CTVA US Crime - "Murder She Wrote" (Universal/CBS) Season 4 (1987-88)

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Season 4 (1987-88)
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############## Murder She Wrote ##############
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CBS (Sundays 8:00-9:00 pm EST)
Associate Producer, Anthony J. Magro (verified on 4.09)

4.1 [--] Murder She Wrote: A FASHIONABLE WAY TO DIE
9/20/87
w. Donald Ross d. Nick Havinga
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Maxim.......................(?)Lee Bergere
Peter Appleyard.............(?)Bill Beyers
Claudia.....................(?)Danielle Brisebois
Lou Waters..................Randi Brooks
Kim.........................Taina Elg
Valerie.....................Juliet Prowse
Eva Taylor..................Barbara Rush
Inspector...................Fritz Weaver
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Marie.......................Karen Hansel
Officer Luter...............Michael Voletti
Yvette......................Bonnie Ebsen
Dede........................Louise Dorsey
With:
Emcee.......................Jean-Paul Vignon
Margo.......................Julie Silliman
Bellman.....................Alain St.Alix
Albert......................Louis R. Plante
In Paris, a fashion designer with financial trouble is accused of killing a shady loan shark.

4.2 [--] Murder She Wrote: WHEN THIEVES FALL OUT
27-Sep-1987
w. Arthur David Weingarten d. Seymour Robbie
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Andrew Durbin................John Glover
Coach Kevin Cauldwell........Kenneth McMillan
Bill Hampton.................Dack Rambo
Perry Sillman................John Bennett Perry
Arnie Wakeman................Michael Lembeck
Alison Hampton...............Shelley Smith
Tara Sillman.................Caitlin O'Heaney
*
Co-Starring: (end credits) (actor first)
Mark Voland ........... Dan Pulling
Charles Summers ........ Doc Matthews
A parolee released after 20 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit, vows to find out who did.

4.3 [--] Murder She Wrote: WITNESS FOR THE DEFENSE
10/4/87
w. Robert E. Swanson d. Seymour Robbie
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Jim Harlan...................Christopher Allport
Clay MacLeod.................Richard Cox
Dr. Thornwall................Stefan Gierasch
.............................Marilyn Hasset
Barnaby Friar................Simon Jones
Monica Blane.................Dianne Kay
Oliver Quayle................Patrick McGoohan
Annette Pirage...............Juliet Mills
Judith Harlan................Claire Trevor
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Fouchet......................James Staley
Rudy.........................Charlie Brill
Klebber......................Sean G. Griffin
Secretary....................Dori Arnold
His Lordship.................Ivan Bonar
Jessica goes to Quebec to testify at the trial of a friend who
is accused of killing his wife and burning his house.

4.4 [--] Murder She Wrote: OLD HABITS DIE HARD
11-Oct-1987
w. Chris Manheim d. John Llewellyn Moxey
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Marion Simpson...............Eileen Brennan
Nancy Bates..................Cindy Fisher
Ray Carter...................Clu Gulager
Sister Emily.................Evelyn Keyes
Mike Phelps..................Mark Keyloun
Mayor Allen Simpson..........Ed Nelson
Dr.Greg Marshall.............Scott Paulin
Reverand Mother Claire.......Jane Powell
Bishop Patrick Shea..........Robert Prosky
Sister (no name).............Audrey Totter
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sarah Martino ...............Sherri Stoner
Amy..........................Wendy Brainard
Sister Mary-Margaret.........Fay DeWitt
Sister Margaret-Marie........Carol Swarbrick
Sister Margaret-Mary.........M'el Dowd
Sister Anne ................ Caroline Gilshian
A terminally ill nun seems to have committed suicide which
would be an unacceptable sin.

