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Titolo Originale: Burke's Law
STAGIONI/EPISODI: 3 Stagioni , 81 episodi, conclusa
Durata episodi: 60 min.
Attori principali: Gene BarryRegis ToomeyLeon LontocGary ConwayEileen O'Neill
Creata da: Frank D. GilroyIvan GoffErnest Kinoy
Genere: Drama
Network: ABC

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Stagione 1

1x1 - Who Killed Holly Howard?

A top fashion model is found at a construction site, apparently shot to death. When it is discovered that she was drowned before she was shot, Burke tracks the case back to her ditzy landlady, and then to the heads of the ad agency she was modeling for and the artist who was painting her likeness for a giant ad campaign. Getting involved with another model, Burke soon discovers a plush hideaway owned by three Texas millionaires who ""entertain"" gorgeous young women poolside (where the murder may have taken place). Even though he uncovers a blackmailing butler and information that an older admirer had paid for cosmetic surgery for the model, Burke is suddenly stumped when it is revealed that the water in the dead girl's lungs had orange blossom bath salts in it and not chlorine from the pool.

GUEST STAR: , Elizabeth Allen, William Bendix, Bruce Cabot, Rod Cameron, Fred Clark, Jay C. Flippen, Cedric Hardwicke, Stephen McNally, Barry Kelley, Kathy Kersh, Suzy Parker, Zasu Pitts, Will Rogers Jr., Michael Fox, Buddy Lewis, John Zaremba, Lori Saunders,
AUTORE: , Albert Beich, William H. Wright,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-09-1963

1x2 - Who Killed Mr. X?

When a body is discovered dumped alongside the merry-go-round at an amusement park, clues (including a phone number on an old matchbook cover) lead back to the elusive millionaire Emory Flood. Burke is thwarted in his attempts to speak to Flood by the top three men in the Flood empire. Meanwhile, Burke and Tim come to the aid of an elderly woman who is also trying to see Flood, and interview three lovely starlets who are being ""supported"" by Flood (two of whom hate the man, while the third definitely strikes romantic sparks with Burke). Until Burke can identify the dead man, discover the true scene of the crime and locate Flood, he can't find the killer. A photo of Robert Mitchum reveals the clue which proves that the crime was based on a case of mistaken identity.

GUEST STAR: , Jim Backus, Barrie Chase, Ann Harding, Dina Merrill, Elizabeth Montgomery, Charlie Ruggles, Soupy Sales, Hank Grant, Cecil Smith, Vernon Scott, Dan Jenkins, Mel Blanc, Fred Barry, Allyson Ames, unbilled actor, Bobby Johnson, Mimi Dillard,
AUTORE: , Lewis Reed,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-09-1963

1x3 - Who Killed Cable Roberts?

When big-game hunter Cable Roberts is found shot by one of his own rifles and ""mounted"" in his trophy room, the suspects include both Roberts' current wife (a predatory animal herself), his ex, an angry taxidermist, another hunter, Roberts' secretary, and his extremely sexy maid. Tim notices an interesting point - that Roberts was killed in the same way in which he killed his big game. After two false confessions, Burke discovers that one of the suspects has a more complex relationship to Roberts than first appeared.

GUEST STAR: , Mary Astor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Paul Lynde, John Saxon, Lizabeth Scott, Chill Wills, Charlene Holt, Alvy Moore, Karen Flynn, June Kim,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-10-1963

1x4 - Who Killed Harris Crown?

Promoter Harris Crown is killed when the car he is driving goes off a cliff. Burke soon discovers that all the brake fluid had been drained and that the car belonged to Crown's wife (a race car enthusiast) who is involved in a charity benefit and ""involved"" with the benefit's choreographer, who in turn is being kept by a wealthy (and jealous) society matron. Other suspects include Crown's strapped-for-cash brother and his greedy wife, and Crown's current mistress. Burke is assisted in his search for the killer by a gossip columnist and a shop owner (who takes a sudden shine to Burke, until she finds that he's a ""poor"" cop).

GUEST STAR: , Lola Albright, Joan Blondell, Barbara Eden, Eva Gabor, Gene Nelson, Juliet Prowse, Don Rickles, Ruth Roman, Jackie Loughery, Than Wyenn, Sandra Donat, David Renard, Charles Lane, Eric Feldary, Joe Corey, Susan Flannery, unbilled actor,
AUTORE: , John Meredyth Lucas,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-10-1963

1x5 - Who Killed Julian Buck?

Hemingwayesque novelist Julian Buck is found dead and Burke checks out the guests at his funeral: his publisher, a former boxer, an ex-lover (who he ""traded"" for a plot), a bartender, a crippled university professor, and a glamorous blonde, all of whom have been used in the past by Buck as fodder for his plots. The manuscript of his latest novel (also based on facts from Buck's life) probably will contain the vital clue that will lead to the murderer.

GUEST STAR: , Ed Begley, Karl Boehm, Corinne Calvet, Rita Moreno, Terry-Thomas, Keenan Wynn, Rebecca Welles, Dee J. Thompson, Barbara Pepper, Marrisa Mathes, Joe Scott, Aaron Spelling,
AUTORE: , Albert Beich,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 18-10-1963

1x6 - Who Killed Alex Debbs?

At the opening of The Debonair Key Club, a Playboy-like nightclub/restaurant, Debonair Magazine founder Alex Debbs is found stabbed. The suspects are all connected in some way with the Debonair empire, both the club and the magazine: Debbs' main business partner, an embittered cartoonist, a swinging joke writer, a blackmailed princess, a folk guitarist, one of the Key Club girls, and a reclusive heiress. After an attack on Tim, another murder and the breaking of ""unbreakable"" alibis, Burke solves the case.

GUEST STAR: , Arlene Dahl, Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Dors, John Ireland, Burgess Meredith, Suzy Parker, Jan Sterling, Dolores Wells, Sharyn Hillyer, Laura Lynn Hale, Don Gazzaniga, Eileen O'Neill,
AUTORE: , Harlan Ellison,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-10-1963

1x7 - Who Killed Sweet Betsy?

Betsy Richards drinks a lethal martini and Burke investigates the Richards mansion, Betsy's three identical sisters (who may look alike, but who have decidedly different personalities), her wheelchair-bound (and possibly psychotic) aunt, her current beach bum lover (who might have been about to leave Betsy for another sister), her alcoholic brother-in-law, and a slightly demented professor of psychiatry. An attempt is made on the life of another sister and, after a second death, the dark secret of the Richards family is finally revealed.

GUEST STAR: , Richard Carlson, Gladys Cooper, John Ericson, Carolyn Jones, Michael Wilding, Stacy Harris, Harold Fong, Patricia Olson, Jennifer Gillespie, Mimi Dillard, Janet Clark, Stuart Margolin,
AUTORE: , Edith Sommer,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-11-1963

1x8 - Who Killed Billy Jo?

Pop recording star Billy Jo Tate is slain in front of all his guests at a party celebrating his latest hit. A ""good-ol' boy"", Billy Jo is surrounded by users and people he used - his agent, his ""best buddy"", a smarmy astrologer, a jive arranger, Tate's showgirl sister, the woman who discovered him, and a female (and married) admirer. When Tim spots a shady character at Billy Jo's funeral, Burke confronts the man and learns what prompted the singer's murder.

