List of The Bold Ones: The New Doctors episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the television series The Bold Ones: The New Doctors.

Series overview[edit]

At present, this show has not been released on home video.

Season Episodes Premiered: Ended:
1 10 1969.09.14 1970.03.01
2 8 1970.09.20 1971.02.14
3 11 1971.09.21 1972.03.05
4 16 1972.09.19 1973.05.04


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

Season 1: 1969–70[edit]

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
1 1 "To Save a Life" Don McDougall Irv Pearlberg 14 September 1969 (1969-09-14)
A young man is left brain dead after being involved in an automobile accident. The doctors at the Institute, who have a patient in grave need of a kidney transplant, walk a delicate line trying to convince the man's wife and the attending physician to end life support and allow the transplant before it is too late.
2 2 "What's the Price of a Pair of Eyes?" Jeffrey Hayden Sandy Stern 5 October 1969 (1969-10-05)
After being unable to secure adequate funding from Dr. Craig, Dr. Hunter and a determined biophysicist use their creativity and limited resources to successfully build a prototype of a "Tactile Vision Substitution System," a device that might give certain blind individuals a crude form of sight.
3 3 "The Rebellion of the Body" Daniel Petrie Alfred Brenner 19 October 1969 (1969-10-19)
An accident in the Nuclear Research Center leaves Dr. Hunter and another injured. A piece of radio-active metal is lodged in Dr. Hunter, requiring the hospital to seal off an entire wing due to the danger of radiation poisoning.
4 4 "Man Without a Heart" Jack Starrett Byron Bloch,
Irve Tunick
9 November 1969 (1969-11-09)
The family of a deceased patient sues Dr. Stuart for malpractice because he allegedly made the decision to insert an experimental artificial heart without proper authorization. While harshly calling Dr. Stuart's character into question during the trial, the prosecuting attorney suffers a heart-related medical emergency, thrusting Dr. Stuart into a very awkward situation.
5 5 "One Small Step for Man" Jack Starrett Byron Bloch,
Robert Pirosh
23 November 1969 (1969-11-23)
The Institute is selected by NASA to monitor the health of three astronauts, including the country's first black astronaut, before and during an Apollo moon mission. When one of the astronauts suffers a mysterious medical emergency mid-flight, Dr. Stuart puts his own life at risk in order to diagnose the problem.
6 6 "Crisis" Don McDougall Donn Mullally 7 December 1969 (1969-12-07)
Dr. Stuart develops a promising new "arterial rerouting" heart surgery procedure which works on a healthy chimp, but fails to save the first human patient it's used on. The setback causes Dr. Stuart to insist that further procedures be delayed until more research can be conducted, but faces pressure from multiple sources who don't want any further delay.
7 7 "And Those Unborn" Robert Day Blanche Hanalis 21 December 1969 (1969-12-21)
A former girlfriend of Dr. Hunter with a history of miscarriages comes to the Institute with her husband to receive cutting edge genetic counseling and prenatal care. During their stay, her husband displays random bouts of increasingly strange and violent behavior, and Dr. Hunter is determined to find out why before it's too late.
8 8 "If I Can't Sing, I'll Listen" Don Weis Blanche Hanalis,
Leonard Stadd
18 January 1970 (1970-01-18)
Three women who share a room at the Institute all face serious illnesses but have very different attitudes toward their prognosis and treatment. Dr. Stuart tries desperately to help one of them change her grim attitude toward treatable cancer before it's too late.
9 9 "This Day's Child" Jeffrey Hayden Sandy Stern 8 February 1970 (1970-02-08)
A severely mentally handicapped girl suffers rapid liver failure after drinking poison, and the only treatment available to her is an experimental cross transfusion with her sister that could possibly kill them both.
10 10 "Dark Is the Rainbow, Loud the Silence" Barry Shear Max Hodge 1 March 1970 (1970-03-01)
A high ranking government official begins exhibiting severe symptoms of schizophrenia and attempts to kill the President. Dr. Stuart, a personal friend of the man, fights to delay a Presidential order to institutionalize the man in Washington, D.C., while Dr. Hunter performs an experimental biochemical treatment at the Institute.

Season 2: 1970–71[edit]

