Ghostwriter - Season 1

PBS (ended 1995)


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Episode Guide

  • Building Bridges Part 4
    Rob goes looking for Victor and gets attacked by the Thunderheads in their hangout. Victor manages to rescue his friend and agrees to help Rob find out who's framing him. Ghostwriter follows the words of Victor's rap right to the real "whoodunit" of the graffiti attack.
  • Building Bridges Part 3
    Rob finds Victor's signature gold chain at the scene of a crime and suspects that Victor is somehow being framed for the vandalism. The team lists Tony Boyd, because he's no longer the best player on the team, or Walter Haines, because he fought with Victor the other day. Victor considers quitting after finding out that he's been accused of the vandalism.moreless
  • Building Bridges Part 2
    Miss Kelly considers canceling the talent show but the students convince her not to. Rob visits Victor's home and finds out why he left his gang and what violence has done to Victor's brother, Quincy. Hurston is ready to get their talent show underway but then more vandalism occurs.
  • Building Bridges Part 1
    The team is excited about the upcoming star jam talent show because they are in charge of it. When their friend Kiambu arrives with a sore eye, they realize that violence is in the neighborhood. Rob, an editor for the school paper, makes friends with an ex-gang member. The gang feels safe that Hurston hasn't been the target of vandalism. Or has it?moreless
  • Over A Barrel Part 4
    Alex and Tina catch Miller destroying evidence on video tape. The Ghostwriter team writes a petition for reporter Fannie Mae Banner who catches wrong doers live on television. They have one clear message for Mr. Citizen of the Year: Get those barrels out now!
  • Over A Barrel Part 3
    Lenni is upset when she sees her father and Sally together. Tina and Alex find out the barrels were supposed have been taken away by Mr. Miller, a local businessman and philanthropist. He seems suspicious when they start snooping around his hauling station. The team wants to prove he's the guilty culprit but someone has beaten them and stolen the last piece of evidence.moreless
  • Over A Barrel Part 2
    The team is frustrated when the garden is closed. They decide to start their own investigation to find out who dumped the barrels dumped illegally. Tina's brother gets into a fight with her family and Lenni gets a mysterious phone call.
  • Over A Barrel Part 1
    The team is having fun in the community garden, but when Gaby faints the team starts getting suspicious. Even more strange things start happening when the pet rabbits die. The team learns that each victim has been in the garden before they got sick. They go straight to the source where they find barrels filled with toxic waste.moreless
  • Who's Who Part 4
    Who's Who Part 4
    Episode 26
    Gaby is positive that no troublemaker will get by the Ghostwriter team when they attend the award ceremony. But Tina is suspicious when "Lana" arrives at the hotel and seems different. Ghostwriter confirms her fears: an imposter has targeted Lana Barnes.
  • Who's Who Part 3
    Who's Who Part 3
    Episode 25
    A threatning package arrives in the mail for Lana. Tina and the gang go to the hotel where Lana Barnes is getting her award for a stakeout. Lana confesses that she does miss her daughter. Her divorced husband tells them that he doesn't hate her, but her daughter still seems suspicious.moreless
  • Who's Who Part 2
    Who's Who Part 2
    Episode 24
    After Tina discovers Lana trapped in her garage, she gets Lana's permission to bring in the team. They try to find out who may be after Lana. One of Lana's four husbands was credited to her star success but she divorced him. Another husband is the father of her long lost daughter, who holds a grudge against Lana.moreless
  • Who's Who Part 1
    Who's Who Part 1
    Episode 23
    Tina gets an after school job answering fan mail to famous actress Lana Barnes. She is having fun answering her mail but she finds out something else; someone is sending her obscene mail.
  • To The Light Part 5
    To The Light Part 5
    Episode 22
    The team learns of Rob's whereabouts and the tunnel he's trapped in. Ghostwriter sends Rob a message that help is on the way. With the help of Jamal's dad, Double T joins the team and they all set out to rescue Lisa and Rob.
  • To The Light Part 4
    To The Light Part 4
    Episode 21
    A stream of haunting letters from the past finally takes the team to the Vietnam War Memorial and Double T. But even Double T doesn't know where Rob has gone to. While trapped in the abandoned tunnel, Rob tries to spell out a distress call to Ghostwriter. Will Ghostwriter be able to get the message to his friends?moreless
  • To The Light Part 3
    To The Light Part 3
    Episode 20
    The team knows Double T has gone somewhere connected to Vietnam. Rob and Lisa learn about an abandoned subway where Double T and his friend Hush used to sleep. Lisa decides to go there to look for her father but Rob doesn't think it's a good idea. He proves to be right when there's a cave-in and his Ghostwriter pen is gone.moreless
  • To The Light Part 2
    To The Light Part 2
    Episode 19
    Rob meets up with Double T's daughter, Lisa Norburt. The team wants to help but Rob leaves them out of it. Ghostwriter says that they should continue searching. Tina tries to find a special Vietnamese flower for her mother. While Rob and Lisa learn something else about Double T's past, the team thinks he may have followed one of his poems by heading towards the subway.moreless
  • To The Light Part 1
    To The Light Part 1
    Episode 18
    Rob takes Jamal to see his homeless friend Double T who he met at the youth center. But Double T has mysteriously vanished leaving no trace of where he is. The only clue is a broken broom and a torn book of poems. Rob fears that someone is out to get Double T.moreless
  • Into The Comics Part 4
    The team discovers Manny Gite's rejection letter of his cartoon, Stoopdude. They set out to confront Manny with the help of his aunt but it's a race against time to cross the Cosmic Comic's finish line. Who will be there first: Lenni or Stoopdude?
  • Into The Comics Part 3
    Even more strange things start happening at the comic book contest. Someone impersonates a special agent and gives out phoney panels. The Ghostwriter team tries to track down the artist named Manny Gite but they wonder what he has to do with Stoopdude. Gaby and Alex are afraid that their parents are getting a divorce.moreless
  • Into The Comics Part 2
    The team tries to figure out who sent that terrible cartoon of them while they continue the contest. When the menacing Stoopdude sends them on a false trail, the team has another list of clues to follow. Rob visits a homeless poet and hears him read one of his poems.
  • Into The Comics Part 1
    Lenni encourages the team to get involved in a comic book contest. The team is hesitant until she tells them that the winner gets to star in a comic book with Cosmic Comic's famous superhero, Hoodman. They start writing down clues and join a scavenger hunt all over Brooklyn to win the race. Someone, however, wants them out of the way.moreless
  • To Catch A Creep Part 4
    Alex is alarmed when Ghostwriter shows him the start of a new smear flyer coming out. Lenni gets a final clue to the mystery when she contacts Alex's pen pal in Texas. The team wants to give the guilty culprit a taste of his own medicine but to do that they need Rob's help. The student elections go on as planned though it's a surprise and relief for Alex when it's over.moreless
  • To Catch A Creep Part 3
    Alex and Tina decide to shoot a video so that people can get to know the real Alex Fernandez. Ghostwriter contacts Rob Baker and he talks to Jamal to clear things up. Alex learns that Calvin and Jeffery are doing some campaign parties on school grounds and that one of his pen pals knew all of his secrets. Meanwhile, Jamal and Gaby get some important lessons about respecting others in karate class.moreless
  • To Catch A Creep Part 2
    Alex considers dropping out of the election after more smear flyers turn up but his mother and friends convince him not to. A girl who is supposedly trying to sabatoge his election likes him. Another one of Alex's suspects, a shy new transfer student, encounters Ghostwriter.

