Matlock

Matlock

1986 - 1995, Crime, Drama
Crime drama, starring Andy Griffith as the brilliant but cantankerous criminal defense attorney, Ben Matlock
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Episode Guide

  • Matlock - The Scam: Part 2 (Season 9 Episode 18)
    Season 9 Episode 18:

    The Scam: Part 2

    Matlock sidelines plans to attend a class reunion when Cliff is accused of murder.

  • Matlock - The Scam: Part 1 (Season 9 Episode 17)
    Season 9 Episode 17:

    The Scam: Part 1

    Matlock sidelines plans to attend a class reunion when Cliff is accused of murder.

  • Matlock - The Heist: Part 2 (Season 9 Episode 16)
    Season 9 Episode 16:

    The Heist: Part 2

    When Ben's old friend tracks bank robbers, the former FBI agent's rusty skills get him arrested for murder.

  • Matlock - The Heist: Part 1 (Season 9 Episode 15)
    Season 9 Episode 15:

    The Heist: Part 1

    When Ben's old friend tracks bank robbers, the former FBI agent's rusty skills get him arrested for murder.

  • Matlock - The Assault (Season 9 Episode 14)
    Season 9 Episode 14:

    The Assault

    After Matlock is mugged, he repays the man who helped him by offering legal representation in a lawsuit.

  • Matlock - The Target (Season 9 Episode 13)
    Season 9 Episode 13:

    The Target

    After bailing out of a fishing trip because of seasickness, Ben thinks the ensuing explosion that killed a judge friend was intended for him.

  • Matlock - The Deadly Dose (Season 9 Episode 12)
    Season 9 Episode 12:

    The Deadly Dose

    Jerri's sister is accused of murdering a surgeon who had her fired after he was sued for malpractice.

  • Matlock - The Verdict (Season 9 Episode 11)
    Season 9 Episode 11:

    The Verdict

    The town's new assistant district attorney must prosecute her former lover, who has secured Matlock for his defense.

  • Matlock - The Getaway (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:

    The Getaway

    Matlock's client needs the testimony of a 12-year-old witness who insists on making a deal with the lawyer.

  • Matlock - Dead Air (Season 9 Episode 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    Dead Air

    When a popular radio DJ is suspected in the murder of his partner whom he despised, Ben searches for the real killer.

  • Matlock - The Confession (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    The Confession

    Ben's visiting friend Julie discovers she may have sent an innocent man to prison.

  • Matlock - The Dating Game (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    The Dating Game

    Ben and Jerri pose as video-dating customers to find a murderer who may have used the service.

  • Matlock - The Coach (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    The Coach

    After a college basketball coach clashes with a booster over recruiting techniques, he is accused of murder.

  • Matlock - The Tabloid (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    The Tabloid

    A senatorial candidate (Tricia O'Neil) is accused of murdering the editor of a tabloid that smeared her.

  • Matlock - The Dare (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    The Dare

    Murder occurs after a millionaire philanthropist (Terry O'Quinn) tells Ben he is planning one and dares him to solve it.

  • Matlock - The Scandal (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    The Scandal

    The prime suspect in the murder of a prominent attorney is an employee (Melora Hardin) who accused him of sexual harassment.

  • Matlock - The Accused: Part 2 (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    The Accused: Part 2

    A writer who claims she killed in self-defense turns to Ben for help; Ben hires a new investigator.

  • Matlock - The Accused: Part 1 (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    The Accused: Part 1

    A writer who claims she killed in self-defense turns to Ben for help; Ben hires a new investigator.

  • Matlock - The Idol: Part 2 (Season 8 Episode 22)
    Season 8 Episode 22:

    The Idol: Part 2

    Ben represents fellow lawyer Sam Haskins, who got involved in blackmail and murder while vacationing with his girlfriend on St. Thomas.

  • Matlock - The Idol: Part 1  (Season 8 Episode 21)
    Season 8 Episode 21:

    The Idol: Part 1

    Ben represents fellow lawyer Sam Haskins, who got involved in blackmail and murder while vacationing with his girlfriend on St. Thomas.

  • Matlock - The Godfather (Season 8 Episode 20)
    Season 8 Episode 20:

    The Godfather

    Ben throws a prenuptial party for his goddaughter at his house, resulting in murder.

  • Matlock - P.I. (Season 8 Episode 19)
    Season 8 Episode 19:

    P.I.

    Ben's friend (George Peppard), a private investigator, and his estranged daughter (Tracy Nelson) try to re-establish their relationship while probing the murder of a director's (Jonathan Banks) mistress.

  • Matlock - Brennan (Season 8 Episode 18)
    Season 8 Episode 18:

    Brennan

    Ben vies with a formidable D.A. (George Dzundza) while defending a client accused of killing a city councilwoman.

  • Matlock - The Murder Game (Season 8 Episode 17)
    Season 8 Episode 17:

    The Murder Game

    Ben agrees to participate in a charity event -- a murder mystery weekend that becomes all too real when the host is found dead.

