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In the heat of the night

In the heat of the night Dates : 1988 - 1995
136 episodes of 48 min
First broadcasting : 08 Juin 1989
Creator(s) : John Ball
Producer(s) : Ils sont plusieurs
Music : David Bell, Joe Sherman, Nan Mishkin et Nan Schwartz
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Synopsis

Bill Gillespie is a sheriff in a small town in the American South. As Bill tries to solve crimes and catch criminals, aided by his capable investigator Virgil Tibbs and police lieutenant Bubba Skinner, he must navigate tricky small-town politics. Racial tensions often run high in the South and this theme is frequently explored. Bill's personal life is often portrayed in this TV drama, as well.

The Actors

Anne-Marie Johnson - Althea Tibbs

Anne-Marie Johnson


(Althea Tibbs)

Howard E Rollins Jr - Virgil Tibbs

Howard E Rollins Jr


(Virgil Tibbs)

Alan Autry - Capitaine Bubba Skinner

Alan Autry


(Capitaine Bubba Skinner)

Carroll O'connor - Shériff Bill Gillespie

Carroll O'connor


(Shériff Bill Gillespie)

Photos

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Trivia

During the period when Howard E. Rollins Jr. was in rehab, Virgil was said to be in New Orleans working with the F.B.I.. Also, when Carroll O'Connor was recovering from heart surgery, his absence was explained by having him attend a police convention.

The 1989 season was played slightly out of order. The previous season ended with a cliffhanger. However, Carroll O'Connor, who also served as executive producer, wanted to begin the next season with the episode in which Althea Tibbs is raped because he felt that that particular episode had a strong message and that it should be the season opener. The continuation to the cliffhanger was shown a few episodes into that season with Gillespie recapping the events of what happened when he was kidnapped and the events surrounding that period.

The season after Howard E. Rollins Jr. left the cast, he did return for several guest appearances. However, Anne-Marie Johnson, who played Althea, didn't. Her absence was explained by having Althea leave Virgil because of her having emotional problems stemming not only from her rape, but the stress of her being married to a policeman.

Bubba's first name was never revealed.

There originally were plans for Bubba move to Los Angeles and get his own series. However, those plans were soon cancelled.

Even though Virgil was referred to as "Mister Tibbs" or "Detective Tibbs" his official rank on the Sparta police force was captain.

Carroll O'Connor wrote several scripts, under the pseudonym Matt Harris, for the show and two "In the Heat of the Night" movies. He worked under the pseudonym concerned that his scripts would not be received well by television critics.

Filming

Filming locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA

Covington, Georgia, USA

Hammond, Louisiana, USA

Milstead Village, Georgia, USA

DVD


Authors of the card

  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by abdest

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