GUEST STAR: , Nick Adams, Laraine Day, Howard Duff, Phil Harris, Tina Louise, Ida Lupino, Cesar Romero, Elaine Stewart, Tom Tully, David Niven, Kelly Gordon, Marlyn Mason, Ken Berry, Buddy Garion, Valora Noland, Larry Anthony, unbilled actor,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-11-1963

1x9 - Who Killed Wade Walker?

When millionaire Wade Walker's plane explodes mid-air, Burke confronts Walker's business partner, secretary (whom Tim has an eye for), and the four women in his life (a model and beauty pageant queen, a society horse breeder, a starchy, sex-obsessed nurse, and a nightclub singer), one of whom Walker may have proposed to just before he died. All of Burke's theories go up in smoke when it is discovered that Walker died of an overdose of morphine before the plane blew up.

GUEST STAR: , David Whorf, Jess Kirkpatrick, Harry Lauter, Joan Staley, Rhonda Fleming, Jay C. Flippen, Anne Francis, Martha Hyer, Frankie Laine, Nancy Sinatra, Dana Wynter, Frank Sinatra,
AUTORE: , Bob O'Brien,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-11-1963

1x10 - Who Killed the Kind Doctor?

Psychiatrist Eric Techman calls Burke to report that he fears one of his patients is a homicidal maniac who plans to kill him. Before he can identify the person in question, he is shot in the back. Burke convinces both Techman's secretary and his wife to not reveal the fact of the kind doctor's murder until Burke can question the five most likely patients: a stripper, a movie starlet, a Texas oil millionairess and her wild son, and a ski instructor (and sometime kleptomaniac).

GUEST STAR: , Joan Caulfield, Annette Funicello, Celeste Holm, James MacArthur, Dewey Martin, Sheree North, Susan Oliver, Philip Reed, Elaine Devry, Sharyn Hillyer, Don Gazzaniga, George Sawaya, Sonia Sonic, Jakie Deslonde, Jonathan Hole,
AUTORE: , Edith Sommer,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-11-1963

1x11 - Who Killed Purity Mather?

A self-proclaimed witch sends Burke a record predicting her murder, along with a list of suspects. When her body is discovered after a fire, she has been disfigured by acid, leaving only a clue of a tattoo. The design of the tattoo matches that of an amulet carried by her pet raven. For likely suspects, Burke has to choose between a less-than-imposing ""vampire"", the head of a nudist colony, the ""reincarnation"" of the Goddess of Love, a wealthy man obsessed with spiritualism and his compliant companion, and a con artist/fakir. Before the case is solved, Tim saves Burke from a ""brush"" with death!

GUEST STAR: , Telly Savalas, Charlie Ruggles, Wally Cox, Janet Blair, Gloria Swanson, Mary Ann Mobley, Nancy Kovack, Bill Erwin, Richard Reeves, Enid Jaynes,
AUTORE: , Harlan Ellison,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-12-1963

1x12 - Who Killed Cynthia Royal?

A missing Siamese cat named Deborah is Burke's prime clue to the killing of Cynthia Royal. The murder victim had just arrived in town from Chicago trying to reunite with her estranged husband. The husband had been wooing a nightclub singer, which leads Burke also to suspect the nightclub's owner/comic and his attorney. When Burke and an elderly acquaintance stumble across another body, the trail eventually leads to two beatniks, the return of Deborah and the solution of the case.

GUEST STAR: , Leigh Chapman, Beverlee Reid, Jack Reitzen, Christine Williams, Peter Leeds, Erika Peters, Kathleen Nolan, Una Merkel, Marilyn Maxwell, Stubby Kaye, Macdonald Carey, Frankie Avalon,
AUTORE: , Jameson Brewer, Day Keene,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-12-1963

1x13 - Who Killed Eleanora Davis?

When an unidentified brunette is discovered in a fake electric chair at a run-down amusement park/sideshow run by ""Professor"" Kingston, Burke has to track several elusive clues back to a modeling agency and the three somewhat odd people who run it, a blackmail scheme, eloping tennis players, and a feisty old Irish landlady. With the help of a vital piece of information gathered by Burke's girlfriend Juliet and the assistance of three young boys, the case is solved.

GUEST STAR: , Nick Adams, Jane Darwell, Edward Everett Horton, Arthur Hunnicutt, Dean Jones, Elsa Lanchester, Terry Moore, Debra Paget, Buddy Lewis, Bobby Buntrock, Donnie Carter, Tommy Leap, Margaret Mason, Carol Merrill, Carolyn Williamson,
AUTORE: , Don Taylor,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-12-1963

1x14 - Who Killed Beau Sparrow?

Burke is attending a pool party at tycoon Victor Haggerty's mansion when dashing Beau Sparrow is thrown into the pool by a faulty diving apparatus and dies. The apparatus doesn't seem to have been tampered with and George McLeod can't determine the cause of death. Was it murder? If so, who's the killer: the tycoon, his spoiled pampered wife, her paid companion, the countess who was Beau's current flame, the tough-as-nails secretary, or the blowhard businessman? As soon as Burke figures out who the culprit is, he has to rush to prevent another death.

GUEST STAR: , June Allyson, Yvonne DeCarlo, Jack Haley, Agnes Moorehead, Ken Murray, Rosemarie Bowe, Dan Tobin, Hedley Mattingly, Celeste Yarnall, Jerry Catron, Linda Kennon, Jacqueline D'Avril,
AUTORE: , John Meredyth Lucas,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-12-1963

1x15 - Who Killed Jason Shaw?

When a shady businessman is found dead, fully clothed, in a hotel shower, surrounded by burned thousand dollar bills, Burke is confronted with a group of men who seem to have absolutely nothing in common - a shipbuilder with a musical hobby, a haughty wine connoisseur, a loud-mouthed used-car salesman, and a man who breeds carnivorous plants. The dizzy blonde who discovered the body (and who seems to always be hungry) may or may not be just a pawn in a scheme. While Tim becomes interested in the dead man's secretary, Burke has his eye on a lovely sculptor, who may be trying to steer him away from her father, one of the suspects.

GUEST STAR: , June Kim, Larry Anthony, Quinn O'Hara, Milton Parsons, Francine York, Marlyn Mason, Joyce Jameson, Keenan Wynn, Burgess Meredith, Oskar Homolka, Richard Haydn, Tammy Grimes,
AUTORE: , Lewis Reed,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-01-1964

1x16 - Who Killed Snookie Martinelli?

At a jet-set party, it appears to Tim and Les that the victim of a fatal shooting is - - - - Burke! Was Burke really the victim and who was the shooter among the party guests: a wrestler, a racecar driver, a nightclub pianist, a professional ""houseguest"", or a sexy barefoot ""angel""? Or was it a playboy's glamorous wife, who has a ""perfect alibi""? After the killer takes another shot, the question becomes - was the actual victim the intended victim?

GUEST STAR: , Hoagy Carmichael, Broderick Crawford, Arlene Dahl, Carl Reiner, Cesar Romero, Janice Rule, Joe Scott, Don Gazzaniga, Sandra Giles, Eileen O'Neill, unbilled actor, unbilled actor,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-01-1964

1x17 - Who Killed What's His Name?

