CTVA US Crime - "Murder She Wrote" (Universal/CBS) Season 5 (1988-89)

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Season 5 (1988-89)
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############## Murder She Wrote ##############
############## season 5 1988-89 ##############
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CBS (Sundays 8:00-9:00 pm EST)
New cast Member: Ron Masak as Sheriff Mort Metzger (entry 5.3) (replaces Tom Bosley)

5.1 [--] Murder She Wrote: J.B. AS IN JAILBIRD
23Oct88
w. Robert E. Swanson
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, Dennis Matsuda
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Veronica.....................Maureen Arthur
Kevin Styles.................Sam Behrens
Sgt. Nash....................Michael Callan
Michael Haggarty.............Len Cariou
Roger Travis.................Maxwell Caulfield
Lancaster....................John Rhys-Davies
Glenda Morrison..............Leslie Easterbrook
Grady Fletcher...............Michael Horton (recurring)
Joe Santiago.................Ron O'Neal
Donna........................Debbie Zipp
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Ivanov.......................Joseph Rushkin
With:
Clerk........................John Harnagel
Officer......................Greg Barnett
A colossal mixup puts Jessica in jail as a suspect in a murder she only witnessed. British agent Hagarty returns.

5.2 [--] Murder She Wrote: A LITTLE NIGHT WORK
30Oct88
w. Peter S. Fischer
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Andy Broom...................John Dye
Theo Wexler..................Jamie Farr
Shannon McBride..............Leann Hunley
Miles Hatcher................Conrad Janis
Axel Weingard................Rick Jason
Dennis Stanton...............Keith Michell (recurring)(entry)
Lt. Bert Alfano..............Joe Santos
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Marta Weingard...............Julie Parrish
Ray..........................Bill Cort
Joanna.......................Jensen Collier
Uniformed Policeman..........Gerald A. Sharp
With:
Reporter #1..................Ronda Pierson
Reporter #2..................Harry Cason
Security Guard...............Armand Cerami
A senatorial hopeful is murdered and his wife's necklace stolen.

5.3 [--] Murder She Wrote: MR. PENROY'S VACATION
06Nov88
w. Robert E. Swanson
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Bart Klapper.................Norman Alden
Marilee Penroy ..............Candice Azzara
Cliff Coleson................Don Calfa
Daryl Croft..................Tim Choate
Morris Penroy................Henry Jones
Lilian Appletree.............Joan Leslie
Ron Másak ...... Sheriff Mort Metzger (recurring - entry) (replacing Tom Bosley)
Mayor Sam Booth..............Richard Paul (recurring)
William Windom (recurring)
Helen Appletree..............Teresa Wright
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Deputy Floyd.................Will Nye (recurring)
Ole Korshack.................Al Pugliese
Clyde........................Robert Moberly
Bank Teller..................Deborah Rose
Synopsis:
Mort Metzger (Ron Másak) replaces Amos Tupper (Tom Bosley) as Sheriff of Cabot
Cove. His first mystery is investigating a corpse found in the garden of two
old spinsters' boarding house. The sisters used a new type of fertilizer to
make their chrysanthemums best of show.

5.4 [--] Murder She Wrote: SNOW WHITE, BLOOD RED
13Nov88
w. Peter S. Fischer
d. Victor McEveety
Director of Photography, Robert C. Moreno, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Sylvia McMasters.............Ronnie Claire Edwards
Gunnar Tillstrom.............Eric Allan Kramer
Mike Lowery..................John Laughlin
Lt. Ed McMasters.............Barry Newman
Larry McIvor.................Tony O'Dell
Johnny Dowd..................Cyril O'Reilly
Anne Lowery..................Jamie Rose
Pamela Leeds.................Emma Samms
Karl Andersson...............Bo Svenson
Dr. Lewis....................George Wyner
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lead Performer...............Kenny Davis
Skier........................Craig Branham
Parker.......................John Arndt
A blizzard interrupts a skiing vacation and traps everyone, including a killer.

