CTVA US Medical Drama - "Rafferty" (Jerry Thorpe/WB/CBS)(1977-78) staring Patrick McGoohan

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Medical Drama Series

Patrick McGoohan TV Series
Danger Man (1960-61) (half-hour)  -  Secret Agent (1964-66) (hour long)  -  The  Prisoner (1967-68)  -  Rafferty (1977-78)
Rafferty (1977-78)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by
Cindy Rumbold , Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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RAFFERTY
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Warner Brothers Television (a Warner Communications company)
for
CBS (Mondays 10:00 pm ET)
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe
Produced by Norman S. Powell and James Lee
Created by James Lee

US Medical Drama series 1977-78 13 episodes x 60 min color
starring
Patrick McGoohan
as Dr. Sid Rafferty, M.D.
with
Millie Slavin as Nurse Vera Wales
John Getz as Daniel Gentry, M.D.
Anne-Marie Martin as Nurse Koscinski
recurring guest star
Michael C. Gwynne

Premise: Cases of an eccentric but concerned doctor in a general hospital.

Patrick McGoohan had previously played spy John Drake in the UK tv series
'Danger Man'(1960-61) 39 episodes x 30 min
'Secret Agent'(1964-66) 47 episodes x 60 min
Then he played a secret agent held captive in
'The Prisoner' (1967) 17 episodes x 60 min color.

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CBS  Mondays 10:00 pm ET

 1.01 [--] Rafferty: RAFFERTY (pilot)
05Sep77 CBS Mon
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest cast:
Sam Wanamaker ...... Hollander
Herb Edelman ....... Lennon
Andra Akers ........ Mrs. Hollander
Karen Oberdiear .... Joanna Hollander
Michael C. Gwynne ....... McMurdo
Richard Herd
Synopsis:
Dr. Sid Rafferty, a quick-witted generalist whose former career as
an Army doctor has made him a crack diagnositician. And it's
instinctive - if risky - diagnosis that holds him back from surgery
on a paralyzed girl. [RF]

1.02 [--] Rafferty: BROTHERS & SONS
Warner Bros. prod. no. 166734
12Sep77 CBS Mon
Produced by Norman Powell and James Lee
Teleplay by Arthur Heinemann and James Lee/
Story by Jerry DeBono
Directed by Barry Crane
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest cast:
Charles Frank ........ Clint Pickering
Lieux Dressler ....... Fran Milligan
Charles Cooper ....... Russ Milligan
Olivia Cole .......... Sara Radley
Erin Blunt ........... Arthur Radley
Cindy Fisher ......... Bonnie Milligan
Milt Kogan
Synopsis:
Rafferty tries to persuade a promising athlete to donate a kidney
to a dying girl, and searches for a mother who mysteriously deserted
her young children. [RF]

1.03 [--] Rafferty: A POINT OF VIEW
19Sep77 CBS Mon
Produced by Norman Powell, James Lee
written by James Lee
Directed: Alexander Singer
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
With: Millie Slavin
Guest cast:
Morgan Fairchild ..... Lisa Farrell
Barbara Babcock ...... Dr. Renata Bristol
Joan Pringle ......... Nurse Keynes (recurring)
Dena Frances Crowder.. Myla Greener
Bill Walker .......... Avery Post
Eddie Benton

(Patrick McGoohan pictured above with Morgan Fairchild)
Synopsis:
Rafferty is puzzled by a blind woman who refuses to undergo further
testing, and a staff psychologist who refuses to report her rape to
the police. [RF]

[--] 26Sep77 - no details
1.xx [--] Rafferty: THE CUTTING EDGE
Warner Bros. prod. no. 166732 (copyright date 26Sep77)
Original Airdate Not Known - possibly 26Sep77
Produced by Norman Powell and James Lee
written by John Meredyth Lucas
Directed by Barry Crane
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest Cast:
Peter Donat
Elayne Heilveil
Dorrie Kavanaugh
Ed Owens
Tom Stovall
Lisa Richards

1.05 [--] Rafferty: THE NARROW THREAD
Warner Bros. prod. no. 166735
03Oct77 CBS Mon
Produced by Norman Powell and James Lee
Teleplay by Robert C. Dennis and Robert VanScoyk
Story by Anthony Lawrence
Directed by Barry Crane (on film)
Directed by Alex Grasshoff (on synopsis)
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest cast:
Laurie Heineman ...... Kathy Landon
Dick O'Neill ......... Byron Murray
Janet MacLachlan ..... Lois Hahn
Shane Sinutko ........ Dewey
Chip Lucia ........... Carl Morgan
Michael C. Gwynne
Synopsis:
A pregnant young woman, suspecting radiation exposure, fears she may
lose her baby. And a self-pitying cripple learns to forget his
handicap in concern over a partially deaf orphan. [RF]

[--] 10Oct77 preempted for the Country Music Awards

1.06[--] Rafferty: THE EPIDEMIC
Warner Bros. prod. no. 166736
17Oct77 CBS Mon
Produced by Norman S. Powell and James Lee
written by David P. Lewis
Directed by Barry Crane
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest cast:
Joanna Miles ......... Gwen Cardler
Joshua Bryant ........ Robert Cardler
Missy Gold ........... Judy Cardler
Pepe Serna ........... Javier Innatta
Craig Wasson ......... Dr. Furey
Monika Ramirez ....... Elia Innatta
Ellen Blake .......... Martha Morque
John Fury
Kristin Larken
Jack Collins
Linda Lee Lyons
Synopsis:
Rafferty searches for the source of contaminated food responsible for
a rash of deadly botulism cases. [RF]

