The Detectives (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... ... See full summary »

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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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Spun-off from Canned Carrott (1990) See more »

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Direct from the 'sex and toilets' school of comedy...
7 October 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I guess its pretty mediocre stuff at the end of the day, but its often so stupid you can't help but laugh - plenty of toilet gags. Almost every episode is (or seems to be) produced on a shoestring budget, and its certainly true the quality of them is a 'mixed bag'.

Ironically the 2 minute weekly sketch this series was developed from I always thought was the low point of Jasper Carrots show.

Remember comedy critics - theres loads of unfunny shows out there to knock before you pick on this one.


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