  • Matlock - The Crook (Season 8 Episode 16)
    Season 8 Episode 16:

    The Crook

    A rare-book collector, who is also a parishioner at Ben's church, is accused of killing a college professor.

  • Matlock - The Temptation (Season 8 Episode 15)
    Season 8 Episode 15:

    The Temptation

    Ben's daughter Leanne becomes involved with a man who burgled her home, took her diary and now seems to know everything about her.

  • Matlock - The Kidnapping: Part 1 (Season 8 Episode 13)
    Season 8 Episode 13:

    The Kidnapping: Part 1

    An FBI agent investigating the kidnapping of Ben's friend is accused of killing a colleague.

  • Matlock - The Kidnapping: Part 2 (Season 8 Episode 13)
    Season 8 Episode 13:

    The Kidnapping: Part 2

    An FBI agent investigating the kidnapping of Ben's friend is accused of killing a colleague; Ben must prove the agent's innocence.

  • Matlock - The Defendant (Season 8 Episode 12)
    Season 8 Episode 12:

    The Defendant

    Leanne falls in love with her client, Gil Stoddard, a handsome philanthropist accused of murdering his partner.

  • Matlock - Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream (Season 8 Episode 11)
    Season 8 Episode 11:

    Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream

    In a dream, Ben defends a '30s club owner accused of shooting a saxophonist who was romancing his wife.

  • Matlock - The Conspiracy (Season 8 Episode 10)
    Season 8 Episode 10:

    The Conspiracy

    A young attorney is involved in blackmail, jury tampering and murder when a chemical company is accused of carcinogenic pollution.

  • Matlock - The Haunted: Part 1 (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    The Haunted: Part 1

    A dissatisfied patient is suspected of murdering her plastic surgeon, but Ben thinks otherwise.

  • Matlock - The Haunted: Part 2 (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:

    The Haunted: Part 2

    A dissatisfied patient is suspected of murdering her plastic surgeon, but Ben thinks otherwise.

  • Matlock - The Capital Offense (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    The Capital Offense

    A con artist facing execution for murder exasperates Ben while having his case appealed.

  • Matlock - The Last Laugh (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    The Last Laugh

    Milton Berle guest stars as a mouthy comic who stands accused of murdering an equally mouthy young comedian.

  • Matlock - The View (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    The View

    A murder case involves two stars of a local theater production and an argument Ben thought he saw from his hotel window.

  • Matlock - The Diner (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    The Diner

    Ben recalls the '60s, when he resigned as judge to defend a black cook (Stan Shaw) accused of killing a bullying white sheriff.

  • Matlock - The Fatal Seduction: Part 2 (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    The Fatal Seduction: Part 2

    Ben defends a man against murder charges stemming from a date-rape shakedown scheme.

  • Matlock - The Fatal Seduction: Part 1 (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    The Fatal Seduction: Part 1

    At a beach resort to attend a high-school sweetheart's funeral, Ben is drawn into the investigation of two men's deaths; Ben defends a man against murder charges stemming from a date-rape shakedown scheme.

  • Matlock - The Play (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    The Play

    After losing his role in a community play, Ben is hired to defend the play's director, who is accused of murdering the leading lady.

  • Matlock - The Kidnapping (Season 8 Episode 13/14)
    Season 8 Episode 13/14:

    The Kidnapping

    An Atlanta lawyer (Andy Griffith) finds a link between the kidnapping of a friend and that of an 8-year-old boy.

  • Matlock - The Competition (Season 7 Episode 18)
    Season 7 Episode 18:

    The Competition

    A music student who lost a scholarship competition is thought to have committed suicide, but Ben proves murder.

  • Matlock - The Final Affair: Part 2 (Season 7 Episode 17)
    Season 7 Episode 17:

    The Final Affair: Part 2

    A lawyer is accused of murdering his lover and her husband, a high-school football coach and aspiring minister.

  • Matlock - The Final Affair (Season 7 Episode 16)
    Season 7 Episode 16:

    The Final Affair

    A lawyer is accused of murdering his lover and her husband, a high-school football coach and aspiring minister.

  • Matlock - The Final Affair: Part 1 (Season 7 Episode 16)
    Season 7 Episode 16:

    The Final Affair: Part 1

    A lawyer is accused of murdering his lover and her husband, a high-school football coach and aspiring minister.

  • Matlock - The Divorce (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    The Divorce

    Ben agrees to handle the divorce of his friends Clara and Duncan Farmington; a man collecting for charity sues after falling off Ben's porch steps.

  • Matlock - The Obsession (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    The Obsession

    Nightmares give Ben clues to the murderer of a celebrity doctor who was selling secrets about a client to the press.

  • Matlock - The Revenge (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    The Revenge

    Ben fights to protect his reputation from a deliberate campaign to ruin his credibility as a witness in a robbery trial.

  • Matlock - The Debt (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    The Debt

    Against her father's advice, Leanne reluctantly agrees to defend her former husband, who is accused of murdering a fellow lawyer.

  • Matlock - The Fortune: Part 2 (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    The Fortune: Part 2

    Matlock turns up clues to two other murders while defending a murdered millionaire's disinherited nephew.

