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Ironside

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Season: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9/14/1967 Ep 1: Message from Beyond
A security guard is implicated in the theft of $175,000 from a horse-racing track. Even after the suspect dies in a car crash, Ironside is sure he left clues about where to find the money - and who ordered him to steal it.
9/21/1967 Ep 2: The Leaf in the Forest
In an unsettling series of events, lonely old women are being strangled. But Chief Ironside has a hunch that it's more than just a case of a serial killer at work
9/28/1967 Ep 3: Dead Man's Tale
A notorious gangster is preparing to turn state's evidence when he is murdered. Ironside, in a cunning move, deploys a tactic where he pretends that the man is still alive, and ready to talk.
10/5/1967 Ep 4: Eat, Drink and Be Buried
When noted columnist and television personality Francesca Kirby begins receiving death threats, she turns to her old friend Robert Ironside, who is soon on the case.
10/12/1967 Ep 5: The Taker
A policeman who's been a personal friend of Ironside's for years is shot dead while on an investigation. When people attempt to paint the cop as crooked, Ironside sets about defending his friend's reputation.
10/19/1967 Ep 6: An Inside Job
It's a tense hostage situation, with Ironside and Eve Whitfield as the hostages. It's up to the Chief to devise a plan to help them escape from the two killers keeping them captive in the precinct.
10/26/1967 Ep 7: Tagged for Murder
Ironside is sent to investigate a death that on the surface appears to be an accidental electrocution. Ed recognizes a pattern of murder, and traces the death to a Swiss bank account and a stash of hidden loot stolen during World War II, risking his badge along the way.
11/2/1967 Ep 8: Let My Brother Go
Ironside is having problems keeping a group of local kids on the straight and narrow, so he turns to football star Bat Masterson (an old friend of Mark's) to give the kids some life lessons. The gridiron star resists at first, but is soon helping after he makes a startling family discovery.
11/9/1967 Ep 9: Light at the End of the Journey
A recently blinded woman has witnessed to a murder. The killer doesn't realize that the woman couldn't see him, and attempts to silence her before she can point him out. Ironside sets a trap with the pretty woman as the bait. Robert Reed guest stars.
11/16/1967 Ep 10: The Monster of Comus Towers
An ingenious art theft takes place high atop the Comus Towers Art Museum, and Ironside rightly suspects that the there's something deeper and trickier than the clues that appear at the crime scene.
11/23/1967 Ep 11: The Man Who Believed
Ironside takes a special interest in the apparent suicide of a rising folk singer. It turns out the woman once wrote an encouraging letter to the Chief, and he's not convinced that she'd ever think to take her own life.
11/30/1967 Ep 12: A Very Cool Hot Car
Cars are being stolen in worryingly high numbers, and with the numbers recovered falling dramatically, the signs point to a crooked cop somewhere in the department.
12/7/1967 Ep 13: The Past Is Prologue
When it's suddenly revealed that a friend of Ironside's, a hardworking carpenter, has been living under a false name for 19 years and is about to be extradited to New York on a murder charge, the Chief finds himself protecting the man's innocence.
12/21/1967 Ep 14: Girl in the Night
Ed meets and falls for a lovely singer in Las Vegas. Later at her home, she leaves hurriedly and Ed is assaulted. Ironside, correctly sensing a connection, investigates the beating and looks more closely into the life the singer leads outside the spotlight. Susan Saint James guest stars.
12/28/1967 Ep 15: The Fourteenth Runner
A visiting Soviet athlete vanishes during a practice run. It appears to be a case of kidnapping, but Ironside is not convinced. He's got no choice but to work with Soviet agents to solve the case. Ed Asner guest stars.
1/4/1968 Ep 16: Force of Arms
Tired of the everyday violence that threatens his community, a local businessman sets up an organized vigilante force. When he's found dead in his car, Ironside must put the pieces together to determine if his death was another senseless random crime or something with more purposeful intent.
1/11/1968 Ep 17: Memory of an Ice Cream Stick
Mark is dismayed to learn that an old friend has become a suspect in a murder investigation. Ironside, aware of the man's criminal past and his influence on Mark, must use what can only be described as tough love to force Mark to see his old friend's true ways.
1/25/1968 Ep 18: To Kill a Cop
Ed and two colleagues arrest a violent restaurant owner who swears revenge upon his release. When the officers are found murdered a short time later, Ironside must convince Ed that finding the killer might not be so cut and dried. Pernell Roberts guest stars.
2/1/1968 Ep 19: The Lonely Hostage
A cop also working part time as a security officer is caught robbing a bank and shoots a patrolman while making his escape. After a week of hiding out he decides to turn himself in to Ironside, but the plot quickly turns into a hostage situation and another attempted escape.
2/8/1968 Ep 20: The Challenge
Ironside explores the workings of the human mind when a psychiatrist friend of his is murdered. Can Ironside determine the killer by viewing his only set of clues, his friend's collection of artwork?
2/15/1968 Ep 21: All in a Day's Work
Eve faces her toughest days a police officer after shooting and killing a man involved in a jewelry store robbery. When she learns the man was only 17, she questions everything about her chosen profession and wants to resign immediately, but Ironside urges her to stay on.
2/22/1968 Ep 22: Something for Nothing
A singer and compulsive (not to mention unlucky) gambler who's gotten into deep debt with a local mobster is forced to participate in a bank heist to settle his tab. Ironside needs to convince the man to take the stand against the hood. James Farentino and Susan Saint James guest star.
2/29/1968 Ep 23: Barbara Who
A troubled nurse's aide who treated Ironside after the shooting that left him wheelchair-bound, now turns to him for help. But there's much more behind the woman's troubles as Ironside discovers that she suffers from amnesia and is the main suspect in a noted murder. Vera Miles guest stars.
3/7/1968 Ep 24: Perfect Crime
Ironside's peerless investigative mind gets tested when, while lecturing at a local college, he discovers that a student is planning to prove that the perfect crime can, in fact, be committed.
