CTVA US Legal Drama - "Matlock" (Fred Silverman/DeanHargrove/NBC) Season 1 (1986-87) Andy Griffith

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Season 1 (1986-87)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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1.1 [--] Matlock: DIARY OF A PERFECT MURDER (Pilot TV Movie)
3Mar86 NBC Mon
Written by Dean Hargrove d. Robert Day
Guest Cast:
Steve Emerson..................Steve Inwood
Charlene Matlock...............Lori Lethin
Nelson White...................Lawrence Pressman
Burton Hawkins.................Robin Thomas
Paul Lockwood..................Jack Bannon
Lt. Frank Daniels..............James McEachin (recurring)
Linda Coolidge.................Katherine Cannon
Les McCall.....................Dennis Lipscomb
...............................Alice Hirson
A TV reporter is accused of murdering his ex-wife and appeals to Matlock for help.

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NBC Tuesdays 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern

1.2 [--] Matlock: THE JUDGE
23Sep86 NBC Tue
Written by Robert Hamilton d. Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:
Judge Addison..................Dick Van Dyke
Kevin Meredith.................Brian Greene
Claire Leigh...................Piper Laurie
Joanne Leigh...................Bobbi Eakes
ADA............................Kit McDonough
Judge Richard Cook............ Richard McKenzie
Bailiff....................... Kahill Wheaton
Co-stars: Toni Sawyer, Richard Wright.
A man accused of murdering his girlfriend is represented by Matlock who's convinced the killer is in the
courtroom, but isn't the man sitting at the defense table.

1.3 [--] Matlock: 9/30/86 THE STRIPPER
30Sep86 NBC Tue
Teleplay by Michael Petryni / Story by Rick Middleton
d. Dan Haller
Guest Cast:
Carla Evans....................Kerrie Keane
Alison Hardiman................Judith-Marie Bergan
Doug Templitt..................Gary Frank
Gracie Fielder.................Jennifer Rhodes
Jason Hardiman.................John Carter
Asst DA........................Robin Thomas (recurring)
...............................Anne Haney
...............................Wayne Heffley
Co-stars: Michael Faustino, Anthony Mitchell
A stripper (Kerrie Keane) fighting for custody of her son is charged with murder after her ex-husband is shot,
and then finished off later in his hospital room.

1.4 [--] Matlock: THE AFFAIR
7Oct86 NBC Tue
Written by Paul Savage d. John L. Moxey
Guest Cast:
Sonia Cardena..................Theresa Saldana
Aunt Harriet...................Marsha Hunt
Clark Harrison.................Kevin Conroy
Daniel Ward....................Jeff Conaway
Christina Harrison Ward........Carolyn Seymour
Judge..........................Philip Sterling
...............................Jenny Beck
...............................Ivan Bonar
...............................John Christy Ewing
Co-stars: Alina Conn, Ted Lehman, Ricardo Lopez,
Michelle Rose, Lloyd Bremseth
After her husband is murdered, a high-society Newport,RI, widow hires Matlock and Charlene to defend the accused -
the maid (Theresa Saldana), who admits her guilt and was found holding the murder weapon.

1.5 [--] Matlock: THE SEDUCTION
14Oct86 NBC Tue
Written by Anne Collins d. Nick Sgarro
Guest Cast:
Brad Bingham...................John Beck
Cynthia Hyland.................Lenore Kasdorf
Karen Nelson...................Nancy Stafford
Dave Edwards...................Joshua Bryant
Vincent Hyland.................Alex Hyde-White
Marsha Barnes..................Shannon Wilcox
Calvin Sykes...................Nick Savage
Sarah..........................Betty Lynn
Asst DA........................Robin Thomas (recurring)
Judge Richard Cook.............Richard MacKenzie (recurring)
Co-stars: Anita Hamilton, Jimmy Keegan, Tiny Lister,
Michael Milhoan, Nick Savage, Maxine Weldon
Matlock defends an aging quarterback (John Beck) accused of murdering his lover--the franchise owner (Lenore Kasdorf),
who was about to cut him from the team.

1.6 [--] Matlock: THE DON: Part 1: 28Oct86 NBC Tue
1.7 [--] Matlock: THE DON: Part 2: 04Nov86 NBC Tue
Teleplay by Anne Collins / Story by Dean Hargrove & Joel Steiger
d. Leo Penn
Guest Cast:
Nicholas Baron.................Jose Ferrer
James L. McShane...............William Conrad
Paul Baron.....................Joe Penny
Alice Jenkins..................Sheree North
Cathy Baron....................Doran Clark
Daniel Baron...................Mark La Mura
Roy Vincent....................Dominic Oliver
Judge Irene Sawyer.............Lucille Meredith (recurring)
Lt. Frank Daniels..............James McEachin (recurring)
Palmer.........................Alan Campbell
...............................Joseph Hacker
...............................Claude Earl Jones
...............................Ron Karabatsos
Co-starring (1): Charles Howerton, Joan Roberts, Thom McCleister,Johnny Silver, Bonnie Strauss
Co-starring (2): Arthur Adams, Ted Gehring
Featuring: William Fair, Sean McGuirk
Synopsis (pt 1):
Despite his initial reluctance, and subsequent threats from persons unknown, Matlock agrees to help clear a dying mob
chieftain (Jose Ferrer) charged with murdering his rival.
Synopsis (pt 2):
Matlock decides to proceed with the trial despite the loss of a key witness. Nicholas Baron's heart attack and son
Daniel's warnings that the strain could kill the old man.

