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WALTER (CBS 1984, Radar O’Reilly, Noble Willingham)

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Spin off from M*A*S*H. Failed pilot that saw Gary Burghoff replaying his role as Walter ‘Radar’ O’Reilly. The show relates the adventures of Corporal Walter O’Reilly after he returns home from the Korean War. He is no longer calling himself ‘Radar’ and has moved away from Iowa after he sent his mother to live with his aunt. Settling in St. Louis, Missouri (after being abandoned by new wife Sandy) he has become a police officer.

production details
USA | CBS – Twentieth Century Fox | 1×25 minutes | Broadcast 17 July 1984

Director: Bill Bixby
Writers: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller, Everett Greenbaum

cast
Gary Burghoff as Walter O’Reilly
Ray Buktenica as Wendell Mikeljohn
Noble Willingham as Sergeant Sowell
Victoria Jackson as Victoria Peterson
Sarah Abrell as Judith Crane
Lyman Ward as Sergeant Bigelow
Meeno Peluce as Elston Krannick
Clete Roberts as Interviewer
Victoria Carroll as Bubbles Sincere
June Berry as Dixie Devoe
Larry Cedar as Zipkin