Switch (1975–1978)

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An ex-cop and an ex-con start their own detective agency.

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Cast

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 Pete T. Ryan (71 episodes, 1975-1978)
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 Frank MacBride (71 episodes, 1975-1978)
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 Malcolm Argos / ... (71 episodes, 1975-1978)
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 Maggie Philbin / ... (71 episodes, 1975-1978)
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Storyline

Former bunco detective Frank MacBride joins forces with a con artist he once sent to jail, Pete Ryan, 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, etc. Maggie was their cute receptionist, and wacky restauranteur Malcolm, 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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9 September 1975 (USA)  »

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Los Vegas Roundabout  »

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(70 episodes) | (pilot)

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1.33 : 1
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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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Fun show with original and intelligent story lines
23 April 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Like the only other IMDb.com commentator on this show, I am surprised that Switch has disappeared into TV Neverland.

On the strength of the cast alone, with a fairly significant star (Robert Wagner), a likable and first-rate character actor (Eddie Albert) and a future TV star, Switch should get receive recognition. Yet no one pays attention. Strange.

Still, the show stands up on its own merits. It had an original premise (which has since been copied more than once), cleverly constructed stories, snappy dialogue, spot-on action, likable characters and first-rate acting. All-round excellent entertainment.

If you get the chance to watch this on a rerun, take a look. You won't regret it.

7.5/10


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