1.8 [--] Matlock: THE SISTERS
11Nov86 NBC Tue
Written by Doc Barnett d. Alan Cooke
Guest Cast:
Julia McCullough...............Gail O'Grady
Emily McCullough...............Diane Behrens
Harold Scully..................Gene Ross
Esther Scully..................Oceana Marr
Mrs. Reese.....................Conchata Farrell
Lt. Frank Daniels..............James McEachin (recurring)
Co-starring: Bruno Achlin, Lee Paul
Family ties: a woman blackmails her sister to set up an alibi that frames their uncle for his wife's murder.

1.9 [--] Matlock: THE COP
18Nov86 NBC Tue
Teleplay by Robert Schlitt / Story by Dean Hargrove, Joel Steigel and Robert Schlitt
d. Dan Haller
Guest Cast:
Det. Joe Peters................Hector Elizondo
Capt. Braddock.................John Lehne
Lieutenant Daniels.............James McEachin (recurring)
Donny Styles...................Justin Williams
Lieutenant Parsons.............Richard Zavaglia
Truck Buyer....................Robert Donner
...............................James Handy
...............................Andrew Block
...............................Charles Cypher
...............................Asher Brauner
Matlock defends a hard-nosed cop accused of taking bribes from, and then murdering, a fence.

1.10 [--] Matlock: THE ANGEL
25Nov86 NBC Tue
Written by Robin Bernheim d. Larry Elikann
Guest Cast:
Angel..........................Kari Lizer
Sonny Hutton...................Kenneth Gilman
Danny Blaster..................Scott Valentine
Janice Pearson.................Julie Cobb
DA Park........................Jonathan Frakes
Sarah..........................Betty Lynn
Lou Pearson....................Stewart Moss
Judge Richard Cook.............Richard MacKenzie (recurring)
Co-starring:
John Chappell, Betty McGuire, Tim Montgomery, Kelly Yaegermann
Featuring:
John C. Cook, Bobby Kelton, Charles Hoyes, Shane McCabe, Don Mitchell
Synopsis:
Matlock is frustrated by the lack of concern shown by his client--a free-spirited rock star--about the murder
charges she faces following the death of her manager.

1.11 [--] Matlock: THE PROFESSOR
2Dec86 NBC Tue
Written by Donald Ross d. Bill Duke
Guest Cast:
Prof. Erskine Tate.............Don Porter
James Billings.................Daniel Davis
Wesley Wallace.................Nicholas Cascone
Pat Gaines.....................Henry G. Sanders
Lt Frank Daniels...............James McEachin (recurring)
...............................Christopher McDonald
Judge Cooksey..................Richard Newton (recurring)
Bailiff........................Kahil Wheaton
Co-starring: Featuring:
Harry Woolf Jesse Jacobs
Leah Kates
Larry Turk
Matlock's former law professor has reason to hope that he trained his student well. Matlock is defending the man
against a charge of vehicular homicide.

1.12 [--] Matlock: SANTA CLAUS
(Christmas episode)
9Dec86
Teleplay by Robert Schlitt / Story by Dean Hargrove & Joel Steiger
d. Dan Haller
Guest Cast:
Tom McCabe.....................Pat Hingle
Mark Harris....................Barry Jenner
Carl Lang......................Grainger Hines
Daniel Paulsen.................Andrew Masset
Annie Harris...................Terri Treas
Alan Rollins...................Linden Chiles
Sarah..........................Betty Lynn
Co-stars: Sean McGuirk Gary Bergher Tamara Taylor
Greg Monaghan Faith Quabius
A man who plays Santa Claus for charities is accused of slaying the developer who was evicting him and his fellow
tenants from their building.
Note: Matlock says "Every year I look for the nastiest, hatefulest, meanest man to represent and this year you're it"

1.13 [--] Matlock: THE CHEF
6Jan87
Teleplay by Anne Collins / Story by Dean Hargrove & David R. Toddman
d. Bob Sweeney
Guest Cast:
Victoria Edwards...............Cathryn Damon
Paula..........................Lee Garlington
Michael Edwards................Craig Claiborne
Christopher Hoyt...............Roddy McDowall
Peter Leone....................Allan Arbus
Stephen Lichtman...............Ray Reinhardt
Leslie Fisher..................Nancy Lane
Lt Frank Daniels...............James McEachin (recurring)
Co-starring: Featuring:
Jeff Austin Ed Enrich
Joseph Burke Buddy Garion
Adriano Reboro
A TV cooking-show hostess (Cathryn Damon) is charged with murder in the on-camera death of a guest chef--her
ex-husband (NY Times food writer Craig Claiborne), whose success came in no small measure from appropriating
her recipes and expertise during their marriage.

