3: S3Xtra: Saddle Up with Glen A Larson
An interview with Glen A Larsen on the McCloud series
Sunday, November 12th, 1989
4: The Return of Sam McCloud
Ex-Marshal McCloud now is senator of New Mexico, fighting for a new environment law. His enemy is Maitland, unscrupulous owner of Chemtel, the world's most important chemical manufacturer. Shortly after McCloud gives an inspiring speech, he barely escapes an bomb in his car and a shooting in a restaurant. When he learns that his niece, medical researcher for Chemtel, was killed, he begins to suspect that the attempts on his life were not made by Arabian terrorists, but by Maitland. He pays him a visit in Britain and starts to research on his own.
Tuesday, February 17th, 1970
1: Portrait of a Dead Girl (aka Who Killed Miss U.S.A.?)
McCloud escorts a witness from New Mexico to New York City, but loses him to kidnappers and finds himself in a murder case involving Puerto Rican nationalists, a lady novelist, a Wall Street lawyer, and a dead beauty pageant winner.
Wednesday, September 16th, 1970
2: Who Says You Can't Make Friends in New York City?
(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Man from Taos, Part 1"). McCloud goes to help a lady in distress, but gets caught in a shootout that sends him back to Taos on Chief Clifford's orders. At the last minute, the Chief is kidnapped to force McCloud to act as a courier to Paris.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 1970
3: Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue
(NOTE: For repeats, this episode was known as "Manhattan Manhunt, Part 1"). McCloud is becoming famous thanks to press coverage. It doesn't endear him to the boys in blue, who have to deal with a string of drugstore holdups.
Wednesday, September 30th, 1970
4: The Concrete Corral
(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Murder Arena, Part 1"). McCloud is assigned to shepherd the cowboys at a visiting rodeo. They're old friends, and one of them is killed by a jealous rival over a woman, it appears.
Wednesday, October 7th, 1970
5: The Stage is All the World
(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Manhattan Manhunt, Part 2"). McCloud, whose new-found celebrity (thanks to an article by Chris Coughlin in the Chronicle) vexes the Department, is assigned to protect a British theatrical maven who has received letters assailing his "filthy, obscene" productions and threatening his life.
Wednesday, October 14th, 1970
6: Walk in the Dark
(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Murder Arena, Part 2"). McCloud complains about his assignment to rodeo detail, so Chief Clifford sends him to Special Auxiliary Force VI under the command of Sgt. Dameron, where he works to catch a murderer in Central Park.
Wednesday, October 21st, 1970
7: Our Man in Paris
(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Man from Taos, Part 2"). In Paris, McCloud and a stewardess try to locate a mysterious arms smuggler with ties to an American mogul and a New York gubernatorial candidate.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 1971
1: Encounter with Aries
The wife of an astrologer and widely-syndicated newspaper columnist is kidnapped in broad daylight.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 1971
2: Top of the World, Ma!
A football player from Ohio who needs an operation goes to find the New York mobster who owes him money.
Wednesday, November 24th, 1971
3: Somebody's Out to Get Jennie
An industrial engineer is thought to have died in an air crash, and his secretary is driven into a mental hospital.
Wednesday, December 29th, 1971
4: The Disposal Man
A nabob is menaced by a professional killer with an unknown employer.
Wednesday, January 12th, 1972
5: A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley
Stolen penicillin is diluted and sent south of the border by the director of a famous cemetery.
Wednesday, February 2nd, 1972
6: Fifth Man in a String Quartet
A musician is framed for the killing of his teacher, a violinist whose long-lost brother was in the mob.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 1972
7: Give My Regrets to Broadway
A Broadway producer is implicated in the murder of a detective investigating his business practices.
Sunday, October 1st, 1972
1: The New Mexican Connection
A TV commentator's critique of police shootings tarnishes the department's stakeout squad, and Chris Coughlin is threatened to force the release of a murder suspect extradited to Taos by McCloud.
Sunday, December 3rd, 1972
2: The Barefoot Stewardess Caper
A bevy of international stewardesses have a second career as cat burglars.
Sunday, December 24th, 1972
3: The Park Avenue Rustlers
As part of a pilot program, McCloud is assigned a female partner, and the two go undercover against a big-time auto theft ring.
Sunday, January 7th, 1973
4: Showdown at the End of the World
An ambitious junior executive in the mob uses fashion models to transport heroin into New York.
Sunday, February 4th, 1973
5: The Million Dollar Round Up
A dying Roman mobster wills his "Saracen Horse," a jewel-encrusted green jade treasure, to any of his criminal colleagues who can take possession of it.
Sunday, October 14th, 1973
1: Butch Cassidy Rides Again
The NYPD demonstrates a bank robbery on live closed-circuit TV, and is bushwhacked by a gang of antiquated outlaws.
Sunday, December 2nd, 1973
2: The Solid Gold Swingers
While answering a high-rise apartment burglary call, McCloud stumbles on a body, which then disappears. The case leads to a VIP madam under indictment, whose girls are apparently being murdered by a serial killer.
Sunday, January 20th, 1974
3: A Cowboy in Paradise
Just before presenting a rackets case, Chief Clifford goes to Hawaii for a police conference. Taos sends McCloud, too, and the Marshal is obliged to dragoon a vacationing N.Y. policewoman when the Chief is set up on a murder charge.
Sunday, February 24th, 1974
4: The Colorado Cattle Caper
Modern-day cattle rustlers ship lethally contaminated beef to New York.