3/14/1968 Ep 25: Officer Bobby
Ironside narrowly escapes death when a plane he was about to board is ripped apart by a bomb. Was Ironside the intended target? Upon returning to his van, the Chief is greeted by another shocking discovery - an abandoned baby with ties to the explosion.
3/21/1968 Ep 26: Trip to Hashbury
A troubled teenage runaway accuses Ed of police brutality after he removes her from a dangerous den of drug-fueled hippies. Ironside explores the idea that the girl was assaulted prior to Ed's arrival. Ed and Ironside battle the girl's father, himself a top attorney.
3/28/1968 Ep 27: Due Process of Law
When Mark's date is found dead from an apparent overdose, Mark attempts to sidestep Ironside - not to mention due process - and go after the drug dealer he feels is responsible. Ironside ultimately shows Mark why keeping a cool head and working within the boundaries of the law always prevail.
4/4/1968 Ep 28: Return of the Hero
Capt. David Larkin, a decorated war hero who served two tours of duty in Vietnam in addition to being Chief Ironside's former homicide partner of two years, finds himself on trial for the double murder of his wife and her lover.
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9/19/1968 Ep 30: Shell Game
A notorious jewel thief named named Arthur Justin arrives in town at the same time that a priceless shipment of famous jewels is headed for display at a local museum. Coincidence? Ironside knows better, and is determined to make sure that the jewels get to where they need to go without incident.
9/26/1968 Ep 32: Split Second to an Epitaph (2)
The danger draws closer and takes aim squarely at Ironside, as the person who stole drugs from the hospital and killed a guard also plans for the Chief to die on the operating table. Part 2 of 2.
9/26/1968 Ep 31: Split Second to an Epitaph (1)
Knocked to the pavement as masked junkie flees a murder scene, Ironside begins to detect some sensation in his paralyzed legs. When he elects to have surgery, he finds that his crime solving skills are put to good use in the hospital. Part 1 of 2.
10/3/1968 Ep 33: The Sacrifice
The shadow of doubt is cast over a policeman - a friend of Chief Ironside's - who is accused murdering an abortionist. Ironside once again rails against the court of public opinion to prove that his friend should not be the prime suspect in the investigation. Ricardo Montalban guest stars.
10/10/1968 Ep 34: Robert Phillips vs. the Man
Racial tensions run high when a black activist named Robert Phillips is arrested for the murder of an outspoken racist shopkeeper. The police commissioner asks for Ironside's help to prove the man's innocence and to prevent the San Francisco streets from erupting in violence.
10/24/1968 Ep 35: Desperate Encounter
An old hunting buddy of Ironside's invites him to stay at his remote mountain home, but promptly and bafflingly disappears. It's up to Ironside to figure out what has happened to his friend, while at the same time unraveling the mystery of the nearby town's tightly held secret.
10/31/1968 Ep 36: I, the People
An obnoxious talk show host who humbly bills himself as "The People's Voice" has always had his share of detractors, but once he begins receiving a series of death threats, Ironside is called upon for protection. But is "The People's Voice" hiding something about himself? Milton Berle guest stars.
11/7/1968 Ep 37: Price Tag -- Death
There's troublesome news of the murder of a homeless man, and Ironside works alongside a former cop, now down and out and living on the streets himself, to solve the case.
11/14/1968 Ep 38: An Obvious Case of Guilt
Numerous bits of evidence indicate Ironside's former girlfriend shot and killed her husband, but the Chief, as he is wont to do, seeks and discovers all of the facts before an arrest is made. Ironside also sports a hunch that the "victim" might still be alive.
11/21/1968 Ep 39: Reprise
When Officer Eve Whitfield is critically injured during a pawnshop robbery, Ironside reflects on their first meetings - he as a man still able to walk, and she as a rich local society figure drawn into police life after witnessing a crime.
11/28/1968 Ep 40: The Macabre Mr. Micawber
A rich man is murdered, and his butler is the prime suspect. The man's lively mynah bird witnessed the entire event, and it's up to Ironside and his crew to find out what the bird knows and convince him to talk. Burgess Meredith guest stars.
12/5/1968 Ep 41: Side Pocket
Ironside takes a personal interest in a young pool shark who plans on going to college, even writing a letter of recommendation for the boy. When he changes his mind and decides to enter a high stakes pool game against a notorious opponent, a suspicious Ironside looks for answers.
12/12/1968 Ep 42: Sergeant Mike
A fierce but well-trained dog found at a murder scene did not belong to the victim. Ironside takes the German Shepherd to his office to find out if its owner can help identify the killer.
1/2/1969 Ep 43: In Search of an Artist
In search of a birthday present for Eve, Ironside happens upon a painting that turns out to be the work of a friend of the Chief's. His friend is on the run from a murder charge, and Ironside eventually tracks him down in a remote Mexican village and helps solve the case at last.
1/9/1969 Ep 44: Up, Down, and Even
Eve's niece is arrested for possession and use of marijuana, and the threat of reform school makes her take flight. Ironside, meanwhile, investigates her school and friends in a bid to clear her and find the source of the drug supply.
1/23/1969 Ep 45: Why the Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club Met on Thursday
It's a family affair for Ironside, as he investigates the sudden disappearance of one of his Aunt Victoria closest friends. Despite her nephew's stern admonitions, Victoria and her other card playing friends begin some sleuthing of their own, fixing their investigative spotlight on the missing woman's husband.
1/30/1969 Ep 46: Rundown on a Bum Rap
Mark's old boxing coach, an alcoholic, is found at the scene of a serious assault and nobody seems prepared to entertain the theory that he might just be innocent. Even with Ironside's assistance, Mark becomes frustrated with the legal process while his friend awaits acquittal.
2/6/1969 Ep 47: The Prophecy
A society widow and fortune teller makes a series of confusing prophecies for the members of ironside's team. As they attempt to recover a highly valuable stolen painting, the odd predictions begin to come true with startling accuracy.
2/13/1969 Ep 48: A World of Jackals
An one-time actress goes missing after another failed attempt at a comeback. When the actress's assistant, an old friend of Marks, calls him to ask for a meeting, she is kidnapped before he can reach her. Ironside and his team encounter forgery, extortion and attempted murder in their efforts to find the truth.
