CTVA US Spy Adventure -"Search" (LeslieStevens/WB/NBC) (1972-73)  Burgess Meredith, Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Tony Franciosa

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Spy Series
  
Doug McClure:-
  "Overland Trail" (1960)    "Checkmate" (1960-62)
"The Virginian" (1962-71)   "Search" (1972-73)   "Barbary Coast" (1975-76)

Hugh O'Brian  -"Wyatt Earp" (1955-61)
Tony Franciosa Series:
Valentine's Day (1964-65) -
The Name of The Game  (1968-71)Search (1972-73)  
- Matt Helm (1975-76)  -  Finder Of Lost Loves (1984-85)
Search (1972-73)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Trevor William Douglas 
references:
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Leslie Stevens Production
Warner Brothers Television
for
NBC (Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 PM EST)
Created by Executive Producer Leslie Stevens
Produced by Robert Justman (early eps) Tony Spinner (later eps)

US Spy Adventure series 1972-73   2hr pilot + 23 episodes x 60 min color
starring
Hugh O'Brian
as Hugh Lockwood (Probe 1) (pilot + 8 eps)
Tony Franciosa
as Nick Bianco (Omega Probe) (NOT in pilot - 8 eps)
Doug McClure
as C.R.(Christopher Robin) Grover (Standby Probe) (NOT in pilot - 7 eps)
co-starring
Burgess Meredith
as V.C.R. Cameron (Head of the Probe Unit)

Senior Director, World Securities:
Ford Rainey as Dr. Barnett #1 (Senior Director, World Securities) (early eps)
(in the pilot Ford Rainey played Aaron Johannes of Johannes Consolidated Diamond Exchange)
Keith Andes as Dr. Barnett #2 (Senior Director, World Securities) (later eps)

Probe Control Staff:
Angel Tompkins as Gloria Harding
Ginny Golden as Keach, Probe Control
Tony De Costa as Ramos, Probe Control
Byron Chung as Kuroda, Probe Control
Albert Popwell as Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
Ron Castro as Carlos, Probe Control
Amy Farrell as Murdock, Probe Control
Cheryl Stoppelmoor as Amy, Probe Control
(later known as Cheryl Ladd)
David Gilliam ...as Arthur Burrell, Probe Control
Tom Hallick as Harris, Probe Control (1973)
Pamela Jones as Miss James, Probe Control(1973)

Premise:
Hugh O'Brian as Lockwood, one of 3 high-tech private eyes/ agents,
each outfitted with various electronic implants, and a button-sized
"scanner" that combined a micro-miniaturized television camera,
microphone and transmitter, putting him in constant contact with a
room full of experts, monitoring his actions and vital signs, and
supplying him with encyclopedic information. Burgess Meredith as
Cameron, Lockwood's "head kibitzer."

Hugh O'Brian and the other two agents played by Tony Franciosa  and Doug McClure, rotated.

Directors include:
Michael Caffey, Nicholas Colasanto, Marc Daniels, Robert L. Friend,
Jerry Jameson, Philip Leacock, Russ Mayberry, George McCowan,
Joseph Pevney, Allen Reisner, Ralph Senensky, Barry Shear,
Paul Stanley, William Wiard

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[--] PROBE (2hr. pilot TV movie for the series "Search")
21Feb1972
Written and Produced by Leslie Stevens
Directed by Russ Mayberry
music by Dominic Frontiere
starring: (series regulars)
Hugh O'Brian .... ...... Hugh Lockwood (Probe One)
Burgess Meredith ...... V.C.R. Cameron
Angel Tompkins ......... Miss Gloria Harding
guest stars:
Elke Sommer ............ Ullie
John Gielgud ........... Harold L Streeter
Alfred Ryder ........... Cheyne
Lilia Skala ............ Frau Ullman
Kent Smith ............. Dr. Laurent
Ben Wright ............. Van Niestat
Robert Boon ............ Felix Ernst
Jules Maitland ......... Brugge
Ford Rainey ............... Aaron Johannes (Executive Director of Johannes Consolidated Diamond Exchange)
( Ford Rainey later became a series regular as Dr. Barnett, Senior Director, World Securities)
Jaclyn Smith ............. Stewardess
Probe Control Staff:
A Martinez ............. Carlos Lobos, Probe Control
Byron Chung ............ Kuroda
Ginny Golden ........... Miss Keach
Albert Popwell ......... Arnold Griffin

Synopsis:
A one-time American astronaut, now an agent for "Probe", sets
out for Europe. His assignment: to track down a multi-million
-pound hoard of gems that were amassed by Herman Goering in World War II.
Lockwood (Hugh O'Brian) must follow a tangled trail of intrigue
in his search for the missing loot - with more than one glamorous
diversion en-route, and danger at every step nearer the truth.

