The Best Episodes Directed by William Wiard
#1 - The Night Virginia City Died
Bonanza Season 12 - Episode 1
In the 12th season premiere, a series of destructive fires strike Virginia City, and always late at night. Is it the work of a ruthless arsonist, or someone very close to Deputy Clem?
#2 - Tuttle
M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 15
Hawkeye creates a fake doctor, Captain Jonathan S. Tuttle, to give supplies to the local orphans. Henry wants Tuttle to be officer of the day, so Hawkeye creates a fake personnel file, and all his back pay is given to the orphanage. When General Clayton wants to reward his generosity, Hawkeye is forced to invent a story about Tuttle jumping from a chopper without his parachute! Of course, Trapper's new friend, Captain Murdoch, obtained the fake dog tags and parachute...!
#3 - The Jersey Bounce
The Rockford Files Season 5 - Episode 3
Jim stands accused of murdering one of Rocky's neighbours party guests when matters get out of hand, but Jim's counsel seems pre-occupied so puts his fate in the hands of legal researcher John Cooper...
#4 - The Hawaiian Headache
The Rockford Files Season 6 - Episode 8
Jim is lured to Hawaii and tricked into helping his former Army commander with a CIA related investigation...
#5 - Kim
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 6
Hawkeye operates on a 5-year old Korean boy, and Radar can't find his family. Henry plans to send him to the orphanage, and the camp enjoys his company while they can. Trapper decides to adopt him after consulting his wife, and has to rescue him after he wanders into the minefield. Kim's mother turns up at the orphanage looking for him.
#6 - Sometimes You Hear the Bullet
M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 17
Frank throws his back out whilst spending the evening with Margaret, and ends up in traction. He promptly applies for the Purple Heart, having been 'technically' wounded at a frontline unit. Tommy Gillis, an old friend of Hawkeye's, is writing a book about the war, and pays him a visit. Later, Tommy is brought into the camp, seriously wounded, and Hawkeye can't save him. A 15-year-old kid is in the hospital to have his appendix out. He joined up to be a hero back home, but Hawkeye has him sent home, giving him Frank's purple heart.
#7 - Henry, Please Come Home
M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 9
Henry receives a citation for the camp achieving the best efficiency rating, and then General Hammond reassigns him to Tokyo. Frank then changes the camp to be more military, and he confiscates Hawkeye's and Trapper's still. They use forged passes to go to Tokyo to convince Henry to come back and end up pretending Radar is sick.
#8 - A Matter of Faith
Bonanza Season 12 - Episode 2
Dusty takes in orphaned Jamie Hunter, the son of a recently-deceased rainmaker. Jamie is determined to carry on his father's tradition by using drought-stricken Virginia City to prove his talents.
#9 - The Long-John Flap
M*A*S*H Season 1 - Episode 19
The camp suffers from the severe cold, except for Hawkeye who has received some long john's from his father. They get passed around from person to person, as a gift, a gambling stake, a trade, a bribe, stolen, given up to Father Mulcahy, who gives them to Henry, who returns them to Hawkeye as thanks for taking out his appendix.
#10 - Heartaches of a Fool
The Rockford Files Season 5 - Episode 1
When Rocky is hi-jacked and injured while delivering sausages, Jim investigates the sausage company through their spokesperson; a country and western singer...
#12 - The Fourth Man
The Rockford Files Season 3 - Episode 1
Airport security falls through the cracks when Rockford's flight attendant friend, Lori, is threatened by an assassin after an upsetting flight.
#13 - L.I.P.
M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 7
Corporal Walker is being sent home, and he wants to marry his Korean girl so she and their baby can return with him. CID sends Lt Willis to investigate, but when he refuses Hawkeye and Trapper frame him. Hawkeye is upset that a nurse he was pursuing does not approve of the marriage between "a gook" and "one of us".
#14 - Gearjammers (2)
The Rockford Files Season 2 - Episode 4
Part 2 - In this exciting conclusion to this two-part episode, the mob boss continues to hunt for Rocky, while Rockford teams up with the police to solve the trucking case, which is speeding towards disaster.
#16 - Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead
The Rockford Files Season 5 - Episode 2
Jim helps Rita prove her innocence when she is accused of murdered a prominant doctor when in fact she witnessed the parties who committed the crime...
#17 - Just Another Polish Wedding
The Rockford Files Season 3 - Episode 17
Ex-con Gandy Fitch returns, reminding Rockford of their time together in prison and announcing that he would like to get into the business of detective work.
#18 - The Family Hour
The Rockford Files Season 3 - Episode 3
Rockford and his father become the unlikely babysitters of a wandering nine-year-old girl when her father goes missing.
#19 - The Deep Blue Sleep
The Rockford Files Season 2 - Episode 5
Beth hires Jim to investigate the death of her friend, a fashion model and the connection between the fashion house and organized crime...
#20 - The Whole Tooth and...
Get Smart Season 2 - Episode 14
While carrying plans for a nuclear reactor, Max runs into KAOS Agents, so he must hide the plans. Max later has to pretend to be a convict and go to jail to get them back.
#21 - Gearjammers (1)
The Rockford Files Season 2 - Episode 3
Part 1 - After witnessing a mob payoff that is part of a big-rig hijacking scheme, Rockford's father becomes the target of assassins. Working to protect his dad, Rockford learns that the man's life contains secrets that he never imagined.
