The Hardy Boys (1995 TV series)

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The Hardy Boys
Based onThe Hardy Boys novels by
Franklin W. Dixon
Developed byDavid Cole
StarringColin Gray
Paul Popowich
ComposerPure West
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producersPatrick Loubert
Michael Hirsh
Pascal Bruton
Olivier Bremond
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesMarathon Productions
Nelvana Ltd.
Westcom Entertainment Group Ltd.
France 2
DistributorNew Line Television
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseSeptember 23 (1995-09-23) –
December 16, 1995 (1995-12-16)

The Hardy Boys is a mystery television series, based on the long-running novels of the same name that originally aired from September 23 until December 16, 1995. It was co-produced by New Line Television (a division of New Line Cinema), Nelvana Ltd. (Canada), and Marathon Productions, S.A. (France) in association with Westcom Entertainment Group Ltd. of Canada and France 2.[1][2]

The show stars Paul Popowich as Joe Hardy and Colin Gray as Frank Hardy, with Fiona Highet cast as Kate Craigen. Tracy Ryan, who starred as the title character in the company's contemporaneous adaptation of the Nancy Drew novels, also made two crossover appearances as Drew.


Home media[edit]

On May 9, 2006, The Hardy Boys: The Complete First Season was released as a two-disc DVD set by kaBoom! Entertainment Inc.[3]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"All That Glitters"Jon CassarDavid ColeSeptember 23, 1995 (1995-09-23)
Joe's infatuation with a mysterious young woman involves the boys with an ancient treasure.
2"Jazzman"Jon CassarDavid ColeSeptember 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)
Frank and Joe's search for a missing bridegroom leads them into a forgotten world of fifties' jazz and gangland murder.
3"A Perfect Stranger"Don McCutcheonDavid BarlowOctober 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)
A chance meeting with a young woman propels Frank and Joe into a story of mis-matched love.
4"Say Cheese"Clay BorrisBill TaubOctober 14, 1995 (1995-10-14)
A chance photograph provides Frank and Joe with the essential clue in a case of blackmail and political corruption.
5"Smart Drugs, Stupid Mistakes"Jon CassarDavid ColeOctober 21, 1995 (1995-10-21)
A stolen disk drive leads Frank and Joe into the high-tech world of industrial espionage.
6"Telling Lies"Ron OliverDavid ColeOctober 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)
A young boy's imagination provides Frank and Joe with the clues to solving a six-year-old robbery.
7"The Debt Collectors"Don McCutcheonRenata BrightNovember 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
A summer job heats up when the house Joe is sitting in is invaded by two alarmingly inexperienced debt collectors.
8"The Curse"Ron OliverDavid ShoreNovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
Frank and Joe's attempts to help a cursed friend compels them to investigate the mysterious relationship between a psychic and a CEO.
9"R.I.P."Clay BorrisDavid ColeNovember 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)
A stolen locket leads the Hardy Boys into the dark worlds of grave-robbing and murder.
10"Play Ball"Don McCutcheonDavid ColeNovember 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)
Frank and Joe enter the world of Major League Baseball to discover the hidden truth behind an attempt to ruin an athlete's reputation.
11"Love Birds"Eleanore LindoDavid ColeDecember 2, 1995 (1995-12-02)
Joe's purchase of a rare bird entangles the boys in a web of international intrigue.
12"The Last Laugh"Jon CassarJeffrey FrohnerDecember 9, 1995 (1995-12-09)
Together in Paris, the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew join forces to recover the stolen plates for the 100 Franc note.
Crossover with Nancy Drew (1995 TV series).
13"No Dice"Ron OliverJeffrey FrohnerDecember 16, 1995 (1995-12-16)
Driving in the south of France, the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew find a clue in a car wreck which puts them on the trail of a famous jewel thief. Crossover with Nancy Drew (1995 TV series).


  1. ^ "The Hardy Boys". CBS Interactive.
  2. ^ Michael G. Cornelius (1 July 2010). The Boy Detectives: Essays on the Hardy Boys and Others. McFarland. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-7864-6198-1.
  3. ^ "Nancy Drew DVD news: 1995 Nelvana Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Shows Coming To DVD Next Tuesday! -". Archived from the original on 2012-12-09.

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