A friend of Jonathan Hart's is killed in a motor accident just after he has left a health farm, apparently committing suicide. There was no warning of him being troubled so the Harts go undercover to find out what happened at the farm.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Peterson
Sylvia Maxwell
Business Manager
Highway Cop
Poker Player
Dorothy Roberts
Dr. Fleming
Dr. Metz
Mimi Maynard ...
David Landsberg ...
Man in Sauna
Paul Napier ...
Sam Roberts
Paul Tuerpe ...


A pilot film for a series which officially debuted a few days earlier. Robert Wagner and Stephanie Powers play the wealthy, happy married couple Jonathan and Jennifer Hart. He's a self made millionaire, CEO, she's a journalist; together they solve crimes. In this first escapade, the Harts tackle the case of a friend's death at a fancy health spa. Written by Jules

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25 August 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In his autobiography, Aaron Spelling states that Natalie Wood was the original choice for Jennifer Hart. Although she was wanted by all involved, they gave up on the idea as she was concentrating on a film career. See more »


In the opening scene in the 2nd episode, you can see the sheet of glass between Jonathan and the rattlesnake. See more »


References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) See more »


Lawrence of Arabia Overture
Written by Maurice Jarre
Played at the end of the episode during the arrival of Mrs. H. to the poker game in Africa.
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Strong start the a great series
22 January 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having only just discovered this show a few weeks ago on holiday in Paris I decided to buy the DVDs and boy am I glad I did. I love this show. That said this has been my least favourite episode so far. I just feel maybe 2 hours was slightly too long for the plot. On a positive note I love the relationship between Jonathan and Jennifer. There is something about the show that is missing in current shows. It's pure escapism, yes some of the plots have more holes than Swiss cheese but that's what makes it fun. Highlights of this episode are the car race up to the spa, Jennifer hiding her book (although I'm sure they may have recognised her photo on the back) Jonathan falling from the roof into the pool and when they try to leave at the end.

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