ponzini................Ernest Borgnine
Dave Robinson................LeVar Burton
Dennis McConnell.............Bradford Dillman
Lt. Casey....................Ray Giradin
Mrs. Talmadge................Caren Kaye
Sean.........................Michael McGrady
Pam..........................Lynne Moody
Harry McGraw ................Jerry Orbach (recurring)
Blaster Boyle................Harold Sylvester
Wade Talmadge................Adam West
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Doorman......................Bill Capizzi
Commentator..................Richard Balin
Waitress.....................Marsha Moran
Sanchez......................Richard Bravo
Jessica inherits a boxer's contract and her old friend, Harry McGraw is accused of murdering its former owner.

3.17 [--] Murder She Wrote: SIMON SAYS, COLOR ME DEAD
01-Mar-1987
w. Robert E. Swanson
d. Kevin G. Gremin (on film) NOT Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Eleanor Thane...............Diane Baker
Tom Bosley (recurring)
Simon Thane.................Foster Brooks
Carol Selby.................Ann Dusenberry
Felix Casslaw...............Leonard Frey
Irene Rutledge..............Tess Harper
Cash Logan..................Steve Inwood
George Selby................Dick Sargent
William Windom (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Tommy Rutledge..............Chris Hebert
Deputy Collins..............Philip Clark
Martha Summers..............Darryl Wood
An artist is murdered and his prized painting is missing.

3.18 [--] Murder She Wrote: NO LAUGHING MURDER
15-Mar-1987
w. Tom Sawyer
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Kip Howard..................George Clooney
Trudy Howard................Pat Crowley
Farley Pressman.............George Furth
Murray Gruen................Buddy Hackett
Phil Rinker.................Arte Johnson
Wylie B. Ledbetter..........David Knell
Mack Howard.................Steve Lawrence
Norma Lewis.................Sheree North
Corrie Gruen................Beth Windsor
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Ms. Kline...................Pat Delany
Henrietta...................Alice Nunn
Dr. Worth...................Richardson Morse
Al..........................Daniel Chodos
P.A.........................Paul Ganus
After the engagement party for the offspring of two estranged comics, someone is found dead.

3.19 [--] Murder She Wrote: NO ACCOUNTING FOR MURDER
22-Mar-1987
xp: Peter S. Fisher /Pr: Robert F. o'Neill/ Assoc. Pr: Anthony J. Magro
w. Gerald K. Siegel
d. Peter Crane
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Grady Fletcher..............Michael Horton (recurring)
Sophie Ellis................Dorothy Lamour
Lester Grinshaw.............Geoffrey Lewis
Lt.Timothy Hanratty.........Barney Martin
Marty Giles.................Ron Masak
Lana Whitman................Patricia McCormack
............................Thom McFadden
Paul Carlisle...............James Noble
Ralph Whitman...............Michael Tolan
Connie Norton...............Kate Vernon
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Phantom.....................Paul Comi
Edna........................Peggy Doyle
Sergeant....................Charles Walker
Seller......................Michael J. London
Synopsis 1:
While dealing with a "phantom" that haunts an office, Jessica helps her nephew Grady solve a murder.
Synopsis 2:
Grady Fletcher is in big trouble when his boss, a specialist in tax shelters, is found dead.

3.20 [--] Murder She Wrote:  THE CEMETERY VOTE
4/5/87
w. Robert Van Scoyk
d. Seymour Robbie
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Linda Stevens...............Ellen Bry
George McDaniel.............Joseph Campanella
David Carroll...............Bruce Davison
Sheriff Orville Yates.......Ed Lauter
Harry Stevens...............John McLiam
Capt. Ernest Lenko..........Mitchell Ryan
Cindy March.................Charlene Tilton
Kate........................Marie Windsor
Deputy Wayne Beeler.........Jeff Yagher
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Gil Stokes..................Dick Balduzzi
Rita........................Katherine DeHetre
Coroner.....................Zale Kessler
1st Paramedic...............Neal Penso
Synopsis:
First the reform mayor dies in an 'accident' and then the mayor's father is murdered after
he demands an investigation of the 'accident'.

3.21 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE DAYS DWINDLE DOWN
19-Apr-1987
w. Philip Gerson
d. Michael Lynch
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Sidney Jarvis...............Richard Beymer
Thelma Vante................June Havoc
Rod Wilson..................Art Hindle
Sam Wilson..................Jeffrey Lynn
Webb........................Harry Morgan
Georgia Wilson..............Martha Scott
Dorothy Harne-Davis.........Susan Strasberg
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Terry.......................Debbie Zipp
Peabody.....................Tom Dreesen
Manager.....................Emory Bass
Edna Jarvis.................Gloria Stuart
Lt.Sharp....................Russ Marin
With:
Male Secretary..............Mark Pilon
Secretary...................Cynthia Leighton
Nurse.......................Martitia Palmer
Synopsis:
A black-and-white 1949 movie, "Strange Bargain". is used in this plot wherein Jessica investigates the
case of a man recentlyreleased after a 30-year prison term for the murder of his employer. Jeffrey Lynn,
Martha Scott and Harry Morgan reprise their roles in the movie and scenes from the black-&-white movie
are seen in flashbacks.

3.22 Murder She Wrote: MURDER SHE SPOKE
10-May-1987
Executive Producer Peter S. Fisher
Produced by Robert F. O'Neill/ Associate Producer, Anthony J. Magro
w. Si Ross
d. Anthony Shaw
music by Richard Markowitz
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Greg Dalton.................William Atherton
Lieutenant Faraday..........G.W.Bailey
Carl Anglin.................Michael Callan
Earl Tuchman................Michael Cole
Stoney Carmichael...........Charlie Daniels
Cheryl......................Jonna Lee
Al Parker...................Fredric Lehne
Nancy Dalton................Wendy Philips
Margaret Whitworth..........Constance Towers
Randy Whitworth.............Patrick Wayne
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sergeant....................Mark Neeley
Secretary...................Trish Garland
Cabbie......................Austin Kelly
Synopsis:
During a short black-out in the study where Jessica is recording a  book for the blind, the studio co-owner is murdered.

############## Murder She Wrote ##############
############## End of season 3 ##############
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