5.5 [--] Murder She Wrote: COAL MINER'S SLAUGHTER
20Nov88
w. Chris Manheim
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order: (also on end credits - strange!)
Sheriff Tate.................Hoyt Axton
Nora Morgan..................Barbara Bain
Tyler Morgan.................Chuck Connors
Carlton Reid.................Cliff DeYoung
Bridie Harmon................Marilyn Jones
Reese Morgan.................William R. Moses
Molly Connors................Megan Mullally
Eben Connors.................Denver Pyle
Travis Harmon................Jared Rushton
Synopsis:
The coal miner's daughter thinks the mine owner is responsible
for her father's death and someone takes action

5.6 [--] Murder She Wrote: WEARING OF THE GREEN
27Nov88
w. Peter S. Fischer d. Seymour Robbie
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Det. Bess Stacy...............Lucie Arnaz
Diane Raymond.................Barbara Bosson
Laslow Doby...................Michael Constantine
Andrea Dean...................Erin Gray
Det. Kathleen Chadwick........Patty McCormack
Hudson Blackthorn.............John McMartin
Ken Parrish...................David Naughton
Siobhan O'Dea.................Jean Peters
Leo...........................David S. Sheiner
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sheldon Persky................Barry Dennen
Security Guard................Wayne Heffley
Stavros.......................David Sage
Superintendent................Thomas Bellin
Policeman.....................Harry Moses
A Fletcher novel is the entree to a legendary actress who is a
hermit refusing to meet anyone. The occasion is the theft of a famous tiara.
Features a send-up of "Cagney and Lacey" - their names were changed to
"Chadwick" (Lucie Arnaz) and "Stacy" (Patty McCormick) - to protect the innocent.

5.07 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE DIXIE DAMSEL
18Dec88
w. Peter S. Fischer
d. Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Nicholas Rossi...............Michael Ansara
Bonnie Phelps................Jane Greer
Ray Dressler.................Clifton James
Clint Phelps.................Martin Milner
Lee Goddard..................Dale Robertson (missing from credits)
Maj. Kevin Cooper............Richard Roundtree
Sylvia Gagliano..............Robin Strasser
Gen. Havermeyer..............Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lt. Gaynes...................Danny Hassel
Polygraph Technician.........Doug Dupuy
Guard........................Mark Costello
With:
Sergeant.....................Scott Richard Ehredt
Young Officer................J.Michael Warren
Young Woman..................Colleen McDermott
First Man....................Gerry Okuneff
Young Frank Fletcher.........John Newburg
The airplane her late husband bailed out of in 1952 has finally been found -- with a body inside.
Note: Lee (Dale Robertson) whisks Jessica off to Tucson at the end. See the next episode.

5.8 [--] Murder She Wrote: PREDICTION: MURDER
01Jan89
w. Richard Stanley & Ralph Mayering, Jr.
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Katherine Aaron..............Melody Anderson
Franchesco...................David Birney
Ben Aaron....................Michael Parks
Jill Goddard.................Lisa Pelikan
Lee Goddard..................Dale Robertson (missing from credits)
Lt. Turner...................Geoffrey Scott
Del Goddard..................Michael Spound
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Roy Parks....................Steve Kahan
Greta Olson..................Lena Pousette
Officer......................David Mack
A psychic's predictions have come true, convincing a rancher's
daughter that the next one, a fatal fire, will happen.

5.09 [--] Murder She Wrote: SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEONE BLUE *** (funny episode)
08Jan89
w. Philip Gerson
d. John Llewellyn Moxey
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Mrs. Penworth................Patricia Barry
Kyle Laughlin................Ray Buktenica
Harriet......................Conchata Ferrell
Michael Horton (recurring)
Chief Slocum.................Rick Hurst
Uncle Ben....................Bill Macy
Uncle Ziggy..................Howard Morris
Valerie......................Betsy Palmer
Franklin Mayberry............Eugene Roche
Maisie Mayberry..............Gale Storm
Donna Mayberry...............Debbie Zipp
*
Co-Starring: (end credits):
Clara........................Barbara Townsend
Minister.....................David Byrd
Photographer.................David Stenstrom
With:
Very Important Man...........Frank Pangborn
Security Guard...............Parker Whitman
Ice Bucket Deliveryman.......Michael Leopard
*
Chairman.....................Trent Dolan
Florist......................Mark McGee
Wedding Guest................Ralph M. Clift
Wedding Guest................Vicki Ludachick
Tableman.....................Frank Arno
*
Delivery Man.................Alexander Folk
Wedding Guest................Jean Pflieger
Florist Deliveryman..........Paul Marin
Brat One.....................Zachary O'Hearn
Brat Two.....................John Lecky
NOT ON CREDITS ?
Wilfrid......................Clayton Landey
Grady's wedding seems doomed when someone does in the persnickety housekeeper.

