Angela Lansbury made famous the former high school English teacher and famed mystery writer, Jessica Beatrice (J.B.) Fletcher from 1984-1996. Living in small town Cabot Cove on the coast of Maine, Jessica had an inexhaustible list of friends and relatives scattered around the country and for 12 seasons the widowed Mrs. Fletcher’s penchant for solving crimes led her into some strange and surprising situations.
Over its twelve year run Murder, She Wrote received numerous award nominations. Angela Lansbury herself holds the record for the most Emmy nominations for outstanding lead actress in a drama series with twelve, one for each season. Murder, She Wrote has been syndicated in over 40 countries.
Monday, July 7 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Murder at the Oasis”
Jessica is off to Palm Springs for a happy reunion with her college roommate when her trip is marred by the death of her friend’s husband. Piper Laurie guest stars.
Tuesday, July 8 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Tough Guys Don’t Die”
Private investigator Harry McGraw’s partner has been murdered while he was trying to solve several different cases. One of them involves Jessica Fletcher. Jerry Orbach guest stars.
Wednesday, July 9 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Funeral at Fifty Mile”
Jessica travels to Wyoming to the funeral of a old friend and is faced with the murder of a man everyone despises. With Donald Moffat, Stella Stevens.
Thursday, July 10 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Armed Response”
Jessica is in the hospital with a cast on her leg when murder sneaks into the small, exclusive medical center. Stephen Elliott, Martha Raye and Eddie Bracken guest star.
Friday, July 11 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Murder Takes the Bus”
Jessica and sheriff Amos Tupper are on their way to Portland when the sheriff’s car breaks down. Anxious to reach their destination, they take the bus, not knowing that a murderer is among the passengers. Guest stars: Linda Blair, Rue McClanahan.
Monday, July 14 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Sticks and Stones”
Jessica tries to uncover the truth about a land sale that is connected to murder.
Tuesday, July 15 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Murder in the Afternoon”
Jessica penetrates the unreal world of daytime drama while visiting her niece in New York. Alice Krige guest stars.
Wednesday, July 16 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Dead Heat”
Jessica has the difficult task of proving that her niece was framed for the murder of a horse’s owner. Guest star: Jack Carter.
Thursday, July 17 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Reflections of the Mind”
A good friend of Jessica’s fears for her sanity. Ann Blyth guest stars.
Friday, July 18 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Joshua Peabody Died Here”
Tempers and great excitement run high in the otherwise peaceful community of Cabot Cove over the planned construction of a hotel.
Monday, July 21 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Sing a Song of Murder”
Jessica rushes off to London to help her cousin, a famous theatre actress who is the target of several murder attempts. Patrick Macnee and Olivia Hussey guest star.
Tuesday, July 22 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “A Lady in the Lake”
Jessica’s brief stay at a lake resort is tainted by murder.
Wednesday, July 23 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Widow Weep for Me”
When an old friend sends her a letter desperately crying for help, Jessica assumes the identity of a wealthy widow and arrives at a luxurious tropical hotel to sort things out.
Thursday, July 24 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Murder by Appointment”
A cosmetics convention is the backdrop for murder. Guest star: Robert Culp.
Friday, July 25 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Christopher Bundy Died on Sunday”
While disputing the presence of her short story in a suggestive magazine, Jessica must help solve the murder of the magazine’s owner. Guest stars: Carol Lawrence, Robert Stack.
Monday, July 28 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Murder in the Electric Cathedral”
Jessica must find the murderer of her close friend, whose will is being disputed between the family and a popular evangelist.
Tuesday, July 29 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “School for Scandal”
Jessica Fletcher is to receive a special award for Crenshaw College and finds out that murder poses puzzling questions. June Lockhart and Roddy McDowall guest star.
Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Murder Digs Deep”
Jessica researches a new book at an archeological dig and must contend with both gold fever and murder. Guest star: Connie Stevens.
Thursday, July 31 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Jessica Behind Bars”
Jessica agrees to give lectures on creative writing to the inmates of a women’s prison. Vera Miles and Yvonne De Carlo guest star.
Friday, August 1 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Trial by Error”
Jessica gets jury duty, and the arduous task of unraveling a double murder. Alan Hale Jr. (Gilligan’s Island) guest stars.
Monday, August 4 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “One Good Bid Deserves Another”
Jessica becomes involved in a popular actor’s murder, which centers around a beautiful woman’s tragic past. Guest star: Karen Black.
Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Menace Anyone?”
A tennis star is killed by a bomb planted in his girlfriend’s car. Guest: Van Johnson.
Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Keep the Home Fires Burning”
Jessica and Amos investigate a murder at the Joshua Peabody Inn. Guest star: Alan Young.
Thursday, August 7 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “If a Body Meets a Body”
Jessica and Amos track down two dead bodies which disappear and reappear.
Friday, August 8 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Powder Keg”
Jessica helps a friend and fellow writer’s son who is falsely accused of murder.