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  1. "Death Stalks the Big Top (Part 1)"
  2. "Death Stalks the Big Top (Part 2)"
  3. "Unfinished Business"
  4. "One White Rose for Death"
  5. "Corned Beef & Carnage"
  6. "Dead Man's Gold"
  7. "Deadline for Murder"
  8. "Magnum on Ice (Part 2)"
  9. "Obituary for a Dead Anchor"
  10. "Stage Struck"
  11. "Night of the Headless Horseman"
  12. "The Corpse Flew First Class"
  13. "Crossed Up"
  14. "Murder in a Minor Key"
  15. "The Bottom Line Is Murder"
  16. "Death Takes a Dive"
  17. "Simon Says, Color Me Dead"
  18. "No Laughing Murder"
  19. "No Accounting for Murder"
  20. "The Cemetery Vote"
  21. "The Days Dwindle Down"
  22. "Murder, She Spoke"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Four
Murder, She Wrote: Season Five
Murder, She Wrote: Season Six
Murder, She Wrote: Season Seven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eight
Murder, She Wrote: Season Nine
Murder, She Wrote: Season Ten
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eleven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Twelve
Murder, She Wrote: TV Movies
The Law & Harry McGraw

Production Information[]

Production Number:
Aired: December 7th, 1986
Teleplay by: Robert Van Scoyk

Story by: Bob Shayne

Directed By: Walter Grauman
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


When an obnoxious out-of-town TV personality is murdered, it's up to Jessica to figure out the killer.


Jessica's middle name is Beatrice.

This was Richard Paul's first appearance as Cabot Cove's do nothing mayor Sam Booth.

Victim: Doug Helman

Killer: Nick Brody

Cause of death: Explosion.

Motive: Was going to be replaced by two younger anchors, due to ratings.


I can see how Nick heard the call to know where Doug & Kevin would meet, so he can plant the bomb to kill Doug. But he also heard on that call that Doug didn't want Paula there, but was due to Kevin's demands. I can see that he had heard on that call where Doug & Kevin would meet. The question is that given that he was there at the meeting to learn that Kevin was going to handle the story on Cabot Cove before he heard the phone conversation between Doug & Kevin, so why bring it up to have Jessica putting it together as to what he had heard between Kevin & Doug in order for him to plant the bomb ?


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper

Robert Hogan as Dr. Wylie Graham

Richard Paul as Mayor Samuel Booth

Guest Stars[]

Abby Dalton as Judith Keats

Chad Everett as Kevin Keats

Robert Lipton as Richard Abbott

Kathleen Lloyd as Paula Roman

Robert Pine as Doug Helman

Rex Robbins as George Fish

Mark Stevens as Nick Brody

Erik Stern as Gerald Foster

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