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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 »

Quotes

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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Very funny guys!
5 August 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

As I live in the USA I've never seen any of The Detectives on television, but I belong to a network of Robert Powell fans and we have managed to get the tapes to each other with no problem. Robert and Jasper are a great team, and why they decided to film only five years of the show is beyond me. Those two are a riot! Sparring Partners was one of the funniest comedy shows I've ever seen. What a shame the show was never broadcast in the USA! I wish Jasper and Robert would consider making The Detectives: the Movie!!!! Hear that Robert?????


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