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Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries, The

EXCEPT IT was mostly the Hardy Boys who appeared after those odd close-up-of-manhole-cover titles. Middling adventures, with the tedium alleviated momentarily by playing amusing Hardy/Nancy wordswapping game with the title. PAMELA SUE “DYNASTY” MARTIN starred for a bit.



  1. THX Kling Klang

    September 25, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Pamela Sue Martin went a bit strange around the time of this show, appearing naked in Playboy and that film The Lady in Red (nothing to do with Chris de Burgh). Then it was back to TV and more wholesome stuff.

    Did you know producer Glen A. Larson wrote the fantastically wonky theme tune to this? Jack of all trades, there.

  2. Glenn Aylett

    December 5, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    I do remember one episode that was set in Romania and involved a detective trying to be a vampire, or something on those lines, and the two groups of teenagers forming a pop group. It was the sort of show that the BBC showed in the summer when Doctor Who and Basil Brush were on a break and was considered wholesome family entertainment.

    • George White

      January 6, 2024 at 8:16 pm

      Featuring Bernie Taupin and Lorne Greene as Drac.

  3. Richardpd

    December 5, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    David Cassidy’s half brother Sean was one of the Hardy Boys.

    • THX 1139

      December 6, 2020 at 9:17 am

      Parker Stevenson was the other one, and they both had better hair than Pamela.

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