2/20/1969 Ep 49: And Be My Love
Following a series of robberies against some of San Francisco's richest socialites, Eve Whitfield, no stranger to high society herself, falls in love with one of the victims. The only trouble is that this new flame also happens to be Ironside's prime suspect.
2/27/1969 Ep 50: Moonlight Means Money
Ed runs into an old friend moonlighting as a taxi driver. They uncover a drug running operation after discovering a package of drugs in the taxi, and wind up becoming implicated in the operation and suspended. Ironside must fight to clear Ed's name.
3/6/1969 Ep 51: A Drug on the Market
A widowed friend of Ironside's has been receiving a series of threatening phone calls telling her that she hasn't much time left. The Chief investigates and discovers there is foul play afoot as the widow's brother is attempting to orchestrate a merger with her deceased husband's pharmaceutical company.
3/13/1969 Ep 52: Puzzlelock
An ex-policeman murders his wife and sets up a complicated false trail, with an apparently flawless alibi in order to cover his tracks. His alibi? That he was having dinner at the time of the murder with none other than Ironside himself, who finds the whole thing just a little too convenient.
3/27/1969 Ep 53: The Tormentor
Clint Atkins is a popular baseball player who happens to be an old friend of Ed's. When the slugger starts receiving threatening mail, he seeks the help of Ironside and his team. It's not long before the letters turn into something far more sinister and imminently dangerous.
4/3/1969 Ep 54: A Matter of Love and Death
A young woman is found dead in a park, and it soon transpires that she died as a result of an illegal abortion. Eve goes undercover to investigate, and Ironside soon discovers a hotel frequented by single women and a series of tragic deaths at the hands of an unscrupulous doctor.
4/10/1969 Ep 55: Not With a Whimper, But a Bang
Ironside and his team are called to the local college, which is being plagued by a series of false bomb threats. Ironside senses that the false threats are likely to get very real very quickly, while the editor of the college paper is convinced that leftist militants are behind the bomb scares. Ed Asner guest stars.
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9/18/1969 Ep 56: Alias Mr. Braithwaite
Mark's Aunt Ruby is swindled out of her life savings by a smooth talking con artist. Ironside devises a plan in which Ed and Eve pose as a wealthy married couple in a resort, to catch the con while he attempts another scam.
9/25/1969 Ep 58: Goodbye to Yesterday (2)
Chief Ironside is reunited with Barbara Richards, a lost love whose kidnapped daughter he is trying to locate. Standing in the way is a disgruntled husband and an unhelpful rural sheriff. Vera Miles and Slim Pickens guest star.
9/25/1969 Ep 57: Goodbye to Yesterday (1)
Guest star Vera Miles returns as Barbara Richards, the amnesia victim and nurse's aide with whom Ironside once fell in love. When her daughter is kidnapped, she once again seeks the Chief's help. Part 1 of 2.
10/2/1969 Ep 59: Poole's Paradise
As Ironside and his team pass through a small town, Ed is kidnapped by an escaped convict. The Chief sacrifices his custom RV as bait to set a trap for the criminal.
10/9/1969 Ep 60: Eye of the Hurricane
Lured to a prison with a promise of information, Ironside and Mark are taken hostage by a trio of convicts desperate to escape. Savvy as ever, the Chief uses a combination of brains and brawn to thwart their escape plan.
10/16/1969 Ep 61: A Bullet for Mark
Ironside's personal assistant Mark is shot by a sniper, with everyone assuming that the Chief was the intended target. Ironside suspects otherwise and follows the trail to a narcotics ring.
10/23/1969 Ep 62: Love My Enemy
In charge of security for Americans at a diplomatic conference, Ironside is asked by his stubborn Chinese counterpart to find out why the leader of the latter's delegation is dying. The chief suspects airborne poison, but who released it?
10/30/1969 Ep 63: Seeing Is Believing
A brutal bar fight results in the death of a bookie. Five barflies who witnessed the fatal attack assist a police artist in creating a composite drawing of the killer, and the results point directly at Ed, who lacks a credible alibi.
11/13/1969 Ep 64: The Machismo Bag
Mark encounters a group of freedom fighters at his local college who appear to have more attitude than sense. Mark urges Ironside to work on behalf of a hot-blodded student of Mexican-American descent.
11/20/1969 Ep 65: Programmed for Danger
Several girls connected to the same computer dating agency are attacked, and when it transpires that they all fit the same rough profile, Ironside turns to Eve, who sets herself up as a potential next victim.
11/27/1969 Ep 66: Five Miles High
Ironside is called upon to escort an important witness from Honolulu to San Francisco. Someone wants the witness dead, and the Chief soon learns that the hit man is aboard the same flight.
12/4/1969 Ep 67: L'Chayim
Ironside is brought in to investigate after a Hebrew school is vandalized. The rabbi, an old acquaintance of the chief, is most concerned about a missing Torah, which is being held for ransom.
12/11/1969 Ep 68: Beyond a Shadow
A troubled old friend of Ironside's is driven to despair and attempts to take her own life. Especially troublesome is a sensationalistic journalist, played by guest star Mort Sahl, who accuses the woman of killing her husband.
12/25/1969 Ep 69: Stolen on Demand
Mark discovers the troubling news that one of the teens he is coaching in a youth basketball league has been lured into a 'steal to order' crime ring. He seeks Ironside's permission to investigate. David Cassidy guest stars.
1/8/1970 Ep 70: Dora
Ironside advises his friend, produce-company owner Dora Copeland to refuse taking a loan from a man with ties to organized crime. The man retaliates by attempting to frame Dora's son for the attempted rape of a young woman.
1/22/1970 Ep 71: Beware the Wiles of a Stranger
On returning home from a family visit, Mark decides to pick up a hitch hiker. It turns out his passenger is part of a group of house robbers and is more interested in having an alibi than in needing a ride.