  • Matlock - The Fortune: Part 1 (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    The Fortune: Part 1

    Matlock turns up clues to two other murders while defending a murdered millionaire's disinherited nephew.

  • Matlock - The Juror (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    The Juror

    Emotions run high when Ben holds out against 11 fellow jurors faced with deciding an accused murderer's fate.

  • Matlock - The Mark (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    The Mark

    Ben defends a country singer accused of murdering his dishonest business partner after the two open a club with money won in the lottery.

  • Matlock - The Singer (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    The Singer

    A country singer is murdered after firing her manager, who claims he was framed by the investigating lieutenant.

  • Matlock - The Class (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    The Class

    Ben regrets teaching a public seminar on criminal law, when one of his students disappears without a trace after a class discussion on the perfect crime.

  • Matlock - The Ghost (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    The Ghost

    Ben investigates a murder with the help of the victim's ghost (Franc Luz), whose widow is accused of the crime.

  • Matlock - The Legacy: Part 2 (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    The Legacy: Part 2

    Ben ponders a 40-year-old link between his own father and a playwright's murder.

  • Matlock - The Legacy: Part 1 (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    The Legacy: Part 1

    Ben ponders a 40-year-old link between his own father and a playwright's murder.

  • Matlock - The Vacation: Part 2 (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    The Vacation: Part 2

    Ben Matlock is drawn into a murder investigation while vacationing with his daughter at an exclusive seaside resort.

  • Matlock - The Vacation: Part 1 (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    The Vacation: Part 1

    Ben Matlock is drawn into a murder investigation while vacationing with his daughter at an exclusive seaside resort.

  • Matlock - The Vacation (Season 7 Episode 1/2)
    Season 7 Episode 1/2:

    The Vacation

    Folksy lawyer Matlock (Andy Griffith) and his daughter (Brynn Thayer) run into his nemesis (Warren Frost) and murder on the North Carolina coast.

  • Matlock - The Assassination: Part 2 (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    The Assassination: Part 2

    Ben and his visiting daughter believe there is a connection between Ben's client and the assassination of Atlanta's mayor.

  • Matlock - The Assassination: Part 1 (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    The Assassination: Part 1

    Ben and his visiting daughter believe there is a connection between Ben's client and the assassination of Atlanta's mayor.

  • Matlock - The Evening News: Part 1 (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    The Evening News: Part 1

    Conrad makes a surprising discovery relating to a real estate scam after he infiltrates a street gang.

  • Matlock - The Evening News: Part 2 (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    The Evening News: Part 2

    After being tricked into reading a false report on the air, an honest newscaster (Bill Winkler) is accused of murdering his producer.

  • Matlock - Mr. Awesome (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Mr. Awesome

    A woman is accused of murdering her estranged boyfriend; her imaginative son creates a comic book with parallels to the crime.

  • Matlock - The Abduction (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    The Abduction

    Michelle is kidnapped by mobsters who offer her release in exchange for evidence Ben was given prior to a mob lawyer's murder.

  • Matlock - The Big Payoff (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    The Big Payoff

    Frugal Ben hires a hitchhiker (Randy Travis) to paint his home; Michelle and an insurance adjuster pursue an ad producer's murderer.

  • Matlock - The Outcast: Part 2 (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    The Outcast: Part 2

    "Retired" Ben returns from fishing to find a young immigrant farmhand dead and a town unfriendly to questions.

  • Matlock - The Outcast: Part 1 (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    The Outcast: Part 1

    "Retired" Ben returns from fishing to find a young immigrant farmhand dead and a town unfriendly to questions.

  • Matlock - The Picture: Part 2 (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    The Picture: Part 2

    Ben uses evidence in an altered photo to uncover a murder plot designed to conceal a counterfeiting operation.

  • Matlock - The Picture: Part 1 (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    The Picture: Part 1

    Ben finds a photo that may solve a murder while looking for his cousin's (Christina Pickles) philandering husband.

  • Matlock - The Foursome (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    The Foursome

    Matlock risks being disbarred when he accuses the deputy district attorney of misconduct in her case against his client.

  • Matlock - The Game Show (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    The Game Show

    Defending a game-show host (Peter Haskell) accused of killing his producer, Ben learns others had motives.

  • Matlock - The Defense (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    The Defense

    A grandmother's testimony is vital to Ben's defense of a youth who is charged with murdering his abusive father to protect his mother.

  • Matlock - The Suspect: Part 2 (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    The Suspect: Part 2

    Evidence uncovered in Michelle's case may incriminate Ben's murder client (Brynn Thayer), but attorney/client privilege bars action.

  • Matlock - The Suspect: Part 1 (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    The Suspect: Part 1

    Evidence uncovered in Michelle's case may incriminate Ben's murder client (Brynn Thayer), but attorney/client privilege bars action.

  • Matlock - The Dame (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    The Dame

    In a flashback case involving the young widow (Sheree J. Wilson) of a wealthy older man (Daniel Benzali), Ben recalls the investigative techniques his father taught him.

