Matlock/Diary of a Perfect Murder

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Diary of a Perfect Murder
pilot movie
Airdate March 3, 1986
Written by Dean Hargrove
Directed by Robert Day
Produced by Joel Steiger,
Robin S. Clark

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Diary of a Perfect Murder is the pilot episode of Matlock.

Starring: Andy Griffith (Matlock), Lori Lethin (Charlene Matlock), Alice Hirson (Hazel)

and Kene Holliday (Tyler Hudson)

Guest Stars: Steve Inwood (Steve Emerson), Jack Bannon (Paul Lockwood), James McEachin (Police Lt. Frank Daniels), Lawrence Pressman (Nelson White), Dennis Lipscomb (Les McCall)

and Katherine Cannon (Linda Coolidge)

Also Starring: Billy Green Bush (Billy Ray Webber), Robin Thomas (A.D.A. Burton Hawkins), Al Ruscio (Ernie "The Tailor" Marzell)

Guest Starring: Nadya Starr (Mrs. Harris), Peter White (Atty. Harvey Ravanelle), Richard Lineback (Banning)

Co-Starring: Erica Yohn (Betty Pearson), Alan Haufrect (), Richard Newton (Judge Richard Cooksey), Ted Sorel (), Darrell Zwerling (Dr. Farnsworth)

Featuring: Robert Schlitt (Mark Pearson), Fred Morsell (), James V. Christy (Mark Pearson), James Hardie (Reporter), Caroline Schlitt (Mary Beth), James Ingersoll (National Informer Reporter)

Contents

Plot Overview

Ben and Charlene defend a TV reporter accused of killing his ex-wife.

Notes

Arc Advancement

Happenings

Characters

Referbacks

Trivia

The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

Quotes