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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:


No. of episodes:



December 11, 1980 – April 16, 1981


Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii


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

Title Director Writer(s) Original air date No. in series
Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii Roger Young Donald Bellisario & Glen A. Larson December 11, 1980 1 - 2
Don't Eat Snow in Hawaii
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.
China Doll Donald Bellisario Donald Bellisario December 18, 1980 3
China Doll
Magnum is hired by a Chinese woman to protect her very valuable vase and finds himself chased by a special martial-arts practicing hitman.
Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Big Ones Too Bruce Seth Green Babs Greyhosky December 25, 1980 4
Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Big Ones Too
Five little schoolgirls from Vermont ask Magnum to find their missing teacher.
No Need to Know Lawrence Doheny Frank Lupo January 8, 1981 5
No Need to Know
Magnum is hired to protect a British Brigadier who is hunted by the IRA.
Skin Deep Lawrence Dohery Donald Bellisario January 15, 1981 6
Skin Deep
Magnum investigates the suicide of a beautiful actress who killed herself with a shotgun.
Never Again... Never Again Robert Loggia Jim Carlson & Terrence McDonnell January 22, 1981 7
Never Again Never Again
Magnum helps two elderly Jewish Holocaust survivors who are being pursued by Nazis.
The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii Lawrence Dohery Allan Cole, Chris Bunch and Frank Lupo January 29, 1981 8
The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii
Magnum is tasked with guarding "Sir Algernon Farnsworth," a wealthy socialite's dog.
Missing in Action Robert Loggia Craig Buck (Story/Teleplay) and Ken Pettus (Teleplay) February 5, 1981 9
Missing in Action
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.
Lest We Forget Lawrence Dohery Donald Bellisario February 12, 1981 10
Lest We Forget
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.
The Curse of the King Kamehameha Club Winrich Kolbe February 19, 1981 11
The Curse of the King Kamehameha Club
A Kahuna places a curse on Rick and the King Kamehameha Club.
Thicker Than Blood Lawrence Dohery February 26, 1981 12
Thicker Than Blood
TC flies out to a freighter at sea during the night to smuggle a Marine deserter back to the U.S.
All Roads Lead to Floyd Winrich Kolbe March 12, 1981 13
All Roads Lead to Floyd
Magnum is hired by a woman from Kansas to find her father who she has not seen for ten years.
Adelaide Lawrence Dohery March 19, 1981 14
A woman hires Magnum to protect "Norman," a prized show horse who may be kidnapped.
Don't Say Goodbye Winrich Kolbe March 26, 1981 15
Don't Say Goodbye
Agatha Kimball, a wealthy blind woman, is being blackmailed and she hires Magnum to pay the blackmailer.
The Black Orchid Ray Austin Rogers Turrentine (Story/Teleplay) and Babs Greyhosky (Teleplay) April 2, 1981 16
The Black Orchid
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.
J. "Digger" Doyle Winrich Kolbe Robert Hamilton April 9, 1981 17
J (Digger) Doyle
Thieves are attempting to steal tapes of Robin Masters' new book. Magnum joins forces with security expert J. "Digger" Doyle to prevent the theft.
Beauty Knows No Pain Ray Austin T.J. Miles (Story/Teleplay) and Babs Greyhosky (Teleplay) April 16, 1981 18
Beauty Knows No Pain
A woman from Bayonne, New Jersey hires Magnum for one day to find her fiancé.
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