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Diagnosis Murder/Murder by the Busload

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Murder by the Busload
Season 4, Episode 9
Airdate November 7, 1996
Production Number 3964
Written by Lee Goldberg &
William Rabkin
Directed by Christian I. Nyby II
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Murder by the Busload is the ninth episode of the fourth season of Diagnosis Murder, and the sixty-eighth episode overall.

Starring: Dick Van Dyke (Dr. Mark Sloan) Victoria Rowell (Dr. Amanda Bentley), Charlie Schlatter (Dr. Jesse Travis), Michael Tucci (Norman Briggs)

and Barry Van Dyke (Lt. Det. Steve Sloan)

Guest Stars: Marietta DePrima (Melora Jackson), Kathy Evison (Tanya Wells), Danielle Nicolet (Sara Gilbey), Kevin Richardson (Roy Paige), Richard Riehle (Dustin Woods), Nancy Youngblut (Nurse Nancy Rush), Tony Colitti (Paramedic), Joseph Whipp (Bus Driver)

Special Appearance by: Del Harris (Himself)

Co-Starring: Paige Carter (EMT #5), Kris Iyer (EMT #4), Helena V. Lewis (EMT #3), Bob Miner (Homeless Man / Lou Kupfer), Melissa Nickert (EMT #2)

Featuring: Spike Silver (Fred Talisker)


Plot Overview

Arriving at an accident involving a city bus, Mark discovers that one of the riders on the bus is dead, but what puzzles him is that the other passengers all suffered minor forward-motion injuries and that the dead man died from trauma to the back of the head.


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The Show

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