Hart to Hart

Hart to Hart is an American television series that aired from 1979 to 1984 from the ABC. The series consists of a pilot and 110 episodes of about 47 minutes in length, which were filmed in five seasons 1979-1984. Between 1993 and 1996, also eight "Reunion" emerged - TV movies. Only the pilot was not aired on German television.


Jonathan Hart - described by Butler Max in the opening credits of the series - is a " self-made millionaire ", who together with his wife Jennifer, a life of luxury in his mansion in Bel Air or the most beautiful places on the planet. The money earned Jonathan Hart through his company " Jonathan Hart Industries" - a complex companies from different sectors of the economy (which the writers a variety of environments provided ). Jennifer Hart is a freelance journalist who writes occasional articles. The childless couple always ends up involuntarily in criminal cases, which triggers it together. They are Max and her beloved dog Friedwart ( a Löwchen, in the original version, "Freeway " is ) supported. The episodes were always a combination of the type to be criminal cases and the representation of the love of the two main characters.



The first season was preceded by a 90-minute pilot movie and then ran from 1979 to 1980 with 22 episodes. The second season ran 20 episodes from 1980 to 1981, the third season with 24 episodes from 1981 to 1982, the fourth season with 22 episodes from 1982 to 1983 and the last 22 episodes of season 5 were from 1983 to early 1984 shown.

"Reunion " TV movies


Season 1 and 2 have been released on DVD. Season 1 contains the unsynchronized pilot with optional subtitles. Further publications are not yet occurred.

Television broadcasting

In Germany the first broadcasts took place from 90 episodes of the series from October 1983 to September 1985 in the regional evening program in the First. The weekly day of broadcast varied considerably in the individual ARD. In North Rhine- Westphalia, the series ran for example, on Thursday, in the transmission area of the NDR on Wednesday. The first repeated the series again later by the year 1990.

In June 1990 the repeated ProSieben the series until 1996 and showed 18 new episodes. The Sat.1 beamed the series of short-term in 1996 and handed them to one cable, which showed the series from November 1997 to January 2005. A further repetition was performed at the fourth from 2007 to 2009. Too, now set the call-in gambling transmitter Nine Live had the series briefly in his program. Since October 2011, the ZDF exudes a renewed repetition of the entire series on its digital offshoot ZDFneo.

In the pay-TV also showed the premiere television series several times between 2001 and 2006.

The reunion movies were first aired in 1995 on the private channels RTL Television and repeated at the transmitter, the Fourth together with the series. The last films had their 1998 Pro 7 Release Date.


Awards (selection)

The series was nominated for several Emmy and Golden Globe. 1983 Lionel Stander Award for Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe.


In the original version, the dog Freeway was found on a highway. In the German dubbed version Friedwart (an old Germanic sounding name ) the Harts in Bayreuth been run (the location of the Richard Wagner Festival ).

For the role of Jonathan Hart Cary Grant was actually provided, which was at the beginning of the shooting, 75 years old. Grant, however, had retired from the film business for years. Finally, the producer for Robert Wagner, who offered a similar type to Grant at a young age by the style chosen. Before Stefanie Powers as Jennifer was committed, even Suzanne Pleshette and Lindsay Wagner had this in conversation.

This is reminiscent of a ranch house of Harts was Dick Powell, a good friend of Wagner and the producer Aaron Spelling. The address is 3099 Mandeville Canyon, Los Angeles.