  • Matlock - The Marriage Counselor (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    The Marriage Counselor

    Ben's insurance agent (Ron Fassler) is charged with murdering a deceitful marriage counselor (Bryan Cranston) after the police learn the adviser was having an affair with the agent's wife (Kim Johnston Ulrich).

  • Matlock - The Nightmare (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    The Nightmare

    On his way to a dude ranch, Ben is knocked unconscious and dreams of himself as a frontier lawyer, with Conrad as a gunslinging client and Julie as the owner of a boardinghouse.

  • Matlock - The Strangler (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    The Strangler

    A serial killer (Richard Gilliland) whose eventual target is Ben embarrasses him in court by leaving false clues.

  • Matlock - The Witness Killings: Part 2 (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Witness Killings: Part 2

    While back home for the town's bicentennial festivities, Ben is retained to defend a man for two homicides linked to a 15-year-old crime.

  • Matlock - The Witness Killings: Part 1 (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    The Witness Killings: Part 1

    While back home for the town's bicentennial festivities, Ben is retained to defend a man for two homicides linked to a 15-year-old crime.

  • Matlock - The Picture (Season 6 Episode 12/13)
    Season 6 Episode 12/13:

    The Picture

    When lauded criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) agrees to track down the estranged husband of his high-strung cousin, Diana (Christina Pickles), he finds himself entangled in a twisted mystery that surrounds an art gallery's doctored photograph. As the investigation heats up, things go from bad to worse when Diana's former husband turns up dead. Now Matlock must defend his family's black sheep in court -- no matter how aggravating he finds her.

  • Matlock - The Outcast (Season 6 Episode 14/15)
    Season 6 Episode 14/15:

    The Outcast

    Having decided to retire from law, Matlock (Andy Griffith) goes fishing and discovers a farmhand's mysterious death.

  • Matlock - The Evening News (Season 6 Episode 19/20)
    Season 6 Episode 19/20:

    The Evening News

    Recently fired television reporter Bill Finley (Bill Winkler) finds himself in a headline-worthy position when he becomes the lead suspect in the murder of his former colleague, producer Doug Levitt (Leon Russom). Legendary defense attorney and Southern gentleman Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) agrees to represent Finley, but Levitt's murder is just the beginning of a newsroom scandal that no one can anticipate. Can Matlock clear his innocent client's name?

  • Matlock - The Assassination (Season 6 Episode 21/22)
    Season 6 Episode 21/22:

    The Assassination

    Country lawyer Matlock (Andy Griffith) and his daughter link a mayor's assassination to a judge charged with sexual assault.

  • Matlock - The Celebrity (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    The Celebrity

    Ben defends a movie-queen turned cosmetics-mogul accused of murdering her former lover to prevent the publication of some revealing photos.

  • Matlock - The Accident (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    The Accident

    Matlock defends a man charged with killing an ambulance-chasing lawyer who specialized in personal injury claims against a local water-slide park.

  • Matlock - The Trial: Part 2 (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    The Trial: Part 2

    Special Prosecutor Matlock faces a top defense attorney in his prosecution of two judges and a lawyer.

  • Matlock - The Trial: Part 1 (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    The Trial: Part 1

    Appointed state prosecutor, Ben investigates his predecessor's murder.

  • Matlock - The Formula (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    The Formula

    Ben seeks the truth on behalf of a chemist accused of stealing a hair growth formula and murdering its inventor.

  • Matlock - The Arsonist (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    The Arsonist

    Ben defends a man accused of murdering his business partner during a fight about hiring an arsonist to burn down their failing store.

  • Matlock - The Man of the Year (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    The Man of the Year

    On his way to a luncheon where he is to be honored as "Man of the Year," Ben and his housekeeper have car trouble, are robbed and then arrested.

  • Matlock - The Parents (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    The Parents

    Matlock defends a couple accused of murdering a new mother who changed her mind about giving up her baby for adoption.

  • Matlock - The Critic (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    The Critic

    The composer (Geoffrey Blake) of a Broadway-bound musical is accused of murdering its powerful critic (Tony Jay).

  • Matlock - The Fighter (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    The Fighter

    A boxing champ (Ken Foree) is accused of murdering a journalist (Christopher Allport) who wrote an unfavorable article about him.

  • Matlock - The Broker (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    The Broker

    Julie suspects that a murder and the perpetrator's apparent suicide are really a double homicide and pursues her own investigation.

  • Matlock - The Biker (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    The Biker

    A movie star's former bodyguard, now a rebellious biker, is the primary suspect in the actor's murder.

  • Matlock - The Cover Girl (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    The Cover Girl

    Conrad and his fashion-model girlfriend ask Ben to defend a photographer who is accused of murdering a modeling agent.

  • Matlock - The Brothers (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    The Brothers

    A plastic surgeon is charged with the murder of his partner, but evidence later shows the doctor's twin brother may be the culprit.

  • Matlock - The Secret: Part 2 (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    The Secret: Part 2

    Ben uncovers information about a 15-year-old unsolved killing during his defense of a gambler accused of murder.