5.10 [--] Murder She Wrote: WEAVE A TANGLED WEB ****
15Jan89
w. Robert E. Swanson
d. Seymour Robbie
Music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Vivian Proctor...............Pamela Bellwood
Eric Bowman..................George Chakiris
Miles Austin.................Mel Ferrer
Augie Specter................Charles Haid
Margo Bowman.................Gloria Loring
Ron Masak (recurring)
Ralph Proctor................James Sutorius
William Windom (recurring)
*
End Credits:
Also Starring:
Frankie, the Barman..........Stanley Kamel
Co-Starring:
Will Nye as Deputy Ford (recurring)
Danny Proctor................Scott Curtis
Debbie Proctor...............Lisa Brinegar
Things look bad when a married woman's keys are found by the
body in a motel room and she can't explain why.

5.11 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE SEARCH FOR PETER KERRY
05Feb89
w. Peter S. Fischer
d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Roger Philby.................Mason Adams
Danny Schubert...............Michael Beck
Sergeant Rice................Sam Bottoms
Alma.........................Vanessa Brown
Leona Schubert...............Anita Morris
Edie Lorraine................Lorna Patterson
Andrew Kerry.................William Prince
Rick Barton..................Marc Singer
Chief Underwood..............Lane Smith
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Medical Examiner.............John Petlock
Uniformed Policeman..........Wren T. Brown
Minister.....................James O'Connell
A long missing heir turns up and trouble ensues.

5.12 [--] Murder She Wrote: SMOOTH OPERATORS
12Feb89
w. Gerald K. Siegel
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Dr. David Latimer............Dirk Benedict
Dr. Peter Zachary............Nicolas Coster
Nurse Stephanie Holtz........Lise Hilboldt
Grace Fenton.................Shirley Knight
Lt. Timothy Hanratty.........Barney Martin
Leon Schnable................Michael McGrady
Dr. Robert Markle............Dennis Patrick
......... Peter Van Norden
Capt. Everett Larson.........Ed Winter
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Wino.........................Mario Roccuzzo
Officer Donatelli............Stewart J. Zully
Phil Cashman.................Greg Lewis
Lowell Wheatley..............Rudy Challenger
With:
Charlie......................Orlando Bonner
Young Guy....................Brenneman Carroll
When a drunk is found dead in the alley, it raises a lot of questions. He was well dressed
(but only one shoe) and had no ID or money--a robbery or something else?

5.13 [--] Murder She Wrote: FIRE BURN, CAULDRON BUBBLE
19Feb89
w. Tom Sawyer
d. Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Irene Terhune................Juli Donald
Dr. Warren Overman...........Brad Dourif
Rick Rivers..................Bill Maher
Ron Masak (recurring)
Gordon Fairchild.............Roddy McDowall
.............................Russell Nype
Adam Frobisher...............Christopher Stone
Mildred Terhune..............Dee Wallace Stone
William Windom (recurring)
.............................John J. York
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Deputy Floyd.................Will Nye (recurring)
R.L. Pierson.................Bruce Gray
Harriet......................Patience Cleveland
Charlie......................Howard Schechter
With:
TV Reporter..................Jane Marla Robbins
Simon........................Colin Campbell
Woman........................Pat Crawford Brown
Man..........................John Bryant
Dora.........................Sally Hughes
A very attractive young witch appears in Cabot Cove making
some residents wonder if she really died a century or so ago.

