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 David 'Dave' Ian Lovelace Briggs: [Dave and Bob are dressed as hippies to get into a road protesters' camp] You're loving this, aren't you?
Detective Constable Robert 'Bob' Elvis Aaron Louis: [flicking his long blonde wig around] What?
Detective Constable David 'Dave' Ian Lovelace Briggs: Having hair.
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Referenced in Red Dwarf: Back from the Dead - Series VII (2005) See more »

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Good, clean fun
20 July 2002 | by (Witney, England) – See all my reviews

This show was, and still is, great fun as the two leading roles play off of each other perfectly. No-one else could play the ever insecure roles of Briggs and Louis as well as Powell and Carrott. This show, to the best of my recollection, was never touted as a TV classic and was meant to be one of those programmes that everyone loves. It was very successful in that. The only person who I have ever heard say they did not like it was American and, by their own admission, did not get some of the 'British humour'. This show was a class act all the way.


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