1/29/1970 Ep 72: Eden Is the Place We Leave
A young boxer from San Francisco's Samoan community attempts to break free from the old traditions after a tragedy in the ring results in an opponent's death. As the young man's sponsor, Ironside intervenes with the family.
2/5/1970 Ep 73: The Wrong Time, the Wrong Place
Ed's friendship with a movie star takes a turn for the mysterious when the man is given a safe deposit box key by a criminal just before he dies. Ironside and his team search for the criminal's cohorts and to rescue a girl in danger.
2/12/1970 Ep 74: Return to Fiji
Ironside travels to Fiji to spend a holiday with an old friend and fellow World War II vet. The Chief suspects foul play when he learns that his friend has gone to visit him in San Francisco.
2/19/1970 Ep 75: Ransom
Eve is visiting an old friend and is also taken when a group of hippies kidnaps the woman. While Eve searches for a way to escape, Ironside searches for the person or persons behind the crime.
2/26/1970 Ep 76: One Hour to Kill
With his assistants away, Ironside is on his own and receives an anonymous - and ominous - phone call telling him to expect a deadly visitor in one hour's time. With no weapons at his disposal, the Chief must improvise a means of protection, while trying to identify the caller.
3/5/1970 Ep 77: Warrior's Return
An ex-thief on parole becomes the main suspect in a jewel robbery. Chief Ironside, who has supported the man since his release, isn't buying it and sets about proving the innocence of his friend.
3/12/1970 Ep 78: Little Jerry Jessup
A thirteen year old boy is the only witness to his mother's murder, but is hesitant to co-operate with the Chief. It turns out that it was Ironside who the boy's father in prison. William Shatner guest stars.
3/26/1970 Ep 79: Good Will Tour
The crown prince of an Eastern European country has slipped out of his consulate, and the team is assigned to watch him. There's trouble, though, as someone is after the prince and closing in. Ironside follows to secure the prince's safety.
4/2/1970 Ep 80: Little Dog, Gone
As a favor to the dog's owner, Commissioner Randall asks Ironside to locate a missing hound. When the team investigates, they discover a pair of dognappers are capturing numerous canines and demanding huge rewards from their desperate owners.
4/9/1970 Ep 81: Tom Dayton Is Loose Among Us
After killing Ed Brown's fiancée seven years previously, Tom Dayton, a sociopath with a hatred of female authority figures, is released on parole. The team wonders if and when the killer might strike again.
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9/17/1970 Ep 82: A Killing Will Occur
Ironside begins to receive a series of strange phone calls warning him of an impending murder somewhere in San Francisco. The calls keep coming, with more clues and details, and it's up to the Chief to track the caller down and prevent any killing.
9/24/1970 Ep 83: No Game for Amateurs
A key witness is gunned down by a young man trying to evade the military draft. The shooter's pregnant, widowed girlfriend may be the only clue to his whereabouts as Ironside tries to catch him before he flees to Canada. Martin Sheen guest stars.
10/1/1970 Ep 84: The Happy Dreams of Hollow Men
Ironside is stranded in remote mountain cabin with a heroin-addicted architect. The Chief tries to not only help his friend through the harrowing withdrawal, but to keep them both alive as well.
10/8/1970 Ep 85: The People Against Judge McIntire
A judge decides to begin a series of lectures about a case that he tried eight years previously, the result of which was that a man was executed. Is someone out for revenge against the judge? Alan Hale guest stars.
10/15/1970 Ep 86: Noel's Gonna Fly
It's a midlife crisis for an aging accountant, when, weighed down by the responsibilities of his life, decides to break free from the grindstone and try for something different. Ironside tries to track the man down before he - or anyone else - gets hurt.
10/22/1970 Ep 87: The Lonely Way to Go
The accountant for the police pension fund confesses to the murder of his secretary, but the gaps in his confession trouble Ironside. Something doesn't add up, and the Chief investigates further.
10/29/1970 Ep 88: Check, Mate: and Murder (1)
Ironside arrives in Montreal for a criminologists convention. There's trouble afoot, though, as violent separatists - including the son of one of the Chief's former flames - mar the event. Part 1 of 2.
11/5/1970 Ep 89: Check, Mate: and Murder (2)
Ironside is still in Montreal, looking for the persons responsible for a fatal bombing. Meanwhile a priceless chess set has gone missing and the Chief searches for a connection. And is Ironside renewing a romance with a lost love? Part 2 of 2.
11/12/1970 Ep 90: Too Many Victims
High on marijuana, a policeman's daughter is involved in an auto crash. The officer is determined to bring charges against the dealer, even if it means framing the man. That's when Ironside steps in.
11/19/1970 Ep 91: The Man on the Inside
There's a huge drug bust, but, curiously, the drugs have gone missing. Things take a startling turn as evidence suggests Ironside might be corrupt, so an internal investigation is launched.
12/3/1970 Ep 92: Backfire
As part of a law school assignment, Mark investigates an old case in which Ed was the arresting officer. The convicted murderer claims he was framed and so the team sets about getting to the truth. What they discover is astonishing.
12/10/1970 Ep 93: The Laying on of Hands
A young Mexican boy with alleged healing powers is brought to San Francisco by a group of businessmen. Placed on the case to find out if the claims are real or not, Ironside befriends the boy and discovers the truth behind the his situation.
12/17/1970 Ep 94: This Could Blow Your Mind
Ironside attends a hospital for psychological evaluation. It transpires that a crook is trying to use the situation to find out the whereabouts of a police informer. Mark and Eve are gone, so it's only Ed and the Chief to look for the clues.
12/31/1970 Ep 95: Blackout
A series of explosions rocks San Francisco, including the bombing of a major power station. With the police station and other other key places plunged into total darkness, it's up to Ironside to find and thwart the bombers before the town erupts into chaos.
1/7/1971 Ep 96: The Quincunx
The team goes to a bar to see a musical trio that features a friend of Eve's, but when the friend fails to appear, Eve becomes concerned and investigates.
1/21/1971 Ep 97: From Hruska With Love
It's a global affair when Ironside and his team assume the duty of escorting a spy to Mexico in order to make an exchange with the Russians for an American scientist.