5.14 [--] Murder She Wrote: FROM RUSSIA . . . WITH BLOOD
26Feb89
w. Donald Ross
d. Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Inspector Bernicker..........Jack Bannon
Sergei Chaloff...............Peter Donat
Lt. Alexandrov...............Anthony Geary
Minister Melnikoff...........Jeremy Kemp
Cyril Grantham...............David McCallum
Peggy Brooks.................Judy Parfitt
Bert Firman..................Adrian Zmed
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Miss Hayes...................Cristine Rose
Nikolai......................Michael Chieffo
Driver.......................Oliver Darrow
Alexei.......................John Lykes
With:
Irina........................Eve Brenner
Ivan.........................Lazar
Guard........................Erik Silju
Female Writer................Christina Cardan
Duknov.......................Miles Kirek
A purse snatcher gets Jessica in big trouble in Moscow.
What they found in her purse shouldn't have been there.

5.15 [--] Murder She Wrote: ALMA MURDER
12Mar89
w. Chris Manheim d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Steve Chambers...............Jason Beghe
Prof. Leon Walker............E.G.Marshall
Margaret Stone...............Janice Rule
Emily Dyers..................Dinah Shore
Karen Chambers...............Dana Sparks
Rhonda.......................Kate Vernon
DA Paul Robins...............Ralph Waite
*
Co-Starring:(end credits)
Sgt. Trask...................Lee de Broux
Hank.........................Owen Bush
With:
Sara Haines..................Felicia Lansbury
Secretary....................Kerry Michaels
Policeman #1.................Robert Hackman
Waiter.......................David Wilson
An old English professor is caught red-handed over a young girl's body and insists he did it,
but a young man later confesses. Whodunit?

5.16 [--] Murder She Wrote: TRUCK STOP
02-Apr-1989
Executive Producer Peter S. Fischer / Supervising Producer, Robert F. O'Neill
Produced by Robert E. Swanson / Associate Producer: Anthony J. Magro
w. Philip Gerson d. Vincent McEveety
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Vera Gerakaris...............Elizabeth Ashley
Walter Murray................Mike Connors
Locke........................Peter Haskell
Pete Gerakaris...............Ron Karabatsos
Roscoe.......................Andrew Prine
Flora........................Jill Schoelen
Sheriff Tugman...............Ken Swofford
Desmond......................Kristoffer Tabori
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Isaac Turner ............. Grange
Walter tells his story by way of black and white flashbacks which makes an interesting change from the usual.
He has made a tape of the events that ended with his murder and we see the events unfold.

5.17 [--] Murder She Wrote: THE SINS OF CASTLE COVE
09Apr89
w. Robert Van Scoyk
d. John Llewellyn Moxey
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Eve Simpson..........Julie Adams (town gossip)(recurring)
Noah Garwood.................Luke Askew
Tim Mulligan.................Frederick Coffin
Phyllis Grant.........Gloria De Haven (town gossip)(recurring)
Idal Malloy...........Kathryn Grayson (town gossip)(recurring)
Sybil Reed...................Page Hannah
Miriam Harwood...............Rosanna Huffman
Ellis Holgate................Graham Jarvis
Rom Masak (recurring)
Loretta Spiegel........Ruth Roman (town gossip)(recurring)
William Windom (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Deputy Floyd.................Will Nye (recurring)
Corinne......................Sally Klein
Rose.........................Fran Ryan
Janet Paisley................Joan Roberts
George Greer.................Stuart Nisbet
A red hot novel, written by a former Fletcher student, seems to expose the small town's secrets and inspires murder.
Julie Adams, Gloria DeHaven, Kathryn Grayson and Ruth Roman appear again as the local town gossips.

5.18 [--] Murder She Wrote: TREVOR HUDSON'S LEGACY
4/16/89
Teleplay by Paul Savage / Story by Eric Houston
d. Walter Grauman
music by Richard Markowitz
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Dorothy Westerfield..........Georgia Brown
Sheriff Hank Masters.........Steve Forrest
Andrew Hudson................Don Galloway
Barney Drake.................Robert Klein
Maria Hudson.................Michael Learned
Cat Hudson Drake.............Yvette Niper
Bob Jarrett..................Robin Strand
Livvy Hudson.................Barrie Youngfellow
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Adam Perry...................David Bradley
With:
Deputy.......................Jay Horton
Doctor.......................Raymond Davis
Synopsis:
A small town editor in Montana threatens to claim in public that he is the real author of a dead man's manuscript.