  • Matlock - The Secret: Part 1 (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    The Secret: Part 1

    Matlock uncovers other suspects while defending a blues singer.

  • Matlock - The Narc (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    The Narc

    A narcotics officer (Titus Welliver) faces charges of murdering a fellow cop to cover up department corruption.

  • Matlock - The Personal Trainer (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    The Personal Trainer

    A roofing contractor (George DiCenzo) is charged with murdering his wife's philandering personal-fitness trainer.

  • Matlock - The Madam (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    The Madam

    A madam (Maureen Arthur) is accused of killing a former employee who was blackmailing famous clients.

  • Matlock -  Nowhere to Turn: Part 1 (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Nowhere to Turn: Part 1

    When the judge presiding over Ben's latest case is found murdered, Ben is accused of the crime.

  • Matlock -  Nowhere to Turn: Part 2 (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Nowhere to Turn: Part 2

    A series of mix-ups implicates Ben in the murder of a judge involved in drug smuggling.

  • Matlock - The Mother (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    The Mother

    A legal secretary (Shirley Knight) is accused of murdering her boss, who was having an affair with her daughter.

  • Matlock - The Trial (Season 5 Episode 19/20)
    Season 5 Episode 19/20:

    The Trial

    Following the murder of the assistant district attorney, ace lawyer Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) investigates the case in his new role as special prosecutor. As the trial progresses, however, he uncovers widespread corruption within even the highest ranks of the legal system. The case looks bleak for Matlock, but, with the help of young partner Michelle (Nancy Stafford) and private investigator Conrad (Clarence Gilyard Jr.), he's determined to expose the truth.

  • Matlock - Nowhere to Turn (Season 5 Episode 2/3)
    Season 5 Episode 2/3:

    Nowhere to Turn

    Gentlemanly Atlanta defense attorney Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) must travel to Los Angeles for a case. He soon wishes he hadn't. A string of inconveniences, including lost luggage and a canceled hotel reservation, make Matlock late for his court date, which leads to an argument with the presiding judge -- and a contempt citation. When that same judge ends up dead, Matlock is charged with murder, forcing the down-home, Harvard-educated attorney to clear his name before it's too late.

  • Matlock - The Secret (Season 5 Episode 7/8)
    Season 5 Episode 7/8:

    The Secret

    Atlanta lawyer Matlock (Andy Griffith) investigates a compulsive gambler's alleged involvement in a bookie's murder.

  • Matlock - The Cookie Monster (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    The Cookie Monster

    A baker friend (John Hancock) of Ben's is framed for the poisoning death of a rival bakery owner.

  • Matlock - The Blackmailer (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    The Blackmailer

    Ben defends a politician (Peter Haskell) framed for murdering a cartoonist (Ray Buktenica) who knew about his affair.

  • Matlock - The D.A. (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    The D.A.

    Conrad swings into action to determine who is harassing District Attorney March.

  • Matlock - The Informer: Part 1 (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    The Informer: Part 1

    Ben (Andy Griffith) treads on thin ice while continuing his defense of a fellow attorney (Richard Masur) framed for murder. With Nancy Stafford.

  • Matlock - The Informer: Part 2 (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    The Informer: Part 2

    Ben finds his life in jeopardy defending an attorney framed for a mobster's murder.

  • Matlock - The Pro (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    The Pro

    A hotheaded professional tennis player (Vincent Van Patten) is accused of murdering his primary rival.

  • Matlock - The Kidnapper (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    The Kidnapper

    Michelle and Conrad search for Ben, who may have been kidnapped by vengeful ex-convicts.

  • Matlock - The Victim (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    The Victim

    The adulterous wife of a businessman is murdered, and an associate finds himself framed for the crime.

  • Matlock - The Talk Show (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    The Talk Show

    Ben and Michelle defend a TV producer (Teri Austin) accused of murdering an obnoxious talk-show host.

  • Matlock - The Student (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The Student

    Ben gets involved in the case of a coed (Debbie Barker) accused of murdering her professor lover.

  • Matlock - The Witness (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    The Witness

    Michelle agrees to defend Ben's pal, framed for murder, until she learns her old law-school friend is also suspect.

  • Matlock - The Scrooge (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Scrooge

    Ben defends his Scrooge-like neighbor, who has been framed for the murder of his business partner; Les goes overboard on Christmas gifts.

  • Matlock - The Buddies (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    The Buddies

    Ben is surprised to discover that a reopened, 35-year-old murder case reveals familiar suspects.

  • Matlock - The Fugitive (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    The Fugitive

    Ben has trouble with the defense of a brash, young client framed for the murder of a wealthy relative.

  • Matlock - The Prisoner: Part 2 (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Prisoner: Part 2

    Ben gets a lesson about life in prison, while Conrad tries to get insider information on the real killer.

  • Matlock - The Prisoner: Part 1 (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Prisoner: Part 1

    The attorney general asks Ben to vindicate a prison guard of murder charges in a mock trial held by mutinous inmates.