When the president of a bank is shot during a robbery, the only description Burke can get of the killer is that he was ""just ordinary"". Burke interviews a man who passed out during the robbery, and hunts for clues with a local bookie. After the two other bank robbers are slain, Burke investigates the bank president's wife and son, his very flirtatious secretary, his business partner and his accountant, and a beautiful B-movie star. Just as Burke is about to arrest the man who shot the bank president, the killer is himself slain - but by whom? And why?

GUEST STAR: , James Blount, Harry Harvey Sr., Paul Sorenson, Wilton Graff, Lennie Weinrib, Elizabeth Allen, Edgar Bergen, Dick Clark, Andy Devine, Reginald Gardiner, Virginia Grey, Spike Jones, Jonathan Hole, Elizabeth MacRae, Gena Rowlands, Roy Glenn, Hy Averback,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-01-1964

1x18 - Who Killed Madison Cooper?

Hotshot lawyer Madison Cooper calls Burke as he dies in a seedy part of town of stab wounds inflicted elsewhere. He had just put a large amount of cash into a newspaper vending booth and Burke finds that Cooper was dying and had been trying to contact former clients whom he had wronged in the past. With the help of Cooper's executive secretary, Burke investigates the old cases, including a murder trial, an prison sentence that resulted in death, embezzlement, and a paternity scandal.

GUEST STAR: , David White, Kevin McCarthy, Dorothy Lamour, Carolyn Jones, Marty Ingels, Terry-Thomas, Jeanne Crain, Byron Foulger, Bob Bice, Louis Quinn, I Stanford Jolley, Stephen Chase, Lynn Bernay,
AUTORE: , Lewis Reed,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-01-1964

1x19 - Who Killed April?

Tim's mother is in town for a visit and provides several vital clues that solve the murder of April Adams. Tracking the victim to a carhop-style restaurant, Burke narrows the suspects to April's erratic brother, her cousin, her psychiatrist, the drive-in restaurant's manager, and a hockey star and his wife. Empty sugar packets from the drive-in and several bankbooks provide Burke with the link to a drug deal.

GUEST STAR: , Eddie Bracken, Jack Carter, Hans Conried, Gloria Grahame, Martha Hyer, Mark Goddard, Irene Hervey, Francine York, Jean Paul King, Buddy Lewis, Mako, Danielle Aubry, Rue McClanahan,
AUTORE: , Albert Beich,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-01-1964

1x20 - Who Killed Carrie Cornell?

A group of ""junior cadets"" discover the body of a bikini-clad girl wrapped in chains, lying in the surf. The victim, a singer and sometime ""model"", has been linked to a oil tycoon, who is away on business, according to his alcoholic wife. While the tycoon is busy with young girls, his wife is supporting male artists. One of these, a sculptor, comes under suspicion, along with his studio mate, a health freak. Other suspects include the owner of a beachfront club, a guitar maker and a folk singer. Two more bodies turn up before Burke can solve the case.

GUEST STAR: , Michael Ansara, Jim Backus, Fernando Lamas, Diana Lynn, William Shatner, Joanie Sommers, Fred Barry, Percy Helton, Amzie Strickland, Diana Birk, James Secrest, Bill Catching, Marie Tsien McClary, Lou Byrne,
AUTORE: , Jay Dratler,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-02-1964

1x21 - Who Killed His Royal Highness?

The Grand Duke, Maximilian Karol Alexandrei Kadarian, collapses at a banquet. The Grand Duke was famous locally as phony royalty, who owned a fabulous emerald necklace, now missing. The suspects include his former wife, his secretary, the owners of the banquet hall (two former vaudevillians), the ghostwriter of his autobiography, a ""reformed"" safecracker, another Russian noble now working as a director, and the mysterious and elusive ""Charlie Prince"".

GUEST STAR: , Linda Darnell, Sheldon Leonard, Elizabeth Montgomery, Bert Parks, Mickey Rooney, Telly Savalas, Gale Storm, Lurene Tuttle, David Fresco, Margaret Mason, Bobby Johnson, Alex Rodine, Paul Dubov, unbilled actor,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-02-1964

1x22 - Who Killed Marty Kelso?

After a party celebrating his marriage to an Italian movie starlet, producer Marty Kelso falls down a flight of stairs and gets a letter opener stuck in his neck. His bodyguard/manservant calls the police and informs Burke that Kelso's three ex-wives (a former Olympic star, a screenwriter and a failed actress) were at the party, along with the Olympic star's surly husband and a film director. Clues pop up at the oddest times and in the most curious places. Les and George each claim the other overlooked vital information. Several people had good motives to murder Kelso, but Burke knows that just because a suspect seems obvious doesn't mean there might not be a set-up in the works.

GUEST STAR: , Herschel Bernardi, John Ericson, Glynis Johns, Diane McBain, Luciana Paluzzi, Don Taylor, Marie Wilson, Mary Ann Mobley, Army Archerd, Henry Corden, Jack Raine, Robert Kenneally, Dana White, Harvey Parry,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-02-1964

1x23 - Who Killed Avery Lord?

Burke follows a mournful song, an odd-looking key and an elusive young girl in white, after industrial designer Avery Lord is stabbed to death. The suspects are all his current clients: a playgirl whose compact is found at the crime scene, a hot-headed health food producer, a dishonest building contractor, and an auto manufacturer who dotes on his ""ferocious"" pet. Burke is knocked unconscious while chasing the girl in white through the fog one night outside Lord's mansion, or did he just imagine her? A distinctive piece of jewelry helps solve the case.

GUEST STAR: , Broderick Crawford, Felicia Farr, Chill Wills, Ed Wynn, Linda Foster, Lewis Charles, Milton Parsons, Whitney Chase, John Damler, Maurine Dawson, Henry Hunter, Jeanne Rainier, Tom Kennedy,
AUTORE: , Lewis Reed,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-03-1964

1x24 - Who Killed Andy Zygmunt?

When pop artist Andy Zygmunt is discovered impaled on one of his works, Burke finds that several of Zygmunt's paintings contain materials used in a blackmail scheme. A vicious practical joker, the victim was hated by one and all: his sexy assistant, a former girlfriend (and fellow artist), the nasty host of a kiddie show, the head of a fashionable dog grooming salon, the scion of a wealthy family, and the arrogant owner of the art gallery (who also stars in a TV cop show that Burke despises).

GUEST STAR: , Ann Blyth, Macdonald Carey, Tab Hunter, Aldo Ray, Deborah Walley, Jack Weston, Janet Clark, Kay Sutton, Jonathan Hole, Alvy Moore, Margaret Mason, Beverly Adams, Jackie Joseph, Sandra Warner,
AUTORE: , Harlan Ellison,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-03-1964

1x25 - Who Killed the Paper Dragon?

During Chinese New Year celebrations, a car crashes into a street full of revelers. After the Chinese woman behind the wheel flees the scene with a little girl, leaving behind her shoe, a tourist discovers a dead body in the trunk. Tracking the case to the nearby nightclub The Paper Dragon, run by Burke's old friend (of ""very mixed"" Chinese and Irish extraction), Burke tries to discover if the club's dancer is the killer or the next victim. A local drunk ventriloquist, the dead man's wife, and a shifty promoter round out the suspects.

GUEST STAR: , Howard Duff, Dan Duryea, Barbara Eden, James Shigeta, Ginny Tiu, Miyoshi Umeki, Ann Tyrrell, Kathy Kersh, Tura Satana, Don Gazzaniga, June Kim, Johnny Silver,
AUTORE: , Jameson Brewer, Day Keene,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-03-1964

1x26 - Who Killed Molly?

