Murder She Wrote Episode Guide
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Compiled by A. De Lisle (rad@crl.com)
Date:  3/17/96
Assisted by Joan Boorstein (jboor@cs.umb.edu) who supplied titles.
  and Tom Walsh (and sister) (avs@netport.com)
Not to be sold in any form.
May be posted to any 'free' site in the original format.
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         Jessica Fletcher is a widow who lives in a small coastal
         town in Maine and spends her time writing murder mysteries.

Recurring cast:  Jessica Fletcher..........Angela Lansbury
                 Grady Fletcher............Michael Horton
                 Sheriff Amos Tupper.......Tom Bosley
                 Dr. Seth Hazlitt..........William Windom
                 Ethan Cragg...............Claude Akins
                 Harry McGraw..............Jerry Orbach

Theme Music by John Addison
Additional music credits listed with each episode.


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              SEASON 2 -- [1985 - 1986]


2-1.     9/30/85   WIDOW, WEEP FOR ME

         Jessica's vacation at a Caribbean resort is not for pleasure.

         Eric Brahm..................Mel Ferrer
         Michael Hagarty.............Len Carlou
         Myrna Montclaire............Cyd Charisse
         Veronica Harrold............Anne Lockhart
         Sven Torvald................John Philip Law
         Sheldon Greenberg...........Howard Hesseman
         Inspector Rensselaer........Raymond St. Jacques

2-2.     10/6/85  JOSHUA PEABODY DIED HERE . . .

         Excavation at the site for a new hotel turns up what may be the
         remains of a Revolutionary war hero who didn't die naturally.
         w. Tom Sawyer               d. Peter Crane

         David Marsh.................Michael Sarrazin
         Leo Kowalski................Ken Swofford
         Del Scott...................Meg Foster
         Harry Pierce................John Astin
         Henderson Wheatley..........John Ericson
         Fred Keller.................Chuck Connors
         Arthur Griswold.............David Sheiner

2-3.     10/13/85    MURDER IN THE AFTERNOON

         While filming a soap opera in which Mrs. Fletcher's niece
         plays a part, a 'pretend' victim is really dead.
         w. Paul Savage              d. Arthur Allan Seidelman
            story: Paul W. Cooper       music: Richard Markowitz

         Julian Tenley...............Lloyd Nolan (dec. 9/27/85)
         Gordon LaMonica.............Terry Kiser
         Herbert Upton...............Paul Burke
         Larry Holleran..............William Atherton
         Todd Worthy.................Nicholas Hammond
         Martin Grattop..............Robert Lipton
         Bibi Hartman................Tricia O'Neil
         Carol Needom................MacKenzie Phillips
         Lt. Antonelli...............Robert Walden
         Reba (or Rita)..............Alice Kridge
         Joyce.......................Jessica Walter
         Grandma.....................Lurene Tuttle
         Officer Kaplan..............George Murdock
         Property Man................John M. Miranda
         Guard.......................Elven Havard


2-4.     10/20/85   SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

         A college professor and her daughter come under suspicion
         when the daughter's boyfriend is murdered.
         w. Robert E. Swanson        d. Arthur Allan Seidelman

         Prof. Joselyn Clover........Polly Bergen
         Daphne Clover...............Mary Kate McGeehan
         Ron Mercer..................James Sutorius
         Alger Kenyon................Roddy McDowell
         Chief Griffen...............Jack Kehoe
         Henry Hayward...............John Vernon
         Nick Fulton.................Morgan Stevens
         Beryl Hayward...............June Lockhart
         Trish Mercer................Darleen Carr
         Station Master..............John C. Becher
         Will Small..................Gary Bisig
         Faculty Male................Dean Dittman
         Faculty Wife................Grace Simmons
         Student #1..................Ron Asher
         Student #2..................Kerry Noonan
         Student #3..................Jim Greenblatt


2-5.     10/27/85  SING A SONG OF MURDER

         Angela Lansbury plays two roles: as Jessica Fletcher, author,
         and her English cousin, Emma Macgill, who owns a London
         music hall.
         When cousin Emma's life is threatened, she plays dead and
         Jessica is summoned to London as the heir to the estate.
         w. Peter S. Fischer         d. John Llewellyn Moxey

         Oliver Trumbull.............Patrick Macnee
         Kitty Trumbull..............Olivia Hussey
         Crimmins....................Barrie Ingham
         Ernest Fielding.............Kristoffer Tabori
         Bridget O'Hara..............Glynis Johns
         Danny Briggs................Greg Martyn
         Archie Weems................Kenneth Danziger
         Violet Weems................Sarah Douglas
         Landlady....................Gillian Eaton
         Director....................Terence Scammell
         First Tough.................Richard L. Davis
         Second Tough................Neil Hunt
         Sergeant....................John Straightley
         Policeman...................David Grant Hayward
         Plainclothes Man............Don Southart