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
11 1 "This Will Really Kill You" Jeffrey Hayden Phyllis White,
Robert White
20 September 1970 (1970-09-20)
A pregnant woman who is a heroin addict has her baby at the Institute.
12 2 "Killer on the Loose" Abner Biberman Reuben Bercovitch 11 October 1970 (1970-10-11)
The doctors feel helpless in combating an unknown African virus with no known cure that is quickly killing personnel on the 4th floor of the Institute.
13 3 "Giants Never Kneel" Daryl Duke Sy Salkowitz,
Nat Tanchuck
25 October 1970 (1970-10-25)
Ainsley Walters, founder of a large public company under threat of hostile takeover, comes to the Institute for experimental treatment of Parkinson's disease. He offers Dr. Stuart a large grant to treat him in exchange for having his condition kept a secret.
14 4 "First: No Harm to the Patient" Jeffrey Hayden Howard Browne,
Sy Salkowitz
15 November 1970 (1970-11-15)
Dr. Stuart discovers a pattern of severely botched surgeries that were recently performed by a respected small-town doctor. He decides that he has a moral obligation to pursue disciplinary action against the doctor, only to find instead that the process might lead to the destruction of his own career.
15 5 "In Dreams They Run" Jerry Lewis * 13 December 1970 (1970-12-13)
This episode deals with muscular dystrophy, and was directed by Jerry Lewis.
16 6 "A Matter of Priorities" Leslie H. Martinson Irv Pearlberg 3 January 1971 (1971-01-03)
Dr. Stuart reassesses his priorities, and convinces his colleagues at the Institute to do the same, after volunteering at a free clinic run by a doctor who chose to give up his very profitable Beverly Hills practice to help the poor.
17 7 "An Absence of Loneliness" Joel Rogosin Michael Blankfort 24 January 1971 (1971-01-24)
Dr. Craig diagnoses a close friend with having a terminal disease, and has to convince him to address his relationship with his son before it is too late. Meanwhile, Dr. Hunter falls in love with a young, up-and-coming actress who has come to the Institute for tests and finds himself unable to tell her the devastating diagnosis.
18 8 "Tender Predator" Richard Benedict Don Ingalls 14 February 1971 (1971-02-14)
A worker from Vista is admitted to the Craig Institute with symptoms of an unknown disease, as well as sights on an Institute physician.

* Unknown

Season 3: 1971–72[edit]

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
19 1 "Broken Melody" * * 21 September 1971 (1971-09-21)
20 2 "Angry Man" Alf Kjellin Howard Dimsdale 3 October 1971 (1971-10-03)
A young, egotistical paramedic being trained at the Institute feels he has the same standing as the doctors due to his vast experience as a medic in the Vietnam war. Using stolen supplies from the Institute, he opens an underground clinic to treat the poor, putting Dr. Craig and the Institute at risk.
21 3 "One Lonely Step" Leonard Horn Edward J. Lakso 24 October 1971 (1971-10-24)
Dr. Craig is accused of racism after he cuts funding for a new serum developed by a black colleague to treat sickle-cell anemia and refuses to let Dr. Hunter use it on a young boy being treated at the Institute.
22 4 "Close Up" * * 7 November 1971 (1971-11-07)
23 5 "The Convicts" John Newland George Lefferts 21 November 1971 (1971-11-21)
The Institute uses four volunteers from the state prison system to perform extremely high-risk tests of a serum designed to reduce transplant rejection. One of the volunteers, a former medical student serving time for selling heroin, has an ulterior motive that will put everyone at the Institute in danger.
24 6 "The Glass Cage" * * 5 December 1971 (1971-12-05)
25 7 "Dagger in the Mind" Leonard Horn Howard Dimsdale 19 December 1971 (1971-12-19)
A distinguished and dedicated medical professor, who abruptly gives up his career to become a playboy and marry a girl 30 years his junior, complains of pains that no one is able to diagnose. One of his former students, who happens be in treatment at the Institute for a newly diagnosed heart condition that will prevent her from pursuing her career, thinks she knows what's wrong with the professor and takes matters into her own hands... literally.
26 8 "Moment of Crisis" Michael Caffey George Lefferts 2 January 1972 (1972-01-02)
Dr. Hunter's girlfriend, frustrated that he's still not ready to marry her, drives away from their dinner engagement in a rage, causing a bus full of children to swerve off the road and crash. The injuries push the Institute to its limits, and cause a standoff with possible life-and-death consequences between Dr. Craig and the doctor who is seeking to replace him as head of the Institute.
27 9 "Short Flight to a Distant Star" Arnold Laven Howard Dimsdale 23 January 1972 (1972-01-23)
Sharon's boastful father Mike is severely injured in a shooting. With a bullet fragment dangerously floating in Mike's brain, Dr. Hunter and Dr. Stuart look to NASA technology to save the patient's life.
28 10 "A Threatened Species" John Badham Jack Guss,
Gabrielle Upton
6 February 1972 (1972-02-06)
A 37-year-old resident nurse at the Institute, who was recently abandoned by her free-spirited husband, gives birth to a premature baby with a heart defect. When her 10-year-old daughter overhears that she doesn't want to save the baby, Dr. Stuart has to intervene before psychological damage is done.
29 11 "Discovery at Fourteen" Don Taylor Robert Malcolm Young 5 March 1972 (1972-03-05)
Dr. Amanda Fallon tries to help a teenage boy who develops severe physical and psychological problems after discovering his father is a homosexual and believing it's hereditary.

* Unknown

Season 4: 1972–73[edit]

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
30 1 "Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown: Part II" Leonard Horn Robert I. Holt,
Robert Van Scoyk
19 September 1972 (1972-09-19)

This is the second half of a two-part crossover with Ironside.