1.14 [--] Matlock: THE AUTHOR
13Jan87
Written by Gerald Sanoff d. Michael O'Herlihy
Guest Cast:
Mary Ann Newton................Audra Lindley
Dr. Phillip Eagen.(Dr.Lazlo)...Parker Stevenson
Mark Douglas...................Stanley Kamel
Rev. Kevin Deluca..............John O'Leary
Chief Johnson..................Guy Stockwell
Glock..........................Brion James
Carl Burke.....................John Schuck
...............................Elizabeth Savage
...............................Louise Claire Clark
Co-starring: Kay Freeman, Eddie Quillan, Charles C. Stevenson
Character names:
David Sears (witness with dog)....? Charles C. Stevenson
Jessie Peters (girlfriend of Mark Douglas)...?
Mrs. Lynn Gleason..............?
Margery Sawyer.................?
A spinster's racy novel has characters who seem all too familiar to the real-life citizens in her small town,
including a doctor charged with murdering a minister in a failed attempt on the author herself.

1.15 [--] Matlock: THE RAT PACK
20Jan87
Teleplay by Anne Collins / Story by Dean Hargrove & Joel Steiger
d. Nick Sgarro
Guest Cast:
Adam Gardner...................Timothy Busfield
Josh Sinclair..................Greg Evigan
Michael Porter.................Desi Arnaz, Jr.
Mark Williams..................Jimmy Baio
James Wallingford..............William Bogert
Arthur Rydell..................Herbert Edelmann
Deborah O'Keefe................? Shawn Weatherley
Carl Richards..................Gregory Itzin
S.J.Sweet......................? Jack Rader
...............................Rex Ryon
DA.............................James A. Watson, Jr.
Co-starring:
James V. Christy, Kevin Haley, Elven Havard, James Ingersol, Gretchen Palmer, Louise Shaffer,
Erwin Fuller, Rick Goldman
Synopsis:
A Beverly Hills cookie entrepreneur accused of killing his girl friend hires Matlock after his own lawyers
advise him to plead guilty for the sake of his company.

1.16 [--] Matlock: THE NURSE
3Feb87
Written by Robert Hamilton d. Charles S. Dubin
Guest Cast:
Kathy Dawson...................Lise Cutter
Julie March.............Julie Sommars (recurring)(debut)
Lacey St.John..................Christine Rose
Ruth Delaney...................Jo de Winter
Barbara Warren.................Laurie O'Brien
Eric Dawson....................Billy Zane
Judge Arthur Beaumont..........Jason Wingreen (recurring)
Featuring:
Ed Berke, Sean McGuirk, Ed Quinlan, Charles Simmers
A millionaire's live-in nurse--and sole heir to his fortune-- is charged with his murder.

1.17 [--] Matlock: THE CONVICT
10Feb87
Written by Marvin Kupfer d. Dan Haller
Guest Cast:
Lester Matthews................Larry Wilcox
Roger Bundy....................Robert Walden
Sam Dolan......................Robert Pine
Andrea Colter..................Lee Purcell
Eli Walsh......................David L. Lander
Asst DA........................Robin Thomas
Foley..........................? Nick Cassavetes
...............................Erik Stern
Guard/Witness..................Arnold Turner
Judge Irene Sawyer.............Lucille Meredith (recurring)
Bailiff........................Kahil Wheaton
Co-starring:
Charles Young Lee Dupree Robert Legionaire
Bryan Michael McGuire Robert Patten Joe Praml
Tom Tyler Lee Harris Billy Ray Sharkey
Matlock defends a man whose murder case he lost seven years before: the man, now nearing parole, is charged
with the stabbing death of a fellow inmate.

