CTVA US Crime - "Nero Wolfe" (Paramount/NBC) (1981) starring William Conrad

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Nero Wolfe (1981)
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NERO WOLFE
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Paramount Television Production
for  NBC
Produced by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts

US Detective series 1981 14 episodes x 60 min color
16Jan81-25Aug81
Starring
William Conrad as Nero Wolfe
With:
Lee Horsley as Archie Goodwin
George Wyner as Saul Panzer
George Voskovec as Fritz Brenner
Robert Coote as Theodore Horstmann
Allan Miller as Inspector Cramer

Premise:
Based on the character created by Rex Stout, this series details the adventures of the gourmet criminologist
and his asistant Archie.

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NERO WOLFE (1979) (Pilot TV Movie)
Teleplay by Frank D. Gilroy / Based on the Novel by Rex Stout
Directed by Frank D. Gilroy
Cast
Thayer David ........ Nero Wolfe
Tom Mason ........... Archie Goodwin
Brooke Adams ........ Sarah Dacos
Biff McGuire ........ Inspector Cramer
John Randolph ....... Lon Cohen
Anne Baxter ......... Mrs. Rachael Bruner
David Hurst ......... Fritz
John O'Leary ........ Theodore Horstmann
Sarah Cunningham .... Mrs. Althaus
Lewis Charles ....... Saul Panzer
Frank Campanella .... Durkin
John Gerstad ........ Dr. Vollmer
John Hoyt ........... Hewitt
Ivor Francis ........ Evers
Allen Case .......... Rugby

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NBC Fridays (16Jan81-25Aug81)

1.1 [--] Nero Wolfe: THE GOLDEN SPIDERS
16Jan81 NBC Fri
Written by David Karp & Peter Nasco
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Guest Cast:
Katherine Justice ...... Angela Bell
David Hollander ........ Pete Drossos
James Parkes ........... Barry Green
John Petlock ........... Michael Doran
Carlene Watkins ........ Jean Estey
Penelope Windust ....... Laura Fromm
Liam Sullivan .......... Paul Kessler
Rhoda Gemignani ........ Mrs. Drossos
Marilyn Tokuda ......... The Nurse
Jon Lormer ............. The Butler
A boy is injured in his attempt to tell Nero about an abduction he witnessed

1.2 [--] Nero Wolfe: DEATH ON THE DOORSTEP
23Jan81 NBC Fri
Teleplay by Stephen Downing / Story by Rex Stout
Directed by George McCowan
Guest Cast:
Tim Thomerson ......... Brian Stoner
Nick Angotti .......... Marty Thomas
Stephen Parr .......... Paul Hendricks
Irene Miracle ......... Mandy Sullivan
Arlen Dean Snyder ..... Vance Allison
Walter Mathews ........ McNab
Loutz Gage ............ Preacher
Frank Coppola ......... Al the cabbie
Joe Lowry
James Gallery
Archie's college football team mate Barney is found dead on Nero's doorstep.

1.3 [--] Nero Wolfe: BEFORE I DIE
30Jan81 NBC Fri
Teleplay by Alfred Hayes / Story by Rex Stout
Directed by Edward M. Abroms
Guest Cast:
Ramon Bieri .......... Leo Crown
Char Fontane ......... Violet Crown
Tarah Nutter ......... Elaine Page
John Ericson ......... Arthur Poor
H.M. Wynant .......... Eddie Meeker
Eddie Fontaine ....... Harry Fabian
Larry Watson ......... Roy
Nolan Leary .......... Night Clerk
Russ Tamblyn
Robert Sutton
Kate Brown
Nero must narrow down the suspects in a mobster's murder

1.4 [--] Nero Wolfe: WOLFE AT THE DOOR
6Feb81 NBC Fri
Written by Lee Sheldon
Directed by Herbert Hirschman
Guest Cast:
Mary Frann .......... Janet Eaton
Edward Bell ......... Arthur Hunt
Jenny Sullivan ...... Rebecca Rhodes
Eugene Peterson ..... Stephen Halstead
Floyd Levine ........ Lt. Gray
Joey Foreman ........ Johnny Allen
Richard Schaal ...... Patrick Pendleton
Fred Sadoff ......... Lon Cohen
Lucille Benson
Archie is accused of murder after an impostor is found dead.

1.5 [--] Nero Wolfe: MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD
13Feb81 NBC Fri
Teleplay by Seeleg Lester / Story by Rex Stout
Directed by George McCowan
Guest Cast:
Lana Wood ............ Delia Brandt
Stephen Elliott ...... Mr. Herold
Gail Youngs .......... Margaret Molloy
Bruce Gray ........... Patrick Degan
A.C. Weary ........... Peter Hays
Michael Currie ....... Albert Freyer
John de Lancie ....... Tom Irwin
Karen Montgomery ..... Fanny Irwin
Arthur Taxier ........ District Attorney
Lawrence Benedict .... Patrolman
Floyd Foster Jr. ..... Uniformed Policeman
Ralph Manza
James Gallery
John Findlater
Deborah Tranelli
Herb Braha

1.6 [--] Nero Wolfe: TO CATCH A DEAD MAN
20Feb81 NBC Fri
Written by John Meredyth Lucas
Directed by Edward M. Abroms
Guest Cast:
Charles Cioffi ...... Harold East
Cesare Danova ....... Nicky Ormond
Kelly Harmon ........ Susan
Lee Paul ............ Martin Kelsey
Matthew Tobin ....... Thomas Mumford
Titos Vandis
Frank Christi
Edmund Stoiber
Jorge Cervera Jr.