A rose-covered cottage is the scene for the death of a seemingly ordinary housewife. Burke and Tim (who is contemplating settling down with his current girlfriend) soon discover that all is not what it seems in suburbia. The dead woman's husband, her totally gaga neighbor, a stripper with a boa constrictor, a flustered physician, several predatory landladies, a tennis bum, a couple of wigs, and the surly head of the Burglary Division all help to turn what at first seemed like just a slip in the bathtub into one of Burke's more complicated cases.

GUEST STAR: , Hoagy Carmichael, Nanette Fabray, Jay C. Flippen, Jayne Mansfield, Arthur O'Connell, Marianna Hill, Juli Reding, Irwin Charone, Larry J. Blake, Allyson Ames, Sandra Giles, Sandra Wirth, Joyce Nizzari, Carol Andreson, Sharon Cintron, Rachel Romen, Breena Howard, unbilled,
AUTORE: , Albert Beich,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-03-1964

1x27 - Who Killed WHO IV?

One of the riders at a fashionable fox hunt must have bludgeoned wealthy W. H. O. IV (pronounced ""Who Four"") to death with a horseshoe. The suspects in the Hunt Club include an old flame of Burke's and her arrogant husband (who never stops needling Burke), a nouveau riche Texan, and a ""little old lady from Pasadena"". Last but not least is the dead man's butler, who may have more money than his master. And what about the sexy Prudence, who may or may not provide a clue or an alibi? Burke finally discovers that the killer may have clubbed the ""wrong"" victim.

GUEST STAR: , Howard Risner, Larry Anthony, Johnny Silver, Annazette Williams, Bill McLean, Fess Parker, Patsy Kelly, Reginald Gardiner, Steve Cochran, Nancy Kovack, Lisa Seagram, Lola Albright,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-04-1964

1x28 - Who Killed Annie Foran?

When Annie Foran's body is discovered in the back seat of a car parked at a fashionable night spot, suspicion falls on baseball star Eddie Dineen. As evidence mounts against the man, Burke wonders if Eddie is really guilty. Perhaps he should pay more attention to the slimy gossip columnist and his assistant, the wealthy socialite who has more than a passing interest in Eddie, the ball club manager, or the shifty hotel clerk. One thing is for sure, the nervous owner of the car in which the body was found is not the killer.

GUEST STAR: , Don Ameche, John Cassavetes, Wendell Corey, Gena Rowlands, Jackie Coogan, Sterling Holloway, Dee Hartford, Byron Foulger, Seymour Cassel, Sandra Grant, Rachel Romen, John Rayborn, Gil Stuart, Roger Til, Connie Ducharme,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-04-1964

1x29 - Who Killed My Girl?

When an old flame of Burke's is gunned down, he uncovers the darker side of her relationship with several men. The former chauffeur for the victim's father, an old friend of the family, an philandering astronomer and his embittered wife, a free-wheeling B-girl, a vulgar jazz trumpeter - any one could have killed ""my girl"". The truth may lie in Diana's little black book. Les and Tim are worried that Burke is too close to the case to handle it rationally. Burke refuses their help. Only after he is attacked in his own home and, later, is forced to hear the truth about Diana's past, does Burke realize who the killer is, with the help of Les's wristwatch.

GUEST STAR: , Mabel Albertson, Richard Carlson, Jane Greer, Stephen McNally, Gene Raymond, Don Taylor, Barbara Michaels, Paul Rhone, Ruta Lee,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-04-1964

1x30 - Who Killed the Eleventh Best Dressed Woman in the World?

A notorious homewrecker is discovered dead in a mud bath at a fashionable spa. Burke soon learns that every other guest at the spa, including the owner, had a strong motive for murder. The strongest case is against the woman whose husband might have been planning on divorcing her to marry the victim. A movie starlet, the best dressed woman in the U.S., a millionairess and her aunt/companion, and the spa's owner also need to be carefully watched. Even after Burke is viciously attacked, he puts himself in danger again in order to smoke out the real killer.

GUEST STAR: , Joanne Dru, Jeanne Crain, Hazel Court, Martha Hyer, Susan Strasberg, Josephine Hutchinson, Lisa Seagram, Betty Barry, Sandra Gould, Peggy Rea, Gail Bonney, Charlotte Lawrence, Emlen Davies, Monica Keating, Arline Anderson, Don Gazzaniga, Tom Kennedy,
AUTORE: , Edith Sommer,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-04-1964

1x31 - Who Killed Don Pablo?

Don Pablo Ortega's skewered corpse replaces the wax figure in a museum during a Spanish festival. The historic plaza is in danger of being demolished for ""progress"" and suspects (pro and con in the matter) include the guide at the museum, a fiery female matador, the head of the rival clan, Don Pablo's old-world mother (who reveals many secrets to Les but hides many others) and Don Pablo's aggressive business partner. With the help of a flirtatious librarian and an elderly monk, Burke uncovers centuries-old secrets (not to mention a secret passage) that lead him to the killer.

GUEST STAR: , John Cassavetes, Cecil Kellaway, Patricia Medina, Agnes Moorehead, Cesar Romero, Forrest Tucker, Joan Staley, Irene Tedrow, Maurine Dawson, Anne Morell, Tita Marsell, Marrisa Mathes, Jacqueline D'Avril, Alvira Cordova,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-05-1964

1x32 - Who Killed 1/2 of Glory Lee?

The co-owner of a fashion house is killed in an elevator collapse that may not have been an accident. Les is convinced that it is the work of a madman, since no one could have determined who would be in the elevator. In the midst of battles between the other owner and the company's chief designer, the tantrums of the designer's spoiled daughter, the problems of an elderly seamstress, the divorce plans of the victim's less-than grieving widow, the industrial espionage of a rival, and one real fancy ""floating crap game"", Burke thinks he has the case solved, until it is determined that the victim was dead before the elevator crashed, struck down by a strangely shaped blunt instrument. A military insignia provides the final clue to the case.

GUEST STAR: , Joan Blondell, Nina Foch, Anne Helm, Betty Hutton, Buster Keaton, Gisele MacKenzie, Dawn Wells, Cheerio Meredith, Jill Donahue, Jean Carson, Bob Bice, Marianna Case, Eddie Quillan, Milton Parsons, Paul Sorenson, Myrna Ross, Lester Dorr, Patti Pennell, Anne Morell,
AUTORE: , Harlan Ellison,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-05-1964

Stagione 2

2x1 - Who Killed the Surf Board Broad?

An up-and-coming actress dies while surfing, apparently from an obscure medieval poison. But how was it administered? When Burke is faced with an unfamiliar milieu, he sends Tim undercover as a surfer. The victim's grasping mother, a famous novelist, the one-armed owner of a beachfront bar, not one but two bikini-clad young women, and the owner of a surf shop, who had been having an affair with the victim, all come under suspicion. A speargun shoots a little too close to home before the killer is finally uncovered.

GUEST STAR: , Theodore Bikel, Macdonald Carey, Dorothy Lamour, Dewey Martin, Sharon Farrell, Marlyn Mason, Joan Patrick, Kip King, Frank Leo, Barbara Michaels, Mickey Dora Jr.,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-09-1964

2x2 - Who Killed Vaudeville?

