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.
- This series featured crossover episodes with Simon & Simon and Murder, She Wrote. Planned crossovers with The Equalizer and Quantum Leap were never finalized.
- In the pilot, Rick was the owner of a club called Rick's Café Américain (also known as 'The Snow Palace') and he acted 'like a Humphrey Bogart wannabe', which was how he was written by Donald…
[show]In the pilot, Rick was the owner of a club called Rick's Café Américain (also known as 'The Snow Palace') and he acted 'like a Humphrey Bogart wannabe', which was how he was written by Donald P. Bellisario. After the events of the pilot, the Café was closed down and Rick became manager of the King Kamehameha Club (at the behest of CBS, who didn't like the original version of the character), which had Higgins on the board of directors. Magnum would often meet clients and his friends at the club.