Season 5

Season 5 (1988)

The fifth season of Murder, She Wrote originally aired Sundays at 8:00-9:00 pm on CBS from October 23, 1988 to May 21, 1989. The Region 1 DVD was released on January 30, 2007.


Episodes: 22

Star Cast: Angela Lansbury ,



Episodes List

Ep.1 J.B. As in Jailbird

Air Date: 1988-10-23

A colossal mix-up puts Jessica in jail as a suspect in a murder only she witnessed. British agent Hagarty returns.

Ep.2 A Little Night Work

Air Date: 1988-11-30

A senatorial hopeful is murdered and his wife's necklace stolen.

Ep.3 Mr. Penroy's Vacation

Air Date: 1988-11-06

The sisters used a new type of fertilizer to make their chrysanthemums best of show.

Ep.4 Snow White, Blood Red

Air Date: 1988-11-13

A blizzard interrupts a skiing vacation and traps everyone, including a killer.

Ep.5 Coal Miner's Slaughter

Air Date: 1988-11-20

The coal miner's daughter thinks the mine owner is responsible for her father's death and someone takes action.

Ep.6 Wearing of the Green

Air Date: 1988-11-27

A Fletcher novel is the entree to a legendary actress who is a hermit refusing to meet anyone. The occasion is the theft of a famous tiara.

Ep.7 The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel

Air Date: 1988-12-18

The airplane her late husband bailed out of in 1952 has finally been found -- with a body inside.

Ep.8 Prediction: Murder

Air Date: 1989-01-01

A psychic's predictions have come true, convincing a rancher's daughter that the next one, a fatal fire, will happen.

Ep.9 Something Borrowed, Someone Blue

Air Date: 1989-01-08

Grady's wedding seems doomed when someone does in the persnickety housekeeper.

Ep.10 Weave a Tangled Web

Air Date: 1989-01-15

Things look bad when a married woman's keys are found by the body in a motel room and she can't explain why.

Ep.11 The Search for Peter Kerry

Air Date: 1989-02-05

A long missing heir turns up and trouble ensues.

Ep.12 Smooth Operators

Air Date: 1989-02-12

When a drunk is found dead in the alley, it raises a lot of questions. He was well dressed (but only one shoe) and had no id or money--a robbery or something else?

Ep.13 Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble

Air Date: 1989-02-19

A very attractive young witch appears in Cabot Cove making some residents wonder if she really died a century or so ago.

Ep.14 From Russia ... With Blood

Air Date: 1989-02-26

A purse snatcher gets Jessica in big trouble in Moscow. What they found in her purse shouldn't have been there.

Ep.15 Alma Murder

Air Date: 1989-03-12

An old English professor is caught red-handed over a young girl's body and insists he did it, but a young man later confesses. Whodunit?

Ep.16 Truck Stop

Air Date: 1989-04-02

Walter tells his story by way of black and white flashbacks which makes an interesting change from the usual. He has made a tape of the events that ended with his murder and we see the events unfold.

Ep.17 The Sins of Castle Cove

Air Date: 1989-04-09

A red hot novel, written by a former Fletcher student, seems to expose the small town's secrets and inspires murder. Julie Adams, Gloria DeHaven, Kathryn Grayson and Ruth Roman appear again as the local gossips.

Ep.18 Trevor Hudson's Legacy

Air Date: 1989-04-16

A small town editor in Montana threatens to claim in public that he is the real author of a dead man's manuscript.

Ep.19 Double Exposure

Air Date: 1989-04-30

In a strange case, Jessica bumps into an old friend who is supposed to be dead. His widow insists he is dead and Jessica hires Harry McGraw to investigate.

Ep.20 Three Strikes, You're Out

Air Date: 1989-05-07

A surprised burglar is blamed for the death of the team's pre-game TV Host.

Ep.21 Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall (1)

Air Date: 1989-05-14

Ep.22 Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall (2)

Air Date: 1989-05-21