After being shot and paralyzed, Sgt. Ed Brown decides to go through with a surgical procedure that will hopefully restore mobility to his legs. However, a complication arises when the daughter of Dr. Ritter, the man who will be performing the surgery, is kidnapped by someone who was hired by the person who wants to see Ed dead.
31 2 "Is This Operation Necessary?" John Badham Ken Kolb 26 September 1972 (1972-09-26)
An aging gynecologist is accused by Dr. Hunter of performing unnecessary operations. Dr. McLain, the besieged doctor, is promoting lakeside property investments which require substantial capital. Dr. Craig, a long time friend of Dr. McLain, defends the renown surgeon until it becomes evident that his practice must come to an end.
32 3 "A Nation of Human Pincushions" John Badham Robert L. Collins,
Robert Schlitt
3 October 1972 (1972-10-03)
Dr. Craig invites an acupuncture expert to the Institute to give a symposium and provide treatment to patients with chronic pain. Although the expert is able to provide instant relief to most of the patients, he faces stiff skepticism from the medical establishment because he lacks formal medical training, happens to be a communist, and expresses an interest in attempting acupuncture on internal organs.
33 4 "Time Bomb in the Chest" Daryl Duke Charles McDaniel 10 October 1972 (1972-10-10)
The Institute's Chief of Medical Design suffers a mild heart attack while having difficulty completing the prototype of a "Quantitative Cardiac Radioisotope Counter." As he makes what is an otherwise normal recovery, he becomes obsessed with his own mortality, causing him to lose focus and neglect his wife and young son.
34 5 "A Standard of Manhood" Daryl Duke Robert L. Collins 17 October 1972 (1972-10-17)
A friend of Dr. Hunter's confides that he has recently become impotent, which has caused him to become increasingly violent to compensate for his lost sense of manhood, making his wife think he is having an affair. The doctors discover and remove a small brain tumor, but they quickly learn they are far from solving his real problem, which could destroy more than just his marriage.
35 6 "A Substitute Womb" Richard Donner Oliver Crawford,
Lionel E. Siegel
24 October 1972 (1972-10-24)
A woman who has already miscarried twice now faces having an abortion to save her life. As an alternative, Dr. Hunter suggests transplanting her embryo into another woman, which has never been tried in a human before. Her younger sister quickly agrees to volunteer, but the ethical questions surrounding the process threaten both the Institute and the sisters' relationship.
36 7 "A Very Strange Triangle" Jeremy Kagan Peggy O'Shea 31 October 1972 (1972-10-31)
Dr. Cohen attempts to rekindle a relationship with a former girlfriend who has just been hired as a nurse at the Institute. To his shock, he finds out she is now in a homosexual relationship with another woman but thinks she still might have feelings for him.
37 8 "A Quality of Fear" Richard Donner Jeff Myrow 14 November 1972 (1972-11-14)
To test a new theory on encouraging improved quality and length of life of terminal cancer patients, Dr. Hunter takes on a bluntly honest, and at times forceful, demeanor when dealing with patients who resist treatment and want to give up. When the approach seems to backfire with several of the patients, he begins doubting his own abilities.
38 9 "An Inalienable Right to Die" Walter Doniger Gustave Field,
Robert Van Scoyk
28 November 1972 (1972-11-28)
A newspaper reporter in the prime of her life is paralyzed from the neck down in a boating accident. Despite initially being told she has no hope for recovery, she is accepted to a specialized rehabilitation program at the Institute. However, the circumstances surrounding the decision cause her to rethink her options.
39 10 "A Purge of Madness" Marvin J. Chomsky Lionel E. Siegel 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05)
A dedicated teacher suffers from random, extremely violent outbursts which he has no control over. After all traditional therapies are unable to help, Dr. Craig reluctantly suggests an experimental psycho-surgery that critics compare to a lobotomy.
40 11 "End Theme" John Badham * 12 December 1972 (1972-12-12)
The life of a popular singer has been a roller coaster of emotions that could lead to suicide.
41 12 "The Velvet Prison" Richard Donner Ron Bishop,
Arnold Somkin
19 December 1972 (1972-12-19)
A story about a child hemophiliac.
42 13 "A Terminal Career" Joel Oliansky Charles McDaniel,
Alvin Sapinsley
2 January 1973 (1973-01-02)
Dr. Hunter's most recent girlfriend, a resident at the Institute who is on the verge of obtaining her license, has an intense fear of dealing with patients which is obvious in her very poor bedside manner. When she is tasked with informing a patient that he is in the initial stages of ALS, she is forced to ask herself if she really has what it takes to be a doctor.
43 14 "Tightrope to Tomorrow" John Newland Ken Kolb 9 January 1973 (1973-01-09)
Four candidates experiencing chest pains undergo stringent tests for a bold new heart procedure to relieve their pain: Coronary bypass surgery.
44 15 "The Night Crawler" * * 16 January 1973 (1973-01-16)
45 16 "And Other Springs I May Not See" Frank Pierson Frank Pierson,
Mark Rodgers
4 May 1973 (1973-05-04)
After saving a pregnant 16-year-old from a fiery car wreck, Dr. Amanda Fallon attempts to mend a deep rift between the troubled girl and her divorced mother, who is insisting she have an abortion.

* Unknown