The Best Episodes Directed by Lawrence Doheny
#1 - Drought at Indianhead River
The Rockford Files Season 3 - Episode 5
Rockford's former cellmate strikes it rich in real estate, but when his underworld connections take offense, it's up to Rockford to get them both to safer ground.
#2 - The Farnsworth Stratagem
The Rockford Files Season 2 - Episode 2
When Dennis is conned into investing in a hotel for mobsters, Jim impersonates a Texas Oil Man to get his friends money back...
#3 - Joey Blue Eyes
The Rockford Files Season 2 - Episode 17
An ex-convict looks to Rockford to help him remain on the straight and narrow when the mob shows an interest in his legitimate restaurant business. Can Rockford help him keep too many cooks out of his kitchen?
#4 - The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company
The Rockford Files Season 2 - Episode 6
While stranded in a desert town, Rockford has $10,000 — money for a client's bail — stolen. He turns to his father and Fast Harry, an ex-con friend, to help him find both the money and the thief, and in the process they uncover an intricate real estate swindle.
#5 - Piece Work
The Rockford Files Season 3 - Episode 10
Rockford's investigation into an accident claim has him stumbling with a target on his back into a much larger gun-smuggling scheme being investigated by the Feds.
#6 - Ki' i's Don't Lie
Magnum, P.I. Season 3 - Episode 3
For an upcoming charity auction organised by Higgins and an attractive socialite, to be held on the Estate, Robin Masters "donates" Magnum's services, to provide security over the valuable antiques up for auction at the event. Meanwhile, mainland Private Detective brothers A.J. and Rick Simon have been hired to steal back a Ki'i - a stolen Hawaiian artifact - by it's previous owner, who is in rapidly decreasing health and believes that he has been passed on a curse from which he will die, unless the Ki'i is returned to it's intended location of rest within the Hawaiian islands. But the "cursed" Ki'i seems to spell bad luck and trouble for all who come into possession of it...
#7 - Tropical Madness
Magnum, P.I. Season 2 - Episode 7
Magnum is surprised when a beautiful English woman spurns his advances - much to the amusement of T.C. and Rick - instead preferring Higgins. Thomas is certain that the woman is feigning interest in Higgins only to somehow use him, and plans to uncover the truth, but Higgins sees his doubts as sheer jealousy, and the ever volatile relationship between the two is pushed towards breaking point. Matters aren't helped when Magnum is attacked by a sumo wrestler and a dwarf and, understandably, no-one believes him...
#8 - Presumed Dead
Black Sheep Squadron Season 1 - Episode 6
Captain Charlie Dobson,a naval flyer, has been shot done and presumed lost at sea. He has actually been picked by the Japanese and put through an intensive brainwashing program. He is taken by submarine to just off Vella La Cava. The Japanese tell him they are planting a val bag on the beach with explosives and timers for him to use at a later time. He is then placed in an infatable raft at sea near Vella La Cava. Gutterman and Anderson are flying towards a photo recon mission when they spot Dobson and call for the air-sea rescue to pick him up. They continue on to their target, a supposably deserted island with an old Japanese airstrip. When they approach to shoot the pictures, they come under heavy fire from ground artillery. Meanwhile, Dobson has been rescued and brought to Vella La Cava. The flight surgeon, Dr. Jerry Corgney, asks Pappy and the Black Sheep to meet Dobson. Pappy knows Dobson from their time in flight school and thinks that Dobson is acting strangely, althoug
#10 - Hotshot
Black Sheep Squadron Season 2 - Episode 10
The Black Sheep play uneasy hosts to a hotshot army pilot whose amiability masks his ambition to become the war's best fighter pilot.
#11 - Lest We Forget
Magnum, P.I. Season 1 - Episode 10
Magnum is hired by a Supreme Court nominee to find the woman he married forty years ago, in 1941, on the eve of the raid on Pearl Harbour. He was a young Navy Ensign, she was a prostitute, and after their marriage they subsequently became separated in the bombings, with the Judge presuming her dead - until recently, after he has started receiving blackmail threats relating to an incident forty years ago... Magnum's investigations into the case are helped by the fact that Higgins wants a favour, and is being overly nice and co-operative in return...
#12 - Adelaide
Magnum, P.I. Season 1 - Episode 14
A perky woman hires Magnum to protect 'Norman', who is facing kidnap unless she pays a ransom; but the case has some unexpected turns when Thomas finds that her uncle is an old Vietnam comrade who is against him being hired, and that Norman is none other than a prized race-horse...
#13 - Where's Houston?
The Rockford Files Season 2 - Episode 20
Rockford searches for the missing granddaughter of a family friend. What starts as a kidnapping investigation soon reveals a shady real estate scheme run by crooks who will stop at nothing to get what they want.
#14 - Profit and Loss (1)
The Rockford Files Season 1 - Episode 13
PART 1 - PROFIT Jim is mystified after he is charged for filed a false police report when e witnesses the kidnapp of a Computer Programmer from his Trailer...
