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List of The Bold Ones: The New Doctors episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the television series The Bold Ones: The New Doctors.

Series overview

Season Episodes First aired Last aired
1 10 September 14, 1969 (1969-09-14) March 1, 1970 (1970-03-01)
2 8 September 20, 1970 (1970-09-20) February 1971 (1971-2.14)
3 11 September 21, 1971 (1971-09-21) March 5, 1972 (1972-03-05)
4 16 September 19, 1972 (1972-09-19) May 4, 1973 (1973-05-04)


Season 1 (1969–70)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"To Save a Life"Don McDougallIrv PearlbergSeptember 14, 1969 (1969-09-14)
A young man is left brain dead after being involved in an automobile accident. The doctors at the Institute, who have a patient in grave need of a kidney transplant, walk a delicate line trying to convince the man's wife and the attending physician to end life support and allow the transplant before it is too late.
22"What's the Price of a Pair of Eyes?"Jeffrey HaydenSandy SternOctober 5, 1969 (1969-10-05)
After being unable to secure adequate funding from Dr. Craig, Dr. Hunter and a determined biophysicist use their creativity and limited resources to successfully build a prototype of a "Tactile Vision Substitution System," a device that might give certain blind individuals a crude form of sight.
33"The Rebellion of the Body"Daniel PetrieAlfred BrennerOctober 19, 1969 (1969-10-19)
An accident in the Nuclear Research Center leaves Dr. Hunter and another injured. A piece of radio-active metal is lodged in Dr. Hunter, requiring the hospital to seal off an entire wing due to the danger of radiation poisoning.
44"Man Without a Heart"Jack StarrettByron Bloch & Irve TunickNovember 9, 1969 (1969-11-09)
The family of a deceased patient sues Dr. Stuart for malpractice because he allegedly made the decision to insert an experimental artificial heart without proper authorization. While harshly calling Dr. Stuart's character into question during the trial, the prosecuting attorney suffers a heart-related medical emergency, thrusting Dr. Stuart into a very awkward situation.
55"One Small Step for Man"Jack StarrettByron Bloch & Robert PiroshNovember 23, 1969 (1969-11-23)
The Institute is selected by NASA to monitor the health of three astronauts, including the country's first black astronaut, before and during an Apollo moon mission. When one of the astronauts suffers a mysterious medical emergency mid-flight, Dr. Stuart puts his own life at risk in order to diagnose the problem.
66"Crisis"Don McDougallDonn MullallyDecember 7, 1969 (1969-12-07)
Dr. Stuart develops a promising new "arterial rerouting" heart surgery procedure which works on a healthy chimp, but fails to save the first human patient it is used on. The setback causes Dr. Stuart to insist that further procedures be delayed until more research can be conducted, but faces pressure from multiple sources who do not want any further delay.
77"And Those Unborn"Robert DayBlanche HanalisDecember 21, 1969 (1969-12-21)
A former girlfriend of Dr. Hunter with a history of miscarriages comes to the Institute with her husband to receive cutting edge genetic counseling and prenatal care. During their stay, her husband displays random bouts of increasingly strange and violent behavior, and Dr. Hunter is determined to find out why before it is too late.
88"If I Can't Sing, I'll Listen"Don WeisBlanche Hanalis & Leonard StaddJanuary 18, 1970 (1970-01-18)
Three women who share a room at the Institute all face serious illnesses but have very different attitudes toward their prognosis and treatment. Dr. Stuart tries desperately to help one of them change her grim attitude toward treatable cancer before it's too late.
99"This Day's Child"Jeffrey HaydenSandy SternFebruary 8, 1970 (1970-02-08)
A severely mentally handicapped girl suffers rapid liver failure after drinking poison, and the only treatment available to her is an experimental cross transfusion with her sister that could possibly kill them both.
1010"Dark Is the Rainbow, Loud the Silence"Barry ShearMax HodgeMarch 1, 1970 (1970-03-01)
A high ranking government official begins exhibiting severe symptoms of schizophrenia and attempts to kill the President. Dr. Stuart, a personal friend of the man, fights to delay a Presidential order to institutionalize the man in Washington, D.C., while Dr. Hunter performs an experimental biochemical treatment at the Institute.

