The Chinese Detective (1981–1982)

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1982   1981  
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David Yip ...
 Detective Sergeant John Ho (14 episodes, 1981-1982)
Derek Martin ...
 Detective Chief Inspector Berwick / ... (7 episodes, 1981-1982)
Arthur Kelly ...
 Detective Sergeant Donald Chegwyn / ... (7 episodes, 1981-1982)
Larrington Walker ...
 Ezra (7 episodes, 1981-1982)
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30 April 1981 (UK)  »

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Un cinese a Scotland Yard  »

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BBC Release this on DVD!
20 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Chinese Detective played by David Yip was a masterful study in understatement. I felt David Yips Performance was Superb even though I kept wanting him to (please forgive the stereotype)do some Kung Fu every time he was up against some villains. He was a real rounded British oriental professional and whats more he was a kick ass cop...The only thing and the reason perhaps that it wasn't renewed was that they (the writer/producer/director etc) didn't give (David Yip) an opportunity to have a harder edge otherwise we could have seen him develop into perhaps a more edgier (Kung Fu kickin'...oh I'm sorry there I go again)...Detective. It would be fantastic if they made a follow up or a sequel to the series (though they wouldn't call it the Chinese Detective perhaps something that hints at the central character being oriental and please make sure he gets to do some friggin Kung Fu or Muay thai or even a bit of Marquis of Queensbury!). In the Meantime release the old series on DVD...what are you waiting for do you know how many people Oriental, Caucasian or Afro Caribbean or otherwise that would wanna watch this seminal show...no obviously you don't...well wake up and make some money from your back catalogue...and please stick David Yip in the follow up or sequel series.


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