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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Practice' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The Practice':


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

January 30, 1976: The Practice
Season 1, episode 1
D: Lee Philips

With Jack Dodson (Dr. Gardner), J. Pat O'Malley (Arthur), Dean Santoro (Dr. Walters), R.J. Adams (Dr. Perry).
Danny Thomas returns in a weekly series as a veteran medical practitioner who is irascible and headstrong by nature, but at heart a pussycat. In the first show, the health of a good friend becomes a matter of concern.

February 6, 1976: Love And Death
Season 1, episode 2
W: Steve Gordon   D: Noam Pitlik

With Ruth Manning (Nurse Franklin), Marge Redmond.
Dr. Bedford prescribes a little love for a desolate patient after an eager-to-operate doctor performs unnecessary surgery.

February 13, 1976: The Vote
Season 1, episode 3

With Severn Darden (Dr. Chisholm).
Dr. Bedford wonders how to cast his ballot when his son David is nominated to serve as the hospital's chief of internal medicine.

February 20, 1976: Molly And Jim
Season 1, episode 4

With James Callahan (Jim).
Dr. Bedford reacts with characteristic grouchiness to mask his fear that he might lose his nurse, Molly, when she falls in love with a patient.

February 27, 1976: The Choice
Season 1, episode 5
W: Steve Gordon, John Boni, Norman Stiles   D: Richard Kinon

With Vic Tayback.
Nurse Gibbons, his son and daughter-in-law try to talk Dr. Bedford out of treating a drug-pushing gangster.

March 12, 1976: The Unsinkable Molly Gibbons
Season 1, episode 6

With John Byner (Dr. Caine).
Dr. Bedford nearly suffers cardiac arrest when he discovers that his doctor-son is secretly conducting cancer tests on Nurse Gibbons.

March 19, 1976: The Down Payment
Season 1, episode 7

Dr. Bedford's office is vandalized and he has trouble raising funds to replace equipment.

April 2, 1976: Jules' Vacation
Season 1, episode 8

With Joseph V. Perry (Jim), Naomi Stevens (Mrs. Friedman), Penny Santon (Rose), Dave Shelley (Al Sullivan), Raymond Singer (Man Bitten by Fish).
Forced to take a long-overdue vacation, Dr. Bedford promptly turns his hotel room into a makeshift clinic.

April 9, 1976: The Nose
Season 1, episode 9

With Stewart Moss (Dan Case), Quinn Redeker (Lindsey), Titos Vandis (Nicolas).
Caught between his oldest friend and only son, Dr. Bedford's meddling almost causes him the loss of both.

April 16, 1976: Molly's Mistake
Season 1, episode 10

With Billy Braver.
Molly considers giving up medicine -- and Dr. Bedford -- when she discovers she's given an overdose of allergy serum to a hilarious hypochondriac.

April 23, 1976: Jenny's Despair
Season 1, episode 11

With Allen Price (Paul Bedford), Damon Bradley Raskin (Tony Bedford).
What are grandfather's rights? Dr. Bedford battles for his when he comes face-to-face with a side of daughter-in-law Jenny he's never seen before.

April 30, 1976: Jules And Eddie
Season 1, episode 12

With Bryan Scott (Eddie).
Dr. Bedford becomes a "practice father" when 10-year-old Eddie is dropped off for a checkup and is never reclaimed by his legal guardian.

May 7, 1976: Jules And The Bum
Season 1, episode 13
W: Steve Gordon, Arnold Somkin   D: Bill Persky

With Victor Buono (Bernard), Mary Wilcox (Nurse).
Dr. David Bedford, against his father's advice, welcomes into his home a once-famous author.

May 14, 1976: Jules' Investment
Season 1, episode 14
W: Steve Gordon, Arnold Somkin, Bruce Kane   D: Bill Persky

With John Byner (Dr. Caine).
Dr. Bedford has second thoughts about taking part in a real estate venture when he learns it may force a colleague out of business.





October 13, 1976: The Dream
Season 2, episode 1

With Lucille Ball (Matilda Morrison).
An eccentric psychic complains of headaches and premonitions of her own death.

October 22, 1976: Helen's Beau
Season 2, episode 2
W: Dale McRaven, Sam Denoff   D: Tony Mordente

With Barry Gordon (Dr. Fisk).
Jules arranges a blind date for Helen with a young intern.

October 27, 1976: Judy Sinclair
Season 2, episode 3
W: Steve Gordon   D: Noam Pitlik

With Marlo Thomas (Judy Sinclair), Allen Price (Paul Bedford), Damon Bradley Raskin (Tony Bedford), Matthew Labyorteaux (Pete).
A divorcee refuses to be separated from her mentally disabled child in order to undergo hospital tests.

November 3, 1976: It's All In The Head
Season 2, episode 4
W: Bernie Kahn   D: Tony Mordente

With Caren Kaye.
Dr. Jules Bedford suspects his doctor-son of carrying on an extra-marital affair.

December 1, 1976: The Snow Job
Season 2, episode 5

With Art Metrano (Cabbie), Yvonne Wilder (Mrs. Widdicomb), Jayne Meadows (Mrs. Milnor), Ivor Francis (Mr. Milnor), William Cort (Mr. Widdicomb).
Dr. Jules Bedford and his son are stranded in a 16th floor apartment due to a power failure and are pressed into service by a neighbor who is about to have a baby.

December 8, 1976: A Doctor's Doctor
Season 2, episode 6
W: Mark Tuttle   D: Tony Mordente

With Candy Azzara (Madame), Sarina Grant (Nurse Bleeker), R.J. Adams (Dr. Perry), Bill Dana (Murphy), Robert Miller Driscoll.
When Dr. Jules Bedford's son David orders his father hospitalized, the elder doctor reveals himself to be a most impatient patient.

December 22, 1976: Carlotta
Season 2, episode 7

With Edie Adams (Carlotta).
An old flame tries to tempt Dr. Bedford into marriage by promising a large donation to the hospital.

December 29, 1976: Jules Takes A Partner
Season 2, episode 8

With David Huddleston (Dr. Harrigan), Ralph Manza (Herman).
Two doctors together are one too many when Jules Bedford -- trying to save a colleague from the boredom of retirement -- offers to share his office with him.

January 26, 1977: Oh, Brother
Season 2, episode 9
W: Rick Mittleman   D: Noam Pitlik

With Jan Murray (Harry).
The reappearance of Jules' long-lost brother causes sentiment to get in the way of common sense, and Jules forgets the the fellow's larcenous habits. (Last show of the series.)


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