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Starring Robert Urich as Spenser
Season 1 (ABC) (1985-86)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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############## Spenser For Hire ##############
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ABC Fridays 10:00-11:00pm (Tuesdays from 12Nov85)

1.1 [--] SPENSER: FOR HIRE aka PROMISED LAND (2hr pilot)
WB prod. no. 206733 / 20Sep85 ABC Fri
Teleplay by John Wilder / Based on the Novel 'Promised Land' by Robert B. Parker
Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Guest Cast:
Chuck Connors ................. King Powers
Geoffrey Lewis ................ Harvey Patterson
Donna Mitchell ................ Pam Patterson
Ruth Britt
Dorothy Gallagher
Wendy Marlowe
Peter Kovner
John Bedford-Lloyd

1.2 [--] Spenser For Hire: NO ROOM AT THE INN
WB prod. no. 185851 / 27Sep85 ABC Fr
written and Directed by John Wilder
Guest Cast:
Deborah Rush .................. Megan Farrell
Lisa Banes .................... Angela Zemekis
Stephen Keep .................. Tom Shandley
Anthony Heald
Ronn Carroll
Michael Capodice
Jacque Sandulescu
Victor Argo
Robert Milli
Joseph Pilato
Mobsters plan to escape justice by killing bodyguard Spenser
and his charge, a grand-jury witness.

1.3 [--] Spenser For Hire: THE CHOICE
WB prod. no. 185852 / 4Oct85 ABC Fri
Written by Daniel Freudenberger & John Wilder
Directed by Richard Colla
Guest Cast:
Patricia Clarkson ............. Liz Haller
Sam Robards ................... Chip Knowles
Joe Seneca .................... Joe Adams
Angela Bassett ................ Alice Adams
George Grizzard ............... Frank Silverman
Barton Heyman ................. Maj.Gen. Carl Haller
W.H. Macy
The influential connections of two young psychopaths foil
Spenser's attempts to arrest them.

1.4 [--] Spenser For Hire: CHILDREN OF A TEMPEST STORM
WB prod. no. 185855 / 11Oct85 Fri
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by William Wiard
guest star
Chuck Connors ................. King Powers
with
Noah Moazezi
Judith Tannen
Roger Serbagi
Lauren Tom
Baxter Harris
Gregg Baker
Christine Rose
Larry Victor
Bill McCutcheon
Spenser learns two children are orphaned by his self-defense
killing of a hit man; pregnant Susan faces a moral dilemma.

1.5 [--] Spenser For Hire: ORIGINAL SIN
WB prod. no. 185854 / 18Oct85 ABC Fri
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by Harvey Hart
guest star
David O'Brien ................. Tom Flaherty
with
Jay O. Sanders
Elizabeth Franz
Eddie Jones
Erica Gimpel
Jonathan Moore
James Eckhouse
Marsha Bagwell
Spenser probes the death of a novitiate who left the convent
to join a ghetto fight against power brokers.

1.6 [--] Spenser For Hire: DISCORD IN A MINOR
WB prod. no. 185853 / 25Oct85 ABC Fri
Written by Janet Kapsin
Directed by Harvey Hart
Guest Cast:
Patricia Elliott .............. Kathy Lowington
Neill Barry ................... Jimmy Broz
Barbara Garrick ............... Edie James
Paul Shenar ................... Matthew Lowington
Jay Thomas .................... Tony Broz
Raymond Serra ................. Joe Broz
Anne Marie Bobby
A symphony director hires Spenser to prevent his teen-age
daughter from running away with her lover, a crime boss' son.

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Moves to Tuesdays on ABC
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1.7 [--] Spenser For Hire: THE KILLER WITHIN
WB prod. no. 185856 / 12Nov85 ABC Tue
Written by Robert Malcolm Young
Directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Nancy Paul .................... Donna/Diedre
David Allen Brooks
Jon De Vries
Richard Borg
Kim Chan
William Cain
Gregg Edelman
A woman (Nancy Paul in a dual role) hires Spenser to protect
her elusive sister, a former secret agent.

1.8 [--] Spenser For Hire: AUTUMN THIEVES
WB prod. no. 185857 / 19Nov85 ABC Tue
Written by Jerry Ziegman
Directed by William Wiard
Guest Cast:
Alfred Drake .................. Roman St.George
Mark Keyloun
Alice Haining
Ron Frazier
Will Lyman
Gail Grate
James Arone
Susan Botti
John Savoia
Criminals battling over a stolen museum piece turn Susan and
Spenser's romantic Berkshire holiday into a nightmare.