5.19 [--] Murder She Wrote: DOUBLE EXPOSURE
30Apr89
w. Robert E. Swanson
d. Anthony Shaw
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by David Bell
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Maude Winslow................Christina Belford
Sgt. Howard Sternhagen.......Earl Boen
Swarthmore...................Jon Cypher
Agent Phil Guilfoyle.........Robert Hogan
Lt. Roy Quinlan..............William Lucking
Gladys.......................Karen Morrow
Jerry Orbach as Harry McGraw (recurring)
Adam Paulson.................Andrew Stevens
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sgt. Frank Coyle.............Robert Alan Browne
Cookie.......................Marty Davis
John Winslow Wilson .........John Furlong
Sloane.......................E. Danny Murphy
Receptionist.................Melanie Noble
Taxi Driver..................Jack Jozefson
Nosy Neighbor................Louise Fitch
With:
Wilber.......................Louis Herthum
Hotel Clerk..................Wendy Hoffman
Tommy........................Joshua Peevyhouse
Ralphie......................Justin Darby
Boy #3.......................Scotty Williams
Boy #4.......................Barry O'Neill
In a strange case, Jessica bumps into an old friend who is supposed to be dead. His widow insists he is
dead and Jessica hires Harry McGraw to investigate.

5.20 [--] Murder She Wrote: THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT
07May89
w. Donald Ross
d. Seymour Robbie
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
Music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Johnny Eaton.................Todd Bryant
.............................Bernie Casey
Charley Holcomb..............Tim Dunigan
Harry Dial...................Vince Edwards
Pete Briggs..................Shea Farrell
Loretta Lee..................Terri Garber
Roz Briggs...................Anne Lockhart
Irving Randolph..............Robert Mandan
................. Reni Santoni
Al Sidell....................Paul Sorvino
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Kel Murray...................Beau Billingslea
Mike Warlop..................Rick Dean
Young Officer................David Elliott
Ballman......................Ed Hooks
Avery Burns..................Jake Jacobs
Nancy Murray.................Roxanne Reese
With:
Umpire.......................Hank Robinson
Fan..........................Harry Woolf
A surprised burglar is blamed for the death of the team's pre-game TV Host.

5.21 [--] Murder She Wrote: MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL - part 1
14May89
w. Peter S. Fischer d. Walter Grauman
Director of Photography, John Elsenbach, A.S.C.
music by Richard Markowitz
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Lew Bracken..................Richard Anderson
Liza Caspar..................Shelley Fabares
Victor Caspar................David Hedison
Hank Shipton.................Ken Howard
Ron Masak (recurring)
Bobby Shipton................Daniel McDonald
Eudora McVeigh Shipton.......Jean Simmons
William Windom (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits) pt I
Deputy Floyd.............Will Nye (recurring)
Jonathan.....................Richard Erdman
Gadge........................William Bryant
With:
Willie.......................Ken Gerson
TV Reporter..................Richard Wieand
Jessica's old rival, Eudora, shows up with a smile and a gift, but everyone knows she is up to no good.

5.22 [--] Murder She Wrote: MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL - part 2
21May89
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Lew Bracken..................Richard Anderson
Liza Caspar..................Shelley Fabares
Victor Caspar................David Hedison
Hank Shipton.................Ken Howard
Ron Masak (recurring)
Bobby Shipton................Daniel McDonald
Eudora McVeigh Shipton.......Jean Simmons
William Windom (recurring)
Co-Starring: (end credits) pt II
Deputy Floyd.............Will Nye (recurring)
Arnie........................Robert Dryer
Doctor.......................Edward Penn
Nurse ..................... Lisa Nelson
With:
Joey .................... Michael Doven
Maitre 'D ............... Scot Stewart
Eudora admits she stole Jessica's notes, but denies poisoning the apples she brought or murdering
the detective who was following her.

Note: Jessica is still on her TYPEWRITER - (PC comes later)

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