2-6.  11/3/85   REFLECTIONS OF THE MIND

         Jessica's friend, Franchesca, is plagued with periods of
         forgetfulness and begs Jessica to come and help her.
         w. Robert E. Swanson         d. Seymour Robbie

         Franchesca Lodge............Ann Blyth
         Scott Lodge.................Ben Murphy
         Cheryl Lodge................Stacey Nelkin
         Sheriff Bodine..............Martin Milner
         Dr. Victor March............Steven Keats
         Carl........................Wings Hauser
         Margaret....................Esther Rolle
         Brooke Devon................Janet DeMay
         Nurse.......................Frannie Parrish


2-7.     11/10/85  A LADY IN THE LAKE

         While spending time at a lake, Jessica sees what appears to
         be a struggle and a woman falls from a boat into the lake.
         w. Robert Van Scoyk          d. Walter Grauman
            music: David Bell
         Howard Crane................Laurence Luckinbill
         Carolyn Crane...............Susan Blanchard
         Harry Pierce................John Astin
         Burton Hollis...............William Christopher
         Kyle Jordan.................Charles Frank
         Betty Jordan................Lauren Tewes
         Jack Turney.................Charles Taylor
         Joanna Benson...............Lee Purcell
         Grace Overholt..............Lee Meriwether


2-8.     11/24/85  DEAD HEAT

         Jessica goes to the races to watch her niece ride the winning
         horse.  Then the horse's owner is murdered after a dispute.
         w. J.Miyoko & Steven Hensley    d. Peter Crane
            music: David Bell
         Cliff Carpenter.............Jack Carter
         Christine Carpenter.........Carole Cook
         Tracy Macgill...............Linda Grovener
         Vince Shackman..............Norman Fell
         Mike Gann...................Clu Gulager
         Vicky Gallegos..............Pricilla Barnes
         Carlos Gallegos.............Bert Rosario
         Cookie Milford..............Darrel Maury
         Pat Phillips................Ramon Bieri
         Lt.Ted Misko................Roy Thinnes
         Jack Bowens.................Lonny Chapman
         Security Guard..............Joe Faust
         Ernie.......................Tom Dresden
         Guzmann.....................Alex Rebar
         Mr. P.......................Robert Ellenstein
         Nurse.......................Freddye Chapman
         Chief Steward...............Don Matheson
         Cabbie......................Stu Gilliam
         Bookie #1...................Tony Ballan
         Bookie #2...................Richard Paradise

2-9.     12/1/85  JESSICA BEHIND BARS

         Doing public service, Jessica becomes a hostage in a prison
         riot caused by anger in the handling of the doctor's murder.

         Warden Elizabeth Gates......Vera Miles
         Kathryn.....................Adrienne Barbeau
         Bertha......................Susan Paretz
         Amanda Debs.................Barbara Baxley
         Miss Springer...............Yvonne DeCarlo
         Mary........................Linda Kelsey
         Louise......................Susan Oliver
         Tug.........................Eve Plumb


2-10.     12/15/85  STICKS & STONES

         When a woman dies in her locked bathroom, who would suspect
         murder?

         Michael Digby...............Parker Stevenson
         Harry Pierce................John Astin
         Frederich Hoffman...........Paul Benedict
         Adam Frobisher..............Christopher Stone
         Edna........................Evelyn Keyes
         Lila Norris.................Betsy Palmer


2-11.      12/29/85  MURDER DIGS DEEP

         An archeological dig at the site of Coronado's City of Gold
         does not please everyone and a new corpse is dug up.

         Gideon Armstrong............Robert Vaughn
         Cynthia Armstrong...........Connie Stevens
         Dr.Arthur Benson............George Grizzard
         Dr. Stan Garfield...........David Groh
         Karen Parks.................Cecile Callan


2-12.     1/5/86  MURDER BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

         One of Jessica's former students is murdered and she takes it
         personally.

         Norman Amberson.............Robert Culp
         Lila Lee Amberson...........Jayne Meadows Allen
         Glenda Vandevere............Millie Perkins
         Todd Amberson...............Leigh McCloskey
         Grady Fletcher..............Michael Horton
         Lt. Lew Varik...............Herbert Edelman
         Elizabeth Gordon............Ann Dusenberry

2-13.     1/12/86  TRIAL BY ERROR

         Jessica is the foreperson of the jury hearing the case of a
         man claiming self-defense in the death of an enraged husband.

