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Ryan's Four (1983)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


Fair Dinkum, Inc., and Groverton Productions, Ltd.,
in association with Paramount Television.

for
ABC
Created by David Victor
Executive Producers: David Victor and Henry Winkler
Produced by Roger Birnbaum

US Medical Drama Series 1983  90min Pilot + 4 episodes x 60min (5Apr83-27Apr83)
Starring
Tom Skerritt as Dr. Thomas Ryan
Interns:
Albert Hall as Intern Dr. Terry Wilson (a former cop)
Timothy Daly as Intern Dr. Edward Gillian
Lisa Eilbacher as Intern Dr. Ingrid Sorenson
Dirk Blocker as Intern Dr. Norman Rostov
and:
Nicolas Coster as Dr. Morris Whitford (Hospital Director)

Premise:
Hour-long Medical Drama series about a Physician supervising four Interns at Wilshire Memorial Hospital.

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ABC (5Apr83-27Apr83)
Premiered on Tuesday April 5, 1983 with a 90 minute show at 8:30pm,
then series moved to Wednesdays at 8pm beginning April 6, 1983.

[01] Ryan's Four: PILOT (90 min)
prod. no. 001 / 05Apr1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Ervin Zavada, Roger Birnbaum
Written by Howard Rodman
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Synopsis:
Dr. Thomas Ryan, the compassionate new director of interns at a training hospital, takes over shortly after
his son, an intern, cracked under the strain and committed suicide. [RF]

[--] Ryan's Four: NEVER SAY DIE (60 min)
prod. no. 03 / 06Apr1983 ABC Wed
Produced by Roger Birnbaum
Teleplay by Stephen McPherson
Directed by Peter Levin
Guests:
Ken Norton
Sylvia Sidney
Synopsis:
Dr. Terry Wilson's reunion with Roger Scott is cut short when an escaping hoodlum shoots Scott.[RF]
Synopsis 2:
A convict undergoing a medical exam makes a break for it; Dr. Ryan gets involved in the treatment of a
mugging victim, an aging movie star. [RF]

[--] Ryan's Four: THE CHOICE (60 min)
prod. no. 04 / 13Apr1983 ABC Wed
Produced by Roger Birnbaum
Teleplay by Linda Elstad
Directed by Edward Parone
Synopsis:
Two infants need life-saving transplants, but there's only one donor; Sorenson treats a young junkie;
and Gillian and Wilson scour the hospital for a lost dog. [RF]

[--] Ryan's Four: HEARTACHES (60 min)
prod. no. 02 / 20Apr1983 ABC Wed
Guests:
Richard Venture
Synopsis
Gillian is intimidated by his surgeon father and abused by a patient; Sorenson befriends a lonely hypochondriac;
Wilson is besieged with homemade remedies for the common cold. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Ingrid Sorenson is frustrated in dealing with a woman who refuses to admit that her husband beats her. [RF]

[--] Ryan's Four: COUPLES (60 min) [Final Episode]
prod. no. 05 / 27Apr1983 ABC Wed
Produced by Roger Birnbaum
Teleplay by John Pleshette
Directed by Peter Levin
Synopsis:
A young heart-attack victim doesn't think he can lead a normal life again; Sorenson's boy friend feels she's
spending too much time with a patient and not enough with him. [RF]

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