[--] 27Feb81 - no details

1.7 [--] Nero Wolfe: IN THE BEST OF FAMILIES
6Mar81 NBC Fri
Teleplay by Alfred Hayes / Story by Rex Stout
Directed by George McCowan
Guest Cast:
Linden Chiles ........ Calvin Leeds
Burr DeBenning ....... Max Christy
Diana Douglas ........ Sarah Rackham
Robert Loggia ........ Arnold Dorso
Juanin Clay ........... Annabel Frey
Lawrence Casey ....... Barry Rackham
Alex Rodine .......... Marko Vukcic
Arnie Moore
David M. Zellitti
Chuck Tamburro

1.8 [--] Nero Wolfe: MURDER BY THE BOOK
13Mar81 NBC Fri
Written by David Karp / Story by Rex Stout
Directed by Bob Kelljan
Guest Cast:
Delta Burke ........... Jean Wellmann
David Hedison ......... Phillip Corrigan
John Randolph ......... Ryan O'Malley
Walter Brooke ......... George Briggs
Edmund Gilbert ........ Robert Phelps
Jennifer Leak ......... Elizabeth Marsh
Elizabeth Halliday .... Miss Johnson
Arthur Adams .......... Doctor
David Scott Milton .... Cop
Virginia Kiser

1.9 [--] Nero Wolfe: WHAT HAPPENED TO APRIL?
20Mar81 NBC Fri
Teleplay by Stephen Downing / Story by Rex Stout
Directed by Edward M. Abroms
Guest Cast:
Richard Anderson ...... Chester Winslow
Deborah Fallender ..... Julie Keen
Julie Carmen .......... Lydia Proctor
Laurie Heineman ....... Donna MacKenzie
Thaao Penghlis ........ Paul Cummings
Robert Carraway ....... Tom Stewart
Peter McRobbie ........ Robert Cruidshank
Mario Roccuzzo
Gavin Mooney
Mark Russell
Eddie Villery

[--] 27Mar81 - no details

1.10 [--] Nero Wolfe: GAMBIT
3Apr81 NBC Fri
Teleplay by Stephen Kandel / Story by Rex Stout
Directed by George McCowan
Guest Cast:
Darren McGavin ....... John Alan Bredeman
Patti Davis .......... Dana Groves

1.11 [--] Nero Wolfe: DEATH AND THE DOLLS
10Apr81 NBC Fri
Written by Gerald Sanford
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Guest Cast:
Len Birman .......... Neil Stryker
Christine Belford ... Melanie Davidson
Maria Mayenzet ...... Laura Davidson
Ben Piazza .......... Harlan Davidson
E.J. André .......... Maurice Koslow
Robin Strand ........ Jed Thurman

1.12 [--] Nero Wolfe: THE MURDER IN QUESTION
17Apr81 NBC Fri
Written by Merwin Gerard
Directed by George McCowan
Guest Cast:
Norman Alden ........ George Miller
Lucinda Dooling ..... Ellen Miller
Ted Hartley ......... Frank Carlson
Troas Hayes ......... Helen Carlson
John Reilly ......... David Wharton
Dale Robinette ...... Gary Bartlett
Diane Shalet ........ Valerie Jenson
Karen Fredrik ....... Harriet
Rod Grier ........... Detective

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Moves from Fridays to Tuesdays
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1.13 [--] Nero Wolfe: THE BLUE RIBBON HOSTAGE
5May81 NBC Tue
Written by Dick Nelson
Directed by Ron Satlof
Guest Cast:
Barry Nelson ........... Andrew Dunaway
Simone Griffeth ........ Lois Dunaway
Bobbi Jordan ........... Verna Barbage
Michael Pataki ......... Burt Tracten
Kenneth Tigar .......... Morty Barbage
David Young ............ Carl Loring
Fil Formicola .......... Solly Sorrento
Charlie Picerni ........ Carmine
Julienne Wells ......... Estelle
James Faracci

1.14 [--] Nero Wolfe: SWEET REVENGE
2Jun81 NBC Tue
Written by Ben Roberts
Directed by George McCowan
Guest Cast
Ed Lauter ............. Clay Baylor
Anthony Costello ...... Charles Ceretti
David Hollander ....... Pete Drossos
Roz Kelly ............. Corey Baylor
Paul Koslo ............ Daniel Masters
Eddie Firestone ....... Willie
Richard Ryal .......... Herbie
Gail Cameron ........... Doctor
James Gallery
Synopsis:
The wife of former prosecutor David Wharton is killed when her husband's car explodes. The prime suspect
seems to be an ex-con who was sent to prison by Wharton. Other attempts are made on Wharton's life and
after the death of his secretary, Nero gets on the right trail.

[--] 25Aug81 NBC Tue  - final rerun

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