The burlesque comedy team of Witt, Watt and Who (now an accountant, a desk clerk and a bartender with a dark secret), a professor of the striptease, a tap dancer, the manager of a hotel for showfolk, a unicyclist - any one of them may have ""killed vaudeville"", but one of them certainly poisoned baggy pants clown Rags McGuire, who was about to be featured in an event at the Hollywood Bowl. But why was Rags killed? He only left a few small bequests and an old battered trunk that no one seems to want. But was that really all? Burke corners the killer at the Hollywood Bowl and almost brings the house down.

GUEST STAR: , Phil Arnold, Bob Bice, Joni Webster, Kitty Kover, Paul Dubov, Shary Marshall, Jim Backus, William Demarest, Eddie Foy, Jr., Phil Harris, Gypsy Rose Lee, Gene Nelson, Gloria Swanson, unbilled actor, unbilled actor,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-09-1964

2x3 - Who Killed Cassandra Cass?

After Cassandra Cass is shot in her bed (by a mysterious hooded figure) while her butler draws her bath, it is revealed that she has been blackmailing subscribers to her society Blue Book. One after another of the suspects (a deposed Balkan King, a banker, a drugged out socialite and the head of a ""psychodrama"" society) more or less confesses to the crime, but each of their descriptions of the event varies slightly from the known facts. Meanwhile, Les keeps insisting that ""the butler did it"". With the help of Cassandra's sexy secretary and a health fanatic, Burke concocts a plan to trap the real killer.

GUEST STAR: , Lola Albright, William Bendix, Shelley Berman, Elsa Lanchester, Louis Nye, Nehemiah Persoff, Nancy Kovack, Hedley Mattingly, Shelby Grant, Fritz Feld, Annella Bassett, Judith Boyle, Patricia Scott, Bob Bice, unbilled actor, unbilled actor,
AUTORE: , Lorenzo Semple Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-09-1964

2x4 - Who Killed the Horne of Plenty?

A sniper kills the head of a model agency during a fashionable lawn party. The suspects include the victim's business partner, his disc jockey brother, one of his top models and her estranged husband. During the course of the investigation, the model accuses Tim of being a dirty cop and having provided inside information as part of an extortion plot. Burke has no choice but to suspend Tim and, when there is another killing and Tim has no alibi, Burke has to work fast before Tim is arrested for murder.

GUEST STAR: , Lori Saunders, Antony Eustrel, Claire Kelly, Beverly Adams, Vera Miles, Terry Moore, John Saxon, David Wayne, Byron Morrow, Susan Counter, Edward Platt, Richard Devon,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-10-1964

2x5 - Who Killed Everybody?

A showgirl jumps out of a cake at a stag party, only to discover all the guests dead. Each of the four wealthy men had a wife who had good reason to murder her own husband (one husband was abusive, one a ""weakling"", one was vulgar and unappreciative, and one an animal hater), but who would want to kill all four? Or could the killer be the stuffy country club secretary, who wanted the four men banned from the club and was in love with one of the not-so-grieving widows? And how to get rid of the showgirl, who insists that Burke and Tim take care of her?

GUEST STAR: , Lonnie Fotre, unbilled actor, Corinne Calvet, Arlene Dahl, June Havoc, Margaret Leighton, Alan Mowbray, Susan Silo, Joan Huntington, Army Archerd, Hank Grant, Fred Barry, Bob Bice, Norman Leavitt, Bob Kanter,
AUTORE: , William Link, Richard Levinson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-10-1964

2x6 - Who Killed Mr. Cartwheel?

Burke goes cowboy at a tourist-style Old West town, after the hanging of Emerson Cartwheel at a coin auction. The clue is a valuable rare coin used to kill the victim, but before Burke can investigate, he's tossed in the hoosegow by the local honorary (and very lovely) female sheriff of Epitaph Flats. After a dramatic jail break, with an assist from Henry, Burke and his crew question the town drunk, one of the ""gunslingers"" in the Wild West tourist show, the victim's business rival, the lady blacksmith and a very Brooklynese ""Native American"". Soon real bullets start flying and the whole case ends in a barroom free-for-all.

GUEST STAR: , Nick Adams, Ed Begley, Fred Clark, Patsy Kelly, Sheldon Leonard, Diane McBain, Charlene Holt, Jonathan Hole, Fred Krone, Ella Ethridge, Annazette Williams, Chuck Hayward, Bill Hart, unbilled actor,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-10-1964

2x7 - Who Killed Cornelius Gilbert?

A hotel tycoon is electrocuted while climbing out of his swimming pool. A scrap of plaid cloth from a coat lining and a St. Christopher's medal are Burke's clues as he investigates the passengers on a round-the-world flight the tycoon was planning, including the lovely tour guide, a presidential candidate, the victim's drunken ex-mistress, a high-powered wheelerdealer and a fleeing embezzler. Just to make matters worse, Tim is attacked and kidnapped by a huge man and Burke is told that unless he lets the flight continue as planned, Tim will die.

GUEST STAR: , Edgar Bergen, Dane Clark, Barbara Eden, Nanette Fabray, Martha Hyer, Alvy Moore, Bara Byrnes, Bob Bice, William Baskin, Steve Carruthers,
AUTORE: , Lewis Reed,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-10-1964

2x8 - Who Killed Lenore Wingfield?

Wealthy Lenore is blown away by a shotgun blast while sailing on a barge in her pool, dressed as Cleopatra, and is discovered by one of the men she has befriended from the local mission. Wealthy after several marriages, but coming from hillbilly stock, the victim was planning to change her will. Was the killer her only surviving ex-husband, her sexually repressed sister, her favorite cousin or his ""down-home"" girlfriend, or the shady rival businessman who's planning on marrying off his daughter to the victim's heir? A whole flock of chickens provide a vital clue.

GUEST STAR: , Anne Helm, Victor Jory, Ida Lupino, Charlie Ruggles, Dean Stockwell, Mary Ann Mobley, Dub Taylor, Quinn O'Hara, Hank Patterson, Annazette Williams,
AUTORE: , Leigh Chapman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 04-11-1964

2x9 - Who Killed the Richest Man in the World?

A sniper fires through the window of the suite of the richest man in the world, who is planning on selling an oil lease to one of several bidders, each of whom was an expert marksman. Burke is informed that the bullet missed its intended target and killed, instead, the multimillionaire's personal bookkeeper. The tycoon constantly berates Burke for not having solved the crime to his satisfaction and insists on sending his staff along on the interviews with the suspects. After a bomb attempt again fails to kill the tycoon, Burke is almost shot by the sniper, who runs and falls to his death. Who hired him? - the Texan, the big game hunter, or the crazy brothers?

GUEST STAR: , George Hamilton, Diana Lynn, Ricardo Montalban, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Karen Sharpe, Pilar Seurat, Barbara Michaels, Troy Melton, Vernon Scott, Army Archerd, Hank Grant, Joy Harmon, Edy Williams,
AUTORE: , Stephen Kandel,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 11-11-1964

2x10 - Who Killed the Tall One in the Middle?

The lead singer in a sister trio act is poisoned. Both the surviving sisters hated the victim, but others had motive as well: the nightclub owner, the trio's former arranger, the girls' agent, their stepfather, and a real estate agent who had been involved with two of the sisters. After one of the suspects is attacked and brutally beaten, Tim is nearly run down by a speeding car and another suspect is murdered. Burke finally discovers the solution to the crime at a sanitorium.

