The Quest (1982 TV series)

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The Quest
Genre Action/Adventure
Created by Juanita Bartlett
Written by Juanita Bartlett
Stephen J. Cannell
Directed by Rod Holcomb
Starring Perry King
Noah Beery, Jr.
Theme music composer Pete Carpenter
Mike Post
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9 (4 unaired) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Juanita Bartlett
Stephen J. Cannell (co-executive producer)
Producer(s) John Ashley
Jo Swerling, Jr.
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 48 mins.
Production company(s) Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Original network ABC
Original release October 22 (1982-10-22) – November 19, 1982 (1982-11-19)

The Quest is an American action/adventure television series that aired on ABC from October to November 1982. The series stars Perry King, Noah Beery, Jr.,[1] Karen Austin, and Ray Vitte as potential heirs to the throne of a fictional European monarchy that, were its king to die without issue, would revert to rule by France.[2]

Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, the series was canceled after five episodes.[3]



No. Title Original air date
1 "Land's End to Land's End" October 22, 1982 (1982-10-22)
2 "Last One There Is a Rotten Heir" October 29, 1982 (1982-10-29)
3 "He Stole-a My Art" November 5, 1982 (1982-11-05)
4 "His Majesty, I Presume?" November 12, 1982 (1982-11-12)
5 "Escape from a Velvet Box" November 19, 1982 (1982-11-19)
6 "Hunt for the White Tiger" Unaired
7 "Daddy's Home" Unaired
8 "A Prince of a Fellow" Unaired
9 "R.S.V.P." Unaired


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. pp. 1124–1125. ISBN 0-345-49773-2. 
  2. ^ "The Quest". Retrieved 2 August 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ Thompson, Robert J. (1990). Adventures on Prime Time: The Television Programs of Stephen J. Cannell. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 110. ISBN 0-275-93330-X. 

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