Production Information[edit | edit source]
|Aired: February 19th, 1989|
|Written By: Tom Saywer|
|Directed By: John Llewellyn Moxey|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert Van Scoyk|
Summary[edit | edit source]
Jessica is suspicious when the appearance of the ghost of a long-dead witch burned at the stake coincides with the release of a book on the very subject.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
Dee Wallace and Christopher Stone were married at the time of filming.
The title is based on the three witches' dialog in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' (Act IV, Scene I): "Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble."
1 of 48 times Dee Wallace and Christopher Stone appeared together on screen, all but 1 while they were married in real life.
Victim: Irene Terhune/Annie Gordon
Killer: Adam Frobisher
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma from hammer blow.
Motive: Believed she plan to collect part of the inheritance of his wife, Mildred Terhune.
Goofs[edit | edit source]
Twenty people were accused of witchcraft and put to death. Nineteen people were hanged and one was pressed to death. No one was burned for witchcraft in the USA.
Jessica (Angela Lansbury) states that you don't get jet lag when traveling west-to-east. This is untrue. Jet lag is present in both east-west and west-east travel and is worse for those traveling west to east.
Starring[edit | edit source]
Regular Cast[edit | edit source]
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Recurring Cast[edit | edit source]
Ron Masak as Sheriff Morton Metzger
Christopher Stone as Adam Frobisher
William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt
Guest Stars[edit | edit source]
Brad Dourif as Dr. Warren Overman
Bill Maher as Rick Rivers
Roddy McDowell as Gordon Fairchild
Russell Nype as Rev. Trevor Fordyce
Dee Wallace Stone as Mildred Terhune
John J. York as Jonas Holt