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NBC Wednesday 10PM Eastern

1.01 [--] Search: THE MURROW DISAPPEARANCE
13-Sep-1972 NBC Wed
written by Leslie Stevens
directed by Russ Mayberry
This Week Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Burgess Meredith
Angel Tompkins (as Gloria Harding)
Guest cast:
Capucine ........... Silvana Tristano
Maurice Evans ...... Roger White
David White ........ Miles Llewellyn
Lawrence Cook ...... Compton
Ted Hartley ........ Lee Cardiff
Jay W. MacIntosh ... Adele Murrow
John Raynor ........ Pale Mane
Richard Stahl ...... Dr. Behrens
Vernon Weddle ...... McEgan
Loren Janes ........ Chauffeur
Elven Havard ....... Ambulance Attendant
Melissa McCay (The Singer)
John Raynor (Pale Man)
*
recurring Probe Control staff: [TWD]
Byron Chung (Kuroda)
Ginny Golden (Keach)
Ron Castro (Carlos)
Albert Popwell (Griffin)
*
Synopsis 1:
A key figure in the US Foreign Affairs Department in Washington has disappeared.
An anonymous high-ranking politician hires Probe to find him fast, and discover
his motive: has he run off with his mistress, or is he betraying his country?
Lockwood's search takes him to a jet-set Washington diplomatic club, and the
stakes are high. [TWD]
Synopsis 2:
The mysterious disappearance of a State Department official sets the
stage for intrigue. Hugh O'Brian is the space-age sleuth who must find
the diplomat before other Government agencies learn that he's missing. [RF]
Notes:
Gloria Harding (E109) now has a Code 10 security clearance and a pay increase of
27% thanks to Dr. Barnett.
Blooper:
Probe Control Narrator states that Maurice Evans' character is "White, Roger W."
However, on screen it states White, Roger L.
Roger L. White - Civil Rating CM-5, Director State Department Bureau Of Consultants.
Born Lincoln Nebraska 2-22-19
Lee Cardiff Born Sioux Falls, South Dakota 6-6-31
Married: Elaine Chesnell (no children)
Special Consultant - Joint Chiefs Of Staff Advisary Consul [TWD]

1.02 [--] Search: ONE OF OUR PROBES IS MISSING
20-Sep-1972 NBC Wed
written by Leslie Stevens
directed by Philip Leacock
This Week Starring: Tony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Stefanie Powers .... Jill W. Davenport
Larry Linville ..... Hugh Emery (U.S. Treasury Agent 817-PE - Print Engraving Division)
Allen Garfield ..... Marty Zackarian
Milton Selzer ...... Lucas D. Kaplos
Jacqueline Hyde .... Lena M.Kaplos
Henry Capps ........ Bartender
Lou Peralta ........ Voit
Ian Abercrombie .... Florist
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Ford Rainey ........ Dr. Barnett (Senior Director, World Securities)
Byron Chung ........ Kuroda, Probe Control
Albert Popwell ..... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
Tony De Costa ...... Ramos
Amy Farrell ........ Murdock
David Gilliam ...... Arthur Burrell
Ginny Golden (Keach)
*
Synopsis:
Counterfeit US 100-dollar bills are flooding the European markets
and threatening a financial crisis. Probe Agent Arthur Burrell is
searching for the source in London when his car frashes and be is
abducted. Nick Bianco, Omega Unit Probe, specializing in underworld
operations, is assigned to find Arthur Burrell and crack the case. [TWD]
Notes:
Ford Rainey (Dr. Barnett) appears in person at Probe Control Headquarters
for the first and only time. [TWD]

