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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: [Driving the police car, stoned] More Oxo!
[Eats an "innocent" Oxo Cube]
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Featured in The Car's the Star: VW Camper Van (1997) See more »

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Top notch sitcom
14 March 2001 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Fantastic show! One of those shows that will grab you for several episodes; great characters in bungled escapades. In North America, I rate its writing/humour as comparable to Third Rock and Drew Carey. In other words, good fun and wide appeal.

I live in Canada and this show appeared on our national station a couple of years ago with several other British gems like: Vicar of Dibley, Black Adder, Mr. Bean, Murder Most Horrid. No offense to Rowan A, whose work I always enjoy, but I much preferred The Detectives to The Thin Blue Line. I've been trying to find replays on TV constantly, but it's one of those that just didn't catch the limelight like it should have.

If you enjoy the kind of slapstick situations that brought fame to James Herriot, it's likely that you'll also enjoy The Detectives. Jasper Carrott's rubberized helpless faces kept me in stitches.


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