In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
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Murder Most Ancient 

A young man stands accused of his abusive father's murder.

Director:

Winrich Kolbe

Writers:

James Lee Barrett (developed for television by), Edward DeBlasio (teleplay) (as Edward De Blasio) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ... Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
Alan Autry ... Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Althea Tibbs
David Hart ... Officer Parker Williams
Geoffrey Thorne ... Cpl. Wilson Sweet
Hugh O'Connor ... Sgt. Lonnie Jamison
Grainger Hines ... Roscoe Jefry
Clare Wren ... Rochelle Conlan
Tim Griffin ... John Conlan
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ... Clarence Conlan
Suzanne Stewart Suzanne Stewart ... Mrs. Feathers
Crystal Fox ... Luann Corbin
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Storyline

Rochelle Conlan grows tired of the abuse from her wealthy husband Clarence Conlan. She and her lover, Roscoe Jeffrey, come up with a scheme to get rid of him, but her plan goes awry when the evidence seems to point to Rochelle's stepson, John Conlan, as the one responsible for the murder. Afterwards, she and Roscoe are at odds on how to resolve this issue. The Sparta P.D. ends up using a clever ruse to catch the true perpetrators of this crime. Written by mts77

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Crystal Fox appears in the original network version. In the syndicated version, her role was trimmed with only her speaking voice. See more »

Quotes

Virgil Tibbs: Bubba just wanted to let us know that he had to hit the man.
Jamison: Like I always say, Bubba has all the fun around here!
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