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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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one of the British finest
15 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

I know what some people will say - it's not "Fawlty Towers", it's not "Monty Python", so it's can't be that good. And here's where they will be wrong - England have produced at least dozen great comedy series on level that none of the US series would ever reach.

And "The Detectives" is one of those series - funny, entertaining and not too pushy about the humor - that's all I ask from comedy :) Despite that fifth season was on a little bit lower level still this is one of my favorite comedy series. Perhaps because there isn't unnecessary vulgarisms or boring "action" scenes - just simply stories with plenty of memorable quotes and hilarious situations.

If you haven't seen it you don't know what you're missing!


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