Sidney Hayers

Biography: A prolific, workhorse director whose later credit list reads like a greatest-hits compilation of 1980s television, Sidney Hayers' early focus was on features, though he did helm episodes of the classic British adventure series The Avengers. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1921, Hayers began his film career in the cutting room, editing such features as Romeo and Juliet (1954) and A Night to Remember (1958). He broke into directing with 1958's Violent Moment and kept busy with such features as Circus of Horrors (1960) and Night of the Eagle (1962). With The Avengers, he established himself as a bankable TV director, as well. Hayers' penchant for tension and the macabre often found him stepping behind the camera for such horror-flavored thrillers as Assault (1970), Revenge (1971), Deadly Strangers (1974), and Diagnosis: Murder (1974). After directing episodes of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in 1977, Hayers turned his attention almost exclusively to the small screen.A prolific, workhorse director whose later credit list reads like a greatest-hits compilation of 1980s television, Sidney Hayers' early focus was on features, though he did helm episodes of the classic British adventure series The Avengers. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1921, Hayers began his film career in the cutting room, editing such features as Romeo and Juliet (1954) and A Night to Remember (1958). He broke into directing with 1958's Violent Moment and kept busy with such features as Circus of Horrors (1960) and Night of the Eagle (1962). With The Avengers, he established himself as a bankable TV director, as well. Hayers' penchant for tension and the macabre often found him stepping behind the camera for such horror-flavored thrillers as Assault (1970), Revenge (1971), Deadly Strangers (1974), and Diagnosis: Murder (1974). After directing episodes of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in 1977, Hayers turned his attention almost exclusively to the small screen. Comfortable working on both sides of the pond, the director frequently shifted between the U.K. and the U.S., with stateside work including such '80s series popcorn fare as Magnum, P.I., The Fall Guy, T.J. Hooker, Knight Rider, The A-Team, and Baywatch. Hayers' pace slowed somewhat in the '90s. He died of cancer February 8, 2000, in Altea, Spain. Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Knight Rider (1982): Season 1 Sep 24, 2008 Director 8.1
tbd Acapulco H.E.A.T.: Season 1 Sep 28, 1993 Writer / Director tbd
tbd Baywatch: Season 3 Sep 14, 1992 Director tbd
tbd Dragnet (1989): Season 2 Apr 14, 1990 Director tbd
tbd The A-Team: Season 5 Sep 26, 1986 Director tbd
tbd Scarecrow and Mrs. King: Season 4 Sep 19, 1986 Director tbd
tbd The A-Team: Season 4 Sep 24, 1985 Director tbd
tbd Scarecrow and Mrs. King: Season 3 Sep 23, 1985 Director tbd
tbd Knight Rider (1982): Season 4 Sep 20, 1985 Director 7.2
tbd T.J. Hooker: Season 4 Oct 13, 1984 Director tbd
tbd Knight Rider (1982): Season 3 Sep 30, 1984 Director 7.8
tbd Airwolf: Season 2 Sep 22, 1984 Director tbd
tbd The A-Team: Season 3 Sep 18, 1984 Director tbd
tbd Knight Rider (1982): Season 2 Oct 2, 1983 Director 7.6
tbd The A-Team: Season 1 Jan 23, 1983 Director 7.2
tbd Remington Steele: Season 1 Oct 1, 1982 Director tbd
tbd The Greatest American Hero: Season 2 Nov 4, 1981 Director tbd
tbd Magnum, P.I.: Season 2 Oct 8, 1981 Director tbd
tbd Galactica 1980: Season 1 Jan 27, 1980 Director tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys Mysteries: Season 3 Oct 2, 1978 Director tbd
tbd The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Season 3 Oct 1, 1978 Director tbd