1.03 [--] Search: SHORT CIRCUIT
prod. no. 166-116
27-Sep-1972 NBC Wed
produced by Robert Justman
written by Leslie Stevens
directed by Allen Reisner
This Week Starring: Doug McClure, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Marianne Mobley (Mary Ann Mobley) .... Lilia Moen
Jeff Corey ......... Dr. Carl Moen
Nate Esformes ...... Landis
Carol Jean Norman .. Car Rental Girl
Read Morgan ........ Flight Officer
Edward Arnold ...... News Commentator
Barbara Rucker ..... Student
Suan Damante ....... Picnic Girl
*
recurring Probe Control staff, [RF]
Ford Rainey ........ Dr. Barnett (Senior Director, World Securities)
Albert Popwell ..... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
Keone Young ........ Nagada, Probe Control
Tony De Costa ...... Ramos
Amy Farrell ........ Murdock

recurring Probe Control staff, [TWD]
Ford Rainey (Dr. Barnett)
Ginny Golden (Keach)
Amy Farrell (Murdock)
Albert Popwell (Arnold Griffin)
Keone Young (Nagada)
Synopsis 1:
A demented genius has devised a powerful weapon called the Mega Trans
Package which destroys buildings and equipment by wrecking their
electrical systems. The World Securities Building is his next target.
Back-up agent C.R. Grover is called in to help the Probe on the case
- only to find that his colleague has already been eliminated.
Can Grover, under-briefed and used to the good life, get his act
together and save Probe Control? [TWD]
Synopsis 2:
Grover is called in to prevent an electronics genius from blowing up
Probe Control with a high-tech bomb that wipes out all electronics
within one-quarter of a mile. [RF]
Notes:
Lelia Moen - Instructor Modern Languages - Briar Hill Academy For
Women, San Rafael Valley, CA
Karl Moen's wife deceased 11-09-68 [TWD]

1.04 [--] Search: MOONROCK
04-Oct-1972 NBC Wed
written by Leslie Stevens
directed by William Wiard
This Week Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Ann Prentiss ...... Ann Mulligan (Probe Control)
(sister of actress Paula Prentiss)
Jo Ann Pflug ...... Dr. Laura Trapnell
Aliza Gur ......... Deva Siri
David Mauro ....... Dimas
Leo G. Morrell .... Colonel Mirzah
George Pan ........ Abbas Mirzah
Gordon Rigsby ..... Dr. Ewing
William Wintersole ... Dr. Norman B. Van Owen
Joshua Bryant ..... Air Reservationist
Dee Gardner ....... Stewardess
Anakorita ......... Stewardess
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Ford Rainey ....... Dr. Barnett (Senior Director, World Securities)
Ron Castro ........ Carlos, Probe Control
Byron Chung ....... Kuroda, Probe Control
Ginny Golden ...... Keach, Probe Control
Albert Popwell .... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
World Securities Transport Division is contracted to convey a possibly
priceless cluster of raw diamonds, brought back from the moon, to a
science lab for analysis; but when the canister is opened the mineral
sample is gone. With the company's reputation on the line, Lockwood
sets out to track down the moonrock. [TWD]
Note:
Dr. Norman B. Van Owen, PHD, Senior Director Geo Science Institute, Palo Alto CA [TWD]

1.05 [--] Search: LIVE MEN TELL TALES
11-Oct-1972 NBC Wed
written by Irv Pearlberg
directed by Marc Daniels
This Week Starring: Tony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Torin Thatcher .... Stonestreet
Louise Sorel ...... Magda Reiner
Leslie Charleson .. Nancy Kubica
Martin Kosleck .... Josip Dijilas, Probe Unit 3
Tony Matranga ..... Peter Kubica, Probe Agent
Penny Santon ...... Concierge
Norman Stuart ..... Dr. Rickman
Bryn Morgan ....... Vavin
Gino Gottarelli ... Garcon
Robert Manuel ..... Waiter
Felipe Turich ..... Krishna Singh
Terry Leonard ..... Montalambert
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Ron Castro ........ Carlos, Probe Control
Byron Chung ....... Kuroda, Probe Control
Amy Farrell ....... Murdock, Probe Control
Ginny Golden ...... Keach, Probe Control
Albert Popwell .... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
All the signs indicate that some unknown underworld figure is planning
to take over organized crime in Europe, even world-wide. When Probe Agebt
Peter Kubica is murdered, Nick Bianco takes up the case, journeying to
the Adriatic with revenge on his mind as well as crime prevention.
But the case becomes swiftly more complex when the coffin is exhumed
- and the body inside is not that of Peter Kubica. [TWD]

