Show Type: Detective Drama
First Telecast: October 1, 1982
Last Telecast: March 9, 1987
Laura Holt..... Stephanie Zimbalist
Remington Steele..... Pierce Brosnan
Murphy Michaels (1982-1983)..... James Read
Bernice Foxe (1982-1983)..... Janet DeMay
Mildred Krebs (1983-1987)..... Doris Roberts
Laura Holt and Remington Steele met purely by chance but made a great pair of super-sleuths. she was brassy, smart and attractive; he was handsome, cultured and extremely charming. Together, they solved complex murder mysteries in high society, while maintaining a semi-romantic relationship.
Laura had "invented" Remington Steele from a figment of her imagination. Opening her own investigation agency, she found that a woman's name did not bring in clients, so she thought up an imaginary boss - Remington Steele - and business started to boom! But, wealthy clients kept wanting to meet this super-sleuth. Along came an incredibly handsome guy with a suave manner and mysterious background - in other words, just what she was looking for. Steele, whose real name and background remained a mystery, bumbled at first but learned the private eye business quickly and soon was more than a front man for Laura. A fan of old Hollywood movies, he usually took on a case by playing out a scene from a classic film like "Notorious", "The Thin Man" or "Key Largo". With close teamwork - and occasional comic interludes - the stylish pair proved that romance and mystery mixed.
There were changes in the supporting cast for the second season. Bernice the secretary ran off with a saxophone player and was replaced by Mildred, an ex-I.R.S. agent who had lost her government job after letting Remington beat a tax-evasion charge. Murphy, Laura's original partner, left to form his own agency.
Remington Steele's last regular season was actually 1985-1986. However, in early 1987, NBC aired two new two-hour movies in which Laura and Remington solved international mysteries and finally consummated their relationship.
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