1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 4 (USA)
24 x 60 minute episodes
After nine years on Walton Mountain, Ralph Waite floated down the Mississippi in this CBS series as criminal lawyer Ben Walker, who left the big city to travel the river on a sternwheel towboat.
Naturally, they turned out to be troubled waters and Ben found a new case and a desperate client in every port.
Linda Miller also starred as his quick-witted sharp-tongued protégé, and Stan Shaw, Ben's assistant, kept the river tug running when he wasn't getting into scrapes of his own.
Lafayette 'Lafe' Tate