1.06 [--] Search: OPERATION ICEMAN
26-Oct-1972 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-115 NBC Wed
produced by Robert Justman
written by S.S. Schweitzer
directed by Robert Friend
This Week Starring: Tony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Edward Mulhare .... David Pelham (Probe Agent)
Edward Bell ....... Andre Gerard (Probe Agent)
Mary Frann ........ Stephanie Burnside (Probe Agent)
James Gregory ..... Ambassador Gordon Essex
Poupee Bocar ...... Kalia Soulvan
Harve Selsby ...... Epstein
Patrick O'Hara .... Mr. Johns
Russ Marin ........ Ginelli
J. Ben Hur ........ Secretary
Loren James ....... Guard
Abraham Sofaer .... General Lokarno
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Ron Castro ........ Carlos, Probe Control
Byron Chung ....... Kuroda, Probe Control
Ginny Golden ...... Keach, Probe Control
Albert Popwell .... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
*
Synopsis 1:
A mystery hit-man known only as 'The Iceman', has threatened to
assassinate Ambassador Gordon Essex. A team of Probe agents are
led by Nick Bianco, are assigned to track down and unmask the Iceman.
But as repeated setbacks befall the team, Bianco begins to suspect
that their antagonist has a contact within Probe itself. [TWD]
Synopsis 2:
An unidentified killer is outfoxing the SEARCH agents at every turn,
and he's announced his next victim; the U.S. ambassador SEARCH has been
hired to protect. [RF]

1.07 [--] Search: THE BULLET
01-Nov-1972 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-119
produced by Robert Justman
written by Judy Burns
directed by William Wiard
This Week Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Ina Balin .......... Alexia Trapov
Malachi Throne ..... Colonel Nobokov
Alan Bergman ....... Rolf Wentzel, Interpol Agent
Peter Von Zerneck .. Bremer
Robert Boon ........ Dr. Robert Balzak
Byron Mabe ......... Egan
Genadii Biegouloff . Lieutenant
Stafford Morgan .... Martin
Walter Beakel ...... Harrison
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Ron Castro ......... Carlos, Probe Control
Byron Chung ........ Kuroda, Probe Control
Amy Farrell ........ Murdock, Probe Control
Ginny Golden ....... Keach, Probe Control
Albert Popwell ..... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
*
Synopsis 1:
The formula for the swift-acting poison devised by Dr. Balzak could
be a devastating force in the world of espionage, unless the anti-toxin
is also made available. Lockwood goes behind the Iron Curtain in an
attempt to get Balzak over to the west. But when Balzak is killed and
Lockwood injured by a bullet coated in the poison, Probe Control watches
helplessly as time runs out for their top agent. [TWD]
Synopsis 2:
Lockwood is sent to an eastern European country to help a defecting
scientist escape to the West. The scientist has developed a formula for
toxic bullets, which could tip the balance of power against the U.S.
Lockwood ironically becomes the first candidate for the antidote after
being shot with the toxic bullets. [RF]

1.08 [08] Search: IN SEARCH OF MIDAS
08-Nov-1972 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-117
produced by Robert Justman
written by J. Christopher Strong III & Michael R. Stein
directed by Nicholas Colasanto
This Week Starring: Doug McClure, Burgess Meredith
gs:
Barbara Feldon .... Kate Dawes
Richard LePore ... Richard T. Striker
David Brian ....... J.R. Devlin
Logan Ramsey ...... Kenyon Wade
George Gaynes ..... Major Giles Matthews
Wallace Chadwell .. James Barton
Tiger Joe Marsh ... Jimmy, Wade's butler
Harper Flaherty ... Grady
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Ford Rainey ....... Dr. Barnett (Senior Director, World Securities)
Ron Castro ........ Carlos, Probe Control
Byron Chung ....... Kuroda, Probe Control
Amy Farrell ....... Murdock, Probe Control
Ginny Golden ...... Keach, Probe Control
Albert Popwell .... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
Billionaire recluse J.R. Devlin has not been seen in public for 18 months.
Is he dead, ill or insane? His top aides stonewall all the way, but the
Kane Newspaper combine wants to know, and Probe agent Grover has to
find out - the hard way. [TWD]
Notes:
Major Giles Matthews - Chief Executive Officer, Devlin Industries
Richard T. Striker - FBI File Number S6-093, Vice President, Kenyon Wade Enterprises. [TWD]

