Charlie's Angels (TV Series 1976–1981) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.

  • Television series about a wealthy mystery man who runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations. The cast changed substantially over the life of this show, as actresses left for various movie, television, and modelling deals.

  • Sabrina Duncan, Kelly Garrett and Jill Monroe were all graduates of the Los Angeles Police Academy. However, rather than do meaningful police work like their male counterparts, they are given menial jobs such as meter maid (Sabrina), crossing guard (Kelly) and typist (Jill). Reclusive millionaire Charlie Townsend hires the trio to work for his private investigation agency. Their only contact with him is through the phone and through his right hand man John Bosley. In the course of their duties they often go undercover to try to get the goods on the various criminals they go after. A year after joining the firm, Jill quits the agency to become a driver on the Formula-1 circuit and is replaced by her kid sister Kris, who originally was going to be a teacher, but followed in her big sister's footsteps and became a police officer herself in San Francisco, but like her big sister was given menial duties. A couple of years later Sabrina quits to get married and start a family and is replaced by former Boston policewoman Tiffany Wells. Tiffany quits a year after joining the firm and was replaced by ex-model Julie Rogers.

  • Wealthy, suave, world traveling ladies man Charles Townsend owns Townsend and Associates, a Los Angeles based private detective agency. Most of the associates in question are the three beautiful women he has hired at any given time to be his investigators, who work as a team, and who he lovingly refers to as his "Angels". Most of the Angels have a background in law enforcement as graduates of a police academy, but who, in their police lives, were assigned menial tasks far below their capabilities and professional aspirations. The Angels not only use their smarts and their skills learned in law enforcement to crack the cases for Charlie, but also their distinctly feminine sensibilities and attributes, including their beauty. The catch regarding their employment?: none of the three has ever met Charlie, who they only know by voice as he outlines the cases and conducts post-case debriefs via speaker phone calls to them and to the organization's office manager, John Bosley, who enters the field with the Angels as required.

  • Once upon a time, Jill, Sabrina & Kelly were police officers whose skills were being wasted in menial duties such as filing and answering phones. A mysterious millionaire named Charles Townsend took them away from all that by opening his own private investigation agency, and hiring these gorgeous ladies as his operatives with John Bosley acting as their assistant and liaison. The "Angels" frequently went undercover as models, strippers or cocktail waitresses in their investigations. When Jill left the agency to pursue a career in auto racing(!), she was replaced by her sister Kris. Sabrina also departed to start a family, and she was replaced by debutante Tiffany, who was then replaced by street-smart New Yorker Julie.


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