Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O



First Aired

Sep 26, 1968


Hawaii Five-O


Network: CBS

Status: Ended


The CBS television network produced and transmitted the program from September 26 (September 20 for the pilot episode "Cocoon"), 1968 to April 5, 1980. Currently, the program is aired in syndication throughout the world. Created by Leonard Freeman, Hawaii Five-O was shot on location in Honolulu, Hawai?i, and throughout the island of O?ahu - with occasional filming in other locales like Los Angeles, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as other Hawaiian islands. Hawaii Five-O centers on a fictional state police force of the same name - in honor of Hawai?i's status as the 50th State - led by former Navy officer Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord), who was appointed by the Governor Paul Jameson (Richard Denning). Originally, McGarrett was assisted regularly by State Police officers - a young officer, Danny Williams (James MacArthur), Chin Ho Kelly (Kam Fong) and Kono Kalakaua (Zulu). Later, Honolulu Police Department Officer Duke Lukela (Herman Wedemeyer) joined the team as a regular as did Ben Kokua (Al Harrington). Occasionally, they were assisted by other officers on an "as-needed" basis. During the course of the show, the team was also assisted regularly by: the medical examiner Doc Bergman (Al Eben), the forensic specialist Che Fong (Harry Endo) and a secretary. The first secretary was May (Maggi Parker), then Jenny (Peggy Ryan) and later Luana (Laura Sode-Matteson). (At the time Hawaii was the only state without an actual statewide police agency. The Hawaii State Sheriff's Department now serves as the de facto state police.)


Murder - Eyes Only (1)

Episode 1

When a letter bomb kills a Naval Officer whilst McGarrett... Read more

Murder - Eyes Only (2)

Episode 2

McGarrett must try his utmost to foil Wo Fat's plans... Read more

McGarrett is Missing

Episode 3

McGarrett must again face mobster Charlie Bombay when a plane... Read more

Termination with Extreme Prejudice

Episode 4

A British agent, Harry Wells, arrives in Hawaii in pursuit... Read more

Target: the Lady

Episode 5

Five-O must find a female courier who witnessed a murder... Read more

Death's Name is Sam

Episode 6

A road accident starts the trail towards a plot to... Read more

The Case Against McGarrett

Episode 7

McGarrett offers himself as a hostage exchange, but is then... Read more

The Defector

Episode 8

McGarrett meets his match in Dr. Grant Ormsbee, a grumpy... Read more

Sing a Song of Suspense

Episode 9

When a singer witnesses a murder committed by a racketeer,... Read more

Retire in Sunny Hawaii -- Forever

Episode 10

Danno's Aunt Clara becomes acquainted with a man on the... Read more

How to Steal a Submarine

Episode 11

A vice-principal enlists the help of his students and a... Read more

The Waterfront Steal

Episode 12

When Five-O fail to prevent a series of thefts at... Read more

Honor is an Unmarked Grave

Episode 13

A writer who specialises in solving mysteries uncovers the body... Read more

A Touch of Guilt

Episode 14

Three boys commit a gang rape on a waitress, but... Read more

Wooden Model of a Rat

Episode 15

Whilst trying to stop the smuggling of small Oriental animal... Read more

Deadly Persuasion

Episode 16

A disturbed young man steals nerve gas to use against... Read more

Legacy of Terror

Episode 17

When an elderly importer who was a World War II... Read more

Loose Ends Get Hit

Episode 18

A clear cut murder case against an island mobster is... Read more

Anatomy of a Bribe

Episode 19

A crooked contractor and a buildings inspector are under suspicion... Read more

Turkey Shoot at Makapuu

Episode 20

When an airline stewardess and a hang-gliding instructor are murdered,... Read more

A Killer Grows Wings

Episode 21

Criminals threaten to use a special type of moth to... Read more

The Capsule Kidnapping

Episode 22

The son of a Japanese businessman is kidnapped and held... Read more

Love Thy Neighbor -- Take His Wife

Episode 23

Ben Tanaka, a well-known ecologist, seems to be behind the... Read more

A Sentence to Steal

Episode 24

McGarrett sends an undercover agent into a rehabilitation home for... Read more

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