Father Murphy

Genre: Drama
Premiere: 1981 - 1983
Network: NBC
Sessons: 2
Full Episodes: 35
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Father Murphy Series
Full Show Summary

Family is where you find it in the Wild West! Burly drifter John Murphy (Merlin Olsen) becomes the unlikely caretaker of a group of orphaned children growing up in America#s Wild West. Touched by their plight, he poses as a priest with lovely local school teacher Mae Woodward (Katherine Cannon) and his miner buddy (Moses Gunn) assisting with the children. Together this makeshift family gets involved in a series of adventures, encountering unscrupulous businessmen, gamblers, horse rustlers, bank robbers and much more! Created by Little House on the Prairie#s Michael Landon and originally aired from 1981 to 1983, Father Murphy provides quality entertainment for the entire family, touchingly exploring the bonds of family and friendship as tested by the trials of life on the rugged frontier.
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Last Episode, 18 September 1983: Season 2, Episode 13: The Matchmakers
  • Episode Guide
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Date Aired Father Murphy Episodes
Season 1
03 November 1981 Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot (1)
03 November 1981 Season 1, Episode 2: Pilot (2)
10 November 1981 Season 1, Episode 3: Eggs, Milk and a Dry Bed
17 November 1981 Season 1, Episode 4: Establish Thou the Work of Our Hands
24 November 1981 Season 1, Episode 5: A Horse from Heaven
01 December 1981 Season 1, Episode 6: By the Bear That Bit Me (1)
08 December 1981 Season 1, Episode 7: By the Bear That Bit Me (2)
15 December 1981 Season 1, Episode 8: False Blessings
22 December 1981 Season 1, Episode 9: The Ghost of Gold Hill
05 January 1982 Season 1, Episode 10: Graduation
12 January 1982 Season 1, Episode 11: Will's Surprise
19 January 1982 Season 1, Episode 12: Eighty-Eight Keys to Happiness
02 February 1982 Season 1, Episode 13: Knights of the White Camelia
09 February 1982 Season 1, Episode 14: The Parable of Amanda
16 February 1982 Season 1, Episode 15: The Spy
23 February 1982 Season 1, Episode 16: The Heir Apparent
02 March 1982 Season 1, Episode 17: In God's Arms
14 March 1982 Season 1, Episode 18: The Dream Day
21 March 1982 Season 1, Episode 19: Laddie
28 March 1982 Season 1, Episode 20: Matthew & Elizabeth
04 April 1982 Season 1, Episode 21: The First Miracle (1)
11 March 1982 Season 1, Episode 22: The First Miracle (2)
Season 2
28 September 1982 Season 2, Episode 1: Happiness Is.....
05 October 1982 Season 2, Episode 2: The Father Figure
26 October 1982 Season 2, Episode 3: Stopover in a One-Horse Town
09 November 1982 Season 2, Episode 4: Outrageous Fortune
16 November 1982 Season 2, Episode 5: The Reluctant Runaway (1)
23 November 1982 Season 2, Episode 6: The Reluctant Runaway (2)
30 November 1982 Season 2, Episode 7: Buttons and Beaux
07 December 1982 Season 2, Episode 8: John Michael Murphy - R.I.P.
14 December 1982 Season 2, Episode 9: The Witness
21 December 1982 Season 2, Episode 10: Blood Right
28 December 1982 Season 2, Episode 11: Sweet Sixteen
01 June 1983 Season 2, Episode 12: The Rockets' Red Glare
18 September 1983 Season 2, Episode 13: The Matchmakers