  • Matlock - The Con Man (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Con Man

    Ben defends an old friend accused of murdering a stock-market swindler (David Birney).

  • Matlock - The Star (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    The Star

    Ben defends a director accused of killing an aging actress (Anita Morris) during her horror-film death scene.

  • Matlock - The Clown (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The Clown

    Ben defends a circus clown accused of killing his partner; Conrad gets trapped in a tiger's cage.

  • Matlock - The Ex (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Ex

    When Ben and Julie go to Baltimore to defend a case, the prosecuting attorney turns out to be Julie's ex-husband.

  • Matlock - The Bestseller (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Bestseller

    A district attorney matches wits with a much-despised author (Tricia O'Neil) after the writer's best friend dies.

  • Matlock - The Good Boy (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Good Boy

    Defending a widow accused of murdering her second husband, Ben suspects her jealous son (Brian Bloom) of the crime.

  • Matlock - The Hunting Party (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The Hunting Party

    Ben is asked to defend Spencer Hamilton who is accused of the murder of a member of his late brother's hunting party.

  • Matlock - The Hunting Party (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Hunting Party

    A retired soldier (Jeff Wincott) attempts to prove his late brother's death was not a hunting accident, but murder.

  • Matlock - The Hunting Party (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Hunting Party

    Ben defends a man accused of murdering the duck hunter who "accidentally" shot his brother.

  • Matlock - The Informer  (Season 4 Episode 20/21)
    Season 4 Episode 20/21:

    The Informer

    Atlanta lawyer Matlock (Andy Griffith) considers dropping a manipulative client (Richard Masur) accused of murdering a mobster.

  • Matlock - The Priest (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Priest

    While reluctantly defending a construction contractor accused of murdering a priest, Matlock finds another clergyman is a prime suspect.

  • Matlock - The Blues Singer (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    The Blues Singer

    Matlock attempts to clear a blues musician (Joe Seneca) framed for the murder of a rock star.

  • Matlock - The Cult (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    The Cult

    A man who attempted to rescue his son from a religious cult is framed for the murder of the cult leader.

  • Matlock - The Model (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    The Model

    Ben defends a famous journalist who is accused of murdering an internationally known model.

  • Matlock - The Thoroughbred (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    The Thoroughbred

    The defense of a mentally impaired farmhand accused of murder uncovers foul play involving a racehorse.

  • Matlock - The Thief: Part 1 (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Thief: Part 1

    Ben defends a rare-coin dealer accused of killing an employee who was stealing inventory.

  • Matlock - The Thief: Part 2 (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Thief: Part 2

    Ben defends a rare-coin dealer accused of killing an employee who was stealing inventory.

  • Matlock - The Psychic (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The Psychic

    A woman (Camilla More) who had a premonition of her boyfriend's death becomes a suspect in his murder.

  • Matlock - The Starlet (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Starlet

    Ben defends an ex-girlfriend's (Anne Francis) daughter (Nia Peeples), a pageant winner accused of murdering a contestant.

  • Matlock - The Other Woman (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Other Woman

    Another suspect's dual personality damages Ben's defense of a psychiatrist accused of killing a patient.

  • Matlock - The Black Widow (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    The Black Widow

    A death and new evidence hamper Ben's efforts to clear the name of a wrongfully imprisoned former client.

  • Matlock - The Mayor: Part 2 (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    The Mayor: Part 2

    While defending an activist accused of murder, Ben suspects the judge is involved in a fraudulent scheme.

  • Matlock - The Mayor: Part 1 (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Mayor: Part 1

    Ben's defense of a '60s activist accused of assassination uncovers a mayor's unsavory past.

  • Matlock - The Vendetta (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Vendetta

    Convinced his brother was framed for murder, a psychopath takes Matlock's associates hostage.

  • Matlock - The Captain (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Captain

    Ben defends a patrolman framed for murder but is upset when the prime suspect appears to be the chief of police, an old friend.

  • Matlock - The DJ (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The DJ

    Ben dislikes his client, an obnoxious radio personality accused of killing a rival disc jockey.

  • Matlock - The Mistress (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Mistress

    Ben searches for a witness capable of clearing his client in her unfaithful husband's murder.

  • Matlock - The Ambassador: Part 2 (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Ambassador: Part 2

    An attempt on his life convinces Ben that finding Shelby (Lisa Hartman) is the key to the real murderer.

  • Matlock - The Ambassador: Part 1 (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Ambassador: Part 1

    A British ambassador is accused of murdering his lover's husband.

  • Matlock - The Lemon (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Lemon

    Ben's new neighbor (Don Knotts) is framed for the murder of a car dealer who sold him a defective automobile.

  • Matlock - The Thief (Season 3 Episode 14/15)
    Season 3 Episode 14/15:

    The Thief

    Atlanta lawyer Matlock (Andy Griffith) defends a rare-coin dealer accused of killing an employee who was stealing inventory.