1/28/1971 Ep 98: The Target
An ex-con is determined to go straight, but he finds himself being roped into a scam to steal dynamite for a gang of revolutionaries after his son is kidnapped. Not only must Ironside return the boy, but he must defuse a bomb by himself as well.
2/4/1971 Ep 99: A Killing at the Track
When outside odds horses start winning out of the blue at the local track, Ironside is soon on the case trying to determine if a jockey is throwing the races or if there's something more sinister at play. Joel Grey guest stars.
2/11/1971 Ep 100: Escape
Ed and Eve are dispatched to Mexico to interrogate a onetime murder suspect as part of an investigation of a strikingly similar killing. They are persuaded into believing the man's innocence, but soon he's on the run and they need to find out why.
2/18/1971 Ep 101: Love, Peace, Brotherhood, and Murder
Patron of the arts Ironside has invested money in a play, and the them is at the theatre to watch a rehearsal. When one of the actors dies, the Chief, on a personal mission, searches for the cause and the killer. Sally Struthers guest stars.
2/25/1971 Ep 102: The Riddle in Room Six
Ironside is suspicious that a jury member might be on the take when a court case is continually held up due to a hung jury. The Chief must race against time before a judge dismisses the case and allows the defendant to walk away free.
3/4/1971 Ep 103: The Summer Soldier
An old Armenian, an uncle of a friend of Eve's, appears to be hiding a secret that has his niece deeply worried. Eve investigates and discovers a trail that leads to a pair of narcotics manufacturers there within the family.
3/11/1971 Ep 104: The Accident
Mark, driving while tired, knocks down an old woman in a garage. As a result, they form a close bond. But is his new friend hiding a secret that he'd rather not hear?
3/18/1971 Ep 105: Lesson in Terror
A gang of violent anarchists springs a protestor from prison, but when he's recaptured the gang resorts to kidnapping the son of a prominent lawyer to bargain for the protestor's release. He's in on the scheme, until he realizes just how far the gang is willing to go.
4/1/1971 Ep 106: Grandmother's House
An old woman whose handbag has been snatched asks Ironside to take her case. Moved by his friendship with her late husband, he agrees, and finds a lonely old woman reaching out for somebody to share her long days.
4/15/1971 Ep 107: Walls Are Waiting
A parole officer notorious for his hard line stance against drug pushers begins to fear for his life after a shooting. The line of suspects, however, seems to include a curious assortment of people, including the officer himself.
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9/21/1971 Ep 108: Contract: Kill Ironside
The Chief is called upon to give evidence in a case and discovers that there is a contract out on his life. The chosen killer is a highly dedicated man, but is he capable of pulling the trigger?
9/28/1971 Ep 109: The Professionals
A phony cab driver is taking men to so-called parties, where they are drugged and robbed. When one of the victims winds up dead, Ironside takes on the case.
10/5/1971 Ep 110: The Gambling Game
After the murder of Police Captain Belding, his daughter, a rookie cop, is anxious to prove that the allegations of corruption against him were false. She hampers the Chief's investigations, but he takes a shine to her and she joins the team.
10/12/1971 Ep 111: Ring of Prayer
A prisoner is denied parole for no clear reason, and the Chief's investigations lead him to a woman with supposed supernatural powers. With his team clearly taken in by seemingly inexplicable events, Ironside tries to find a rational explanation.
10/19/1971 Ep 112: In the Line of Duty
A policeman is shot and killed by an assailant. The evidence points to the murderer being a local thief, currently enjoying a reign of terror in San Francisco, but soon the investigations lead elsewhere.
10/26/1971 Ep 113: Joss Sticks and Wedding Bells
Chief Ironside's sponsored "daughter" arrives from Korea, intending to marry a fellow Korean now living in San Francisco. But before he consents, the Chief wants to know a little more about her fiancé, a young man in trouble.
11/2/1971 Ep 114: Murder Impromptu
An actor/producer is murdered during a series of comic improvisations, and all of the actors present at the time seem to be suspects. Given a number of aliases and false leads, the Chief embarks on the trail of the killer.
11/9/1971 Ep 115: Dear Fran
Fran Belding's cousin Bobby commits suicide, and a note left behind suggests that he could not live without her love. More notes follow, suggesting either that he is still alive, or that somebody is trying to make her suffer.
11/16/1971 Ep 116: If a Body See a Body
Ed finds a body in the park, but it disappears by the time the homicide squad arrives. Meanwhile the Chief asks him to investigate a kidnapping case with the FBI. Could the two cases be connected somehow?
11/23/1971 Ep 117: The Good Samaritan
Ed is shot during a raid on a jewellery store, and his life is saved by a stranger who vanishes as soon as the authorities arrive on the scene.
11/25/1971 Ep 118: Gentle Oaks
The Chief goes undercover as a patient at a convalescent home to investigate a series of deaths there. Could it be that certain members of the staff consider violence and murder due care?
12/2/1971 Ep 119: License to Kill
A policeman is killed, and his murderer is subsequently shot by the dead man's partner. Ironside becomes involved when it transpires that both officers were at the police academy with Ed.
12/16/1971 Ep 120: Class of '57
Ed discovers that a man sought on assault charges is Bernie Simmonds, a man who was in his class at school. Whilst pursuing the investigation he meets again with Ann Garfield, his first love; now widowed with two small children.
12/23/1971 Ep 121: No Motive for Murder
The son of an old friend, fearing that his father's life is in danger, asks the Chief to go to Tokyo. Once there Ironside finds his old friend wheelchair-bound as a result of an accident, and begins to work on his own theory about who might have hired a hitman to kill such a respected old man.
12/30/1971 Ep 122: But When She Was Bad
Ironside is sure that a man just released from prison is responsible for the murder of a policeman, and is determined as he is to prove it. The man in question, however, is equally determined that it will never be proved.
1/6/1972 Ep 123: Unreasonable Facsimile
A string of bank robberies all bear the exact hallmarks of a certain thief recently released from prison. Having a liking for the ex-con, however, the Chief wishes to believe in his innocence, and sets out to prove that it may be a copycat who is responsible for the raids.