1.09 [--] Search: THE ADONIS FILE (aka The Consortium)
15-Nov-1972 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-120
produced by Robert Justman
written by Jack Turley
directed by Joseph Pevney
This Week Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Bill Bixby ........ Mark Elliot
Brenda Benet ...... Carol Lesko (late ex-wife of Bixby)
Tony De Costa ..... Ramos
Deanna Lund ....... Linda Harte
G.D. Spradlin ..... Stephen Ackerman (Exec VP, Thomas Paine Foundation)
Victoria George ... Anne Delaware
Philip Bourneuf ... Mr. Kinser
Robert J. Carson .. Mr. Hartley
John Warburton .... Mr. Thomas
Peggy Walton ...... Sandra Elliott
Jim Goodwin ....... Hotel Clerk
Byron Bradley ..... Studio Guard
Roy Jenson ........ Spencer
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Byron Chung ....... Kuroda, Probe Control
Tony De Costa ..... Ramos, Probe Control
Ginny Golden ...... Keach, Probe Control
Albert Popwell .... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
*
Synopsis 1:
Top TV talk-show presenter Mark Elliott declares his intention of
entering politics and standing for the US Senate; at the same time,
his confidential secretary and mistress is kidnapped. There must be
a connection: can Lockwood find it? The answers seem to lie behind
the stone-walling security of Elliott's chief backers - the enigmatic
board members of the Thomas Paine Foundation. [TWD]
Synopsis 2:
A kidnap victim who packed her own suitcase? That's how it looks to
Lockwood, assigned to get the facts and the girl. [RF]

1.10 [--] Search: FLIGHT TO NOWHERE
22-Nov-1972 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-122
produced by Robert Justman
written by Brad Radnitz
directed by Paul Stanley
This Week Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
JoAnna Cameron .... Laura Day
Linda Cristal ..... Antonia Bravo
Don Dubbins ....... Neil Corbett (Owner Corbett Air Freight)
Warren Vanders .... Anderson
William Patterson . Harry Corbett
Joseph Alfasa ..... Don Alfrede
Jack Denton ....... Newscaster
Toby Anderson ..... Desk Clerk
Steve Merrick ..... Bellboy
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Cheryl Stoppelmoor (Cheryl Ladd) ....... Amy Love, Probe Control
Byron Chung ....... Kuroda, Probe Control
Tony De Costa ..... Ramos, Probe Control
Albert Popwell .... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
When one of Lockwood's closest friends disappears-plane, cargo and all-he
is naturally eager to help. Cameron is initially reluctant, however when
Lockwood takes off on his own, it's not long before the resources of
Probe are brought into play in the hunt for Neil Corbett. [TWD]

1.11 [--] Search: THE GOLD MACHINE
20-Dec-1972 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-112
produced by Robert Justman
written by Leslie Stevens
directed by Russ Mayberry
This Week Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Burgess Meredith
 Angel Tompkins (as Gloria Harding)
Guest cast:
Hurd Hatfield .... Chen Kuo
Kurt Kasznar ..... Reuben Harant (Rare Book Dealer)
Mark Lenard ...... Karl August Speer
Michael Bow ...... Arnold B. Sutter (Demolition Expert)
Bill Fletcher .... General Chu
Marian McCargo ... Mrs. Mai Tsu Kuo
Thelma Pellish ... Taffy
Bill Smillie ..... Dr. Ernest Pittman, M.D.
Bob Golden ....... Clerk
Dean Smith ....... Cowhand
Peter VonZerneck ?
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Tony De Costa .... Ramos, Probe Control
Byron Chung ...... Kuroda, Probe Control
Albert Popwell ... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
Amy Farrell ...... Murdock, Probe Control
David Gilliam .... Arthur Burrell, Probe Control
*
Synopsis 1:
A long-lost gold mine is the objective in a search which takes Lockwood
to San Francisco and to the Sierra Diablo, with an unexpected travelling
companion in Gloria Harding. [TWD]
Synopsis 2:
Lockwood travels to San Francisco to find a gold mine that has been
lost since the early 1900's. [RF]
Notes:
Doctor Ernest Pittman, M.D. Escondido Hospital, Emergency Services [TWD]

