Murder, She Wrote/Death Stalks the Big Top (1)

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Death Stalks the Big Top (1)
Season 3, Episode 1
Airdate September 28, 1986
Production Number 62104
Teleplay by Paul Savage
Story by Peter S. Fischer
Directed by Seymour Robbie
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Death Stalks the Big Top (2)
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Death Stalks the Big Top (1) is the first episode of the third season of Murder, She Wrote, and the forty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Angela Lansbury (Jessica Fletcher)

Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order: Martin Balsam (Edgar Carmody), Jackie Cooper (Neil Fletcher), Alex Cord (Preston Bartholomew), Courteney Cox (Carol Bannister), Ronny Cox (Mayor Powers), Joey Cramer (Charlie McCallum), Laraine Day (Constance Fletcher), Greg Evigan (Brad Keneally), Florence Henderson (Maria Morgana), Gregg Henry (Sheriff Len Childs), Charles Napier (Hank Sutter), Lee Purcell (Maylene), Mark Shera (Raymond Carmody), Pamela Susan Shoop (Katie McCallum), Barbara Stock (Danielle Morgana Carmody)

Co-Starring: Joe Dorsey (Harry Kingman), Susan Brown (Audrey Bannister), Dennis Howard (Howard Bannister), Ken Sansom (Bert), Robin Bach (Mark), John Alvin (Mr. Tucker)

with James Parkes (Officer #1), Virginia Peters (Ticket Seller), Rob Monroe (Alex), Michael Dunnagan (Clyde), T. Lee Griffin (Townsman)


Plot Overview

Jessica's niece gets a letter from her grandfather who is believed to be dead. Jessica tracks down her brother in-law to a circus but also gets involved in a series of unexplained accidents that lead to murder.


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