Father Dowling Mysteries - Season 1

ABC (ended 1991)




Episode Guide

  • The Pretty Baby Mystery

    Father Dowling and Sister Steve find themselves in the most unlikely role of parents when an abandoned baby is discovered at the rectory. When they attempt to reunite mother and child they learn that the mother is being chased by violent kidnappers.

  • The Face In The Mirror Mystery

    When the good Father's evil twin brother shows up unexpectedly, Dowling suspects right away that he is up to no good. After thwarting his brother's attempted diamond heist, Dowling finds himself in hot water when he discovers that the police can't tell the two brothers apart.

  • Mafia Priest (2)
    Mafia Priest (2)
    Episode 6

    Undeterred by appearances, Father Dowling sets out to prove a young priest innocent of murder after he discovers the priest has been framed by a member of his own family. Nothing is ever easy, of course, and when the real assassin is himself killed, Dowling must rely on a family member who is too afraid to tell the truth. But tell it he must.

  • Mafia Priest (1)
    Mafia Priest (1)
    Episode 5

    Father Dowling finds himself caught in a bizarre mystery when he attempts to prove a fellow priest innocent of murder. Dowling and Sister Steve get more than they bargained for when they discover the young priest's family is indeed connected...to organized crime!

  • The Man Who Came To Dinner Mystery

    A witness to a murder is pursued by the killer and he takes refuge at St. Michael's where he enlists the help of the woman he almost married; Sister Steve.

  • What Do You Call A Call Girl Mystery?

    Father Dowling comes to the aid of a man when his fiancée is murdered just as she was about to confess to being a prostitute. A search leads to three powerful clients, none of whom want to be involved in a scandal. Even the police are trying to discourage Father Dowling from continuing his investigation.

  • The Missing Body Mystery

    Father Dowling lands on the wrong side of the FBI after a dying man falls at his feet. Father Dowling puts the church in a bad light when he insists on tracking down the killer. While doing so, he seems to have helped botch a FBI sting operation!

  • Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery
    The case at hand finds Father Dowling and Sister Steve investigating the apparent suicide of a former parishioner. In between saying Mass, hearing confessions and managing the softball team, Father Dowling somehow finds time to conduct his own investigation and he is quite certain his friend was murdered. At the heart of the case is a powerful senator and the widow of a notorious crime boss.moreless