  • Matlock - The Ambassador (Season 3 Episode 2/3)
    Season 3 Episode 2/3:

    The Ambassador

    The acclaimed services of legendary Atlanta defense attorney Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) are required in New York City, where British ambassador Alex Winthorp (Daniel Roebuck) has been charged with murdering his lover's husband. Instead of protecting himself via diplomatic immunity -- a maneuver that could jeopardize his high-profile career -- Winthorp hires the elderly but shrewd Matlock and his folksy doggedness to prove his innocence of this illicit deed.

  • Matlock - The Mayor (Season 3 Episode 8/9)
    Season 3 Episode 8/9:

    The Mayor

    Atlanta lawyer Matlock's (Andy Griffith) defense of a '60s activist accused of assassination uncovers a mayor's unsavory past.

  • Matlock - The Heiress (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    The Heiress

    Upon her release from a mental sanitarium, an heiress faces charges of murdering the accountant handling her trust fund.

  • Matlock - The Fisherman (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    The Fisherman

    Ben defends a Vietnamese fisherman accused of killing the man who was terrorizing him and his fellow countrymen.

  • Matlock - The Magician (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    The Magician

    Ben unearths more than one suspect while defending a magician (Michael E. Knight) accused of murdering a devious assistant.

  • Matlock - The Genius (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    The Genius

    When his genius nephew (Bill Mumy) is accused of murder, Ben's only hope for acquittal lies in his client's ability to outwit a computer.

  • Matlock - The Lovelorn (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Lovelorn

    Matlock encounters a family full of suspects when an advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist is murdered.

  • Matlock - The Hucksters (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    The Hucksters

    Ben must defend an infuriated investor who is accused of murdering the slick owner of a bogus company.

  • Matlock - The Investigation: Part 2 (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Investigation: Part 2

    Ben must prevent a mob war when the crime-boss father of his client discovers the evidence against his son was manufactured.

  • Matlock - The Investigation: Part 1 (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Investigation: Part 1

    Ben takes up the defense of a longtime client (Shaun Cassidy) accused of murdering a senator investigating organized crime.

  • Matlock - The Umpire (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    The Umpire

    Ben defends his boss (Richard Kline), accused of killing an umpire during his softball team's playoff game.

  • Matlock - The Gigolo (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    The Gigolo

    Ben defends a dance instructor charged in the murder of a wealthy, jealous matron who cut off his money.

  • Matlock - The Reunion (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Reunion

    Ben must defend an old friend when a former law school classmate, who was the accused's business partner, is murdered.

  • Matlock - The Body (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The Body

    Matlock defends a woman accused of killing the exercise instructor she believed was having an affair with her husband.

  • Matlock - The Gambler (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    The Gambler

    Matlock goes to Las Vegas to defend a friend (Bruce Weitz) charged with murdering his girlfriend (Marg Helgenberger).

  • Matlock - The Gift (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Gift

    When Matlock takes on the defense of a man accused of murdering his vindictive ex-wife, he also has his hands full baby-sitting the man's daughter.

  • Matlock - The Country Boy (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Country Boy

    Ben defends a country singer (David Carradine) who was too drunk to remember whether he killed his sister-in-law.

  • Matlock - The Best Friend (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Best Friend

    Matlock defends the subject of a slain biographer and learns a disturbing fact about his client during the trial.

  • Matlock - The Network (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Network

    A TV producer is accused of murdering the programming chief at the top-rated network.

  • Matlock - The Power Brokers: Part 2 (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Power Brokers: Part 2

    Matlock's client confesses to a murder and then recants, claiming federal agents coerced it.

  • Matlock - The Power Brokers: Part 1 (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Power Brokers: Part 1

    Ben defends a popular columnist framed for the murder of a source.

  • Matlock - The Husband (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Husband

    Ben tackles a case in which a murdered man's three wives are suspects in the killing.

  • Matlock - The Annihilator (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Annihilator

    A surprise witness seems to hinder an acquittal for Ben's client (Dick Butkus), a professional wrestler accused of murder.

  • Matlock - Blind Justice (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Blind Justice

    A sculptor (David Ogden Stiers) frames Michelle's friend for the murder of the man responsible for his blindness.

  • Matlock - The Billionaire: Part 2  (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Billionaire: Part 2

    A son is accused of murdering his father and his sister asks Ben to help prove he was set up.

  • Matlock - The Billionaire: Part 1 (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Billionaire: Part 1

    Matlock travels to London to conduct a mock retrial for a man convicted of killing his millionaire father.

  • Matlock - The Billionaire (Season 2 Episode 1/2)
    Season 2 Episode 1/2:

    The Billionaire

    Atlanta lawyer Matlock (Andy Griffith) goes to London to defend a man (Greg Evigan) convicted of killing his tycoon father.

  • Matlock - The Investigation  (Season 2 Episode 17/18)
    Season 2 Episode 17/18:

    The Investigation

    An Atlanta lawyer (Andy Griffith) defends a mobster's son accused of killing a senator investigating organized crime.

  • Matlock - The Power Brokers (Season 2 Episode 6/7)
    Season 2 Episode 6/7:

    The Power Brokers

    Atlanta lawyer Matlock (Andy Griffith) defends a popular columnist framed for the murder of a source.

