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Season 1
Magnum PI (1980, Season 1) DVD
Background Information
Title: Season 1
Cast: Tom Selleck

John Hillerman
Roger E. Mosley
Larry Manetti

No. of Seasons:

1

No. of episodes:

18

Airdate:

December 11, 1980 – April 16, 1981

Premiere:

Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii

Finale:

Beauty Knows No Pain


Magnum, P.I. the first season which was premiered on December 11, 1980 and concluded on April 16, 1981. It is an crime drama television series centered Thomas Magnum a private investigator in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Recurring Edit

  • Jeff McKay as Lt. MacReynolds
  • Jon Santos as Lt. Nolan Page
  • Elisha Cook Jr. as Francis "Icepick" Hofstetler

Guest Edit

  • Ted Danson as Stewart Crane

Trivia Edit

  • This first season was casting with Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley and Larry Manetti.
  • It was release the first season DVD on September 7, 2004.

Episodes Edit

# Image Title Airdate
1/2 Don't Eat Snow in Hawaii Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii December 11, 1980
In the pilot episode, Magnum accidentally uncovers a drug operation in the islands when picking up an old Navy friend of his at the airport and helps his friend's sister uncover the truth about a conspiracy involving the NIA and Southeast-Asian drug dealers. Magnum makes a casual reference to predecessor series Hawaii Five-O after his pursuers drive over a cliffside. When his friend winds up dead, Magnum must find his killers and uncover a smuggling ring that leads him to people from his past during the Vietnam War.
3 China Doll (title) China Doll December 18, 1980
Magnum is hired by a Chinese woman to protect her very valuable vase and finds himself chased by a special martial-arts practicing hitman.
4 Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Big Ones Too (title) Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Big Ones Too December 25, 1980
Five little schoolgirls from Vermont ask Magnum to find their missing teacher.
5 No Need to Know No Need to Know January 8, 1981
Magnum is hired to protect a British Brigadier who is hunted by the IRA.
6 Skin Deep Skin Deep January 15, 1981
Magnum investigates the suicide of a beautiful actress who killed herself with a shotgun.
7 Never Again Never Again Never Again... Never Again January 22, 1981
Magnum helps two elderly Jewish Holocaust survivors who are being pursued by Nazis.
8 The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii January 29, 1981
Magnum is tasked with guarding "Sir Algernon Farnsworth," a wealthy socialite's dog.
9 Missing in Action Missing in Action February 5, 1981
Magnum is hired by a new singer at the King Kamehameha Club to find her fiancé who is listed as MIA during the Vietnam War.
10 Lest We Forget Lest We Forget February 12, 1981
A man nominated to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court asks Magnum to find a woman he last saw on December 6, 1941.
11 The Curse of the King Kamehameha Club The Curse of the King Kamehameha Club February 19, 1981
A Kahuna places a curse on Rick and the King Kamehameha Club.
12 Thicker Than Blood Thicker Than Blood February 26, 1981
TC flies out to a freighter at sea during the night to smuggle a Marine deserter back to the U.S.
13 All Roads Lead to Floyd All Roads Lead to Floyd March 12, 1981
Magnum is hired by a woman from Kansas to find her father who she has not seen for ten years.
14 Adelaide Adelaide March 19, 1981
A woman hires Magnum to protect "Norman," a prized show horse who may be kidnapped.
15 Don't Say Goodbye Don't Say Goodbye March 26, 1981
Agatha Kimball, a wealthy blind woman, is being blackmailed and she hires Magnum to pay the blackmailer.
16 The Black Orchid The Black Orchid April 2, 1981
A rich, bored woman, married to one of the richest men in Hawaii, hires Magnum to act out some of her "games," but then the "games" become reality.
17 J (Digger) Doyle J. "Digger" Doyle April 9, 1981
Thieves are attempting to steal tapes of Robin Masters' new book. Magnum joins forces with security expert J. "Digger" Doyle to prevent the theft.
18 Beauty Knows No Pain Beauty Knows No Pain April 16, 1981
A woman from Bayonne, New Jersey hires Magnum for one day to find her fiancé.
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