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Murder, She Wrote/Murder in the Afternoon

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Murder in the Afternoon
Season 2, Episode 3
Airdate October 13, 1985
Production Number 60302
Teleplay by Paul Savage
Story by Paul W. Cooper
Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman
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Murder in the Afternoon is the third episode of the second season of Murder, She Wrote, and the twenty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Angela Lansbury (Jessica Fletcher)

Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order: William Atherton (Larry Holleran), Paul Burke (Herbert Upton), Nicholas Hammond (Todd Worthy), Terry Kiser (Gordon LaMonica), Alice Krige (Nita Cochran), Robert Lipton (Martin Grattop), Lloyd Nolan (Julian Tenley), Tricia O'Neil (Bibi Hartman), Mackenzie Phillips (Carol Needom), Lurene Tuttle (Grandma), Robert Walden (Lt. Antonelli), Jessica Walter (Joyce)

Co-Starring: George Murdock (Officer Kaplan), John M. Miranda (Prop Man), Elven Havard (Guard)


Plot Overview

When Jessica visits her niece on the set of the soap opera on which she performs, she discovers backstage intrigue worthy of a soap plot, culminating in the murder of the show's domineering producer, for which her niece is the prime suspect.


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