Season 2 (1970–71)

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111"This Will Really Kill You"Jeffrey HaydenPhyllis White & Robert WhiteSeptember 20, 1970 (1970-09-20)
A pregnant woman who is a heroin addict has her baby at the Institute.
122"Killer on the Loose"Abner BibermanReuben BercovitchOctober 11, 1970 (1970-10-11)
The doctors feel helpless in combating an unknown African virus with no known cure that is quickly killing personnel on the 4th floor of the Institute.
133"Giants Never Kneel"Daryl DukeSy Salkowitz & Nat TanchuckOctober 25, 1970 (1970-10-25)
Ainsley Walters, founder of a large public company under threat of hostile takeover, comes to the Institute for experimental treatment of Parkinson's disease. He offers Dr. Stuart a large grant to treat him in exchange for having his condition kept a secret.
144"First: No Harm to the Patient"Jeffrey HaydenHoward Browne & Sy SalkowitzNovember 15, 1970 (1970-11-15)
Dr. Stuart discovers a pattern of severely botched surgeries that were recently performed by a respected small-town doctor. He decides that he has a moral obligation to pursue disciplinary action against the doctor, only to find instead that the process might lead to the destruction of his own career.
155"In Dreams They Run"Jerry LewisDon Tait & Sandor SternDecember 13, 1970 (1970-12-13)
This episode deals with muscular dystrophy, and was directed by Jerry Lewis.
166"A Matter of Priorities"Leslie H. MartinsonIrv PearlbergJanuary 3, 1971 (1971-01-03)
Dr. Stuart reassesses his priorities, and convinces his colleagues at the Institute to do the same, after volunteering at a free clinic run by a doctor who chose to give up his very profitable Beverly Hills practice to help the poor.
177"An Absence of Loneliness"Joel RogosinMichael Blankfort, Robert Guy Barrows, Judith Barrows (serial sequence) & Joel Rogosin (story)January 24, 1971 (1971-01-24)
Dr. Craig diagnoses a close friend with having a terminal disease, and has to convince him to address his relationship with his son before it is too late. Meanwhile, Dr. Hunter falls in love with a young, up-and-coming actress who has come to the Institute for tests and finds himself unable to tell her the devastating diagnosis.
188"Tender Predator"Richard BenedictDon Ingalls, Robert Guy Barrows, Judith Barrows (serial sequence) & Joel Rogosin (story)February 14, 1971 (1971-02-14)
A worker from Vista is admitted to the Craig Institute with symptoms of an unknown disease, as well as sights on an Institute physician.

Season 3 (1971–72)

