Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
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Nan's Ghost: Part 1 

A haunted spirit and antique smugglers are just a few challenges Jessica faces on her Irish vacation.


Anthony Pullen Shaw (as Anthony Shaw)


Peter S. Fischer (created by), Richard Levinson (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Jessica Fletcher
Leslie Bevis ... Andrea Nader
Edita Brychta ... Deirdre O'Bannon
Mark Lindsay Chapman ... Officer Matthew Ryan
Fionnula Flanagan ... Eileen O'Bannon
Peter Jason ... Vincent Nader
John Karlen ... Superintendent Arthur Joyce
Ross Kettle ... Ian O'Bannon
Thomas Kopache ... Leonard
Felicia Lansbury ... Moira
Christopher Neame ... Dr. John Sullivan
Raphael Sbarge ... Peter Franklin
Wendy Schaal ... Zuleika Brown
John Saint Ryan ... Jack Conroy (as John St. Ryan)
Rod Taylor ... Inspector Rory Lanahan


Part 1 of 2. Jessica arrives in Ireland to visit her friend Eileen just as local police find the body of Nan Conroy, a local girl who disappeared last year. Also arriving is an American who wants to turn Eileen's castle into an Americanized first-class hotel, a move Eileen's son Ian opposes. But does Rory's secret mission or the possible illegal sale of ancient treasures have anything to do with the subsequent murder? Written by mama.sylvia

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

2 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Jack Conroy: Nan, darling! Don't run from me... Nan! I see you! I'm coming!
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An Irish Vacation
6 June 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Jessica Fletcher is in Ireland on vacation and it's her plan to stay in Fionnula Flanagan's Irish castle. It's a genuine Irish castle all right, but Flanagan actually plans to sell it to some Donald Trump like philistine of a developer Peter Jason who wants to just tear it down and put up some swank Hilton like operation. Her son Ross Kettle strongly opposes the idea.

Who wouldn't want to stay here with the legends of ghosts roaming the countryside. And another legend is that scourge of Catholic Ireland Oliver Cromwell stayed at the place and buried a lot of loot somewhere around.

But they've got other concerns. A young girl who went missing is found in a walled off part of the castle which brings the local constabulary down in the person of John Karlen and JB Fletcher's old friend an inspector from Dublin Rod Taylor.

Then Jason himself is killed and while any number of folks would have lined up to do the deed, the young lady who by all account was loved by the whole village is another story.

This first part ends with Angela Lansbury in quite a pickle.

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