GUEST STAR: , Eduardo Ciannelli, Steve Cochran, Hal March, Diane McBain, Juliet Prowse, Mary Ann Mobley, Stanley Adams, Peter Leeds, Barbara Horne, Jimmy Cross, Jackie Joseph, Chuck Couch, Tracy Butler,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 25-11-1964

2x11 - Who Killed Merlin the Great?

Merlin the Great's famous escape-from-a-coffin trick backfires when it is discovered that he has been shot while ""buried"" in a hotel pool - but how was it done? and which of the rival magicians has a deadly trick up their sleeve? The only clues are a feather found on the body and the grave of someone named ""Miriam"". Whodunit? Was it the lovely magician's assistant, the escape artist, the fortune teller, the hotel doctor, the ventriloquist or the knife thrower? A phony seance exposes the real culprit.

GUEST STAR: , Joan Huntington, Nick Adams, Janet Blair, Paul Lynde, Paul Richards, Charlie Ruggles, Jill St. John, Antony Eustrel, Ralph Moody, Bill Woodson, Robert Easton, Gilbert Frye,
AUTORE: , William Link, Richard Levinson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 02-12-1964

2x12 - Who Killed 711?

This victim was scheduled to go before a grand jury but was slain in a hotel elevator before he could testify. The solution to the crime must be in his hotel room, 711, but in order to solve the case, Burke goes undercover as a maitre d'. Tim and Les, meanwhile, are recruited as waiters, much to the dismay of the hotel manager. All the clues seem to point directly to the victim's befuddled bookkeeper, but this may be a frame-up. The others who have been subpoenaed, and who have good reason to want the victim dead, include a businesswoman with a fiery temper, the victim's attorney, his sexy assistant, and a shady rival businessman. Burke just narrowly misses being shot in a dark alley as he finds the clue that solves it all.

GUEST STAR: , Hans Conried, Broderick Crawford, Dan Duryea, Rhonda Fleming, Burgess Meredith, Mamie Van Doren, Lisa Seagram, Susanne Cramer, Lou Krugman, Allyson Ames, Marianna Case, Buddy Lewis, Henry Hunter, Bob Legionaire,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 09-12-1964

2x13 - Who Killed Supersleuth?

The five greatest detectives in the world become murder suspects when Police Chief Gaynor is murdered in a locked room right under the noses of his bodyguards - Tim and Les. As if that isn't bad enough, a huge diamond, belonging to one of the detectives, is stolen at the same time. Rather than solving the case, each of the detectives (the sexy Russian commissar, the head of the Surete, the chief of Scotland Yard, the Tokyo police official, and the arrogant amateur) seems to do everything possible to make Burke's job even more difficult. Even after recovering the missing gem, he is no closer to the solution. Inviting all the suspects to his home, Burke plans to unmask the killer, but first finds Henry's body slumped over the desk, a crimson stain spreading across his shirtfront!

GUEST STAR: , Ed Begley, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Thomas Gomez, J. Carrol Naish, Carl Reiner, Francine York, Art Lewis, Bob Bice, Eve Brent, Margareta Sullivan, Bebe Louie, Moko Mokusho, Tom Kennedy,
AUTORE: , Lorenzo Semple Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 16-12-1964

2x14 - Who Killed the Swinger on a Hook?

Someone seems to be systematically killing a group of individuals on a list. One name on the list - Amos Burke. What is the connection between these people? One possible suspect (who's name also appears on the list) is badly beaten, and Burke finally discovers that the solution comes from a case many years ago when he was just starting out on the police force. Can he trap the killer before he becomes the next victim? After one attempt on his life fails, Burke is kidnapped, but leaves his phone line open to the station so that Les and Tim can track where he's being taken. The case ends with a fight in an abandoned mine shaft.

GUEST STAR: , unbilled actor, unbilled actor, Dick Clark, Gloria DeHaven, Leif Erickson, Janis Paige, Don Rickles, The Great John L., Bek Nelson, Gene LeBell, Jean Ingram, Joe Higgins, Gil Stuart, Lonnie Fotre, unbilled actor,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 23-12-1964

2x15 - Who Killed Davidian Jonas?

A shipping tycoon's corpse is discovered draped over his yacht's anchor when it is hoisted out of the water. The tycoon's intended merger would ruin several of the guests on his current cruise. A large earring is a major clue - did it belong to the victim's brother (a gypsy king), or the maharanee, or perhaps to the ship's sexy radio operator? Or was the killer the rival shipping magnate, the boozy hanger-on, or his ever-so-pleasant PR man? When Burke finally realizes the importance of whose stateroom was where and how much alcohol was drunk on the night of the fatal party, he knows who the killer is.

GUEST STAR: , Broderick Crawford, Dennis Day, Reginald Gardiner, Ruta Lee, Sheree North, Cesar Romero, Lisa Seagram, Peter Bourne, Walter Janowitz, Naji Gabbay, Raul Martin, Pepita Funez, Tanya Lemani, Beau Hickman, Bob Bice, unbilled actor, unbilled actor, unbilled actor, unbilled act,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 30-12-1964

2x16 - Who Killed The Strangler?

A famous wrestler is slain during a charity match and the killer is one of five people seated in the ""Gold Row"": the victim's sister (who has a split personality), his wrestling rival, a fashionable socialite, a ""method"" sportswriter, and a very wealthy old lady with a strong affinity for wrestling violence. The weapon? - a poisoned dart. How was the murder committed without the killer being seen? After watching a tape of the event, over and over, he's not sure if he hasn't seen footage of the actual killing. Burke ultimately traps the killer into confessing by claiming to have found the murderer's ""lip prints"" on the murder ""weapon"".

GUEST STAR: , Frankie Avalon, Jeanne Crain, Annette Funicello, Una Merkel, Robert Middleton, Mary Ann Mobley, Quinn O'Hara, Margaret Muse, Sharyn Hillyer, Michelle Breeze, Joy Harmon, Margaret Nelson, Count Billy Varga, Shari Lee Bernath, Teri-Anne Lee, Darlene Lucht, Bob Bice, unbill,
AUTORE: , Larry Gordon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-01-1965

2x17 - Who Killed Mother Goose?

The beloved author of a series of children's books is strangled with her typewriter ribbon. Burke determines that the victim meant to leave a clue by pointing to a page in a book of nursery rhymes. But who does the clue lead to: the childrens' TV show hostess, the victim's secretary, the beat poet, the child psychiatrist, or the victim's publisher? When Henry is kidnapped by one of the suspects, the stakes go higher. When Burke finally deciphers the clue, he traps the killer using doctored videotapes recorded by the victim.

GUEST STAR: , Lola Albright, Ann Blyth, George Hamilton, Jan Murray, Walter Pidgeon, Morgan Brittany, Kathy Kersh, Dave Willock, Alvy Moore, Eddie Quillan, Jimmy Gaines, Annazette Williams, Todd Baron, Madge Blake,
AUTORE: , William Link, Richard Levinson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-01-1965

2x18 - Who Killed the Toy Soldier?