1/13/1972 Ep 124: Find a Victim
A Mob racket suffers a series of robberies, but is understandably unwilling to report the thefts. The Chief has a hunch about the guilty party and sets out to stop the robberies and get to the thief before the Mob delivers its own form of justice.
1/20/1972 Ep 125: And Then There Was One
A military-issue grenade is used in an attack on two Vietnam veterans, one of whom - a friend of Mark's - is killed. When another of the pair's old unit faces a similar attack, the Chief sets out to trap the killer, using a disguised Ed as bait.
1/27/1972 Ep 126: Death by the Numbers
A string of murders is committed, and in each case the victim has a numbered disk in their possession. Ironside must disguise himself as a noted artist to whom he bears a striking resemblance in order to solve the crimes.
2/3/1972 Ep 127: Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Murder
The small daughter of a friend of the Chief's is convinced that she caused the death of her parents' landlord. To show her that the truth is otherwise, Ironside discovers that the man arrested for causing the death might be equally innocent.
2/17/1972 Ep 128: Achilles' Heel
The son of a judge involved in a fraud case is framed for the murder of a young actress, in the hope that this will force a lighter sentence in the fraud trial. The Chief sets out to ensure that justice can be done.
3/2/1972 Ep 129: His Fiddlers Three
A violin tutor at a conservatory in San Francisco is murdered, and the suspects include an eclectic mix of talented musicians. Ironside's only clue is a message sent by the dead man and hidden in a collection of musical scores.
3/9/1972 Ep 130: A Man Named Arno
Alone in the office, Fran is attacked by an escaped convict, and helped by a mystery man who refuses to tell her his name. His disappearance the next day seems to be connected to the case of a notorious drug deale.
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9/14/1972 Ep 131: Five Days in the Death of Sergeant Brown (1)
The star witness to a major case, Ed is shot and seriously injured by a mystery assailant. Threatened with paralysis he conducts his own struggle from within his hospital bed, as Ironside tries to find out who is still trying to kill his prize pupil.
9/21/1972 Ep 132: The Savage Sentry
A man with an uncanny ability to tame vicious guard dogs commits a series of robberies in San Francisco. The Chief has a plan to stop him, but it calls for a dog of his own and a willingness to put himself right in the line of fire.
9/28/1972 Ep 133: Programmed for Panic
After the murder an art student, the Chief takes part in a live TV broadcast in the hope of provoking such a panic in his prime suspect that the man will make a mistake, or lead Ed to some hard evidence.
10/12/1972 Ep 134: Down Two Roads
Mark's graduation from law school coincides with the arrest of a caretaker that he has befriended. Believing the man innocent, he finds the weight of the law stacked against him, and quickly becomes disillusioned with his new career.
10/26/1972 Ep 135: Camera...Action...Murder!
The Chief receives a series of films showing the murders of young women, and his investigation is assisted by a filmmaker who becomes the Chief's prime suspect.
11/2/1972 Ep 136: Riddle Me Death
A man dies in what appears to be an accident, but his estranged daughter is convinced that the story is not nearly so simple.
11/9/1972 Ep 137: Nightmare Trip
Ed goes to la to fetch a prisoner, but when confronted by a pair of hostile beat cops after a mugging, he loses his cool and ends up in the county jail.
11/16/1972 Ep 139: Buddy, Can You Spare a Life? (2)
The Chief continues to try and reopen an old murder case, struggling to convince a young mother to come forward and admit to her part in events that she would rather try to forget. Part 2 of 2.
11/16/1972 Ep 138: Buddy, Can You Spare a Life? (1)
Meeting with a man imprisoned for manslaughter seven years previously, the Chief begins to doubt the evidence which he himself collected. Faced with extreme opposition from the DA's office, Ironside sets out to review the case. Part 1 of 2.
11/23/1972 Ep 140: The Countdown
A scientist is given an irremovable belt containing explosives, and the man responsible demands the release of three men from prison. The Chief sets out to find and trap the man before the bomb explodes, killing an innocent person.
11/30/1972 Ep 141: The Deadly Gamesmen
A series of cleverly orchestrated crimes in a section of San Francisco leads the Chief to the conclusion that a pair of bored socialites have turned the city into a giant chessboard, and are playing a game with the citizens as their chess pieces.
12/7/1972 Ep 142: Who'll Cry for My Baby?
The Chief meets a man whose daughter has been murdered, and who is unable to rest until the killer is found. Moved by the old man's predicament, Ironside commits his efforts to seeing that justice is done.
12/14/1972 Ep 143: Cold, Hard Cash
When the team gets word of a kidnap plot, Ed goes undercover as the wheel man but soon finds himself battling with a gang member who wants the victim dead. Meanwhile the Chief struggles to gain the trust of the victim's mother.
12/21/1972 Ep 144: Shadow Soldiers
While in London at a conference with the Chief, Ed witnesses an assassination and becomes the killer's next target. Meanwhile they have to work with the local forces to find the assassin, but are hindered by the Superintendent on the case.
1/4/1973 Ep 145: Ollinger's Last Case
The Chief receives a worrying phone call from Ted Ollinger, an old friend, and he sends Ed to investigate. In the tiny town of Grant Bay, Ed can find no sign of his former colleague, only locals who seem to have something to hide.
1/11/1973 Ep 146: A Special Person
Whilst the Chief and Ed are at a party, the host is shot at by an unseen assailant, and Ironside wastes no time in settling himself down with the rest of the guests to try to work out the identity of the would-be killer.
1/25/1973 Ep 147: The Caller
After agreeing to housesit for a friend, Fran Belding begins to receive suspicious telephone calls, which soon become rather more sinister. When a girl is murdered close by and the calls take a more personal turn, the Chief sets a trap.
2/1/1973 Ep 148: Love Me in December
When her fiancé is accused of murder, a young woman comes to Ironside for help. The Chief and the man were rivals in the Navy, but the Chief looks past their uneasy alliance after discovering the prejudice in the couple's home town.