  • To Catch A Creep Part 1
    Alex is running for school president and his friends are happy but soon it takes a serious turn when someone starts putting up flyers that have embarrassing secrets about him.
  • Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store? Part 4
    Jamal brings up the entire truth to McQuaid but thanks to Ghostwriter, he and his friends have found the real culprit. Mr. Brinker is the one in hot water and his back room of machines and detectors has enough evidence to prove it. The team celebrates along with Jamal but this time, it's Craig who gets a surprise--from Ghostwriter!!moreless
  • Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store? Part 3
    More clues are hidden inside the videos from Brinker's store. Tina encounters Ghostwriter and becomes the fifth member of the team. Craig speaks up in Jamal's defense but the police have an arrest warrent in Jamal's name.
  • Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store? Part 2
    Jamal finds himself in hot water when the fire is blamed on him. Tina and Gaby begin their own investigation using Tina's video camera. Lenni learns that Jamal was at the arson but didn't commit the crime.
  • Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store? Part 1
    A mysterious man delivers a letter to Brinker. Whatever it says makes Brinker so mad he takes his anger out on Jamal and his friends. Jamal writes a letter to calm Brinker down and delivers it to him on the same night a fire is set.
  • Ghost Story Part 5
    Ghost Story Part 5
    Episode 5
    The team, with the help of the robbed kids, set a trap for the backpack thieves at the video arcade. After the thieves are caught, the four decide to become the "Ghostwriter Team" and vow to try and solve mysteries.
  • Ghost Story Part 4
    Ghost Story Part 4
    Episode 4
    The team, consisting of Jamal, Lenni, Alex, & Gaby, discover that the backpack thieves are planning a final secret ceremony. They leave a fake message in one their lockers saying that the ceremony is cancelled. Alex goes undercover as one of them but there's one problem: Alex doesn't know which code name to go by.moreless
  • Ghost Story Part 3
    Ghost Story Part 3
    Episode 3
    Alex learns about Ghostwriter. Jamal and Alex figure out that the THABTOS, are who have been stealing backpacks (including Gaby's) and learn that these are the same kids Jamal saw at the park. Gaby, Alex's sister encounters the mysterious being.
  • Ghost Story Part 2
    Ghost Story Part 2
    Episode 2
    Jamal and Lenni learn that the mysterious being is a spirit that wants to be friends. With no memory of where it came from, they nick name it Ghostwriter. Jamal goes to see Alex Fernandez, a friend of Lenni's, to help decipher a coded message he found in his locker and in the park. Now, Ghostwriter decides to write to Alex, too.moreless
  • Ghost Story Part 1
    Ghost Story Part 1
    Episode 1
    Jamal is an ordinary kid living in Brooklyn but strange things start to happen around him. Masked figures are seen in the park. Gaby Fernandez has her backpack stolen. A button with the word THABTO is left behind. A spirit starts writing to Jamal on his computer and inside Lenni Frazier's notebook. Who is the elusive being?moreless