#15 - Chicken Little Is a Little Chicken
The Rockford Files Season 2 - Episode 9
The situation is anything but heavenly when Rockford's old cellmate leads him to an underworld of gangsters and gambling. When the two become the target of a mob boss, they hope a fake funeral will be the answer to their prayers.
#16 - Straight on 'til Morning
The Six Million Dollar Man Season 2 - Episode 6
When an alien ship crashes, there is only one survivor. Steve helps the alien return to her mother ship, while the sheriff tries to capture her.
#17 - Fighting Angels
Black Sheep Squadron Season 2 - Episode 8
Vella La Cava is overrun with Japanese commandos. Col. Lard and Pappy must work together to keep the island out of enemy hands. Is this possible? A number of surprises in this one!
#18 - Pastoria Prime Pick
The Rockford Files Season 2 - Episode 11
Rockford takes a quick dislike to the small town he's visiting when a bogus repair bill is followed by phony criminal charges. Aided by his father and attorney, Rockford takes on the hamlet's corrupt mayor, sheriff and prosecuting attorney.
#19 - Thicker than Blood
Magnum, P.I. Season 1 - Episode 12
T.C. makes a late-night flight to land on a tanker, but on the journey back he is cornered arrested by the Coast Guard for transporting drugs. Magnum and Rick are certain of their friend's innocence, but are bemused when he intends to accept the charges and refuses their help. Magnum investigates, to find that T.C. trip to the tanker was to collect and bring home a man who once saved T.C.'s life in Vietnam, a deserter who is now a supposedly reformed drug addict, who was calling in an old debt to be flown back in to U.S. territory...
#20 - The War Biz Warrior
Black Sheep Squadron Season 1 - Episode 13
A Hollywood actor, Rod Towers, is sent to the South Pacific on a media tour to boost morale and polish his image of a strong hero type. He is stationed with the Black Sheep, most of whom are thrilled to have a star among them. But the thrill soon wears off as he is given 'command' of the squadron, though be it mostly ceremonial. And he takes credit for fighting action when he's actually watching it from a safe distance away.
#21 - No Need to Know
Magnum, P.I. Season 1 - Episode 5
Magnum returns from a case to find that Higgins' old Army commander is staying on the Masters Estate, under tight security, until some IRA members he helped capture are tried. Two Secret Intelligence Agents hire Magnum to protect the Brigadier and foil assassins out to kill him before the terrorists' trail, but the "need to know" basis the Agents insist on operating by only serves to complicate matters for Magnum...
#22 - Find Me If You Can
The Rockford Files Season 1 - Episode 9
Rockford is hired by a secretive woman who refuses to tell him anything about herself, and gives him an unusual task – to simply find her. Soon, Jim is embroiled in the mysterious woman's life, including the mobster who is after her.
#23 - Skin Deep
Magnum, P.I. Season 1 - Episode 6
When a beautiful model-actress is killed by a shot-gun blast, in a scenario closely resembling a scene from the script of an upcoming film, it is seemingly suicide. Magnum is hired by her former producer and lover to investigate any other men that she may have been seeing before her death – a case that Magnum is reluctant to take, but, feeling guilty for not taking it before the girl was killed, he agrees. But as the investigations unfold, it becomes apparent that there is much more to the case than first appears, and the supposedly murdered woman was being hounded by the obsessive former lover... The case reaches it’s pinnacle when Magnum, still haunted by nightmares of the Vietnam war in his dreams, finds himself reliving it in much more reality, in a deadly hunt down on a deserted tropical island...
#24 - Profit and Loss (2)
The Rockford Files Season 1 - Episode 14
PART 2 - LOSS After being charged with filing a false police report, Jim and Rocky continue to investigate Fiscal Dynamics Incorporated...
#25 - TKO
Quincy, M.E. Season 5 - Episode 19
Two days after winning a boxing championship a young boxer collapses and dies while looking at new cars. At the same time Danny's chef, Alfredo, goes to a cheap doctor for a hernia operation. A routine procedure but he dies during it. Quincy's investigations lead to a connection between the two. Frustrated with Quincy never being around when he needs him Asten supplies him with a pager. That way he can contact Quincy whenever he wants, much to the annoyance of Quincy.
#26 - The Four Pound Brick
The Rockford Files Season 1 - Episode 21
Jim invesitgates the death of a Rookie Police Officer on behalf the mother, a good friend of Rocky's...
#27 - The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii
Magnum, P.I. Season 1 - Episode 8
Higgins volunteers Magnum's services to guard a wealthy socialite's quarantined dog, after the attempted dognapping of the canine. "Sir Algernon Farnsworth" soon finds himself to be the most wanted dog in Hawaii, when his former owner, ageing gangster Victor DiGiorgio, has need to get him back. Magnum and an animal regulations officer are soon on the run with Algie from the would-be dognappers - and the fact that the officer seems to be scared of dogs doesn't exactly make matters any easier - but just why does DiGiorgio want the mutt back so badly?...