[--] 24Oct77 - "The Wild Child" (postponed to 31Oct77)

1.08 [--] Rafferty: THE WILD CHILD
Warner Bros. prod. no. 166733
31Oct77 CBS Mon (postponed from 24Oct77)
Produced by Norman S. Powell and James Lee
written by Sue Milburn
Directed by Patrick McGoohan
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest Cast:
Shana Nickerson ..... Bobby Dane
K. Callan ........... Betty Dane
Jerry Hardin ........ Will Dane
Marilyn Chris ....... Callie
Richard Sanders
Rachel Longaker
Synopsis:
In an isolated town, Rafferty stumbles upon an animal-like child kept
under lock and key by ignorant parents who believe he's possessed. [RF]

1.09 [--] Rafferty: THE WILL TO LIVE
Warner Bros. prod. no. 166737
07Nov77 CBS Mon
Produced James Lee
Teleplay by Sue Milburn /Story by Arthur Joel Katz and Sue Milburn
Directed by Edward H. Feldman
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest cast:
Claudette Nevins .... Dee Grogan
Sandra Kerns ........ Carla Magnus
Craig Wasson ........ Dr. Furey
George Wyner ........ Dr. Tait
Eddie Benton
David Clennon
Synopsis:
Illness strikes home when Vera becomes paralyzed, and her despair
- she thinks she's dying - is as difficult for Rafferty to deal
with as her disease. [RF]

1.10 [--] Rafferty: WALKING WOUNDED
Warner Bros. prod. no. 166738
14Nov77 CBS Mon
Produced by Norman S. Powell and James Lee
Written by James Lee
Directed by Arnold Laven
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest cast:
Teri Nunn ............ Toni Power
Ron Rifkin ........... Dr. Bakersmith
John Lehne ........... Maizure
Linda Dano ........... Marian Bakersmith
Michael C. Gwynne .... Dr. Prud'homme
Joan Pringle ......... Nurse Keynes (recurring)
John Chappell
Maria Collier
Synopsis:
Rafferty is perplexed by the refusal of three seriously ill patients
to cooperate with him. [RF]

[--] 21Nov77 preempted for "American Film Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration"

1.11 [--] Rafferty: DEATH OUT OF A BLUE SKY (final episode)
28Nov77 CBS Mon
Produced by Norman S. Powell & Robert VanScoyk
written by Robert VanSkoyk.
Directed by - NOT KNOWN
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
with: Millie Slavin
Guest cast:
Cathryn Damon .......... Grace Hampton
Ken Kercheval .......... Jerry Parks
Susan Pratt O'Hanlon ... Jean Hampton
Cissy Wellman .......... Bettina Medina
Vernon Weedle .......... Perry Newcomb
Joan Pringle ........... Nurse Keynes (recurring)
Paul Carr
Synopsis:
Rafferty tries to disprove an insurance company's claim that a plane-crash
victim committed suicide. [RF]
*Note: Last show of the series, "Switch" takes over this time slot.

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1.xx [--] Rafferty: THE CUTTING EDGE
Warner Bros. prod. no. 166732 (copyright date 26Sep77)
Original Airdate Not Known - possibly UNAIRED on Network
Produced by Norman Powell and James Lee
written by John Meredyth Lucas
Directed by Barry Crane
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest Cast:
Peter Donat
Elayne Heilveil
Dorrie Kavanaugh
Ed Owens
Tom Stovall
Lisa Richards

1.xx [--] Rafferty: THE PRICE OF PAIN
Warner Bros. prod. no. 166740 (copyright date 24Oct77)
Original Airdate Not Known - possibly UNAIRED on Network
Produced by Norman S. Powell and Robert VanScoyk
Teleplay by James Menzies and John Meredyth Lucas/ Story by Rift Fournier
Directed by Arnold Laven
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest Cast:
Karen Machon
Bruce Kirby
Priscilla Pointer (mother of Amy Irving)
Michael C. Gwynne

1.xx [--] Rafferty: THE BURNING MAN
Warner Bros. prod. no. 166741 (copyright date 21Nov77)
Original Airdate Not Known - possibly UNAIRED on Network
Produced by Norman S. Powell and Robert VanScoyk
written by Sue Milburn
Directed by Barry Crane
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest Cast:
Robert Ginty
Geno Silva
Frank Maxwell
L.Q. Jones
Chief Tug Smith
Michael C. Gwynne

1.xx [--] Rafferty: NO YESTERDAY AND NO TOMORROW
Warner Bros. prod. no. 166739 (copyright date 28Nov77)
Original Airdate Not Known - possibly UNAIRED on Network
Produced by Norman S. Powell and Robert VanScoyk
Teleplay by James Menzies/ Story by Rift Fournier
Directed by Arnold Laven
Starring: Patrick McGoohan
Guest Cast:
John Getz
Philip Sterling
Tracy Brooks Swope
Milton Selzer


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Danger Man (ITC)(1960-61) (39 half hour episodes) starring Patrick McGoohan
Danger Man (UK)/Secret Agent (USA)(ITC)(1964-66)/ (47 hour-long episodes) starring Patrick McGoohan

The Prisoner(1967)(ITC)(17 hour episodes) starring Patrick McGoohan  (Prisoner OnLine Website)
The Prisoner (1967)(ITC)(17 hour episodes) starring Patrick McGoohan (Six Of One Website)
The Prisoner(1967)(ITC)(17 hour episodes) starring Patrick McGoohan  (Internet Movie Database)

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