#22 - To Protect and Serve (1)
The Rockford Files Season 3 - Episode 19
Part 1. Rockford's search for a gangster lawyer's missing fiancée is complicated by a civilian with an unfortunate passion for police work.
#23 - Love and War
Black Sheep Squadron Season 1 - Episode 12
The squadron is granted a few days of rest and relaxation at Espritos Marcos. There Jerry Bragg runs into Annie, an old acquaintance from his home town. She is a nurse that has just been stationed in the South Pacific. He introduces her to the rest of the guys and she seems to have the eye for Larry. An air raid alarm goes of and while trying to find shelter, Jerry and Annie find themselves drenched by sprinklers. Annie takes Jerry back to her quarters so that they can get dried off. They kiss and Jerry asks to see her again the next night. Annie only agrees to the date if he can find a date for her friend and she suggests Larry. Bragg reluctantly agrees and manages to convince Larry to join him in this double date.
#24 - Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs (1)
The Rockford Files Season 6 - Episode 2
Jim is hired by a Princess to protect her friend and investigate who wants her killed...
#26 - A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights
The Rockford Files Season 5 - Episode 8
Jim is hired by a toy manufacturer asks babysit a a cop turned tv writer who keeps falling into trouble and is desperate to solve one last big case involving a mob hit...
#27 - Trouble in Chapter 17
The Rockford Files Season 4 - Episode 2
Rockford must read between the lines when he investigates mysterious death threats against a best-selling author.
#28 - South by Southeast
The Rockford Files Season 4 - Episode 18
There's trouble south of the border when Rockford is mistakenly abducted by federal agents and then asked to help them protect an international playgirl. .
#29 - To Protect and Serve (2)
The Rockford Files Season 3 - Episode 20
Part 2. The action resumes when Rockford hides the missing woman on a boat, but her location is compromised when the police groupie reveals information to mobster thugs.
#30 - Requiem for a Funny Box
The Rockford Files Season 4 - Episode 6
The joke falls flat when a second-rate comedian frames Rockford for the murder of his former partner.
#31 - Sleight of Hand
The Rockford Files Season 1 - Episode 16
Jim is confused when his girlfriend diappears after they return from a trip and her young daughter is convinced her mother never came home with them...
#32 - A Deadly Maze
The Rockford Files Season 4 - Episode 13
The pressure is on when a bizarre scientist asks Rockford to look into the disappearance of his wife in order to study Rockford's reaction to frustration.
#33 - The Return of the Black Shadow
The Rockford Files Season 5 - Episode 18
John Cooper goes after the biker gang which attacked Jim and his date Gail - Coop's sister...
#34 - A Material Difference
The Rockford Files Season 5 - Episode 19
Angel poses a high priced hitman but Jim must help when he collects his fee without making his hit, but the victim is apparently still killed, whilst Naval Intellegence and the Russians take an interest in the case and blue jeans...
#35 - Guilt
The Rockford Files Season 5 - Episode 15
Jim aids his former fiance whose life has been threatened by a mystery figure...
#36 - Claire
The Rockford Files Season 1 - Episode 18
Jim has some trouble with a gangsters and an ill-tempered Police Captain. when he helps his old girlfriend Claire....
#37 - A Single Pilgrim
Bonanza Season 12 - Episode 15
Settlers from Virginia argue over Hoss' fate after one of them accidentally shoots him.
#38 - Winter Kill
Bonanza Season 12 - Episode 26
The foreman of a neighboring ranch shoots a special steer belonging to the Cartwrights, and his scheming boss plots to take unfair advantage of the mistake.
#39 - Bushwhacked
Bonanza Season 13 - Episode 3
Joe is shot and wounded while he is on a cattle drive in the Nevada desert. Two ranchers find him, delirious from thirst and the heat, and take him to their home to recover. While the ranchers summon a doctor, Joe struggles for life, mumbling incoherently and having surrealistic nightmares about a teepee and a wagon wheel. Ben and Hoss try to dechipher Joe's ramblings to piece together what happened.
#40 - The Rattlesnake Brigade
Bonanza Season 13 - Episode 11
Jamie and three teen-agers - a girl and two boys - are kidnapped by Doyle, a hardened criminal with nothing to lose, and his gang of outlaws. The desperate outlaws use the youths as bargaining tools to make their escape from a trip to prison.
#41 - Anatomy of a Lynching
Bonanza Season 11 - Episode 5
Will Griner is acquitted of murder which upsets the folks of Virginia City. They feel Griner silenced witnesses and are ready to lynch him. Ben works to reopen the case by finding out the truth about the case before it is too late.
#42 - A Visit to Upright
Bonanza Season 13 - Episode 25
Ben's ability to close a lucrative livestock contract with a conspicuous widow hinges on the sale of a dilapidated saloon in Upright that Hoss and Joe had impulsively purchased. However, the boys put off the sale when the town drunk (who acts as "saloon keeper") insist the crumbling Trails End Saloon may house a fortune. Things get even more complicated when a woman, claiming to be the daughter of the deceased former owner, envisions turning the Trails End into a booming saloon, hotel and restaurant.