Magnum, p.i. (1987) – Murder By Night and On The Fly

  It’s time for a classic noir whodunnit in the first episode up this week. Murder By Night originally aired 14 January, 1987 and was written by Robert Hamilton. This episode sees Magnum (Tom Selleck) as a private investigator in the 1940s, nosing around the murder of a newspaper publisher, Maxfield. All the familiar faces…

Magnum, p.i. (1983) – Letter to a Duchess and Squeeze Play

  Higgins (John Hillerman) and Thomas (Tom Selleck) find themselves at odds in the first episode this week, Letter to a Duchess. This episode originally aired 10 November, 1983, and was penned by Robert Hamilton. As Thomas prepares for the annual surfski race, hoping to place better than his position of 62 last year, which…

Magnum p.i. (1982) – The Elmo Ziller Story and Three Minus Two

Season two of Magnum p.i. comes to a close with the two episodes this week. First up is The Elmo Ziller Story, which aired 25 March, 1982, and was written by Robert Hamilton. Thomas (Tom Selleck) thinks Higgins (John Hillerman) is him on when he’s asked to protect Elmo Ziller, who looks exactly like a…

Magnum p.i. (1982) – One More Summer and Texas Lightning

It’s back to Hawaii for more fun with Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) and the gang. First up is One More Summer, which aired 11 February, 1982, and was written by Reuben Leder and Del Reisman. When a pro team arrives in Honolulu to train, an old friend from Thomas’ Navy football days reaches out to…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – Tropical Madness & Wave Goodbye

Robert Hamilton writes an episode this week, well, originally aired 12 November, 1981, that causes some great strain on Thomas’ (Tom Selleck) and Higgins’ (John Hillerman) relationship in Tropical Madness. When a young English woman, Jennifer Chapman (Devon Ericson), seems to prefer Higgins to Magnum, Thomas is a little suspicious, but Higgins, flattered by the…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – J. ‘Digger’ Doyle & Beauty Knows No Pain

What Season 1 is over already?!?! That’s ok, it ends in a great way, the lovely Erin Gray stars in the first episode as the titular, J. ‘Digger’ Doyle. It also features Orson Welles as the voice of Robin Masters… This episode was written by Bellisario and aired on 9 April, 1981. In it, Magnum…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – Don’t Say Goodbye & The Black Orchid

Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) is back at it this week, with this double dose of episodes. First up is Don’t Say Goodbye, which features Ted Danson as a guest star. This one was written by Babs Greyhosky and T.J. Miles, who penned the original story. It aired 26 March, 1981. Thomas is called to help…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – All Roads Lead to Floyd & Adelaide

Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) has a lot of fun this week, and I, as always, was happy to go along for the ride. First up, we have All Roads Lead to Floyd, which aired 12 March, 1981, and featured Rockford Files’ Noah Beery Jr. as the titular Floyd. Babs Grehosky wrote the teleplay alongside Rogers…