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Thursday October 18, 1979
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Prime-time network TV listings for Thursday October 18, 1979:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS The Waltons: The Starlet Hawaii Five-O: Though The Heavens Fall Barnaby Jones: Design For Madness
ABC Laverne & Shirley: What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor? Benson: Conflict Of Interest Barney Miller: The Slave Soap: Episode 53 20/20
NBC Buck Rogers In The 25th Century: The Plot To Kill A City (2) Quincy, M.E.: Hot Ice Kate Loves A Mystery: Ladies Of The Afternoon

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] The Waltons [Reg]: The Starlet
Season 8, episode 4
W: D.C. Fontana, Richard Fontana   D: Philip Leacock

With Lewis Arquette (J.D. Pickett), Jerry Gatlin (Camera Operator), Charles Hallahan (Asst. Director Baker), Les Lannom (Sweet Billy), David Cramer (G.I. Joe), Henry Darrow (Barry Stone).
Erin is fascinated by a movie company filming at Walton's Mountain, and decides to go to Hollywood.

[ABC 8:00] Laverne & Shirley [Reg]: What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor?
Season 5, episode 5
W: Chris Thompson, Gary Miller   D: Joel Zwick

With Lynne Marie Stewart (Barbara), Ed Begley Jr. (Bobby Feeney), Julie Parrish (Frisco), Dennis Haysbert (Shore Patrolman).
A long-awaited reunion with Shirley's brother turns into a disaster when the girls discover he has acquired a disturbing habit.

[NBC 8:00] Buck Rogers In The 25th Century [Reg]: The Plot To Kill A City (2)
Season 1, episode 6
W: Alan Brennert   D: Dick Lowry

With Nancy DeCarl (Sherese), James McEachin (Mr. Selvin), Anthony James (Varek), John Quade (Quince), Frank Gorshin (Kellogg), Markie Post (Joella Cameron), Robert Tessier (Marcos), James Sloyan (Barney Smith), Victor Argo (Raphael Argus), Whitney Rydbeck (Hartsteen), Nonice Williams (Katrina Selvin).
Discovered and captured by would-be assassins, Buck tries to stop their plan to destroy the city of New Chicago by using lethal anti-matter.

[ABC 8:30] Benson [Reg]: Conflict Of Interest
Season 1, episode 5
W: Paul Wayne   D: Jay Sandrich

Miss Kraus and Benson turn Kate's school play into a hilarious comedy -- and the governor must decide whether to attend the play or meet the President.

[CBS 9:00] Hawaii Five-O [Reg]: Though The Heavens Fall
Season 12, episode 4
W: Frank Telford   D: Harry F. Hogan III

With Robert Reed (Richard Slade), Michael Strong (Meredith Howell), Dennis Patrick (Elliot Webster), John Allen (Harrison), Chris Black (Anderson), Jerry LeRal (Morgan).
McGarrett learns of the existence of a unique ring of high-society vigilantes.

[ABC 9:00] Barney Miller [Reg]: The Slave
Season 6, episode 5
W: Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein   D: Noam Pitlik

With Peg Shirley (Arlene Kenton), Stanley Kamel (Lance Parks), Sumant (William Nu), Manu Tupou (Philip Azari).
Barney gets caught in the middle when Harris and Wojo learn that a U.N. delegate's chauffeur is a slave, and they demand that he be set free.

[NBC 9:00] Quincy, M.E. [Reg]: Hot Ice
Season 5, episode 5
W: Robert Crais, Ralph Wallace Davenport   D: Ray Danton

With Ed Grover (Agent Niven), Katherine Moffat, Elaine Giftos (FBI Agent Adams), David Sheiner (Andre Otero), Tom Williams (Eddie Parker), George Loros (Bernie Evans), John Karlen (Customs Agent Brice), Elsa Raven (Beauty Contest Judge), Nicholas Georgiade (Lew), Charles Picerni (Vito), Robert Cornthwaite (Dr. Evans).
After finding a fortune in stolen jewels hidden in a corpse, Quincy is asked to go undercover to locate the jewel fence.

[ABC 9:30] Soap [Reg]: Episode 53
Season 3, episode 6
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Candy Azzara (Millie), Martin Ferrero (Waiter).
Billy and his date see Eunice with another man and Chester with another woman; Tim has a final confrontation with Corinne.

[CBS 10:00] Barnaby Jones [Reg]: Design For Madness
Season 8, episode 5
W: Dick Nelson   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Lynn Carlin (Mary Baines), Julie Sommars (Amy Cameron), William Kirby Cullen (Doug), Richard Doyle (Alan Simmons), Regis Cordic (Clark Harrison), Nancy Conrad (Samantha), Saundra Sharp (Nurse Denning), Howard Culver (Dr. Webner), Don Diamond (Charlie).
Barnaby attempts to foil a sinister plan to drive his wealthy but emotionally disturbed niece insane.

[ABC 10:00] 20/20
A report on whether U.S. Marine amphibious landings are outdated in modern warfare.

[NBC 10:00] Kate Loves A Mystery [Reg]: Ladies Of The Afternoon
Season 2, episode 1
W: Lawrence Hertzog   D: Don Medford

With Woody Skaggs (Coroner), Ted Danson (Richard Dellinger), Tom Stechschulte (Mark Rutledge), John Aprea (Phil Stoppard), Dee Wallace (Janet Rutledge), Robert Hardy (Stuart), Michael Fairman (Lieutenant), Deborah Shelton (Ina Dellinger), Charles Thomas Murphy (Ed Johnson), Robert Deero (Herb Allen).
Kate and her partner, Det. Sgt. Varrick, uncover an extortion racket which forces suburban housewives into prostitution.

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