  • Matlock - The Doctors (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    The Doctors

    A young resident seeks Ben's defense when he is framed for the murder of his formidable chief surgeon.

  • Matlock - The Reporter (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    The Reporter

    Matlock is asked to help when a newlywed is accused of murdering her husband -- whose body is not the one in the morgue.

  • Matlock - The Photographer (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    The Photographer

    A woman (Julie Ronnie) is accused of murdering her boss, a photographer who was involved in blackmail.

  • Matlock - The People vs. Matlock (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    The People vs. Matlock

    Matlock is tried for jury tampering when a mild-mannered juror claims the attorney offered him a bribe.

  • Matlock - The Therapist (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    The Therapist

    A movie idol (Steve Bond) is accused of murdering the sex therapist who went public with his problems.

  • Matlock - The Court Martial: Part 2 (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    The Court Martial: Part 2

    Ben's defense of Pvt. Hughes hinges on a scandal that could ruin four officers.

  • Matlock - The Court Martial: Part 1 (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    The Court Martial: Part 1

    Ben defends a rebellious young soldier framed in the murder of his sadistic lieutenant.

  • Matlock - The Convict (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The Convict

    Matlock gets a second chance at justice when a former client, convicted of murder, kills an inmate in self-defense.

  • Matlock - The Nurse (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Nurse

    Matlock is hired to defend a live-in nurse (Lise Cutter) charged with the killing of her multimillionaire patient (Ed Quinlan).

  • Matlock - The Rat Pack (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The Rat Pack

    Matlock defends a young executive (Tim Busfield) framed in the murder of a starlet (Shawn Weatherly).

  • Matlock - The Author (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Author

    A man (Parker Stevenson) is wrongfully accused of trying to kill the author (Audra Lindley) of an expose on a Georgia town.

  • Matlock - The Chef (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    The Chef

    A TV chef's (Cathryn Damon) ex-husband (Craig Claiborne), a noted culinary author, dies from sampling food on her show.

  • Matlock - Santa Claus (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Santa Claus

    Accused of murdering his stingy landlord, a sidewalk Santa Claus (Pat Hingle) seeks Matlock's defense.

  • Matlock - The Professor (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Professor

    Matlock's former professor and mentor (Don Porter), framed by students in a hit-and-run, seeks Ben's defense.

  • Matlock - The Angel (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Angel

    Matlock defends a rock star whose rowdy stage life appears to be affecting her courtroom performance.

  • Matlock - The Cop (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Cop

    A no-nonsense police officer (Hector Elizondo) turns to Matlock when he becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a local hood.

  • Matlock - The Sisters (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Sisters

    Two sisters with a penchant for murder do away with their rich aunt and frame their uncle, whom Matlock agrees to defend.

  • Matlock - The Don (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Don

    Ben fends off the children of crime boss Baron (Jose Ferrer), who appear to want their father convicted.

  • Matlock - The Don: Part 1 (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Don: Part 1

    J.L. Brackett (William Conrad) prosecutes Matlock's client, crime-boss Nicholas Baron (Jose Ferrer), for murder.

  • Matlock - The Seduction (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Seduction

    Ben defends an over-the-hill quarterback (John Beck) with a reputation as a womanizer who is accused of killing his team-owner girlfriend.

  • Matlock - The Affair (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Affair

    A socialite retains Matlock to defend her husband's accused killer, a maid (Theresa Saldana) who won't help her own defense.

  • Matlock - The Stripper (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Stripper

    Ben defends an exotic dancer accused of murdering her ex-husband, a man determined to have her declared an unfit mother.

  • Matlock - The Judge (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Judge

    Judge Carter Addison (Dick Van Dyke) kills his mistress then presides over the murder trial as Matlock tries to defend a framed man.

  • Matlock - Diary of a Perfect Murder: Part 2 (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Diary of a Perfect Murder: Part 2

    An Atlanta attorney and his daughter Charlene (Lori Lethin) defend a TV journalist charged with murder.

  • Matlock - Diary of a Perfect Murder: Part 1 (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Diary of a Perfect Murder: Part 1

    An Atlanta attorney and his daughter Charlene (Lori Lethin) defend a TV journalist charged with murder.

  • Matlock - Diary of a Perfect Murder (Season 1 Episode 1/2)
    Season 1 Episode 1/2:

    Diary of a Perfect Murder

    Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) is a likable but crabby defense attorney who runs a practice in Atlanta. Aided by his attorney daughter Charlene (Lori Lethin), Matlock must defend Steve Emerson (Steve Inwood), a television reporter who has been accused of murdering his ex-wife. Though the trial proves complex, Matlock presses on with it, relying on his distinctive country charm and uncanny intellect to help him crack the case and bring the true killer to justice.

  • Matlock - The Court Martial (Season 1 Episode 19/20)
    Season 1 Episode 19/20:

    The Court Martial

    Atlanta lawyer Matlock (Andy Griffith) defends a rebellious young soldier framed in the murder of his sadistic lieutenant.

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