2/15/1973 Ep 149: The Ghost of the Dancing Doll
A friend of Ed's goes missing after promising to take him on a fishing trip, and it soon becomes clear that he has become involved in a Mob killing. Ed is determined to prove his friend's innocence, even if it means arguing against the Chief.
2/22/1973 Ep 150: All About Andrea
A celebrated feminist writer is shot at in the street, and Fran is assigned to protect her. The Chief does what he can to help from behind the scenes, while Ed does what he can too; by promptly falling in love with the victim's granddaughter.
3/1/1973 Ep 151: Another Shell Game
A major art display comes to San Francisco, just as an old adversary of the Chief's is released from jail and is determined to get his revenge on Ironside by beating him in a test of skill. The man, it turns out, isn't necessarily after the paintings.
3/8/1973 Ep 152: All Honorable Men
An apparently impossible robbery occurs in the safety deposit vault at a bank, and Ironside begins to unravel the details of the crime and its lone suspect. But the more he investigates the crime, the more his own life might be in danger.
3/15/1973 Ep 153: The Best Laid Plans
The Chief is in the bank when it is robbed by a gang of three men who are at odds with each other from the start. Ironside coyly tries to pit the antagonistic men against each other, with the hopes of causing their self destruction.
3/22/1973 Ep 154: A Game of Showdown
Ed and the Chief are on their way out of the city for a fishing trip and get mixed up in a fatal shooting at a motel/poker hall run by a shady figure. Interested at first only in solving the murder, Ironside soon assists a young couple who've been swindled.
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9/13/1973 Ep 155: Confessions from a Lady of the Night
A sleazy magazine prints stories against the SFPD, and Ironside in particular, using the tale of a vanished actor as an example of the department's uselessness. When those involved with the story start receiving parcel bombs, the Chief is all the more determined to uncover the truth.
9/20/1973 Ep 156: Murder by One
The teenage son of a friend of Fran's appears to commit suicide, however the evidence seems to point in a number of different directions. Was it a murder made to look like suicide, or vice versa? The Chief has to unravel the story.
9/27/1973 Ep 157: In the Forests of the Night
The Chief meets Alexandra, an old girlfriend with whom he is still very much in love. When he finds that the feeling is mutual he hopes to settle down with her, even knowing she is a thief with her eyes on an ancient statue his care.
10/4/1973 Ep 158: Fragile Is the House of Cards
A lawyer turns up at Ironside's door late at night, badly bruised and unable to remember what has happened to him. The Chief must race against time to help the man put together the pieces of the previous - and perhaps deadly - evening.
10/11/1973 Ep 159: The Armageddon Gang
A scientist disappears, sparking fears at the research institute where he works that he might have defected. Ironside investigates and learns that that another scientist is in the process of developing some very dangerous technology indeed.
10/25/1973 Ep 160: House of Terror
The Commissioner's niece makes a bet that she can sleep for one night in the master bedroom of a haunted house, then disappears without trace. The team decides to stay the night as well, and Ironside also vanishes.
11/1/1973 Ep 161: The Helping Hand
Fran Belding's Mexican cleaning lady turns out to be an illegal immigrant, brought into the country against her will by an employment agency who are little more than slave traders. The team tries to help her, but she may be too scared to let them.
11/8/1973 Ep 163: Downhill All the Way (2)
In order to capture a murderer, the story is put out that a boy in Ironside's care is dead, and that the Chief has retired through a sense of guilt. While waiting for the killer to make a move, Ironside learns he could be the next target. Part 2 of 2.
11/8/1973 Ep 162: Downhill All the Way (1)
A small boy witnesses a crime, but proves to be an awkward witness due to a mental condition that doctors cannot explain. The murder of political campaign manager puts the boy in jeopardy, so the boy goes into Ironside's care. Part 1 of 2.
11/15/1973 Ep 164: Mind for Murder
While Fran, Mark and Ed are at a night club, a psychic sees details of a recent fire. When the Chief becomes interested, he visits the psychic to try to see more, and discovers that he has been pursuing an arsonist for some time.
11/29/1973 Ep 165: The Hidden Man
A returning Vietnam vet sees his supposedly dead father at the airport, and initiates a search for him against the Commissioner's wishes. The father, a one time member of the SFPD, turns out to be in hiding from a crime family eager to kill him.
12/6/1973 Ep 166: The Double-Edged Corner
A violent gang kills two men during a robbery, and the Chief enlists the help of a regular informant to help capture those responsible. The informant has been living a secret life for years, and his secret is threatened by his cooperation.
12/20/1973 Ep 167: The Last Payment
A friend of Mark's is being unfairly shaken down by a crooked loan shark with crippling interest demands. Worried for his friend Mark goes undercover, despite objections from the Chief.
1/3/1974 Ep 168: Friend or Foe (aka For the Love of God)
A packet of heroin goes missing, implicating Carl Reese and his partner Don Borden in a possible cover-up. When Borden is killed, the evidence begins to point firmly at Reese, and Ironside and the team must prove his innocence.
1/10/1974 Ep 169: Two Hundred Large
A robbery goes wrong and one of the thieves is killed, while another is arrested and a third manages to escape with the money. When the daughter of the arrested gang member is kidnapped, the ransom is the unrecovered money from the heist in the possession of the missing man.
1/17/1974 Ep 170: Once More for Joey
Ed and Fran investigate the murder of a member of a musical quartet, looking into the backgrounds of all those involved at the recording studios where the three survivors work, but all of the possible suspects appear to be friends with the group.
1/31/1974 Ep 171: Terror on Grant Avenue
When Frank Chin, an elder in the Chinese community is murdered, the son of a trusted friend is held to be responsible. The Chief believes the gang in question is not responsible for the crime but is being set-up.
2/7/1974 Ep 172: Class of '40
The Chief attends his high school reunion, only to find two of his old classmates recently murdered, and somebody apparently after his own neck. He searches clues, which lead him back to the accidental death of another old friend in 1940.