1.9 [--] Spenser For Hire: BLOOD MONEY
WB prod. no. 185858 / 26Nov85 ABC Tue
Written by Bob Shayne & Bruce Murkoff
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Guest Cast:
Lonette McKee
Maureen Anderman
Jimmy Ray Weeks ............... Partland
James Rebhorn
Bernie McInerney
Rudolph Willrich
Samantha Atkins
Charline Woodard

1.10 [--] Spenser For Hire: RESURRECTION
WB prod. no. 185859 / 03Dec85 ABC Tue
Written by Richard Collins
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Guest Cast:
Paul Dooley
Earl Hindman
Dick Latessa
Kasi Lemmons
Robert Tessier
D.B. Sweeney
Martha Bradlee
Ann Brennan
Dawn Davis
Evelyn Moore
W. Clapham Murray

1.11 [--] Spenser For Hire: INTERNAL AFFAIRS
WB prod. no. 185860 / 17Dec85 ABC Tue
Written by Bruce Murkoff
Directed by Richard Colla
Guest Cast:
Shirley Knight ................ Katie Quirk
Richard Jenkins
Bruce MacVittie
James Douglas
James Handy
Jay Blizman
Jess Cain
Walter Covell
James Huston
Edward Mason
Paul O'Brien

1.12 [--] Spenser For Hire: DEATH BY DESIGN
WB prod. no. 185861 / 07Jan86 ABC Tue
Written by Bruce Murkoff
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Guest Cast:
Robin Groves .................. Dr. Linda Collins
Leon Russom ................... Michael Graves
Hansford Rowe ................. Wilson Renhill
Burke Moses ................... Tony
Chuck Patterson
Marilyn Redfield

1.13 [--] Spenser For Hire: A DAY'S WAGES
WB prod. no. 185862 / 14Jan86 ABC Tue
Written by Robert McKee.
Directed by Richard Colla
Guest Cast:
Edward Binns .................. John Brady
Raymond Serra ................. Joe Broz
Frances McDormand
Erik King
Nick Christopher
Tina Andrews
Mike Starr
Cory Scott DuFault
Paris A. Klopp
Natalie Oliver
David Tierney

1.14 [--] Spenser For Hire: A MADNESS MOST DISCREET
WB prod. no. 185863 / 21Jan86 ABC Tue
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by Ray Austin
Guest Cast:
Robert Hogan
Maria Holvoe .................. Anna
Stefan Schnabel
Ron Parady
Walter Gotell ................. Max Klaus
David Neal Brown
Jean Mar Brown
Oliver Solomon

1.15 [--] Spenser For Hire: BROTHER TO DRAGONS
WB prod. no. 185864 / 04Feb86 ABC Tue
Written by Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa
Directed by Sutton Roley
Guest Cast:
Stephen McHattie .............. Corbett
Timothy Carhart
Michael Zaslow
Patrice Colihan
Ellen Holly
Eugene Boles
Becky Herzberg
Sharon Porter
Regina Reagan

1.16 [--] Spenser For Hire: WHEN SILENCE BREAKS
WB prod. no. 185865 / 11Feb86 ABC Tue
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by Ray Austin
Guest Cast:
Phylis French
Caitlin O'Heaney
Matthew Carriere
Philip Kraus
David M. Berti
Kevin Fennessy
Joanne Rhienhart

1.17 [--] Spenser For Hire: IN A SAFE PLACE
WB prod. no. 185866 / 18Feb86 ABC Tue
Written by William Robert Yates
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Guest Cast:
Nancy Marchand ................ Emily Garden
Jimmy Smits
Ray Baker
Jaime Sanchez
Joe Silver
Victoria Racimo
Jeffery DeMunn
Ray Contreras
Lisa Gage
Kamala Lopez
Joseph T. Torenueva
Gerald A. Cooney

1.18 [--] Spenser For Hire: ANGEL OF DESOLATION
WB prod. no. 185867 / 4Mar86 ABC Tue
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by Ray Austin
Guest Cast:
Leigh Taylor Young
Shelly Burch
James Patrick Gillis
Jack Coulter
Eriq LaSalle
Stuart Burney
John Carpenter
Leila Danette
David Berti
B.J. Cotton

1.19 [--] Spenser For Hire: SHE LOVES ME, SHE LOVES ME NOT
WB prod. no. 185868 / 11Mar86 ABC Tue
Written by Daniel Freudenberger
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Guest Cast:
Gail Strickland ............... Mildred Frances
Greg Mullavey
Ruth Cox ...................... Lucy
Mike Nussbaum ................. Michael Glynn

1.20 [--] Spenser For Hire: AT THE RIVER'S EDGE
WB prod. no. 185869 / 25Mar86 ABC Tue
Written by Robert Hamilton
Directed by David M. Whorf
Guest Cast:
John Davidson ................. Rev. Bobby Freemont
Karen Carlson
Paul Sparer
Carrie Kei Heim
Laurie Wilson

1.21 [--] Spenser For Hire: RAGE
WB prod. no. 185870 / 01Apr86 ABC Tue
Written by Bruce Murkoff
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Guest Cast:
Brad Dourif
Christie Houser
Trey Wilson
Adam Philipson
Rocco Sisto
Jihmi Kennedy
Barbara Blossom
Herb Mandell
Daniel Van Bargen

1.22 [--] Spenser For Hire: HELL HATH NO FURY
WB prod. no. 185871 / 08Apr86 Tue
Written by Daniel Freudenberger
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Guest Cast:
Linda Thorson ................. Karen Cooper
Lucinda Jenney
Paul Austin
Mary-Joan Negro ............... Maggie
Tom Urich

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