Season 1, Episode 1 Diary of a Perfect Murder, Part 1

First Aired: March 3, 1986

In the series pilot, lawyer Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) teams up with his daughter (Lori Lethin) to defend a TV journalist (Steve Inwood) charged with killing his ex-wife (Part 1 of two). Tyler Hudson: Kene Holliday. Nelson White: Lawrence Pressman. Burton Hawkins: Robin Thomas. Paul Lockwood: Jack Bannon.

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  • Premiered: November 5, 1992
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: Courtroom drama about a cagey Atlanta defense attorney with a down-home demeanor and uptown strategy. Many of the Harvard-educated lawyer's cases were on the sensational side and often decided by `Perry Mason'-like last-minute revelations on the witness st… (more)

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