Ex-cop Frank McBride (Eddie Albert) and ex-con Pete Ryan (Robert Wagner) start their own detective agency.

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Glen A. Larson
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Wagner ...  Pete T. Ryan 71 episodes, 1975-1978
Eddie Albert ...  Frank MacBride 71 episodes, 1975-1978
Charlie Callas ...  Malcolm Argos 71 episodes, 1975-1978
Sharon Gless ...  Maggie Philbin 71 episodes, 1975-1978
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Storyline

Former bunco Detective Frank MacBride (Eddie Albert) joins forces with a con artist he once sent to jail, Pete Ryan (Robert Wagner), to operate their own private detective agency. Most of their cases involve running cons on the bad guys in order to trick them into surrendering or revealing the whereabouts of the stolen loot, jewels, et cetera. Maggie Philbin (Sharon Gless) was their cute receptionist, and wacky restaurateur Malcolm Argos (Charlie Callas), whose mastery of disguise often came in handy in helping MacBride and Ryan on their cases, provided the comic relief. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Robert Wagner is an ex-con. Eddie Albert is an ex-cop. Together they make a highly unorthodox, highly entertaining team of private eyes, who know all the ins and outs and in-betweens of both sides of the law. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Vegas Roundabout See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(70 episodes) | (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This wasn't the first time Robert Wagner worked with Glen A. Larson. Their collaboration began when they were working on It Takes a Thief (1968). See more »

Quotes

Miss Lydell: I don't know much about your background.
Frank MacBride: Well, I was a cop and...
Peterson T. 'Pete' Ryan: I wasn't.
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Connections

Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.44 (2011) See more »

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4 July 2006 | by paulfreemanSee all my reviews

I agree: odd that so much dross is endlessly recycled and yet this perfectly respectable little series seemed to have disappeared off everybody's radar. I particularly liked the theme tune written by Stu Philips and executive producer Glen A Larson.

Perhaps it was the title which seemed to have little to do in the way of describing the action, and even less for the brain to latch on to.... "switch.. Switch?? what on earth was that?"

"A series about a conman and a cop.... Eddie Albert and Robert Vaughan... surely you remember ?... NO?

How it goes sometimes..


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