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Series cast summary:
Hugh O'Brian ...  Hugh Lockwood 23 episodes, 1972-1973
Doug McClure ...  C.R. Grover 23 episodes, 1972-1973
Anthony Franciosa ...  Nick Bianco 23 episodes, 1972-1973
Burgess Meredith ...  V.C.R. Cameron 23 episodes, 1972-1973
Clyde McLeod Clyde McLeod ...  Bar Patron / ... 15 episodes, 1972-1973
Byron Chung ...  Kuroda 14 episodes, 1972-1973
Albert Popwell ...  Griffin 14 episodes, 1972-1973
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"World Securities", an international high-tech private investigation company, employs field operatives who are aided by implanted audio receivers and who carry tiny cameras and telemetry units which can be attached to tie tacks or rings. Each episode featured one of three (O'Brian, Franciosa, McClure) agents on a particular investigation, which usually had political elements. Meredith played the "director" of the investigations, as leader of the expert team who remained at headquarters monitoring and providing the agent with intelligence. Other experts included a computer hacker (such as they were portrayed in the early 70's), someone fluent as a translator in several languages, and a doctor. Written by Charley Kline <kline@uiuc.edu>

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English

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13 September 1972 (USA) See more »

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Probe See more »

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(23 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The pilot was a TV movie titled Probe (1972), which was intended to be carried over to the series. However, when NBC bought it, a little-seen science series on public television claimed rights to the title. Consequently, not only did this series air as "Search," but the pilot was so retitled for the network rerun and subsequent syndication. See more »

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The network got a head cold on this one
10 August 2001 | by annabelle-1See all my reviews

A very nice set-up for a series that looked like it was going far. In the pilot (The film 'Probe') the controller, B.C. Cameron (The late Burgess Meredith)warns Probe 1 (Hugh Lockwood, played by Hugh O'Brian) that he should avoid a head-cold as it messes with the electronics. Well I think that the Network got a head cold over this ahead-of-its-time semi-sf spy series. Like another reviewer, I would love to see the series restarted, perhaps someone could persuade a network to buy the rights? Leslie Stephens created several series like this (Invisible Man etc), and it seems a pity to waste such inventiveness.

As to casting, I wouldn't dare to put forward a suggestion, except that, as a Brit, I wouldn't mind them filming an episode or two in the U.K. with a British 'Probe'...


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