Former Naval Intelligence officer Thomas Magnum resigns his commission to become a private investigator on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. He lands a home in the guest house on the estate of millionaire author Robin Masters in exchange for testing the estate's security, but is forced to work under the ever watchful eye of Jonathan Higgins who has control of two dogs Zeus and Apollo.
Last Episode08x13 Resolutions (Part 2) Aired: May. 01, 1988
Magnum continues his search for Linda's attacker---and his daughter Lily; T.C. has a surprise visitor at the airport.
- Thomas Sullivan Magnum
- Jonathan Quayle Higgins III
- Theodore 'TC' Calvin
- Orville 'Rick' Wright
- Agatha Chumley
Series Fun Facts
- The recurring character with the most appearances was Higgins' friend, Agatha Chumley, played by Gillian Dobb who had no professional acting experience outside of this show.
- The design of the 'team ring', work by Magnum, T.C. and Rick is based on the Cross of Lorraine, which was used as a French resistance symbol - Vietnam was formerly part of Indochina, a French colony.
- The show is set in Hawaii partly because CBS did not want to close its Hawaii production offices when Hawaii Five-0 (1968) ceased production in 1980. This show started production that year…
[show]The show is set in Hawaii partly because CBS did not want to close its Hawaii production offices when Hawaii Five-0 (1968) ceased production in 1980. This show started production that year and contains occasional references to Steve McGarrett and 'Five-O', although McGarrett was never shown.