Sunday, March 24th, 1974
5: This Must Be the Alamo
During a heat wave, Chief Clifford is called away and leaves Sgt. Broadhurst in charge. A football gambling ring that scores with "inside dope on injuries" loses a little black book and begins eliminating witnesses in a search for it, leading to an assault on precinct headquarters.
Sunday, September 22nd, 1974
1: The Barefoot Girls of Bleecker Street
McCloud helps a runaway and her baby, amidst a curious stolen property investigation.
Sunday, October 13th, 1974
2: The Gang That Stole Manhattan
McCloud is assigned to a film shoot, and suspects the production is a front.
Sunday, November 3rd, 1974
3: Shivaree on Delancy Street
A tailor wins big on the numbers, but gang wars interfere with the payout. Sgt. Broadhurst is badly wounded and numbers money is planted on him, causing him to be investigated by Internal Affairs. The tailor becomes a witness in the wars, but heads off to Miami Beach with his winnings and his shiksa fiancÃ©e, followed by two hit men and McCloud.
Sunday, November 17th, 1974
4: The 42nd Street Cavalry
McCloud's lackluster assignments make him grouse, so Chief Clifford sends him to the Mounted Unit. A fence sets up a munitions theft at a National Guard Armory (USMC) for a revolutionary group, and the cavalry is on its way.
Sunday, November 24th, 1974
5: The Concrete Jungle Caper
The international drug trade and a dealer named Harry Hague have McCloud undercover and in prison to root out the Rhigas family of distributors.
Sunday, January 12th, 1975
6: The Man with the Golden Hat
After hanging his Stetson in a diner one night, McCloud is stymied by various attempts to relieve him of it. His clues lead to a ballet company on the verge of folding, and a philanthropic foundation with millions of dollars missing from its account books.
Sunday, January 26th, 1975
7: Lady on the Run
A woman pursues the hit man who killed her sister, and in Mexico City is pursued herself.
Sunday, February 23rd, 1975
Loan sharks accidentally kill a welcher, and a hardnosed Homicide lieutenant has the wrong man.
Sunday, March 30th, 1975
9: Return to the Alamo
On the graveyard shift one lengthy night, Chief Clifford and much of the staff are out with the flu, the American Brotherhood Movement is blowing up buildings, Chris Coughlin is writing a story with a feminist angle on the NYPD, a robbery suspect's brother (an addict) tries to break him out (and both are sons of an Albany bigwig) by kidnapping the Acting Watch Commander (Sgt. Broadhurst), McCloud pulls in New York's top drug dealers in a citywide search for a junkie whose addicted newborn infant needs urgent treatment, and Sgt. Phyllis Norton is the Acting Deputy Watch Commander in charge.
Sunday, September 21st, 1975
1: Park Avenue Pirates
Racketeers take over a record company.
Sunday, October 19th, 1975
2: Showdown at Times Square
The Chief (Clifford) is running a weekly bull session, that is, the detectives squawk and he gives them a talk. McCloud notices smoke signals coming from a nearby roof. The Chief (Stillwater) is seeking his grandson Johnny, who has followed a gang of thieves to New York. Johnny's father is in jail back home in Phoenix, framed by the gang.
Sunday, November 16th, 1975
Chris Coughlin's high-rise apartment building is torched by an arsonist for hire.
Sunday, November 23rd, 1975
4: Three Guns for New York
Paroled bank robbers from New Mexico think McCloud took off with their $400,000 twelve years before. They kidnap Chris Coughlin, shoot two FBI agents with McCloud's .45 Colt Frontier Six Shooter, and force him back to Taos after the money.
Sunday, January 11th, 1976
5: Our Man in the Harem
A patrolman's daughter is held captive in the Middle East.
Sunday, February 22nd, 1976
6: The Day New York Turned Blue
During a New York City snowstorm, a union lawyer is placed in protective custody as a witness to graft, a working girl is slipping out-of-towners a mickey and painting them blue, a Federal Inspector is auditing the Department books, the mob plans an invasion of headquarters, and patrolmen have a strike meeting.
Sunday, March 21st, 1976
7: Night of the Shark
The American mob plans an Australian expansion, with the help of a planted Chairman on Sydney's Police Board. McCloud, on airport duty at JFK, has a shootout with a hit man and goes to Sydney as a witness.
Sunday, October 24th, 1976
1: Bonnie and McCloud
The head of a trucking company is killed before eyewitnesses, and McCloud's girlfriend is the culprit.
Sunday, December 26th, 1976
2: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas...
On Christmas Eve, an assassin stalks McCloud, a spurned mistress attempts suicide, a sidewalk Santa turns mugger, junkies raid a hospital pharmacy, Chris's newspaper organizes a party for orphans at Westside Hospital with Chief Clifford as Santa, and the junkies take hostages.
Sunday, January 16th, 1977
3: The Great Taxicab Stampede
McCloud is framed for the murder of a drug-dealing hack, and exposes the ring.
Sunday, January 23rd, 1977
4: The Moscow Connection
The State Department sends Chief Clifford and McCloud to Moscow with a touring country & western singer, undercover.
Sunday, March 6th, 1977
5: London Bridges
A peer of the realm, who's a photographer as well as a cat burglar, comes to America and, in flagrante delicto at a Long Island costume party, witnesses a killing at the hands of Irish bombers, all of which sends McCloud to Blighty, where the target remains to be found.
Sunday, April 17th, 1977
6: McCloud Meets Dracula
Murder victims are found to be drained of blood, and an elderly star of vampire films is suspected; Chief Clifford is on the hunt for a random sniper.