1.12 [--] Search: LET US PREY
03-Jan-1973 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-123
poduced by Robert Justman
written by Don Balluck
directed by Russ Mayberry
This Week Starring: Tony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Diana Hyland ..... Anjanette Shanaghan
Albert Paulsen ... Henry Danzig
Mike De Anda ..... Fuentes
Walter Friegel ... Richter
Roberto Antonio .. Rodriguez
Charles Picerni .. Kittering
Clyde McLeod ..... Surgeon
Victor Millan ?
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Byron Chung ...... Kuroda, Probe Control
Tony De Costa .... Ramos, Probe Control
Cheryl Stoppelmoor (Cheryl Ladd) ...... Amy Love, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
Just another kidnap case - except that the victim, Annjanette Shanaghan,
is one of Bianco's former lovers, and her current man is out to destroy
his former rival, slowly and without mercy. [TWD]
Notes:
Henry Danzig, international jetsetter, elctronics genius, tied for
first place as one of the five richest men in the world.
Probe Control is lighter, more blue near Cameron's console. [TWD]

1.13 [--] Search: A HONEYMOON TO KILL
10-Jan-1973 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-124
written by S.S. Schweitzer
directed by Russ Mayberry
This Week Starring: Doug McClure, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Luciana Paluzzi ... Carla Lucchese Whitfield
Rudy Solari ....... Luigi Lucchese
Antoinette Bower .. Contessa Penny Lucchese
Gary Clarke ....... Julian Whitfield
George Coulouris .. Carmine Lucchese
Peter Bromilow .... Stuart Upson
Meg Wyllie ........ School Teacher
Maurice Marsac .... Bus Driver
Jack Flanders ..... 2nd Marshal
Walter Zurlinden .. Border Policeman
Tony Cacciotti .... Male Nurse
Chris Anders ...... Mechanic
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Ron Castro ........ Carlos, Probe Control
Byron Chung ....... Kuroda, Probe Control
Mary Cross ........ June Wilson, Probe Control
Albert Popwell .... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
Carla Lucchese, daughter of a billionaire industrialist, is shot at
on her wedding day and promptly disappears. Her anxious husband hires
Grover to track down his wife; however it soon emerges that other
members of the Lucchese family are also on the trail-and will stop
at nothing to prevent Carla from coming into her inheritance. [TWD]
Notes:
Carmine Lucchese - Head of the Lucchese Internationals - Worldwide
cartel of mining, petroleum, munitions, ship buildind, war plane
factories owners of one of the largest collections of renaissance art.
Contessa Penny Lucchese - Carla's stepmother, former fashion model.
Julian Whitfield - Field Director of the International
Peace Fund
Stuart Upson - Legan and Financial advisor to Carmine Lucchese
*
All probe Control Consoles are now blue. The room is lighter and
Cameron's console is now bathed in blue light. Only the main view
screen remains bordered in red. [TWD]

1.14 [--] Search: THE TWENTY-FOUR CARAT HIT
24-Jan-1973 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-126
written by Jack Turley
directed by Russ Mayberry [RF] / Directed By Barry Shear [TWD]  ???
This Week Starring: Tony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Dane Clark ........ Ed Bain (Probe Agent)
Wally Cox ......... Brother Sam
William Smith ..... Pete Roman
Michael Conrad .... First Mate Sam Donner
George Murdock .... Pearson
Lenny Montana ..... Danny Ellis
Nehemiah Persoff .. Emmett Brugman
Annette O'Toole ... Jenny Bain
Read Morgan ....... Crewman
Lane Bradford ..... Bartender
Rhoda Williams .... Linda
Dick Crockett ..... Guard
Walt Davis ........ Staber
Carl B. Morrison .. Drunk
Frank Arno ........ Man in Mission
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Tom Hallick ....... Harris, Probe Control
Pamela Jones ...... Miss James, Probe Control
Anitra Ford ....... Miss Lewis, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
When ruthless underworld killers murder his wife and abduct his
daughter, Probe agent Ed Bain, wounded and bitter at the company's
failure to protect his family, cuts off all communications and sets
out to rescue his daughter alone. Bianco fears that this will end in
death for Bain and his daughter. Can Nick find and convince his friend in time? [TWD]
Notes:
Totally now look Probe Control. Very well lit. Harris, Miss James,
Miss Lewis are the new Probe Control Staff. View screen backlit in blue. [TWD]

