Episode Guide Sixth Season 1972-1973
Sep · 14 · 72
"Five Days in the Death of Sergeant Brown Part I"
Ironside and his team are in Los Angeles, where Ed is giving evidence at a trial. As the group relax on their hotel balcony, a series of shots ring out - and Ed is hit.
Sep · 19 · 72
"THE BOLD ONES:
"Five Days in the Death of Sergeant Brown Part 2"
A hitman hopes to sabotage the radical spinal operation on Ed.
[Originally broadcast as a segment of another Cy Chermak-helmed wheeled three-in-one series, THE BOLD ONES, this segment is available as part of the IRONSIDE syndication package.]
Sep · 21 · 72
"The Savage Sentry"
When a series of robberies are carried out despite the presence of guard dogs, Ironside investigates the methods used to train the animals.
Sep · 28 · 72
"Programmed for Panic"
Ironside employs a live television debate focussing on the murder of a young woman to expose her killer.
Oct · 12 · 72
"Down Two Roads"
Mark graduates from law school and, while facing a major career choice, becomes involved in a case concerning the caretaker of the college. Meanwhile, the Chief is secretly learning to drive with the aid of a special device....
Oct · 26 · 72
Fran finds herself both attracted to, and angered by, a film maker who is shooting a documentary about the police. She questions her feelings even further when Ironside receives home movie footage of a young girl's murder through the post, and a link between the film-maker, and the murder, becomes apparent.
Nov · 02 · 72
"Riddle Me Death"
Suspicious circumstances and a set of clues puzzle the team when a young woman insists her father was murdered.
Nov · 09 · 72
Flying to L.A. to transfer a prisoner, Ed visits an old friend, and is mugged. When he is found by two police officers, he is angered by their aggressive behaviour and refuses to co-operate with them. As a result, he is arrested.
[One of two episodes directed by series star, Raymond Burr.]
Nov · 16 · 72
"Buddy, Can You Spare a Life?"
On an inspection tour of a prison, Ironside meets with a man he helped convict of murder seven years previously. The man - who has always protested his innocence - has received a ticket for a pawn shop in the post which appears to support his claim.
[Originally broadcast as a two-hour Special, and available for syndication in both this format and as two separate fifty-minute episodes.]
Nov · 23 · 72
As part of a complex scheme to free a group of criminals, a man is forced at gunpoint to strap a belt to his waist. Inside the belt is a bomb, timed to explode at a given hour.
Nov · 30 · 72
"The Deadly Gamesmen"
Mark is lured to a particular part of the city by a man who is offering information concerning a crime - and is assaulted. It is one of a series of offenses committed by two men engaged in a bizarre and malicious competition destined to have cruel consequences.
Dec · 07 · 72
"Who'll Cry for My Baby"
A prostitute has been murdered, but no one in the police department seems willing to give her case serious attention - until the cries of the dead woman's grieving father reach the ears of Robert T. Ironside.
Dec · 14 · 72
"Cold Hard Cash"
When Ironside receives advance warning of a plot to kidnap the daughter of a wealthy actress, Ed goes undercover as a "wheel man," and circumstances force him to participate in the girl's abduction. He then faces the challenge of protecting the girl while maintaining his cover long enough to establish the identity of those responsible for the crime.
Dec · 21 · 72
Local police procedure puzzles the Chief after an assassination at a conference in London.
Jan · 04 · 73
"Ollinger's Last Case"
Ed investigates the disappearance of a police officer who has retired to a small coastal town
Jan · 11 · 73
"A Special Person"
While attending a party, the Chief witnesses a murder attempt on the host.
Jan · 25 · 73
Fran has moved into the luxury apartment of a friend who is away on holiday. When she receives a series of intimidatory 'phone calls, she turns to Ironside for support, but the Chief suspects that the caller's motives are not as obvious as they appear.
Feb · 01 · 73
"Love Me in December"
A romance is disrupted by murder.
Feb · 15 · 73
"The Ghost of the Dancing Doll"
An empty boat with a bullet hole in the deck poses a mob mystery for the Chief.
Feb · 22 · 73
"All About Andrea"
When a forthright feminist's life is threatened, Fran is assigned to protect her.
Mar · 01 · 73
"Another Shell Game"
An ex con seeking revenge aims to outsmart Ironside over a major art theft.
Mar · 08 · 73
"All Honorable Men"
Ironside investigates a series of inexplicable thefts from a time-locked bank vault.
Mar · 15 · 73
"The Best Laid Plans"
The Chief is caught up in a bank robbery.
Mar · 22 · 73
"A Game of Showdown"
On their way to a fishing holiday, Ed and the Chief encounter murder at a motel run by a dodgy card sharp.