Granny Grabber, the not-so-nice head of a toy firm, is blown sky high by a bomb placed in his giant toy soldier cigar lighter. The killer had to be one of five people who were photographed coming into his office that day (Granny was paranoid about industrial espionage). The victim's sultry secretary, the company's military adviser on all war toys, an aeronautical scientist, a ""James Bond"" wannabe, and the head of a school for juvenile delinquents all come under suspicion. When one of the suspects discovers a vital clue and is murdered, Burke discovers that Granny had plans to make millions by NOT producing a toy!

GUEST STAR: , Joan Caulfield, Martha Hyer, Abbe Lane, Louis Nye, Chill Wills, Richard Hale, Julie Parrish, Dorian Brown, Dave Loring, Bill McLean, Breena Howard, James Secrest, Don Gazzaniga, Jon Sargent, June Kim,
AUTORE: , Lorenzo Semple Jr., Andrew McCullough,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-01-1965

2x19 - Who Killed Rosie Sunset?

Why would anyone kill sweet old Rosie Sunset, who sold maps to the movie stars homes? An heiress who was seen giving Rosie a ride, Rosie's neighbor (a Russian sculptor with a sexy sister, whose work mysteriously has appeared in Rosie's apartment), a neurotic, workaholic printer on the ground floor of Rosie's building, an accordion player (who suddenly disappears after being questioned), and Rosie's estranged step-son (who needed Rosie's money for his florist business) - all fall under suspicion. The solution lies in Rosie's past hospitalization and her late husband's ""hobby"".

GUEST STAR: , Eddie Albert, Hans Conried, Dennis Day, Sheree North, Russ Tamblyn, Lisa Seagram, Jonathan Hole, Torben Meyer, Alice Backes, Phil Arnold, Margaret Nelson, Francine York,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-01-1965

2x20 - Who Killed Wimbledon Hastings?

An ace shot by a tennis star blows up in his face at a charity event, after one of his tennis balls has been loaded with explosives. Burke scours the local country club for clues while trying to avoid the ""help"" of an eager ball boy, who claims he can solve the case for Burke. The victim's pessimistic manager, his fiancee and her jealous sister (a dentist), his ex-wife, and a tennis rival all had access to the club room and could have tampered with the equipment. Finally, a nightclub singer who knew the victim well gives Tim some valuable information. When Burke figures out the relevance of a casual bit of trivia, he corners the killer, who still has a few ""bomb balls"" to spare. The case comes to an explosive finish.

GUEST STAR: , George Atkinson, Alan Caillou, Hank Grant, Army Archerd, Teri-Anne Lee, Nick Adams, Edgar Bergen, Vic Dana, Debra Paget, Gale Storm, Marie Wilson, Nancy Wilson,
AUTORE: , Leigh Chapman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-02-1965

2x21 - Who Killed the Fat Cat?

A big business wheeler-dealer, formerly part of a carny consortium, meets his end after injesting cyanide - but he didn't eat or drink anything that had been tampered with. The suspects all formerly worked with the victim in the carnival racket and are now heads of powerful companies: a health club president, a fitness tonic manufacturer, the producer of fancy lingerie and the head of a think tank. Only one of the old gang hasn't made it big and now runs a local merry-go-round. When Les almost dies of cyanide as well, Burke discovers the murder weapon in an unlikely spot. He then turns the tables on one of the carny con artists and nails the killer.

GUEST STAR: , Macdonald Carey, Billy De Wolfe, Diana Hyland, Martha Raye, Don Rickles, Joe Higgins, Claire Kelly, Marianna Gaba, Kitty Kover, Chuck Hicks, Bambi Hamilton, Don Gazzaniga, Hal Baylor, Tommy Leap, Shannon Farnon, unbilled actor, unbilled actor, unbilled actor,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-02-1965

2x22 - Who Killed The Man On The White Horse?

Cowboy movie star Clayton Steele is grand marshall at the rodeo, but in the final parade, he rides into the arena, already dead, his neck broken. Burke questions his megalomaniac rival, his former stunt man, his ""Indian"" sidekick, a sexy veterinarian, and a vindictive lady bronc buster, in order to find out who sent Steele to that Great Corral in the Sky. A well-trained horse provides a vital clue. Before he can arrest the killer, Burke almost has his own neck snapped!

GUEST STAR: , Frank Scannell, Robert Middleton, Virginia Mayo, Bob Bice, Barbara Eden, Alvy Moore, Nancy Kovack, Telly Savalas, Fernando Lamas,
AUTORE: , Berne Giler, David Giler,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-02-1965

2x23 - Who Killed the 13th Clown?

At Raff's International Circus, 13 clowns pile into a tiny car, but only 12 come out alive. The thirteenth has been skewered. It turns out that he had been blackmailing several members of the circus troupe. Was the killer a fellow clown or, maybe, his wife? The circus owner or the performer with the fabulous nose? Or perhaps it was the seductive aerialist? While investigating the three-ring case, Burke performs backflips on a trampoline, comes face to face with a surly lion, and then disguises himself in the victim's clown makeup and outfit to trap the guilty party. After a wild, outrageous chase, the killer is finally cornered.

GUEST STAR: , Corinne Calvet, Joan Caulfield, Betty Hutton, Terry-Thomas, Jack Weston, Grady Sutton, Fred Krone,
AUTORE: , Charles Hoffman,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-02-1965

2x24 - Who Killed Mr. Colby in Ladies' Lingerie?

With Burke out of town, Tim, Les and Sgt. Ames have to discover who is responsible for the murder of a blackmailer found propped among the mannequins in a department store window. Les is intrigued by the store owner's executive secretary, Tim follows the head of ladies' fashion, a race car enthusiast, and Sgt. Ames tracks down a nightclub comic who works days as a bus driver. The owner's son and a shifty sidewalk pitchman also come under suspicion. After the man who found the victim is himself killed, a winning racetrack ticket proves the final clue to the murder.

GUEST STAR: , Joan Bennett, Edd Byrnes, Arlene Dahl, Paul Lynde, Bert Parks, Eileen O'Neill, Chris Noel, Jonathan Hole, Beverly Adams, Gunilla Hutton, John Neris, Lori Scott, Don Diamond, Irwin Charone, Ilse Taurins,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-03-1965

2x25 - Who Killed the Rest?

Burke's vacation south of the border is anything but restful when he is jailed for the murder of a gossip columnist and a popular local fisherman. With the help of his vacation date and the ever-faithful Henry, Burke escapes from prison, but can he outwit the local police chief after all his ID has been stolen? He needs to find out whether the killer is the Nazi, the anthropologist turned voodoo priestess, the novelist, or the sexy sailor gal, before the angry mob catches up with him. When one of the locals is poisoned, Burke knows who the killer is.

GUEST STAR: , Theodore Bikel, Steve Cochran, Eartha Kitt, Cesar Romero, Janice Rule, Lisa Gaye, Pedro Gonzales Gonzales, Bern Hoffman, Inger Stratton, Pepe Callahan, Nestor Paiva, Rafael Lopez, Linda Rivera,
AUTORE: , Lorenzo Semple Jr.,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-03-1965

2x26 - Who Killed Cop Robin?

Burke's mentor is slain in a dark alley. His killer may be a suspect from one of his former cases who got off, but who was actually guilty. But why would Officer Robin confront the killer without backup? Can Burke decide which (if any) suspect previously accused of a crime (possession of narcotics, assault with a deadly weapon, murder, blackmail and smuggling) is Cop Robin's killer? Burke discovers that the victim was already dying and was trying to prevent another crime from being committed by forcing the criminal to get caught for his murder.

