CTVA Western - "Sara" (Universal/CBS) (1976) Brenda Vaccaro, Louise Latham

CTVA
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Sara (1976)
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

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SARA
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Universal Televsion
Universal City Studios, Inc. / an MCA Company

for
CBS (Fridays 8:00 PM ET)
Produced by George Eckstein and Richard Collins
from a novel by Marian Cockrell

US Western series 1976 13 episodes x 60 min color
(13Feb76-30Jul76)
starring
Brenda Vaccaro
as Sara Yarnell
Louise Latham
as Martha Higgins
Bert Kramer as Emmet Ferguson
Albert Stratton as Martin Pope
Mariclare Costello as Julia Bailey
William Phipps as Claude Barstow
Debbie Lytton as Debbie Higgins
Kraig Metzinger as Georgie Bailey
Hallie Morgan as Emma Higgins
William Wintersole as George Bailey

Premise:
Set in the frontier town of Independence, Colorado in the 1870's, Sara
is the story of a strong-willed spinster schoolteacher.

*Note: Brenda Vaccaro received an Emmy nomination as Best Actress in a
Drama Series for "Sara".

"Sara's Theme" by Lee Holdridge

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CBS Fridays 8:00 PM Eastern
(13Feb76-30Jul76)

 1.01 Sara: HALF-BREED
13-Feb-1976 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Sylvia Soares ..... Claranet
Jerry Hardin ...... Frank Dixon, Rancher
Bill McKinney ..... Tom
Michael LeClair
Synopsis:
The townspeople refuse to allow their children to attend class with a
half Native American student. [RF]

1.02 Sara: BRIGHT BOY
20-Feb-1976 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Lance Kerwin ...... Derek
Robert Mandan ..... Clarkson
Stephen Manley .... Jimmy Higgins
Jerry Hardin ...... Frank Dixon, Rancher
Michael LeClair
Synopsis:
Derek, Sara's new student is disliked by his fellow classmates because
he's well-educated and his father who owns a business mistreats his employees. [RF]

1.03 Sara: REPRIEVE
27-Feb-1976 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Jean Rasey
Harry Townes
Richard Dysart ..... Noonan
Joe Perry .......... Foreman
Craig Metzinger .... Georgie
Synopsis:
The doctor is away and Sara's star pupil tends those stricken by the epidemic. [RF]

1.04 Sara: THE SOD HOUSE WOMAN
05-Mar-1976 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Inga Swenson
Don Collier ........ Karl
Jeffrey Jones
Synopsis:
Sara persuades a reclusive woman to attend the unveiling of the town's first piano. [RF]

1.05 Sara: CODE OF THE WEST
12-Mar-1976 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Richard Stanley .... Harvey
Kim Richards ....... Maude
Ron Soble
Synopsis:
Abandoned by his father, a boy steals his employer's horse to find his father.[RF]

1.06 Sara: THE MAN FROM LEADVILLE
19-Mar-1976 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Henry Darrow
Joe De Santis ...... Vittori
Kevin Hagen ........ Griffus
Raymond Singer
Synopsis:
Sara falls for a dashing dynamiter and winds up in bigger trouble. [RF]

1.07 Sara: WHEN GENTLEMEN AGREE
26-Mar-1976 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Sam Groom .......... Harrington
Robert Donner ...... Stevens
Christian Grey
Raymond Singer
Synopsis:
The school board is worried that Sara will leave teaching if she gets married. [RF]

1.08 Sara: LADY
02-Apr-1976 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Melinda Dillon .... Lily
Megan Sullivan .... Cassie
John Carter ....... Henchard
John Harkins ...... Washburn
Frank Marth ....... Loomis
Synopsis:
Believing an insane-asylum escapee to be perfectly sane, Sara sets out
to help the woman committed by her husband for her outspokeness. [RF]

1.09 Sara: CHILD BRIDE
09-Apr-1976 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Shannon Terhune
Tom Skerritt ...... Newt
Nora Eckstein ..... Emma
Gaye Nelson ....... Beth Willis
Ford Rainey ....... Jake Willis
Synopsis:
A pupil feels rejected when Sara begins to pay less attention to her.

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1.10 Sara: THE MOUNTAIN MAN
23-Apr-1976 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Victor French ..... Achille
Larry Ward ........ Joe
Richard Yniguez ... Puma
Synopsis:
Sara is kidnapped by an illiterate trapper and taken to his mountain hideaway. [RF]

1.11 Sara: THE VISIT
01-May-1976 CBS Sat ? (OR 30Apr76 CBs Fri?)
Guest cast:
Peter Donat ....... Alan Yarnell
Vicki Schreck ..... Ruth
Kathy Ritzke ...... Ellen
Ted Gehring ....... Bill Parkes
Andy Singer ....... Jacob
Synopsis:
Sara receives an unexpected visit from her brother, who wants her to
leave Independence, move back East and care for the children of her
gravely ill sister-in-law. [RF]

1.12 Sara: GRANPA'S GIRL
07-May-1976 CBS Fri
Guest cast:
Kristy McNichol ...
Albert Henderson... Samuel Higgins
Synopsis:
Sara has her hands full with a strong-willed teenager (played by Kristy
McNichol) left in her custody after the girl's only living relative dies. [RF]

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[--] TERRITORIAL MEN (compilation tv movie) (1976)
Cast: Sam Groom, Brenda Vaccaro
A young, independent schoolteacher in the Colorado Territory towards
the end of the 19th century finds her involvement with a cattle ranch
operator is complicated by two of her students. Brenda Vaccaro and Sam
Groom star in this feature-length frontier drama culled from the hit TV
series "Sara." 98 min.

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