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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Most Wanted' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Most Wanted':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)





March 21, 1976: Pilot
Season 0, episode 1
W: Larry Heath   D: Walter Grauman

With Leslie Charleson (Officer Lee Herrick), Tom Selleck (Officer Tom Roybo), Percy Rodrigues (Mayor Stoddard), Marj Dusay (Jean Evers), Stephen McNally (Reverend Benson), Sheree North (Melissa Dawson), Jack Kehoe (Phil Benedict), Roger Perry (Harkness), Fred Sadoff (Goldberg), Kitty Winn (Sister Beth).
A rapist-killer who preys on nuns prompts the mayor of Los Angeles to create a special task force headed by Captain Linc Evers to catch the killer.





October 16, 1976: The Sky Killer
Season 1, episode 1
W: Guerdon Trueblood   D: Don Medford

With Harris Yulin (Billy Wilcox), Robert Mandan (Fred Watson), Allan Miller (Anthony Celli), Ward Costello (Andrew Harris), Roy Poole (Larry George).
Debut of a drama series about the exploits of a special semi-autonomous unit of the L.A. police department assigned to deal with dangerous criminals and with crimes that generate extraordinary media attention. Robert Stack returns in the weekly series as captain of the unit. In the first show, a skyjacker conducts an airborne "trial" of the congressman who was responsible for his murder conviction.

October 23, 1976: The Slaver
Season 1, episode 2
D: Virgil Vogel

With Ian McShane (Colin Wyatt), Linda Kelsey (Beth Gordon), Kaz Garas (Stearns), Rosemary Murphy (Inga), John Zaremba (Chancellor Martin), Ken Lynch, Joseph V. Perry (Pierce), Jenny Sherman (Grace).
The kidnapping of the sixth coed, coupled with the disappearance of other young women around the country, leads to a trail of white slavery from Los Angeles to Bangkok.

October 30, 1976: The Corrupter
Season 1, episode 3
D: Virgil Vogel

With Mariette Hartley (Lt. Ruth Massey), Clint Young (Markham), Michael Burns (Bobby Boone), Dennis Olivieri (Alfred Hemming), Frank Maxwell (Arnold), Robert F. Hoy (Hemming).
A city faces destruction by the detonation of a hijacked plutonium convoy if the demands of a scientist are not met.

November 6, 1976: The Two Dollar Kidnappers
Season 1, episode 4
D: Virgil Vogel

With Clu Gulager (Shelby), E.J. Peaker (Meg Warren), Thalmus Rasulala (Fort), Phillip R. Allen (Warren), Harlee McBride (Lila).
An unseen CB radio operator organizes a ring of kidnappers.

November 20, 1976: The Wolf Pack Killer
Season 1, episode 5
D: Don Medford

With Kristoffer Tabori (William Conley), Robert Sampson (Markle), Les Lannom (Donald Markle), Peggy McCay (Sylvia Markle), Aubrey Martin (Wilma), Rickie Sorensen (Rickie).
Revolutionaries employ guerrilla tactics to intimidate the authorities.

November 27, 1976: The Heisman Killer
Season 1, episode 6

With Art Hindle (Eddie Harris), Robert Hays (Bruce Collins), Ed Nelson (Moose Watson), Dane Clark (Jones), George Wallace (Coach Kramer), Richard Bull (Sheriff Nye), Lew Brown (Capt. Coonz).
A sniper disrupts the practice session at the Rose Bowl and then threatens to get the Heisman Trophy winner on the 50 yard line on New Year's Day.

December 18, 1976: The Torch
Season 1, episode 7
D: Virgil Vogel

With Michael McGuire (Vernon Westra), Aldine King (Marie), Carl Franklin (Tannehill), Helen Funai (Miko), James Gammon (Joe Carter).
A ruthless con man devises a payoff scheme in which he eliminates a businessman's competitors with a series of bombings.

December 25, 1976: The Ten-Percenter
Season 1, episode 8
W: Stephen Kandel   D: Walter Grauman

With Lynda Day George (Laurie Chandler), Len Birman (Gil Slade), Edward Power (Joe Bake), Joan Pringle (Bonnie Jacks), Carl Weintraub (Dave Thomas).
A beautiful criminal lawyer turns her expertise to the other side of the law by heading a burglary ring, but her sideline unexpectedly leads to murder.

January 1, 1977: The White Collar Killer
Season 1, episode 9
D: Virgil Vogel

With Lloyd Bochner (Dr. Simmons), Katherine Cannon (Eileen Carson), George DiCenzo (Blaine), Ric Mancini (Granatti), John Karlen (Red Murphy), Stewart Moss (Sperry), Joe E. Tata (Toller).
The Most Wanted team goes undercover in a minimum security prison in order to investigate a series of murders of white-collar criminals in the institution.

