CTVA US Medical - "Trapper John MD" (TCF/CBS) Season 4 (1982-83)

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Starring Pernell Roberts, Gregory Harrison
Season 4 (CBS) (1982-83)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Jorge Galindo
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

########### Trapper John, M. D. #############
############ season 4 1982-83 ##############
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22 episodes  (Prod. nos. 8-B01 to 8-M22)(Episodes listed in Prod. no, order)
CBS Sundays 10:00 - 11:00 p.m ET.

4.01 [066] Trapper John MD: THREE ON A MISMATCH
<8-B01>
11Oct82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Michael Caffey.
written by Jeff Stuart
director of photography: Frederick Gately;
music: John Parker.
guest stars
Lois Nettleton
Shari Belafonte-Harper
Steve Franken
special guest star
Ruth Buzzi
Trapper falls for a hospital scrubwoman (Lois Nettleton) Slocum falls for a patient.

4.02 [067] Trapper John MD: TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES, pt. 1
<8-B02>
30Sep82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Earl Bellamy.
written by Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns
director of photography: Herb Pearl
music: John Parker.
guest stars
Cliff Gorman
David Huddleston
R.G. Armstrong
special guest star
Marcia Rodd ............. E. J. Riverside
and
Ramon Bieri ............. Sheriff Willis

4.03 [068] Trapper John MD: TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES, pt. 2
<8-B03>
7Oct82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Earl Bellamy.
written by Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker.
guest stars
Cliff Gorman
David Huddleston
R.G. Armstrong
special guest star
Marcia Rodd ............. E. J. Riverside
and
Ramon Bieri ............. Sheriff Willis
Militant survivalists take Gonzo and Trapper prisoner; Riverside marries E.J. (Marcia Rodd).
Trapper and Gonzo purchase a vineyard.

4.04 [069] Trapper John MD: THE OBJECT OF MY AFFLICTION
<8-B04>
19Oct82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Michael Caffey.
written by John Whelpley
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker
guest stars
Leonard Frey ......... Derrick Peters
Carole Cook
Michael Tucci
special guest star
Richard Schaal
and
Robert Alda .......... Derrick Peters Sr.
Jackpot recommends surgery for a man (Leonard Frey) who suffers
from Munchhausen's disease, a psychological disorder which leads him to fake symptoms.

4.05 [070] Trapper John MD: YOU PAYS YOUR MONEY
<8-B05>
21Oct82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Earl Bellamy.
written by Kay Bender
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker
guest stars
Kim Cattrall
Howard Morris
Stuart Pankin
special guest star
William Windom
A miserly industrialist (William Windom) with an obsession
for anonymity badgers the hospital staff.

4.06 [071] Trapper John MD: THANKS FOR GIVING (Thanksgiving episode with flashbacks)
<8-B06>
29Oct82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Michael Caffey.
written by Phyllis Wapner & Nancy Bond
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker
(no guest stars listed on opening credits)
Trapper is accidentally hit by Slocum during a foggy night, on Thanksgiving eve. As John fights for his life, staff members
recall (in flashbacks) reasons they have to be thankful for  his friendship and help.

4.07 [072] Trapper John MD: THE RANSOM
<8-B07>
4Nov82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Barry Crane.
teleplay by Jeffrey Ferro & Jeff Stuart
story by Jeffrey Ferro
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker
guest stars
Joe Santos
Bert Remsen
Paul Koslo
Joan Pringle
special guest star
Vincent Price
A bitter former hospital employee takes Riverside hostage and demands $1 million ransom.

4.08 [073] Trapper John MD: THE GOOD LIFE
<8-B08>
24Nov82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Michael Caffey.
written by Deborah Gilliland & Robert Sonntag
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker
guest stars
Ken Mars
Mary Wickes
Alan Fudge
Cliff Emmich
special guest star
Bibi Besch
and
Tom Ewell ............... Earl Tendermeyer
Doctor Albright dies from a heart attack. Gonzo and Shoop send Trapper on vacation to Geneva Springs.
While Trapper substitutes for a small-town doctor, Riverside is fired and a former patient of Trapper's needs heart surgery.

4.09 [074] Trapper John MD: GETTING TO KNOW YOU
<8-B09>
7Dec82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Barry Crane.
written by Martin Donovan
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker
guest star
Cassie Yates
special guest star
Jack Bannon (Lou Grant)
special guest appearance by
Jack Gilford
Talented neurosurgeon Russ Brandis enduring a deadly disease and fits of rage he shows are due to the drugs he must take.
The surgeon's personal problems are uncovered as Riverside and Gonzo try to recruit him for the hospital staff.

4.10 [075] Trapper John MD: RUSSIANS AND RUSES
<8-B10>
14Dec82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Michael Caffey.
written by Emilie Small & Garn Stephens
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker.
guest stars
Theodore Bikel
Stepfanie Kramer (Hunter)
Alex Henteloff
Hank Brandt
special guest star
Rosemary Murphy
A Soviet diplomat (Theodore Bikel) is admitted with pain from a liver tumor.

