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Murder, She Wrote: Season One
Original Network: CBS
No. of Episodes: 22
Production Line: 592##
Originally Aired: September 30, 1984 - April 21, 1985
Production Credits
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producer: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill
Associate Producer: Mike Stevens
Theme By: John Addison
Chronology
Followed by: Murder, She Wrote: Season Two


SummaryEdit

Jessica's first year as a published novelist is certainly a hectic one, She finds herself thrust into numerous murder investigations.

Jessica begins by investigating the death of a PI dressed as Sherlock Holmes at a private party hosted by her new publisher and, in turn, the subsequent murder of seafood mogul Caleb McCallum. Jessica must then face off against a KGB Agent whom is investigating the death of one of his officers, who was killed during the escape of two defectors.

Following the death of Maine’s sole Congressman, whose seat Jessica must fill while investigating the death. Jessica also has a notable first meeting with Private Investigator Harry McGraw as well as having to solve a murder with Sheriff Amos Tupper while stranded with a number of strangers, any of whom could be the murderer.

StarringEdit

Regular CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Special Guest StarsEdit

EpisodesEdit

Picture Episode Name Episode Number Production Code Original Airdate
MoSH Screenshot The Murder of Sherlock Holmes 1 59274 September 30, 1984
After the publication of her first murder-mystery novel, Jessica is invited to a costume ball at her publisher's mansion. When a guest dressed as Sherlock Holmes is murdered, all eyes turn to her to out-sleuth the assassin of the deceased "detective."
DL Screenshot Deadly Lady 2 59206 October 7, 1984
It's choppy seas for a multi-millionaire who is swept off his yacht and killed during a hurricane. When Jessica tries to investigate, she becomes embroiled in a family storm of deceit and greed.
BoaF Screenshot Birds of a Feather 3 59203 October 14, 1984
Pre-wedding jitters take on a new meaning for the fiance of Jessica's niece when he's accused of a cabaret owner's murder.
HfH Screenshot Hooray for Homicide 4 59201 October 28, 1984
It's lights, camera and murder when Jessica flies to Los Angeles to protest the movie adaptation of one of her novels. But when the producer ends up murdered, she unwittingly gets cast in the role of prime suspect.
IaDL Screenshot It's a Dog's Life 5 59208 November 4, 1984
Man's best friend gets a bad rap when a fox hunter dies in a riding accident and the authorities try to blame the heir to his estate - his beloved pooch.
LaOK Screenshot Lovers and Other Killers 6 59207 November 18, 1984
Jessica searches for clues hidden in rainy Seattle when her personal secretary is accused of murdering his wealthy girlfriend.
HRaH Screenshot Hit, Run and Homicide 7 59216 November 25, 1984
When a car with a mind of its own runs over a wealthy businessman, Jessica's very eccentric neighbour is accused of covering the tracks.
WOtKtW Screenshot We're Off to Kill the Wizard 8 59204 December 9, 1984
In a case of imitating life, a disagreeable amusement park owner is found murdered after hiring Jessica to design the House of Horror.
DTaCC Screenshot Death Takes a Curtain Call 9 59219 December 16, 1984
It's the final curtain for a man found murdered backstage during the performance of a popular Soviet ballet troupe. The last appearance of Ethan Cragg who disappears from the show with no explanation and is never heard of again.
DCaS Screenshot Death Casts a Spell 10 59211 December 30, 1984
Jessica's deductive abilities are in demand when a flamboyant hypnotist turns up dead, behind locked doors, in front of an audience of journalists whom he had put into a trance.
CO Screenshot Capitol Offense 11 59220 January 6, 1985
Jessica is assigned to fill the empty seat of a deceased congressman for a brief period of time and finds a great deal of political game-playing in Washington.
BM Screenshot Broadway Malady 12 59209 January 13, 1985
Broadway legend Rita Bristol and her daughter star in a musical produced by her son, not knowing that murder is lurking in the wings.
MtaJB Screenshot Murder to a Jazz Beat 13 59212 February 3, 1985
While in New Orleans, Jessica must solve the mysterious murder of a famous musician who died while performing onstage.
MJLOtO Screenshot My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean 14 59210 February 10, 1985
Jessica's niece is terrorized with reminders of her dead husband on a cruise intended to take her mind off her husband's recent suicide.
PMaM Screenshot Paint Me a Murder 15 59215 February 17, 1985
The life of a famous artist is threatened on what would be otherwise an idyllic Mediterranean island.
TGDD Screenshot Tough Guys Don't Die 16 59223 February 24, 1985
Jessica meets tough-as-nails Harry McGraw when they must pinpoint the motive for the murder of a private detective.
SD Screenshot Sudden Death 17 59217 March 3, 1985
Jessica suddenly must learn all about football when she inherits an interest in a professional team.
FtM Screenshot Footnote to Murder 18 59221 March 10, 1985
An unpublished manuscript is stolen and its author murdered during an awards convention.
MTtB Screenshot Murder Takes the Bus 19 59231 March 17, 1985
After boarding a bus to travel to a convention in Boston, Jessica and Amos are forced to take refuge from a fierce storm at a remote diner where one of the passengers is discovered murdered.
AR Screenshot Armed Response 20 59228 March 31, 1985
Over Jessica's protests, she is taken to a hospital after a minor accident in the airport.
MatO Screenshot Murder at the Oasis 21 59222 April 7, 1985
An unpopular show-business personality discovers that elaborate security systems are no guarantee of safety.
FaFM Screenshot Funeral at Fifty-Mile 22 59226 April 21, 1985
Jessica has to unravel the secrets and threats at the funeral of a friend in Wyoming.