4.5 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE WAY TO DUSTY DEATH
10/25/87
w. Philip Gerson
d. Nick Havinga
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Lydia Barnett................Joanna Barnes
Morgan McCormack.............Richard Beymer
Nicole.......................Lynn Carlin
Kate Dutton..................Nancy Dussault
Serena.......................Jenilee Harrison
Dr. Chatsworth...............Richard Jaeckel
Anne Hathaway................Andrea Marcovicci
Spruce Osborne...............Sandy McPeak
Virginia McCormack...........Joanna Pettet
Tom Dutton...................Lawrence Pressman
Q.L. Frubson.................Ray Walston
Duncan Barnett...............Cornel Wilde
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Paddock......................Jay Robinson
Lt.Grayson...................Hank Brandt
Maid.........................Flo DiRe
Board Member #1..............Bob Snead
Board Member #2..............E.R. Davies
After the 'accidental' death of a tycoon, his associates battle for position to succeed him.

4.6 [--] Murder She Wrote: IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY
11/1/87
w. Peter S. Fischer d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Starring:
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher & cousin Emma Magill
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Derek Constable..............John David Bland
Johnny Constable.............Mark Lindsay Chapman
Humphrey Defoe...............Christopher Hewett (Fantasy Island)
Geoffrey Constable...........Richard Johnson
Gwen Petrie..................Jane Leeves (Frasier)
Sybil Constable..............Rosemary Murphy
Inspector Frost..............Anthony Newley
Pauline Constable............Carolyn Seymour
Arthur Constable.............John Standing
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Dr. Blandings................Ian Abercrombie
Rev. Twilley.................Lester Fletcher
Mrs. Dexter Hundley..........Pamela Kosh
Butler.......................Peter Browne
Burt.........................Peter Ashton
Pru..........................D.J. Sullivan
Cousin Emma in London has a new problem when someone serves her lover poisoned herring.

4.7 [--] Murder She Wrote: IF IT'S THURSDAY, IT MUST BE BEVERLY
08Nov87
w. Wendy Graf & Lisa Stotsky d. Peter Crane
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Eve Simpson..................Julie Adams (recurring)
Tom Bosley (recurring)
Audrey Martin................Antoinette Bower
Phyllis Grant................Gloria DeHaven (recurring)
George Tibbits...............Ray Girardin
Beverly Overwise.............Dody Goodman
Ideal Molloy.................Kathryn Grayson (recurring)
Deputy Jonathan Martin.......Rick Lenz
Loretta Spiegel..............Ruth Roman (recurring)
William Windom (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Coreen.......................Sally Klein (recurring)
When Deputy Martin becomes a widower by murder, the investigation turns up some surprising activity.

4.8 [--] Murder She Wrote: STEAL ME A STORY
11/15/87
w. Peter S. Fischer d. John Llewellyn Moxey
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Bert Puzo....................Vincent Baggetta
Avery Stone..................Bradford Dillman
Freida Schmidt...............Fionnula Flanagan
Brenda Blake.................Lenore Kasdorf
Lieutenant Bradshaw..........Yaphet Kotto
Gary Patterson...............Doug McClure
Gayle Yamada.................Kim Miyori
Kate Hollander...............Gail Strickland
Sid Sharkey..................Ken Swofford
Diane Crane..................Gail Youngs
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sgt. Gates...................Joe Horvath
P.R. Staffer.................Barry Pearl
Attorney.....................Jeff Abbott
Lady Customer................Kate Williamson
With:
Asst. Director...............Scott Lawrence
2nd Assistant Director.......Jay Roberts
Male Secretary...............Matt Stetson
Policeman....................Chris Hubbell
Heavy........................Bill Dunnam
The special effects used by a TV producer are a real bomb.