4.11 [076] Trapper John MD: BABY ON THE LINE
<8-B11>
20Dec82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Bernard McEveety
written by Elaine Newman
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker.
guest star
Edward Edwards
special guest star
Dianne Kay
The parents of a hermaphroditic baby battle over which sex the child should be after surgery.

4.12 [077] Trapper John MD: LIFE, DEATH AND VINNIE DUNCAN
aka 'In the name of love'
<8-B12>
28Dec82
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Michael Caffey.
written by John Whelpley
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker
guest star
Kristoffer Tabbori
special guest star
Lisa Pelikan
and
Marcia Rodd ............ E. J. Riverside
Vinnie Duncan, Gonzo's good friend, leads a fund campaign for rare-disease drugs.

4.13 [078] Trapper John MD: IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I LOVE
<8-B13>
11Jan83
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Bernard McEveety.
written by Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker.
guest stars
Robin Ignico .......... Andrea
special guest star
France Nuyen
and
Jim Backus ............ Gus
When Gloria Brancusi (Christopher Norris) learns that Andrea, the orphan girl, has come back to the hospital as a patient
her first reaction is to run away. Gloria has second thoughts after deciding to adopt the  troubled orphan.

4.14 [079] Trapper John MD: HEAR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
<8-B14>
20Jan83
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Vincent Sherman.
written by Jeff Stuart
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker.
guest stars
John Rubinstein
Howard Morris
special guest star
Donna Pescow
and
Richard Schaal ......... Dr Standler
An emotionally troubled musician is released much too early from the hospital. Nurse Shoop suffers a hearing loss.

4.15 [080] Trapper John MD: THE SPY WHO BUGGED ME
<8-B15>
9Feb83
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Michael Caffey.
written by J. Miyoko Hensley & Steven Hensley
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker.
guest stars
Bill Daily
Sheila Larken
Stuart Pankin
Howard Morris
special guest star
Barney Martin
Gonzo's professional confidence and bedside manner are affected
by a malpractice lawsuit, after a young patient asserts he has
begun to feel worse from an emergency operation made him.
A patient is mistaken for a hospital inspector.

4.16 [081] Trapper John MD: FORGET ME NOT
<8-B16>
27Jan83
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Leo Penn.
written by John Whelpley
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker.
guest stars
Tony Roberts
Jenny O'Hara
Louis Guss
special guest star
Conrad Janis
A brilliant surgeon begins suffering from bouts of forgetful and disoriented behavior.

4.17 [082] Trapper John MD: PAST IMPERFECT
aka 'Pasts imperfect'
<8-B17>
17Feb83
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Gregory Harrison
teleplay by Deborah Zoe Dawson, Victoria Johns & Robert Bielak
story by Robert Bielak
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker.
guest stars
Kim Darby
Elizabeth Huddle
Dana Elcar
and
Marcia Rodd ............ E.J. Riverside
A woman from Riverside's past is obsessed with him.(not to be confused with episode #49 'Future Imperfect')

4.18 [083] Trapper John MD: PRIME TIME
<8-B18>
24Feb83
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Bernard McEveety.
written by Nancy Bond & Phyllis Wapner
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker.
guest stars
Christopher Allport
Roz Kelly
Jill Jaress
Bruce M. Fisher
Allyn Ann McLerie ....... Hettie Gates
Gonzo's mother introduces him to her new boyfriend, a sportswriter his age. Gonzo is not happy about the situation.

4.19 [084] Trapper John MD: BLUE GENES
<8-B19>
10Mar83
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Earl Bellamy.
written by Deborah Gilliland & Robert Sonntag
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker.
guest star
Vera Miles
with
Kim Stanley
Jesse White
(The late Jesse White is best known as the original Maytag repairman from the television commercials)
Trapper fears an epidemic after the leader of a research project becomes mysteriously ill.

4.20 [085] Trapper John MD: FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES
<8-B20>
22Mar83
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Bernard McEveety.
written by Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker
guest stars
Alexa Hamilton ...... Phoebe
Oliver Clark
Beulah Quo
Jon Cypher
Gonzo neglects work when he becomes infatuated with Phoebe, a rich heiress.

4.21 [086] Trapper John MD: SOUTH SIDE STORY
<8-B21>
29Mar83
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Earl Bellamy.
written by Jeff Stuart
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker.
guest stars
Paul Carafotes
Patrick McCormick
Judith Anna Roberts
John Laughlin
Dawn Jeffory
William Bogert
special guest star
Lilia Skala
and
Jimmy Baio.............. Jed
Punks mug Gonzo and then force him to check up an old lady who lives in a rundown apartment.
Gonzo learns that San Francisco Memorial owns the decrepit apartment building.

4.22 [087] Trapper John MD: I ONLY HAVE ICE FOR YOU
<8-B22>
18Apr83 (some sources show this as airing 2Oct83)
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Charles Siebert.
written by John Whelpley
director of photography: Andrew Jackson
music: John Parker
film editor: John McSweeney
guest stars
David Huffman
Robin Ignico
Richard Deacon
Edith Diaz
special guest star
Lynn Holly Johnson
and
Marcia Rodd ........... E. J. Riverside
A figure skater (Lynn-Holly Johnson) with a heart condition performs rather than abandon her partner.
Nurse Ripples is interned in the hospital because of an epidemic.

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