Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist starred. Doris Roberts had a main character role as well as the secretary of the agency.
Laura Holt is highly skilled and well-trained private investigator. But when she tries to start her own agency, things don't go as planned; it seems that people don't have faith in a female private investigator. So she alters the name of her agency from "LAURA HOLT INVESTIGATIONS" to "REMINGTON STEELE INVESTIGATIONS". And all of a sudden business is booming but unfortunately for her, the clients want to meet Remington Steele, who doesn't exist.
During one of her cases, a man, who's a thief, is trying to steal the items that Laura is protecting but he is somehow enamored with Laura and vice versa, and accidentally discovers that Remington Steele is fictitious.
And after deciding not steal the item, he stays in town and assumes the identity of Remington Steele. Now, she thinks that it's just fine--cause the clients can finally meet Mr. Steele. But her associates Murphy and Bernice don't think he can be trusted.
Eventually his skills prove to be useful and he too learns how to be an investigator. And while their relationship becomes personal Laura is a little hesitant to get too involved cause of his unwillingness or inability to tell her about himself, in particular his real name.
The plot-line left room for a lot to be played with during the series and the writers did a splendid job of it as well. I was hoping that there would have been even one more season but alas, all good things must come to an end.
Post Remington Steele, Zimbalist made appearances in few TV movies and series including Diagnosis Murder, Touched By An Angel, Crossing Jordan and Judging Amy. Her latest movie appearance was in Lucy's Piano back in 2006. Her career never really took off per se and I do believe that the Steele series is her best known work.
I know it is for me.