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191"Broken Melody"Robert ScheererAdrian ScottSeptember 21, 1971 (1971-09-21)
202"Angry Man"Alf KjellinHoward DimsdaleOctober 3, 1971 (1971-10-03)
A young, egotistical paramedic being trained at the Institute feels he has the same standing as the doctors due to his vast experience as a medic in the Vietnam war. Using stolen supplies from the Institute, he opens an underground clinic to treat the poor, putting Dr. Craig and the Institute at risk.
213"One Lonely Step"Leonard HornEdward J. LaksoOctober 24, 1971 (1971-10-24)
Dr. Craig is accused of racism after he cuts funding for a new serum developed by a black colleague to treat sickle-cell anemia and refuses to let Dr. Hunter use it on a young boy being treated at the Institute.
224"Close-Up"Jeffrey HaydenPhyllis White & Robert WhiteNovember 7, 1971 (1971-11-07)
235"The Convicts"John NewlandGeorge LeffertsNovember 21, 1971 (1971-11-21)
The Institute uses four volunteers from the state prison system to perform extremely high-risk tests of a serum designed to reduce transplant rejection. One of the volunteers, a former medical student serving time for selling heroin, has an ulterior motive that will put everyone at the Institute in danger.
246"The Glass Cage"Arnold LavenStephen KandelDecember 5, 1971 (1971-12-05)
257"Dagger in the Mind"Leonard HornHoward DimsdaleDecember 19, 1971 (1971-12-19)
A distinguished and dedicated medical professor, who abruptly gives up his career to become a playboy and marry a girl 30 years his junior, complains of pains that no one is able to diagnose. One of his former students, who happens be in treatment at the Institute for a newly diagnosed heart condition that will prevent her from pursuing her career, thinks she knows what's wrong with the professor and takes matters into her own hands... literally.
268"Moment of Crisis"Michael CaffeyGeorge LeffertsJanuary 2, 1972 (1972-01-02)
Dr. Hunter's girlfriend, frustrated that he's still not ready to marry her, drives away from their dinner engagement in a rage, causing a bus full of children to swerve off the road and crash. The injuries push the Institute to its limits, and cause a standoff with possible life-and-death consequences between Dr. Craig and the doctor who is seeking to replace him as head of the Institute.
279"Short Flight to a Distant Star"Arnold LavenHoward DimsdaleJanuary 23, 1972 (1972-01-23)
Sharon's boastful father Mike is severely injured in a shooting. With a bullet fragment dangerously floating in Mike's brain, Dr. Hunter and Dr. Stuart look to NASA technology to save the patient's life.
2810"A Threatened Species"John BadhamJack Guss & Gabrielle UptonFebruary 6, 1972 (1972-02-06)
A 37-year-old resident nurse at the Institute, who was recently abandoned by her free-spirited husband, gives birth to a premature baby with a heart defect. When her 10-year-old daughter overhears that she doesn't want to save the baby, Dr. Stuart has to intervene before psychological damage is done.
2911"Discovery at Fourteen"Don TaylorRobert Malcolm YoungMarch 5, 1972 (1972-03-05)
Dr. Amanda Fallon (Jane Wyman) tries to help a teenage boy (Ron Howard) who develops severe physical and psychological problems after discovering his father is a homosexual and believing it's hereditary. This episode was an unsold pilot starring Wyman and Mike Farrell (M*A*S*H).[1]

Season 4 (1972–73)

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301"Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown: Part II"Leonard HornRobert I. Holt & Robert Van ScoykSeptember 19, 1972 (1972-09-19)

This is the second half of a two-part crossover with Ironside.

