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14 x 60 minute episodes

He is charming, suave and teaches criminology at Georgetown University in Washington DC. She is lovely, stylish and works as a protocol aide for the State Department.

They are Chance and Micki Dennis (husband and wife Tim Reid and Daphne Maxwell Reid – both previously from Frank’s Place), who live at 30th Street in Georgetown and just can’t resist getting drawn into the intrigue du jour while assisting Sam Akers (John Karlen), a lieutenant with the Washington DC Police Department.

In one episode, Micki drags Chance to a diplomatic reception and before you know it they’re up to their canapes in stolen Etruscan art, the love life of an Italian playboy, fox hunts in Virginia and a case of murder.

Katja Dennis (Tasha Scott) was Chance’s daughter from a previous marriage; Denise Kendall (Lynn Whitfield) was his sister, and Chance Dennis Sr was his father.

General Ben Martin (Raymond St. Jacques) was Micki’s father, and Virginia Martin (Barbara McNair) was Micki’s mother.

The theme tune, Curiosity, was sung by Ray Charles.

Chance Dennis
Tim Reid
Micki Dennis
Daphne Maxwell Reid
Lieutenant Sam Akers
John Karlen
Katja Dennis
Tasha Scott
Virginia Martin
Barbara McNair
General Ben Martin
Raymond St. Jacques
Denise Kendall
Lynn Whitfield
Troy Curvey Jr