January 8, 1977: The Fixer
Season 1, episode 10
D: Leslie H. Martinson

With Gary Collins, Susan Howard, Murray Hamilton, William Smithers, Fred Stuthman.
A member of a famous reporting team is murdered while investigating a protection racket. His partner, fearing for the safety of his family, refuses to cooperate with the police.

January 15, 1977: The Pirate
Season 1, episode 11
D: Virgil Vogel

With Chris Robinson (Steve), Christine Belford (Jennifer Haron), Jay Varela (Diaz), Kenneth Tobey (Harbor Master), William Prince (Barnes).
A gang dealing in drug trafficking turns to piracy, seizing yachts, setting the passengers adrift at sea, and using the captured ships to transport their drugs.

February 5, 1977: The Hit Man
Season 1, episode 12
W: Robert Janes   D: Richard Lang

With Eric Braeden (Cain), Janet MacLachlan (Loretta Stoddard), Carl Betz (Hill), Ford Rainey (Dr. Farrell), Than Wyenn (LeBeau).
A financier seeks revenge against Mayor Stoddard for ruining his political career, by hiring an international hit man to do away with him.

February 12, 1977: The Ritual Killer
Season 1, episode 13
W: Stephen Kandel

With James Olson (Ryerson), Robert Dowdell (Dr. Andrews), Ned Romero (Dan Fox), David Hinton (Spencer), Devon Ericson (Julia).
A noted newsman, who has an uncanny knack for learning pertinent facts surrounding a series of bizarre deaths, becomes the link between the police and a ritualistic murderer.

February 19, 1977: The Tunnel Killer
Season 1, episode 14
D: Harvey Laidman

With Stuart Whitman (Jacques Tyler), Robert Yuro (Frank Nelson), Arlene Golonka (Sheila), Norman Alden (Rick Barone), Hal Williams (Rashad), Matthew Labyorteaux (Billy Joe Nelson).
A bank robber needs a quick $2 million to finance his debut as a gunrunner.

February 26, 1977: Ms. Murder
Season 1, episode 15

With Jennifer Warren (Angela), Jim McMullan (Paul Franklin), Renne Jarrett, Phillip Pine, Richard Bakalyan, Dan Ferrone.
The death of a gangster kingpin's son prompts him to put out a contract to get the killer, and the "hit man" turns out to be a beautiful brunette.

March 7, 1977: The Death Dealer
Season 1, episode 16

With Mitchell Ryan (Keith Garner), Joanna Miles (Andrea Garner), Stuart Nisbet (Fred), Herb Armstrong (Lyman), Don Billet (Joe Shavin).
A series of bizarre suicides by leading citizens in the financial community shocks the city, as there are no apparent reasons for the wealthy men to take their own lives.

March 14, 1977: The Driver
Season 1, episode 17
D: Virgil Vogel

With Pernell Roberts (Bailey), Marlyn Mason (Barbara Morgan), Anthony Geary (Chops), Paul Lambert (Burger).
A dedicated woman public official is confronted by a desperate dilemma when an extortionist demands $100,000 after she receives a bribe offer from a real estate developer.

March 21, 1977: The Insider
Season 1, episode 18

With Kathleen Beller, Jerry Douglas, Marc Vahanian, Scott Hylands.
An extortionist turns a teenage group into a gang that sets off a series of truck "accidents", forcing the trucking companies to pay protection insurance.

April 25, 1977: The People Mover
Season 1, episode 19

With Edward Mulhare (Alex Barris), Katherine Justice (Jennie Lawrence), Charles Siebert (Hank Clayton), Joby Baker (Pete Kerman), Eldon Quick (Miles Hopkins), Ed Griffith (Willie Butler), John Reidy (Nunzio).
A crime ring provides wanted criminals with new identities.

August 13, 1977: The Spellbinder
Season 1, episode 20

With John Saxon, Trish Stewart, Jason Evers, John Calvin, William Swan, Robert Patten.
Capt. Evers recognizes the leader of a strict, life-controlling sect as the murderer of a young woman.

August 20, 1977: The Dutchman
Season 1, episode 21
W: Stephen Kandel   D: Don Medford

With Rip Torn (Van Wyck), Belinda Montgomery (Ann Del Amo), Paul Koslo (Jimmy), Burr DeBenning (Ray), Vernon Weddle (Crill), Ben Frank (Blake).
A ruthless cane-wielding ex-con heads a gang which uses laser rifles to commit supermarket robberies. (Last show of the series.)


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