List of Father Dowling Mysteries episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the television series Father Dowling Mysteries.

Series overview[edit]

All three seasons and the TV-movie have been released on DVD by Paramount Home Video.[1]

Season Network Episodes Premiered Ended DVD set
release date
TV-movie NBC 1 November 30, 1987 (1987-11-30) February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07)
1 8 January 20, 1989 (1989-01-20) March 10, 1989 (1989-03-10)
2 ABC 13 January 4, 1990 (1990-01-04) April 26, 1990 (1990-04-26) July 10, 2012 (2012-07-10)
3 22 September 20, 1990 (1990-09-20) May 2, 1991 (1991-05-02) March 12, 2013 (2013-03-12)

TV-movie[edit]

The series began with a two-hour TV-movie, Fatal Confession, that originally aired Monday, November 30, 1987, at 9:00 pm on NBC.[2]

Synopsis: Father Frank Dowling is a priest with a penchant for solving mysteries. He now has to solve the mystery of a young man who's obsessed with finding his natural parents; when the man steps out onto the ledge of a building, threatening to jump unless he's told who his parents are, Father Dowling is called to try and talk him down. Unfortunately the man falls, and it looks like he may have been murdered.

Directed by Christopher Hibler; written by Donald E. Westlake.[3]

Episodes[edit]

  • = Overall episode number
  • Ep = Episode number by season

Season 1: 1989[edit]

This season aired Fridays at 8:00–9:00 pm on NBC.

Ep Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1/2 1/2 "The Missing Body Mystery" Christopher Hibler Rob Gilmer January 20, 1989 (1989-01-20)
3 3 "What Do You Call a Call Girl Mystery" Charles S. Dubin Robert Hamilton January 27, 1989 (1989-01-27)
4 4 "The Man Who Came to Dinner Mystery" Alan Cooke Diana Kopald Marcus February 10, 1989 (1989-02-10)
5 5 "The Mafia Priest Mystery: Part 1" Charles S. Dubin Robert Hamilton February 17, 1989 (1989-02-17)
6 6 "The Mafia Priest Mystery: Part 2" Charles S. Dubin Robert Hamilton February 24, 1989 (1989-02-24)
7 7 "The Face in the Mirror Mystery" Alan Cooke Robert Hamilton March 3, 1989 (1989-03-03)
8 8 "The Pretty Baby Mystery" Charles S. Dubin Teleplay by: Robert Hamilton
Story by: Susan Woollen
March 10, 1989 (1989-03-10)


Season 2: 1990[edit]

This season aired Thursdays at 8:00–9:00 pm on ABC.

Ep Title Directed by Written by Original air date
9 1 "The Visiting Priest Mystery" Christopher Hibler David Hoffman & Leslie Daryl Zerg January 4, 1990 (1990-01-04)
10 2 "The Exotic Dancer Mystery" Christopher Hibler Teleplay by: Robert Schlitt
Story by: Dean Hargrove and Joyce Burditt
January 11, 1990 (1990-01-11)
11 3 "The Sanctuary Mystery" Christopher Hibler Teleplay by: Robert Schlitt
Story by: Jim McGrath
January 18, 1990 (1990-01-18)
12 4 "The Stone Killer Mystery" Ron Satlof Teleplay by: Jim McGrath
Story by: Doc Barnett
January 25, 1990 (1990-01-25)
13 5 "The Woman Scorned Mystery" Seymour Robbie Richard DeRoy February 1, 1990 (1990-02-01)
14 6 "The Ghost of a Chance Mystery" Charles S. Dubin Robert Schlitt February 8, 1990 (1990-02-08)
15 7 "The Blind Man's Bluff Mystery" Russ Mayberry Joyce Burditt February 15, 1990 (1990-02-15)
16 8 "The Falling Angel Mystery" James Frawley Dean Hargrove & Joyce Burdit February 22, 1990 (1990-02-22)
17 9 "The Perfect Couple Mystery" Ron Satlof Doc Barnett March 8, 1990 (1990-03-08)
18 10 "The Confidence Mystery" James Frawley Gerry Conway March 15, 1990 (1990-03-15)
19 11 "The Solid Gold Headache Mystery" Charles S. Dubin Richard DeRoy March 29, 1990 (1990-03-29)
20 12 "The Legacy Mystery" Russ Mayberry Teleplay by: Gerry Conway
Story by: Dean Hargrove & Joyce Burditt
April 4, 1990 (1990-04-04)
21 13 "The Passionate Painter Mystery" Seymour Robbie Doc Barnett and David Hoffman & Leslie Daryl Zerg April 26, 1990 (1990-04-26)


Season 3: 1990–91[edit]

This season aired Thursdays at 8:00–9:00 pm on ABC.

