- Bonus episode from Season Five: "Snow White, Blood Red"
Season four of Murder, She Wrote finds Angela Lansbury back on duty as Jessica Fletcher, a middle-aged author of murder mysteries who can't help getting mixed up in (and invariably solving) real-life homicide. The season opens as Jessica goes on another vacation jaunt, this one to Paris, where she is confronted with the murder of a nasty loan shark. In later excursions, Jessica would ply her trade in Quebec, London, Washington, D.C., and the Deep South, encountering such guest stars as Claire Trevor, Theodore Bikel, Macdonald Carey, Janet Leigh, Henry Gibson, Jane Powell, Shirley Jones, and Eddie Albert. This season marks a "return appearance" by Jessica's British cousin Emma MacGill (also played by Angela Lansbury, whose real name is McGill). This time around, Emma performs the old music-hall ditty "Spoon With Me" which Lansbury previously sang in the 1946 feature film Till the Clouds Roll By. Season four also represents the final appearance of Jessica's close friend Sheriff Amos Tupper, a character written out of the series when actor Tom Bosley defected for his own weekly detective show, Father Dowling Mysteries.
Cast & Crew
Angela Lansbury - Jessica Beatrice Fletcher
Tom Bosley - Sheriff Amos Tupper
Michael Horton - Grady Fletcher
William Windom - Dr. Seth Hazlitt
Richard Paul - Mayor Sam Booth