The Hardy Boys (1995 TV series)
|The Hardy Boys|
|Based on||The Hardy Boys novels by|
Franklin W. Dixon
|Developed by||David Cole|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producers||Patrick Loubert|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production companies||Marathon Productions|
Westcom Entertainment Group Ltd.
|Distributor||New Line Television|
|Original release||September 23 –|
December 16, 1995
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.
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.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"All That Glitters"||Jon Cassar||David Cole||September 23, 1995|
|Joe's infatuation with a mysterious young woman involves the boys with an ancient treasure.|
|2||"Jazzman"||Jon Cassar||David Cole||September 30, 1995|
|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 McCutcheon||David Barlow||October 7, 1995|
|A chance meeting with a young woman propels Frank and Joe into a story of mis-matched love.|
|4||"Say Cheese"||Clay Borris||Bill Taub||October 14, 1995|
|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 Cassar||David Cole||October 21, 1995|
|A stolen disk drive leads Frank and Joe into the high-tech world of industrial espionage.|
|6||"Telling Lies"||Ron Oliver||David Cole||October 28, 1995|
|A young boy's imagination provides Frank and Joe with the clues to solving a six-year-old robbery.|
|7||"The Debt Collectors"||Don McCutcheon||Renata Bright||November 4, 1995|
|A summer job heats up when the house Joe is sitting in is invaded by two alarmingly inexperienced debt collectors.|
|8||"The Curse"||Ron Oliver||David Shore||November 11, 1995|
|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 Borris||David Cole||November 18, 1995|
|A stolen locket leads the Hardy Boys into the dark worlds of grave-robbing and murder.|
|10||"Play Ball"||Don McCutcheon||David Cole||November 25, 1995|
|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||"Lovebirds"||Eleanore Lindo||David Cole||December 2, 1995|
|Joe's purchase of a rare bird entangles the boys in a web of international intrigue.|
|12||"The Last Laugh"||Jon Cassar||Jeffrey Frohner||December 9, 1995|
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 Oliver||Jeffrey Frohner||December 16, 1995|
|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).|
- "The Hardy Boys". TV.com. CBS Interactive.
- 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.
- "Nancy Drew DVD news: 1995 Nelvana Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Shows Coming To DVD Next Tuesday! - TVShowsOnDVD.com". tvshowsondvd.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-09.