1.15 [--] Search: NUMBERED FOR DEATH
31-Jan-1973 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-127
produced by Tony Spinner
teleplay by S.S. Schweitzer; story by Lou Shaw & S.S. Schweitzer
directed by Allan Reisner
This Week Starring: Doug McClure, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Peter Mark Richman .. Samuel Boyce
Ramon Bieri ...... Inspector Bericchi
Bert Convy ....... Roger Allen
Luther Adler ..... Vollmar
Lauri Peters ..... Trudi Hauser
Joanna Miles ..... Olivia Allen
Whit Bissell ..... St. Clair
Gloria Manon ..... Mona Davos
Walter Alzmann ... Stucke
Steve Merrick .... Fries
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Pamela Jones ..... Miss James, Probe Control
Tom Hallick ...... Harris, Probe Control
Paulette Breen ... Miss Lund, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
The secrecy of one of Switzerland's most important banks has
been penetrated and the holders of numbered accounts are being
held to ransom by an unknown blackmailer. Grover stumbles on
the case through a family connection, however it soon becomes
clear that this operation demands the full attention of Probe Control. [TWD]

1.16 [--] Search: COUNTDOWN TO PANIC (aka The Carrier)
07-Feb-1973 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-128
written by Judy Burns
directed by Jerry Jameson
This Week Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Ed Nelson ........ Cmdr. William "Bill" Parker
Anne Francis ..... Beth Parker
Jack Ging ........ Hall
Howard Duff ...... Dr. Jamison
Robert Webber .... Matthew Linden
Fred Downs ....... Avery
Frank Loverde .... Sky Cap
Ed Hall .......... Fathom Guard
Eric Server ...... Workman
Chris Nelson ..... Parking Attendant
Tom Scott ........ Doctor
Jimmy Hayes ...... Body Guard
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Keith Andes ...... Dr. Barnett (Senior Director, World Securities)
(formerly played by Ford Rainey)
Tom Hallick ...... Harris, Probe Control
Pamela Jones ..... Miss James, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
A mystery virus has infected Bill Parker, one of World Securities'
Scientific diving team. When he breaks out of the hospital, Lockwood
must race against time to find him or a world-wide epidemic may be in the offing. [TWD]

1.17 [--] Search: THE CLAYTON LEWIS DOCUMENT
14-Feb-1973 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-129
produced by Tony Spinner
written by Norman Hudis
directed by William Wiard
This Week Starring: Tony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Craig Stevens .... Clayton Lewis
Julie Adams ...... Jeanette Lewis
Rhonda Fleming ... Arlene Morrison
Don Gordon ....... Alex Nevin
Anthony James .... Alfred Barnworth
Ahna Capri ....... Pam Perry
Bob Bralver ...... Mackeson
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Pamela Jones (Miss James, Probe Control
Tom Hallick (Harris, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
Why is presidential adviser Clayton Lewis, key man in the disarmament
talks, meeting a mystery blackmailer? Bianco must find the answer,
which takes him deep into the links between Washington high society
and the underworld. [TWD]

1.18 [--] Search: GODDESS OF DESTRUCTION
21-Feb-1973 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-130
produced by Tony Spinner
written by Irving Pearlberg
directed by Jerry Jameson
narrated by Vernon Weedle
This Week Starring: Doug McClure, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Anjanette Comer .. Anne Ramon
Alfred Ryder ..... Dr. Sutra
John Vernon ...... Paul Holloway
Reggie Nalder .... Lal Panjim
Garry Walberg .... Lt. Bradley
Than Wyenn ....... Representative
Jose DeVega ...... Prasad
Ken Renard ....... Krishna Ramon
George Kramer .... Baker
Aly Wassil ....... Hindu Chanter
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Tom Hallick ...... Harris, Probe Control
Pamela Jones ..... Miss James, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
Cameron dismisses Grover's theory that the theft of a precious
statue of the Hindu Goddess Kali might be a sign of an attempt
to revive the sinister Thug movement. However, as Grover's quest
leads him to Bombay, the evidence begins to look alarmingly persuasive. [TWD]

1.19 [--] Search: THE MATTSON PAPERS
28-Feb-1973 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-131
Teleplay by S.S. Schweitzer & Don Balluck; Story by Don Balluck
directed by William Wiard
This Week Starring: Tony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Terry Carter ..... Hawley Mattson
Nancy Wilson ..... Sugar Francis
Tim O'Connor ..... Paul Kleinschmidt
Cameron Mitchell . Chief Garrod
John Kerr ........ Senator Gordon
Ivor Francis ..... De Marigny
Jeff Morrow ...... MacEadie
Richard Lepore ... Campbell
Don Pedro Colley . Earl Forbus
Ella Edwards ..... Lenore Mattson
Robert F. Hoy .... Mullins
Terry Leonard .... Burke
Ty Henderson ..... Tom
Tony Epper ....... Crawford
Calvin Crane ..... Dispatcher
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Pamela Jones ..... Miss James, Probe Control
Fred Holliday .... Grant, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
The evidence assembled by Hawley Mattson could expose some of
the top men in the Syndicate. Both Mattson and his notebook have
gone missing. Bianco, posing as one of Mattson's closest friends,
travels to Texas to track him down. He meets resistance from
Mattson's wife and colleagues, not to mention the Mob. [TWD]