         Mark Reynolds...............Tony Bill
         Becky Anderson..............Doran Clark
         Max Flynn...................Jon Cypher
         Tom Casselli................David Ackroyd
         Frank Lord..................Allan Miller
         Thornton Bentley............Brock Peters


2-14.    1/19/86  KEEP THE HOME FRIES BURNING

         Jessica, Seth and Amos try out a new tourist-oriented
         restaurant, and murder interrupts their meal.

         Floyd Nelson................Alan Young
         Alan Durpree................Henry Polic II
         Wilhemina Fraser............Sharon Aker
         Harrison Fraser III.........John McCook
         Betty Fiddler...............Marsha Rodd
         Bo Dixon....................William Lucking
         Cornelia....................Donna Pescow


2-15.    2/9/86  POWDER KEG

         Down South murder is taken seriously by the inhabitants who
         form a lynch party.

         Ames Caulfield..............Craig Stevens
         Andy Crane..................Larry Wilcox
         Cassie Burns................Mariclare Costello
         Linda Bonner................Cindy Fisher
         Frank Kelso.................Pat Corley
         Matt Burns..................Brian L. Green
         Sheriff Cox.................Dorian Harewood

2-16.    2/16/86  MURDER IN THE ELECTRIC CATHEDRAL

         An evangelist who runs a hospital comes under suspicion when
         one of his wealthy parishioners changes her will in his favor
         and then dies in his hospital.

         Victim......................Mildred Natwick
         Rev.Willie-John Fargo.......Steve Forrest
         Sam McKittrick..............Art Hindle
         Harvey McKittrick...........Richard Herd
         Sister Ruth Fargo...........Judy Gleeson
         Alice McKittrick...........Jeannie Wilson

2-17.    2/23/95  ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES A MURDER

         A red hot diary of a sex symbol is to be auctioned and some
         of the bidders are ready to shed blood.

         Harry McGraw................Jerry Orbach
         Sal Domino..................Vic Tayback
         Dr. Sylvia Dunn.............Karen Black
         Robert Rhine................Cotter Smith
         Sheila Saxon................Nancy Grahn
         Bert Cromwell...............Robert Grey
         William Readford............Hurd Hatfield


2-18.    3/9/86  IF A BODY MEET A BODY

         Investigation of a claim that the deceased was murdered leads
         the police to discover that the wrong body is in the coffin.

         Ned Olston..................Monte Markham
         Phyllis Walters.............Audrey Landers
         Connie Vernon...............Carrie Snodgress
         Silas Pike..................Robert Donner
         Stew Bennett................Rex Smith
         Ben Shipley.................Robert Sterling
         Agnes Shipley...............Anne Jeffreys


2-19.    3/30/86  CHRISTOPHER BUNDY DIED ON SUNDAY

         A mercenary publisher acquires a 'good' magazine and then
         turns it into a tabloid incurring someone's wrath.

         Publisher...................Bert Convy
         Chester Harrison............Robert Stack
         Charles Jensen..............Robert Hooks
         Grady Fletcher..............Michael Horton
         Vanessa.....................Michele Nicastro
         Bert Yardley................Alex Rocco
         Rachel D'Argento............Carol Lawrence


2-20.    4/6/86  MENACE, ANYONE?

         Who was the intended victim when a tennis star is blown up in
         his girl friend's car?

         Carol McDermott.............Linda Hamilton
         Elliot Robinson.............Van Johnson
         Doris Robinson..............Betsy Russell
         Cissy Barnes................Kelli Maroney
         Donny Harrigan..............Christopher Jones
         Mitch Mercer................Dennis Cole
         Brian East..................Bryan Cranston


2-21.    4/13/86  THE PERFECT FOIL

         In New Orleans to attend a Mardi Gras party, Jessica gets
         involved when her cousin is suspected of murder.

         Calhoun Fletcher............Peter Bonerz
         Gardner.....................Granville Van Dusen
         Gilbert Gaston..............Robert Forster
         Lieutenant Cavette..........Cesare Danova
         Rosaline Carter.............Barbara Babcock
         Kitty Manette...............Lisa Langlois
         Mitch Payne.................David Hedison


2-22.    5/18/86  IF THE FRAME FITS

         The husband of an heiress is suspected in her murder.

         Lloyd Marcus................Norman Lloyd
         Donald Granger..............Christopher Allport
         Binky Holborn...............John de Lancie
         Chief Cooper................Cliff Gorman
         Frank Tilley................Gordon Jump
         Mildred Tilley..............Audrey Meadows
         Ellen.......................Deborah Adair