Ep Title Directed by Written by Original air date
22 1 "The Royal Mystery" Christopher Hibler Gerry Conway September 20, 1990 (1990-09-20)
23 2 "The Medical Mystery" James Frawley Jeri Taylor September 27, 1990 (1990-09-27)
24 3 "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Mystery" Christopher Hibler Dean Hargrove & Joyce Burditt October 4, 1990 (1990-10-04)
25 4 "The Showgirl Mystery" Christopher Hibler James H. Brown & Barbara Esensten October 18, 1990 (1990-10-18)
26 5 "The Movie Mystery" James Frawley Teleplay by: William Conway and Gerry Conway
Story by: Gerry Conway
October 25, 1990 (1990-10-25)
27 6 "The Undercover Nun Mystery" James Frawley Teleplay by: Joyce Burditt
Story by: Dean Hargrove & Joyce Burditt
November 1, 1990 (1990-11-01)
28 7 "The Murder Weekend Mystery" Harry Harris Gerry Conway November 8, 1990 (1990-11-08)
29 8 "The Reasonable Doubt Mystery" Robert Scheerer Teleplay by: Brian Clemens and Gerry Conway
Story by: Brian Clemens
November 15, 1990 (1990-11-15)
30 9 "The Vanishing Victim Mystery" Seymour Robbie Robert Schlitt November 29, 1990 (1990-11-29)
31 10 "The Christmas Mystery" James Frawley Brian Clemens December 13, 1990 (1990-12-13)
32 11 "The Fugitive Priest Mystery" James Frawley Michael Reaves January 3, 1991 (1991-01-03)
33 12 "The Substitute Sister Mystery" Charles S. Dubin Teleplay by: Gerry Conway
Story by: Gerry Conway and Brian Clemens
January 3, 1991 (1991-01-03)
34 13 "The Missing Witness Mystery" Christopher Hibler Teleplay by: Lincoln Kibbee
Story by: Lincoln Kibbee and Brian Clemens
January 10, 1991 (1991-01-10)
35 14 "The Prodigal Son Mystery" James Frawley Teleplay by: Jack Burditt
Story by: Dean Hargrove & Joyce Burditt
January 31, 1991 (1991-01-31)
36 15 "The Moving Target Mystery" Robert Scheerer Teleplay by: Joyce Burditt
Story by: Dean Hargrove & Joyce Burditt and Brian Clemens
February 7, 1991 (1991-02-07)
37 16 "The Priest Killer Mystery" David Moessinger Teleplay by: Gerry Conway
Story by: Gerry Conway and Brian Clemens
February 14, 1991 (1991-02-14)
38 17 "The Mummy's Curse Mystery" James Frawley Michael Reaves February 21, 1991 (1991-02-21)
39 18 "The Monkey Business Mystery" Peter Ellis Doc Barnett March 7, 1991 (1991-03-07)
40 19 "The Hardboiled Mystery" James Frawley Teleplay by: Michael Reaves
Story by: Robert Schlitt and Michael Reaves
March 28, 1991 (1991-03-28)
41 20 "The Malibu Mystery" Christopher Hibler Teleplay by: Wayne Berwick & Gerry Conway
Story by: Wayne Berwick
April 4, 1991 (1991-04-04)
42 21 "The Consulting Detective Mystery" Sharron Miller Teleplay by: Gerry Conway
Story by: Dean Hargrove and Gerry Conway
April 25, 1991 (1991-04-25)
43 22 "The Joyful Noise Mystery" Bob Bralver Teleplay by: Joyce Burditt
Story by: Dean Hargrove & Joyce Burditt
May 2, 1991 (1991-05-02)


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