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Rafferty

Rafferty



Acclaimed Irish actor Patrick McGoohan stars as Dr. Sidney "Sid" Rafferty, a retired U.S. Army doctor now running his own practice with two other doctors. Rafferty was an anti-social curmudgeon with a difficult personality and was often prone to making morally dubious medical decisions. Despite these minor faults, he has a brilliant mind and is a highly skilled diagnostician. In many ways, it was a forerunner of the acclaimed, Emmy Award-nominated series House starring Hugh Laurie, which debuted in 2004. Despite being critically acclaimed the series was cancelled after a single thirteen episode season.


Episode Info

Final: 1x13 -- The Burning Man


Rafferty's encounter this week is with a Red Indian patient who is admitted suffering from a lung infection.

The good doctor tries to locate the source of the infection but finds that there are a few unforeseen obstacles to be overcome.

Rafferty heads for the Indian reservation. He believes that he can find the answers to his many questions there and ends up facing the prospect of a possible epidemic.


Cast
Patrick McGoohanPatrick McGoohan
As Dr. Sidney "Sid" Rafferty
John GetzJohn Getz
As Dr. Daniel Gentry
Millie SlavinMillie Slavin
As Nurse Vera Wales
Anne-Marie MartinAnne-Marie Martin
As Nurse Koscinski (as Eddie Benton)
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1x9: Walking Wounded recap: A teenage gymnast who is well on the way to starving herself to death, a police officer carrying a bullet in his back that is now threatening his life, and a medical colleague who may be psychotic each pose a mystery for Dr. Sid Rafferty . Rafferty (Patrick McGoohan) is puzzled about the genesis of young Tom Power's (Terri Nunn) ominous compulsion, anorexia nervosa, and puzzled as well about why officer Ed Maizure (John Lehne) refuses to permit surgical removal of the shifting bullet that can at long last accomplish its original mission of killing him. As for Dr. Mike Bakersmith (Ron Rifkin), Rafferty isn't sure if he is merely a harmless daydreamer or unbalanced enough to be suicidal... read more.
Recurring Guests

Michael C. Gwynne as McMurdo (5 eps)
Craig Wasson as Dr. Furey (2 eps)

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Warning: Rafferty guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Medical
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 05, 1977
Ended: November 28, 1977
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