After being shot and paralyzed, Sgt. Ed Brown decides to go through with a surgical procedure that will hopefully restore mobility to his legs. However, a complication arises when the daughter of Dr. Ritter, the man who will be performing the surgery, is kidnapped by someone who was hired by the person who wants to see Ed dead.
312"Is This Operation Necessary?"John BadhamKen KolbSeptember 26, 1972 (1972-09-26)
An aging gynecologist is accused by Dr. Hunter of performing unnecessary operations. Dr. McLain, the besieged doctor, is promoting lakeside property investments which require substantial capital. Dr. Craig, a long time friend of Dr. McLain, defends the renown surgeon until it becomes evident that his practice must come to an end.
323"A Nation of Human Pincushions"John BadhamRobert L. Collins & Robert SchlittOctober 3, 1972 (1972-10-03)
Dr. Craig invites an acupuncture expert to the Institute to give a symposium and provide treatment to patients with chronic pain. Although the expert is able to provide instant relief to most of the patients, he faces stiff skepticism from the medical establishment because he lacks formal medical training, happens to be a communist, and expresses an interest in attempting acupuncture on internal organs.
334"Time Bomb in the Chest"Daryl DukeCharles McDanielOctober 10, 1972 (1972-10-10)
The Institute's Chief of Medical Design suffers a mild heart attack while having difficulty completing the prototype of a "Quantitative Cardiac Radioisotope Counter." As he makes what is an otherwise normal recovery, he becomes obsessed with his own mortality, causing him to lose focus and neglect his wife and young son.
345"A Standard of Manhood"Daryl DukeRobert L. CollinsOctober 17, 1972 (1972-10-17)
A friend of Dr. Hunter's confides that he has recently become impotent, which has caused him to become increasingly violent to compensate for his lost sense of manhood, making his wife think he is having an affair. The doctors discover and remove a small brain tumor, but they quickly learn they are far from solving his real problem, which could destroy more than just his marriage.
356"A Substitute Womb"Richard DonnerOliver Crawford & Lionel E. SiegelOctober 24, 1972 (1972-10-24)
A woman who has already miscarried twice now faces having an abortion to save her life. As an alternative, Dr. Hunter suggests transplanting her embryo into another woman, which has never been tried in a human before. Her younger sister quickly agrees to volunteer, but the ethical questions surrounding the process threaten both the Institute and the sisters' relationship.
367"A Very Strange Triangle"Jeremy KaganPeggy O'SheaOctober 31, 1972 (1972-10-31)
Dr. Cohen (Robert Walden) attempts to rekindle a relationship with a former girlfriend (Donna Mills) who has just been hired as a nurse at the Institute. To his shock, he finds out she is now in a homosexual relationship with another woman (Hildy Brooks) but thinks she still might have feelings for him.
378"A Quality of Fear"Richard DonnerJeff MyrowNovember 14, 1972 (1972-11-14)
To test a new theory on encouraging improved quality and length of life of terminal cancer patients, Dr. Hunter takes on a bluntly honest, and at times forceful, demeanor when dealing with patients who resist treatment and want to give up. When the approach seems to backfire with several of the patients, he begins doubting his own abilities.
389"An Inalienable Right to Die"Walter DonigerGustave Field & Robert Van ScoykNovember 28, 1972 (1972-11-28)
A newspaper reporter in the prime of her life is paralyzed from the neck down in a boating accident. Despite initially being told she has no hope for recovery, she is accepted to a specialized rehabilitation program at the Institute. However, the circumstances surrounding the decision cause her to rethink her options.
3910"A Purge of Madness"Marvin J. ChomskyLionel E. SiegelDecember 5, 1972 (1972-12-05)
A dedicated teacher suffers from random, extremely violent outbursts which he has no control over. After all traditional therapies are unable to help, Dr. Craig reluctantly suggests an experimental psycho-surgery that critics compare to a lobotomy.
4011"Endtheme"John BadhamLarry Brody &Lionel E. SiegelDecember 12, 1972 (1972-12-12)
The life of a popular singer has been a roller coaster of emotions that could lead to suicide.
4112"The Velvet Prison"Richard DonnerRon Bishop & Arnold SomkinDecember 19, 1972 (1972-12-19)
A story about a child hemophiliac.
4213"A Terminal Career"Joel OlianskyCharles McDaniel & Alvin SapinsleyJanuary 2, 1973 (1973-01-02)
Dr. Hunter's most recent girlfriend, a resident at the Institute who is on the verge of obtaining her license, has an intense fear of dealing with patients which is obvious in her very poor bedside manner. When she is tasked with informing a patient that he is in the initial stages of ALS, she is forced to ask herself if she really has what it takes to be a doctor.
4314"Tightrope to Tomorrow"John NewlandKen KolbJanuary 9, 1973 (1973-01-09)
Four candidates experiencing chest pains undergo stringent tests for a bold new heart procedure to relieve their pain: Coronary bypass surgery.
4415"The Night Crawler"Richard DonnerRobert Van ScoykJanuary 16, 1973 (1973-01-16)
Unsold pilot unconnected to The Bold Ones, but aired in its time slot. Hernandez, Houston, P.D. stars Henry Darrow as a Mexican-American homicide detective.
4516"And Other Springs I May Not See"Frank PiersonFrank Pierson & Mark RodgersMay 4, 1973 (1973-05-04)
After saving a pregnant 16-year-old from a fiery car wreck, Dr. Amanda Fallon attempts to mend a deep rift between the troubled girl and her divorced mother, who is insisting she have an abortion.


  1. ^ Stephen Tropiano, The Prime Time Closet, New York, Applause Books, 2002, pp. 13-15.
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