4.9 [--] Murder She Wrote: TROUBLE IN EDEN
11/22/87
Teleplay by John D.F.Black & Paul Savage / Story by John D.F.Black
d. Nick Havinga
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Dr. Lynch....................Macdonald Carey
Mary Rose Welch..............Joan Caulfield
Manchester...................Thom Christopher
Lewis Framm..................Tom Fitzsimmons
Martha Neilsen...............Betty Garrett
Dora Manchester..............Rosanna Huffman
Lila Benson..................Tricia O'Neil
Sheriff Landry...............Roy Thinnes
Snooks Sitwell...............Mills Watson
C.J. Dobbs...................Stuart Whitman
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Beth.........................Kerry Brennen
Charlotte....................Renata Scott
Sherry.......................Rebecca Forman
Synopsis:
Hostility and other surprises await Jessica in a town where she's posing as her friend (Joan Caulfield)
to investigate the rumored  murder of the friend's sister.

4.10 [--] Murder She Wrote: INDIAN GIVER
29Nov87
w. Gerald K. Siegel d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Prof. Crenshaw...............Theodore Bikel
Donna Crenshaw...............Heidi Bohay
Tom Bosley (recurring)
Abbott Langley...............Lonny Chapman
Harris Atwater...............Jack Colvin
Tom Carpenter................Gary Lockwood
Mayor Sam Booth..............Richard Paul (recurring)
Helen Langley................Jennifer Salt
Norm Edmonds.................Charles Siebert
George Longbow...............Bernie White
William Windom (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Deputy.......................Otto Felix
Reporter.....................Ralph Meyering, Jr.
TV Reporter..................Terry Burns
Second Reporter..............Maggie Kedron
Buddy #2.....................Gerald York
A resident of Cabot Cove threatens the Native American who
claims to own the land, and later is found dead.

4.11 [--] Murder She Wrote: DOOM WITH A VIEW
13Dec87
w. Kenneth A. Berg
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Gary Harper..................John Callahan
Mark Havlin..................Robert Desiderio
Sandra Clemens...............Jennifer Holmes
Michael Horton (recurring)
Cornelia Montaigne Harper....Janet Leigh
Inspector Matheney...........Monte Markham
Det. Herman Rice.............Macon McCalman
Nettie Harper................Charlotte Rae
*
With: (end credits)
Workman......................Tony Ballen
Mrs. Townsend................Juli Reding Hutner
Cashier......................Mary Ingersoll
Husband......................Kenny Davis
Wife.........................Judy Kerr
Maid.........................Sheila Shaw
Aquarium Lady................Lynn Holt
Sommelier....................Steve Tschudy
Grady gets into a spot again when he is found with the body of  woman known from college days
and now had been dating a frat brother who was married.

4.12 [--] Murder She Wrote:
WHO THREW THE BARBITALS IN MRS. FLETCHER'S CHOWDER?
03Jan88
w. Robert Van Scoyk d. John Llewellyn Moxey
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Tom Bosley (recurring)
Marigold.....................Coleen Camp
Harold Banner................Henry Gibson
Kenny Oaks...................Geoffrey Lewis
Winnie Banner................Anne Meara
Flo Oaks.....................Barbara Rhoades
Ed Bellamy...................Donnelly Rhodes
Elmo Banner..................Guy Stockwell
William Windom (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits):
Deputy Grover................Dennis Bailey
Ralph (Taxi Driver) .........Joseph V. Perry
Somebody laced Mrs. Fletcher's chowder and Amos' brutish brother-in-law was in for the long sleep.

4.13 [--] Murder She Wrote: HARBINGER OF DEATH
24Jan88
w. R. Barker Price d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Sergeant Kettler.............George DiCenzo
Drake Eaton..................Steven Ford
Dr. Thor Lundquist...........Robin Gammell
Fay Hewitt...................Karen Grassle
Dr. Leonard Palmer...........Dean Jones
Carrie Palmer................Kate McNeil
Madeline DeHaven.............Marsha Rodd
Russell Armstrong............Jeffrey Tambor
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Max..........................Armand Asselin
Forensic Man.................Kirk Thornton
An astronomer something other than stars in his telescope and is overcome by an urge to murder.