GUEST STAR: , Hal March, Ricardo Montalban, Terry Moore, Susan Strasberg, James Whitmore, Herbie Faye, Monica Keating, James Flavin, Debbie Butler, unbilled actor,
AUTORE: , David P. Harmon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 24-03-1965

2x27 - Who Killed Nobody Somehow?

Author Graham Tree is poisoned at a party celebrating the publication of his new book. Tree miraculously survives and now it is Burke's job to find the killer before there is a second - successful - attempt on Tree's life. But Tree refuses to talk. His books, however, have created several notable enemies. Burke, in disguise, tricks the victim into revealing information that leads him to the killer. Was it the playboy, the polo player, the ruined oil man, Tree's publisher, or his socialite former flame? The would-be killer strikes again - will Burke get there in time?

GUEST STAR: , Lola Albright, Rory Calhoun, Tom Ewell, Diane McBain, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Brodie, I Stanford Jolley, Ray Weaver, John Roseborg, Lonnie Fotre, Juli Reding, Michelle Breeze, Stephen Chase, Clifford Kawada, unbilled actor, unbilled actor, unbilled actor,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 31-03-1965

2x28 - Who Killed Hamlet?

Burke attends the opening night of ""Hamlet"" and later discovers that someone has arranged for the star, Roland Trivers, NOT ""to be"". The suspects include the arrogant director, the actress playing Gertrude, ""Polonius"" (who is in the process of rewriting all of Shakespeare's plays), the stage manager, and a surly Method actor who is chasing the current Ophelia (now missing). The plot darkens when the story of the death of the previous Ophelia is discovered. After yet another murder, Burke takes over a role in the production and puts himself at risk of being run through in order to trap the killer.

GUEST STAR: , John Cassavetes, Eddie Foy, Jr., Edward Everett Horton, Agnes Moorehead, Basil Rathbone, Susan Bay, Nina Shipman, Bobby Darin, Monica Keating, Arline Anderson, Joyce Nizzari, Valora Noland, Ami Luce, Gene Baylos, Ray Weaver, Bob Stevenson, Paul Micale,
AUTORE: , Albert Beich, Lewis Reed,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 07-04-1965

2x29 - Who Killed the Rabbit's Husband?

When a wealthy physician is shot, his wife disappears. It seems she has a habit of running away when things get tough. Is she the murderer or another victim? Burke finds out more about her unhappy history from her sister at an amusement park, tracks the missing woman's past through a gambling casino, a lonely hearts club, and a waterfront dive. The other men in her life (also possible suspects in the case) include a ship's cook, a con artist ""hypnotist"" and an ex-jockey. An anonymous note proves to be the clue that reveals who the real murderer is. Burke arrives just in time to prevent another murder.

GUEST STAR: , Joanne Ludden, Francine York, Vaughn Taylor, Lennie Weinrib, Lyle Bettger, Paul Richards, Sal Mineo, Una Merkel, John Ireland, Gloria Grahame, Lou Krugman, Stafford Repp, Bill McLean, Phil Arnold, David Fresco, Jimmy Garrett, unbilled actor, Bob Bice, David Alan Bailey,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 14-04-1965

2x30 - Who Killed the Jackpot?

When a wealthy banker is found murdered in a seedy hotel, it becomes a race to see who will catch the killer first - Burke or glamorous private eye Honey West, who had been hired by the victim. The banker had been planning on skipping the country with a huge amount of cash, now missing, along with his gun. Was his wife, the sleazy yacht owner she was involved with, the dead man's attorney, his very ""faithful"" secretary, or a local scuba diver in on the deal? Which was the killer? Will Burke or Honey figure out the crime first - and will they survive (one suspect already has been murdered!)?

GUEST STAR: , John Ericson, Steve Forrest, Nancy Gates, Louis Hayward, George Nader, Jan Sterling, Anne Francis, Jim Turley, Jan Brooks, Gordon Doversola, Arline Anderson,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 21-04-1965

2x31 - Who Killed the Grand Piano?

Pianist Artur Bachner's concert ends with a bang when his piano explodes, killing him. Anyone could have tampered with it during the backstage party before the concert - his abused ex-wife, a rival concert pianist, his personal manager, his horror movie star brother, or the woman he had been pursuing (now a ""Bunny Mother"" at a local Playboy-like club). Les, Tim and Sgt. Ames each have their own favorite suspect, but Burke's feisty Uncle Patrick, over from Ireland for a visit, helps solve the case (while getting cozy with Burke's date). The secret to solving the case is in the fact that the piece the victim was playing had been written so he was literally the only one in the world who could play it.

GUEST STAR: , Ed Begley, John Cassavetes, Martha Hyer, Marilyn Maxwell, Nehemiah Persoff, Chris Noel, Gene Barry, Hugh Hefner, Marianna Case, Tom Cassidy, Milton Parsons, John Hubbard, Trish de Brea, Joyce Nizzari, Sharon Rogers, Dee Russell, Rae Fowler, Tonya Van Deters, Bonnie Beeche,
AUTORE: , Larry Gordon,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 28-04-1965

2x32 - Who Killed the Card?

The head of a greeting card firm was killed, but not by the arrow protruding from his body. It was slow, methodical arsenic poisoning. His flirtatious teenage assistant takes a shine to Burke, but he's afraid she may be the prime suspect. If not, there are several others to choose from: the victim's ambitious successor, the mousy psychologist and his domineering wife, or the jingle writer. Burke's intentions are misunderstood and he comes close to being a second victim. The series ends with the whole cast of regulars involved in a big musical production number (of dubious artistic merit).

GUEST STAR: , Eddie Bracken, Hazel Court, Wally Cox, Les Crane, Jill Haworth, Monica Keating, Quinn O'Hara, Don Gazzaniga, Hugh Sanders, Bob Bice,
AUTORE: , Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-05-1965

Stagione 3

3x1 - Balance of Terror

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Robert Buckner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-09-1965

3x2 - Operation Long Shadow

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Albert Beich, William H. Wright,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-09-1965

3x3 - Steam Heat

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Marc Brandell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-09-1965

3x4 - Password to Death

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Marc Brandell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 06-10-1965

3x5 - The Man with the Power

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Stuart Jerome, Bud Kay,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 13-10-1965

3x6 - Nightmare in the Sun

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 20-10-1965

3x7 - The Prisoners of Mr. Sin

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Marc Brandell, Gilbert Ralston,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 27-10-1965

3x8 - Peace, It's a Gasser

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Palmer Thompson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 03-11-1965

3x9 - The Weapon

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 10-11-1965

3x10 - Deadlier Than the Male

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Albert Beich, William H. Wright,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 17-11-1965

3x11 - Whatever Happened to Adriana, and Why Won't She Stay Dead?

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Warren B. Duff,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 01-12-1965

3x12 - The Man's Men

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Albert Beich, William H. Wright,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 08-12-1965

3x13 - Or No Tomorrow

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 15-12-1965

3x14 - A Little Gift for Cairo

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett, Ben Starr,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 22-12-1965

3x15 - A Very Important Russian Is Missing

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Tony Barrett, Samuel A. Peeples,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 29-12-1965

3x16 - Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 1

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Marc Brandell ,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 05-01-1966

3x17 - Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 2

GUEST STAR: , ,
AUTORE: , Marc Brandell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 12-01-1966