DVD ReleaseEdit

The first season of Murder, She Wrote has been released on DVD in a variety of formats, the DVD releases did not contain any special features.

Box art Title Region # of Discs Release Date
MSWS1(R1)F Murder, She Wrote: The Complete First Season Region 1 (US & Canada) 3 March 29, 2005

Substitute English Teacher Jessica Fletcher, has fame thrust upon her when her nephew Grady shows her manuscript to a publisher. It’s not long before Jessica is solving murders with the inquisitive mind that makes her a bestselling mystery writer. Jessica often finds herself in the middle of investigations; some more notable ones include investigating the death of a PI dressed as Sherlock Holmes at a private party and the subsequent murder of seafood mogul Caleb McCallum. The Death of Maine’s sole Congressman, whose seat Jessica must fill while investigating the death, and Jessica’s first meeting with Private Investigator Harry McGraw.

MSWS1(R2)F Murder, She Wrote: Season 1 Region 2 (Europe) 6 August 29, 2005

Substitute English Teacher Jessica Fletcher, has fame thrust upon her when her nephew Grady shows her manuscript to a publisher. It’s not long before Jessica is solving murders with the inquisitive mind that makes her a bestselling mystery writer. Jessica often finds herself in the middle of investigations; some more notable ones include investigating the death of a PI dressed as Sherlock Holmes at a private party and the subsequent murder of seafood mogul Caleb McCallum. The Death of Maine’s sole Congressman, whose seat Jessica must fill while investigating the death, and Jessica’s first meeting with Private Investigator Harry McGraw.

MSWS1(R4) Murder, She Wrote: The Complete 1st Season Region 4 (Australasia) 6 May 2, 2007

Substitute English Teacher Jessica Fletcher, has fame thrust upon her when her nephew Grady shows her manuscript to a publisher. It’s not long before Jessica is solving murders with the inquisitive mind that makes her a bestselling mystery writer. Jessica often finds herself in the middle of investigations; some more notable ones include investigating the death of a PI dressed as Sherlock Holmes at a private party and the subsequent murder of seafood mogul Caleb McCallum. The Death of Maine’s sole Congressman, whose seat Jessica must fill while investigating the death, and Jessica’s first meeting with Private Investigator Harry McGraw.

MSWS1-3(R2)F Murder, She Wrote: Seasons 1 - 3 Region 2 (Europe) 18 November 20, 2006

Here are the first three years of Jessicas carrer as a novelist. Notable cases include;investigating the death of a PI dressed as Sherlock Holmes at a private party and the subsequent murder of seafood mogul Caleb McCallum. The Death of Maine’s sole Congressman, whose seat Jessica must fill while investigating the death, and Jessica’s first meeting with Private Investigator Harry McGraw. The investigation into the death of a John Doe who may very well have been the Cabbot Cove hero Joshua Peabody, Jessica solving a murder while acting as foreperson on a jury and Another run in with PI Harry McGraw when the two are bidding against each other to get their hands on the diary of a sex symbol, however when the friend whom hired Jessica winds up dead, Harry must come to her rescue and the two pair up to solve the case. Another run in with MI6 Agent Michael Haggarty who drags Jessica into the middle of an international incident involving the defection of two East German Citizens and the murder of a fellow MI6 agent while on British Embassy grounds. Another run in with Harry McGraw, when he is arrested for the murder of a prominent Boxing Manager and investigating the death of a popular city mayor and his father which sheds some light on the shady individuals whom hold public office in the city.

MSWS1-5(R2)F Murder, She Wrote: Seasons 1 - 5 Region 2 (Europe) 36 October 22, 2007

Follow Jessica very eventful first Five years as a Mystery writer. Notable cases include;investigating the death of a PI dressed as Sherlock Holmes at a private party and the subsequent murder of seafood mogul Caleb McCallum. The Death of Maine’s sole Congressman, whose seat Jessica must fill while investigating the death, and Jessica’s first meeting with Private Investigator Harry McGraw. The investigation into the death of a John Doe who may very well have been the Cabbot Cove hero Joshua Peabody, Jessica solving a murder while acting as foreperson on a jury and Another run in with PI Harry McGraw when the two are bidding against each other to get their hands on the diary of a sex symbol, however when the friend whom hired Jessica winds up dead, Harry must come to her rescue and the two pair up to solve the case. Another run in with MI6 Agent Michael Haggarty who drags Jessica into the middle of an international incident involving the defection of two East German Citizens and the murder of a fellow MI6 agent while on British Embassy grounds. Another run in with Harry McGraw, when he is arrested for the murder of a prominent Boxing Manager and investigating the death of a popular city mayor and his father which sheds some light on the shady individuals whom hold public office in the city. Jessica's cousing Emma McGill must investigate when her close friend, The Viscount Blackraven, is poisoned and she is the only suspect, Jessica is forced to investigate who poisoned her meal when she hosts a dinner party for Amos' family and Jessica must Investigate the death of a campaign manager while simultaneously serving as the campaign's speech writer. Politics can be a deadly business! Jessica investigating a series of murders when she is snowed in at a ski lodge, Jessica going head to head with the KGB when she is accused of espionage and a man is killed attempting to escape from a state dinner and A Former top selling Mystery Novelist is consumed with jealousy of the prominent rise of JB Fletcher so hatches a plan to kill her.

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