4.14 [--] Murder She Wrote: CURSE OF THE DAANAV
07Feb88
w. Chris Manheim d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Carolyn Hazlitt..............Jane Badler
Mark Hazlitt.................Douglas Barr
Vikram Singh.................Kabir Bedi
Richard Hazlitt..............Richard Bradford
Lieutenant Ames..............Larry Linville
Bert Davies..................Clive Revill
William Windom (recurring)
Alice Hazlitt................Jane Windsor
*
With: (end credits)
Policewoman..................Kres Mersky
Police Officer...............Michael McNab
Explorer.....................Michael Blue
Seth's family is touched by an ancient curse attached to the history of a ruby.

4.15 [--] Murder She Wrote: MOURNING AMONG THE WISTERIAS
14Feb88
w. Scott Anderson
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Captain Thorn................Rene Auberjonois
Grace Banfield...............Penny Fuller
Arnold Goldman...............Frank Gorshin
Todd Wendle..................Matt McCoy
Eugene McLendon..............Barry Nelson
Deidre French................Lois Nettleton
Crystal Wendle...............Linda Purl
Jonathan.....................Elliott Reid
Ola Mae......................Beah Richards
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Dr. Church...................James L. Bell
Synopsis:
A southern aristocrat proposes marriage to Jessica and then explains it is only of convenience to smoke out a crook.

4.16 [--] Murder She Wrote: MURDER THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS 
21Feb88
w. Robert Van Scoyk d. Seymour Robbie
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Father Patrick Francis.......Cliff De Young
Sergeant Cooper..............Laurence Luckinbill
Jackson......................Robert Reed
Van Buren....................Mark Shera
Pierce.......................Dan Shor
Sanchez......................Gregory Sierra
Ellen Cosgrove...............Karen Valentine
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Delgado......................Victor Mohica
Hitman.......................Tom Reese
Dinner Chairman..............Lynn Seibel
Guard........................Wayne Heffley
With:
Adams........................Kirk Scott
Desk Clerk...................Brian Carpenter
Police Woman.................Rosemary Alexander
Older Priest.................Hugh McPhillips
Admirer #1...................Elizabeth Kent
Admirer #2...................Ken Zavayna
Admirer #3...................Kerry Leigh Michaels
Synopsis:
A priest and government agents using a 'safe' house get Jessica into a complicated case.

4.17 [--] Murder She Wrote: A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR MURDER
28Feb88
w. Peter S. Fischer d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Michele Gambini..............Kristian Alfonso
Stella Gambini...............Ina Balin
Fiona Gambini................Bibi Besch
Paul Gambini.................Tom Roberts Byrd
Ben Schuyler.................Grant Goodeve
Marco Gambini................John Saxon
Police Chief Kyle............Arlen Dean Snyder
Salvatori Gambini............Eli Wallach
Tony Gambini.................Billy Zane
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Stephen Ridgely..............Robert O'Reilly
With:
Doctor.......................John C. Mooney
Guest #1.....................Paul Lyell
Guest #2.....................Jeff Albert
Deputy.......................Rod Zapple
The Gambini family gathers to celebrate the 75th birthday of the patriarch and a murder.

4.18 [--] Murder She Wrote: BENEDICT ARNOLD SLIPPED HERE
13Mar88
Teleplay by. Robert Van Scoyk  / Story by Wendy Graf & Lisa Storsky
d. Seymour Robbie
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Eve Simpson..................Julie Adams
Alastair Andrews.............Brian Bedford
Tom Bosley (recurring)
Emily Goshan.................Barbara Cason
Wilton Tibbles...............David Clennon
Kevin Tibbles................Shea Farrell
Liza Adams...................Lois Foraker
Lauren Hastings..............Katherine Moffat
Benny Tibbles................Dick O'Neill
William Windom (recurring)
(Unusually - Guest Star names are repeated on end credits
described as "Cast" - possibly to hide the fact that there were NO Co-Stars)

Someone wants the old historic house enough to kill for it and  its supposed hidden treasure
 AND Jessica is executor of the late owner's will.