1.20 [--] Search: MOMENT OF MADNESS
14-Mar-1973 NBC Wed
written by Richard Landau
directed by George McGowan
This Week Starring: Doug McClure, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Patrick O'Neal ... Ralph Byron
Brooke Bundy ..... Virginia Carr
Jan Merlin ....... O'Toole
James Sikking .... Mark Dallas
Frank Maxwell .... General Hack
Lenore Kasdorf ... Addie
Soon-Teck Oh ..... Interrogator
Robert Brubaker .. Dr. Weld
Bill McConnell ... Corning
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Keith Andes ...... Dr. Barnett (Senior Director, World Securities)
Tom Hallick ...... Harris, Probe Control
Pamela Jones ..... Miss James, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
Working late into the night in Probe Control, Cameron is abducted
by a mysterious assailant who has penetrated the building's
security system. Grover leads the search. Can they track Cameron
down before his captor's treatment drives him insane? [TWD]

1.21 [--] Search: ENDS OF THE EARTH
21-Mar-1973 NBC Wed
written by Robert C. Dennis
directed by Ralph Senensky
This Week Starring: Tony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Sebastian Cabot .. Tobler
Diana Muldaur .... Sheila Johansen
Jay Robinson ..... Claude Johansen
Simon Scott ...... Timothy H. Slater
Judy Lewis ....... Ellen Slater
William H. Bassett .. Donald
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Tom Hallick ...... Harris, Probe Control
Pamela Jones ..... Miss James, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
Why does anybody plan a vacation and a suicide at the same time?
The answer lies with the 'Ends Of The Earth' travel agency, which
specializes in helping certain types of people to get away from it
all - forever. In order to penetrate this organization, Bianco
poses as a Mafioso who wants just that - 'a special tour'. [TWD]

1.22 [--] Search: SUFFER MY CHILD
28-Mar-1973 NBC Wed
Prod no. 166-121
written by Norman Hudis
directed by Russ Mayberry
This Week Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Mel Ferrer ....... John Rickman II
Dianne Hull ...... Tracy
Paul Mantee ...... Sam Field
Dabney Coleman ... Elliott Desmond
Byron Morrow ..... Martin Honer
Donna Baccala .... Lynne Wheatley
Gary Goodrow ..... Lenny James Lesor (ex middleweight Contender)
Orwin Harvey ..... Ken Castle (ex All-American Half Back)
Bob Minor ........ ex All-American Halfback
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Byron Chung ...... Kuroda, Probe Control
Ron Castro ....... Carlos, Probe Control
Amy Farrell ...... Murdock, Probe Control
Cheryl Stoppelmoor (Cheryl Ladd) ...... Amy Love, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
Lockwood is assigned to track down the kidnapped daughter of
Wall Street supremo John Rickman II. However, this turns out
to be no ordinary kidnap victim. [TWD]

1.23 [--] Search: THE PACKAGERS
Prod no. 166-125
11-Apr-1973 NBC Wed
written by Robert C. Dennis
directed by Michael Caffey
This Week Starring: Doug McClure, Burgess Meredith
Guest cast:
Xenia Gratsos .... Zuhra Singar
John Holland ..... General Harbison
Michael Pataki ... Pierre Karim
John Orchard ..... Craig
Titos Vandis ..... President Singar
James Almanzar ... Marduk
Roger Etienne .... Morgue Attendant
Barry Kane ....... Honor Guard
*
recurring Probe Control staff,
Byron Chung ...... Kuroda, Probe Control
Mary Cross ....... Miss Wilson, Probe Control
Tony De Costa .... Ramos, Probe Control
Albert Popwell ... Arnold Griffin, Probe Control
*
Synopsis:
Grover's search for a missing officer previously involved in a
failed military coup carries him into the heart of a group
planning a full-scale revolution. [TWD]

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