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Magnum, P.I.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Comedy-Drama, Police Procedural
Broadcast on: SABC3, FOX Crime, FOX Retro

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
CBS 11 Dec 1980 16 Apr 1981 Thursdays, 21h00 - 22h00 18
FOX Retro 03 May 2010 30 Aug 2010 Mondays, 20h30 - 21h20 18
SABC3 16 Jan 2014 05 Jun 2014 Thursdays, 12h00 - 13h00 18


Season 1

Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV grew up with a father in the Navy, who died when he was 10, and entered the Naval Academy at 18. Magnum, a third generation Naval officer, graduated the Academy, became a Navy Seal, and was sent to Vietnam.

He made two life-long friends, Theodore "TC" Calvin and Orville "Rick" Wright, while serving in Vietnam.

After the war, Magnum was transferred to Naval Intelligence, and stationed in Pearl Harbour. His buddies retired from the military. TC opened up a helicopter tour guide service, while Rick was a club manager.

At the age of 33, Magnum woke up one morning and realised he was never 23. He quit the Navy, got a PI license and opened a practice in Hawaii.

He was eventually hired by a world-renowned author and playboy, Robin Masters, to monitor security at Robin's Nest, a huge estate on the north shores of Oahu.

Robin Masters would jet from one part of the world to another, and visit his various estates, and write best selling novels.

Robin's Nest is run by Jonathan Quayle Higgins III, a proper Englishman. Higgins was in lineage of a Duke and served in the Royal Army as a Sergeant Major.

Magnum lives in Robin's guest house and drives Robin's Ferrari. As a result, Higgins treats Magnum as a leech; however deep down they have great respect for each other.

The series follows Magnum on his various adventures involving clients, guests staying on the estate, or plots involving his days in Vietnam.

Magnum requires assistance occasionally from his friends, TC, Rick, Asst. D.A. Carol Baldwin, his buddies in Naval Intelligence; and even Higgins lends a hand from time to time.


Season 1 Cast

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Jonathan Quayle Higgins III

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Orville 'Rick' Wright

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Theodore 'TC' Calvin

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Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV

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Adelaide Malone

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Clarence Burnside

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Coroner, in Morgue

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David Norman

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Delta Agent John W. Newton

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Ensign Robert 'Bobby' Wickes, USN

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Frank La Rue

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J.J. Stein, Erin's Agent

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Joy 'Digger' Doyle

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Laura Frasier

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Lieutenant 'Mac' MacReynolds, USN

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Louise DeBolt Jackson

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Mano

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Mitch Caldwell

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Seaman Wolfe

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Stewart Crane

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Tickler, the Piano Player


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