4.19 [--] Murder She Wrote: JUST ANOTHER FISH STORY
27Mar88
w. Philip Gerson
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Valentino Reggiore...........Sonny Bono
Harry Finley.................Jack Carter
Lieutenant Rupp..............Norman Fell
Chad.........................Dick Gautier
Michael Horton (recurring)
Doug Brooke..................James Carroll Jordan
Alice Brooke.................Valerie Landsburg
Mimi Harcourt................Brenda Vaccaro
Donna Mayberry...............Debbie Zipp
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Cabbie.......................Richard Molinare
Yuppie.......................Jack Tate
Cook.........................Zale Kessler
Chef.........................Vachik Mangassarian
Medical Examiner.............Elkanah Burns
With:
Football Player..............Clint Carmichael
Waiter.......................Duane Edwards
Nerissa......................Dallas Cole
Policeman....................Layne Beamer
Somebody put the maitre d' on ice. Jessica wonders if she has made a bad investment.

4.20 [--] Murder She Wrote: SHOWDOWN IN SASKATCHEWAN
10Apr88
w. Dick Nelson d. Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Consuela Schaefer............Rosana DeSoto
Doc Schaefer.................Joe (A.)Dorsey
Marty Reed...................Patrick Houser
Wally Bryce..................Terry Kiser
Inspector McCabe.............Lance LeGault
Luke Perdue..................Paul LeMat
Jill Morton..................Kristy McNichol
Boone Talbott................Larry Wilcox
Carla Talbott................Cassie Yates
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Mona.........................Devon Williams
Warden Burris................Thomas Middleton
Bartender....................Ed McCready
PA Announcer.................Ron Troncatty
Medic........................Michael Frederic
Secretary....................Eileen T'Kaye
Flirtatious Girl ............Lisa Long
Intern.......................Richard Molnar
Man..........................Gerry Okuneff
Arson is intended to remove the Rodeo doctor and his patient permanently.

4.21 [--] Murder She Wrote: DEADPAN
01May88
Teleplay Maryanne Kasica & Michael Scheff  / Story by Arthur David Weingarten
d. E.W.Swackhamer
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Jason Richards...............Lloyd Bochner
Walter Knapt.................Miles Chapin
Shayna Grant.................Carole Cook
Barbara Blair................?Marilyn Hassett
Barney Mapost................Rich Little
Denise Quinlan...............Christopher Norris
Lieutenant Jarvis............Eugene Roche
Eliot Easterbrook............Dean Stockwell
*
Also Starring: (end credits)
Ed Cullen...................Philip Abbott
Co-Starring:
Danny O'Mara.................John DiSanti
Mrs. Rizzo...................Penny Santon
With:
Shayna's Assistant...........Don Correia
Sergeant.....................R.J.Arterburn
Maitre D'....................Robert Rigamonti
Sophisticated Lady...........Barbara Beckley
Assistant....................Marcy Goldman
Wife.........................Sue Bugden
Businessman..................Michael Ashe
Two critics take opposite views of a play based on one of Jessica's novels, 'Mainely Murder'.
One is suspected of the murder of the other.

4.22 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE BODY POLITIC ****
08May88
w. Donald Ross
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Jackson Lane.................Eddie Albert
Bud Johnson..................Peter Fox
Arthur Drelinger.............Robert Fuller
Edmund Hall..................George Grizzard
Kathleen Lane................Shirley Jones
Lieutenant Gowens............Harrison Page
Nan Wynn.....................Daphne Maxwell Reid
C.W. Butterfield.............James Sloyan
*
Also Starring: (end credits)
Cass Malone..................Marie Chambers
Co-Starring:
Clerk........................Robin Bach
Staffer......................Scott Segall
Policeman #2.................David Okarski
With:
Reporter A...................Anthony S. Johnson
Female Reporter..............Ann Walker
Fingerprint Man..............Robert Louis Cameron
Policeman #1.................Neal Kaz
The suicide of a campaign manager who is suspected of having
an affair with a married woman excites the press.

Exit at end of season 4 .....
Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper (seasons 1-4) (1984-88)

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