1.18 [--] Matlock: THE COURT MARTIAL: Part 1: 17Feb87
1.19 [--] Matlock: THE COURT MARTIAL: Part 2: 24Feb87
Teleplay by Anne Collins / Story by Dean Hargrove & Joel Steiger
d. Charles S. Dubin
Guest Cast:
Pvt. Bobby Thomas..............Phillip Bailey
Pvt. Chris Hughes..............Tony Becker
Danny Miller...................Tim Reid
Lt. Ray Walters................Richard Green
Maj. Hamilton..................Georg Stanford Brown
Maj. Dennis Orlando............Glynn Turman
Col. Steven McRae..............Barry Corbin
...............................Dana Elcar
Co-starring:
Gary Crosby Kenny d'Aquila Juney Smith
Diane Franklin Bruce French Gregg Henry
Robert Mandan Wendy Phillips Benjamin Stock
Cliff de Young Paul Tuerpe Steve Kahan
Featuring:
Craig Lafferty Kat Meyer Michael Gregory
George Nicholas Chazz Palmion Teri Boomie White
Tom Cannon Gary Jochimsen John Markanton
Synopsis (pt 1):
An Army private, the son of a wealthy businessman, is charged with murdering an officer.
Synopsis (pt 2):
Matlock finds a key witness, but loses his client when Chris goes AWOL; Tyler observes a transaction
that could explain the murder and coverup.

1.20 [--] Matlock: THE THERAPIST
3Mar87
Written by Robert Hamilton d. Christopher Hibler
Guest Cast:
Cassie Phillips, asst..........Kari Lizer (recurring)
Brett Cassidy..................Steve Bond
Felicia Lindstrom..............Donna Mitchell
Barbara Sutcliffe..............Sarah Douglas
Josh Patterson.................James Patrick Gillis
Kimberley Bradshaw ............Deborah Wakeham
...............................Susan Seaforth Hayes
Dr. Halvorn....................? Kevin Hagen
Co-starring:
David Knapp Tony Borgia Gerry Okuneff
Matlock tries to keep a tight rein on a would-be assistant while trying to prove a heartthrob actor
didn't kill the head of the Halvorn sex-therapy clinic.

1.21 [--] Matlock: 3/24/87 PEOPLE VS. MATLOCK
24Mar87
Written by Robert Hamilton d. Charles S. Dubin
Guest Cast:
Harry Craven.................Alan Blumenfeld
Julie March..................Julie Sommars (recurring)
John Lindford................Arthur Rosenberg
Prosecutor...................Dakin Matthews
Judge Arthur Beaumont........Jason Wingreen (recurring)
.............................Richard Kuss
Pianist..................... Ray Templin
Bailiff......................Kahil Wheaton
Featuring:
Jim Boelsen Ruth Peebles Roslyn Sorrell
Sherre Carness Alfred Powers Ron Trice
Anthony S. Johnson
Matlock represents a union boss accused of murdering a rival and finds himself charges with bribing a juror.

1.22 [--] Matlock: THE PHOTOGRAPHER
31Mar87
Written by Robin Bernheim d. Bob Sweeney
Guest Cast:
Amy Adler......................Julie Ronnie
Whitney Seever.................Sherilyn Wolter
Mark Jacobs....................Scott Burkholter
DA.............................Robin Thomas
Judge Richard Cook.............Richard McKenzie (recurring)
...............................Lovita Chapel
...............................Jack Heller
...............................Dale Weston
Co-starring: Featuring:
Nick deMauro Shirley Anthony
Ward Emling Marty Schiff
Billy Bob Thornton Maxine Weldon
Kahil Wheaton (bailiff)
With evidence in the murder of a photographer focusing on his assistant, Matlock develops a defense by
exposing a blackmail scheme.

1.23 [--] Matlock: THE REPORTER (aka THE WIDOW)
5May87
Written by Robert Hamilton d. Charles S. Dubin
Guest Cast:
Danny Abrams...................David Carpenter
Michael Palmer.................Robert Harper
Laurie Palmer..................Caryn Richman
Glenn Palmer...................Chris Cote
Lewis Tuttle...................Bob Delegall
...............................Michael Flanagan
...............................Lee Wilkof
...............................Sarah Abrell
Judge Irene Sawyer.............Lucille Meredith (recurring)
Co-starring:
Andrew Divoff Alixe C. Branch Sean McGuirk
Matlock joins forces with an investigative reporter to help a woman charged with the arson murder of her husband.

1.24 [--] Matlock: THE DOCTORS
12May87
Written by Dean Hargrove, Joel Steiger, Robin Bernheim
d. Tony Mordente
Guest Cast:
Dr. Radelan....................Norman Fell
Dr. Bruce Jacobs...............Jay Acovone
Elena Richards.................Rosalyn Landor
Dr. Mark Campion...............Tony Goldwyn
Dr. David Westlake.............Ben Piazza
Dr. Bobby Shaw ................Daniel Roebuck
Mr. Litman.(patient)...........Ralph Manza
...............................Robert Allen Brown
...............................Dierk Tursek
...............................Darrel Larson
Co-starring:
Kelly Ryan James Edson Peg Shirley
Jean Speegle Howard Ray Templin (piano)
Matlock tries to establish that any of four hospital residents--not just his client--might have had a motive
for murdering the doctor in charge of the resident program.

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