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Jasper Carrott ...
 Bob Louis (31 episodes, 1993-1997)
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 Dave Briggs (31 episodes, 1993-1997)
George Sewell ...
 Superintendent Cottam (28 episodes, 1993-1997)
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In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... all of them hopelessly wrong. Written by Anonymous

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Began as a series of occasional short sketches on Canned Carrott (1990). It was eventually developed into a full-scale sitcom. See more »

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Detective Constable Robert 'Bob' Elvis Aaron Louis: See the sugar bowl? That's drugs! What you do is, you rub in on your gums and see if it tingles.
[They start rubbing the "sugar" into their gums]
Detective Constable David 'Dave' Ian Lovelace Briggs: Oh yeah, it does tingle!
Detective Constable Robert 'Bob' Elvis Aaron Louis: Tingle!
Detective Constable David 'Dave' Ian Lovelace Briggs: Tingly-wingly!
Detective Constable Robert 'Bob' Elvis Aaron Louis: ...It's more of a tickle, than a tingle.
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Referenced in Red Dwarf: Back from the Dead - Series VII (2005) See more »

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Finally on DVD!
27 March 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Series 1 of "The Detectives" is finally coming to DVD on the 12th June 2006, that's according to play.com and amazon.co.uk, so at last we can enjoy these excellent shows again without having to hunt for the out of print VHS tapes. The DVD is being released by Cinema Club, according to amazon, so yet again the BBC have not got their act together and released it themselves. As with the classic comedy "Goodnight Sweetheart", released by Revelation Films, it seems it has taken another studio to release this wonderful show to the eagerly awaiting public. Although I'll bet that the BBC get royalties from the release because most DVD producers go to the BBC for permission unlike Revelation Films who seem to find another route which enables them to by-pass that permission. Anyway, it's still a big thank you to Cinema Club for finally getting the DVD out there. Now we just have to hope that all 30 episodes will be released, we don't want another fiasco like the "People Like Us" release where the subsequent series don't appear.


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