2/14/1974 Ep 173: A Taste of Ashes
A girl thought to have died years previously turns up at the home of her mother just as her brother is found murdered. Clearly somebody is trying to kill the family off, but is it connected to the girl, and is she really who she says she is?
2/21/1974 Ep 174: A Death in Academe
A philosophy student commits suicide, and her death leads to strong criticism of her college professor. When it seems that the life of the professor himself may now be in danger, Ed brings in the team to try to protect his old friend.
2/28/1974 Ep 175: Close to the Heart
When a woman crashes her car into the Chief's van after suffering a minor heart attack, doctors discover a bullet lodged in her chest, where it has apparently been for several years. The Chief investigates, and links her case to an unsolved murder.
3/7/1974 Ep 176: Come Eleven, Come Twelve
Ed gets grounded in Reno while transporting a murder suspect to San Francisco, and knowing gunmen to be on his tail he hides out in an abandoned bar to await assistance from the Chief. He soon discovers there are other dangers awaiting him.
3/14/1974 Ep 177: Riddle at 24,000
A man dies of a heart attack while flying his plane, but the town medical examiner is convinced that there was foul play. Ironside and Ed are on their way to visit and soon become involved in his investigations.
5/23/1974 Ep 179: Amy Prentiss: AKA The Chief (2)
With Ironside and his team alone in supporting Amy Prentiss in her bid for Chief of Detectives, she has to make her mark in a difficult case and at the same time convince her male dominated staff to accept her as their new leader. Part 2 of 2.
5/23/1974 Ep 178: Amy Prentiss: AKA The Chief (1)
The promotion of a new Chief of Police leaves an opening for a new Chief of Detectives, and the front runner for the job is Lieutenant Amy Prentiss. Much of the force is opposed to her appointment, but she is determined to prove them wrong. Part 1 of 2.
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??? Ep 198: The Rolling Y
A young man befriended by the Chief is framed for a series of cattle rustlings near to the ranch owned by his father. Ironside and Ed head out for the ranch to try to prove him innocent.
??? Ep 197: The Organizer
Mark and Ed go undercover as gangsters at a big meeting designed to unite the small time hoods of California's underworld under one leader. With the help of Ironside, the pair set out to trap the would-be crime kingpin.
??? Ep 196: A Matter of Life or Death
The husband of an old flame of the Chief's is killed by his secret lover in an accident in the park, and the lover is advised into silence by a lawyer. When a homeless man is arrested for the crime, Ironside is convinced of his innocence.
9/12/1974 Ep 180: Raise the Devil (1)
A woman is killed in a locked room, and her daughter Susan confesses to the murder after apparently becoming possessed by the spirit of her long-dead younger brother. Part 1 of 2.
9/19/1974 Ep 181: Raise the Devil (2)
The Chief links his case with a psychiatrist, who turns out to be a psychopath with a passion for brainwashing. Before he can get his evidence together, Fran is taken as the next victim of the doctor's peculiar brand of therapy. Part 2 of 2.
9/26/1974 Ep 182: What's New With Mark?
Mark and his girlfriend come across a murder while on a date, but decide to defend the killer when it transpires that he acted in self defense.
10/3/1974 Ep 183: Trial of Terror
Everett Ward, accountant of a noted gangster, is implicated for racketeering. Despite his loyalty in the matters of his employer he has decided that for his own good and that of his girl, he must testify against his employer.
10/10/1974 Ep 184: Cross Doublecross
When somebody takes pot shots at Fran's hot-headed cop boyfriend, he soon comes under suspicion for a handful of assaults and two murders. All the trouble seems to be linked back to a case he investigated with his one-time partner.
10/24/1974 Ep 185: Set-Up: Danger!
When Ed returns from a holiday he finds the Chief missing, and a series of obscure clues pointing to the suggestion that he has been kidnapped. In truth Ironside has been waylaid by an old enemy, a mobster seeking his help to solve a murder.
10/31/1974 Ep 186: The Lost Cotillion
A series of murders appear to be connected to an old friend of the Chief's, an aging San Francisco socialite. When the murders are linked to her debutante's ball, the odds look stacked against her, but the Chief looks elsewhere to find the truth.
11/7/1974 Ep 187: Run Scared
The Chief's god-daughter witnesses a murder while performing in a street-side harlequin show. On the run from the murderer, she and her boyfriend remain one jump ahead of Ironside's team, but she's got another reason to run.
11/14/1974 Ep 188: Act of Vengeance
A convict awaiting parole hears that his son has been shot dead following a clash with a rival teenage gang.
11/21/1974 Ep 189: Far Side of the Fence
After the killing of one of his men, gangland boss Lew Parker puts out a contract on Ironside, which the undercover Ed is forced to pick up. When his cover is blown and he winds up a prisoner, the Chief races the clock to save Ed.
12/5/1974 Ep 190: The Over-the-Hill Blues
Peter Justin, a gentleman jewel thief and old adversary of the Chief's, returns from a five year stretch in San Quentin and is soon back to his old life. When a protégé frames him for a robbery and murder charge the Chief has to prove him innocent.
12/12/1974 Ep 191: Speak No Evil
A friend of Ed's, a priest, becomes the target of an assassin, but cannot shed any light on the reasons for the attempt on his life. The priest is prevented from speaking by the bounds of confession, so Ed and the Chief try to find the truth.
12/19/1974 Ep 192: Fall of an Angel
A retired assassin kills the son of a mob chief, and tries to escape town after anonymously leaving his own young son in the care of Chief Ironside. The Chief soon puts two and two together, and figures out who the boy is.
12/26/1974 Ep 193: The Visiting Fireman
A British police inspector visits San Francisco for a conference, and assists his old friend Chief Ironside with an awkward investigation. It soon appears, however, that he knows more about the case than he should.
1/2/1975 Ep 194: The Return of Eleanor Rogers
Ed befriends the daughter of the judge presiding over his latest case, only for the girl to come to him in fear for her father's life.
1/16/1975 Ep 195: The Faded Image
Fran is the victim of an "accident" on the campus of the University. Two young women were killed at this same place and Ironside must find the link that connects the three cases.