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The Last Detective 

"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

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Billy Geraghty ...
 DC Barrett / ... 17 episodes, 2003-2007
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 Julie Davies 16 episodes, 2003-2007
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Elizabeth Bennett ...
 Mrs. Dorothy Fulljames / ... 10 episodes, 2003-2007
Colin MacLachlan ...
 Sergeant Stone 10 episodes, 2003-2005
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He's gentle, old-fashioned, and decent; nice even when he's drunk. But these qualities only earn Detective Constable "Dangerous" Davies the scorn of his fellow detectives in a small London police station. His boss tells him straight out that he's the last detective he would assign to a major crime-solving mission. Unlucky in love, rumpled, and accident prone, Dangerous muddles on and, with the help of his eccentric friend Mod, he proves the merits of his dogged, unglamorous method. He likes being a detective and, occasionally, he gets to do some good. Written by Bye

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Dangerous Davies: I think I'm being stalked.
Mod Lewis: I knew a woman who wouldn't leave me alone. She'd follow me everywhere, buy me clothes and give me money.
Dangerous Davies: Did you go to the police?
Mod Lewis: No. It'd be a cruel man who'd turn in his own mother.
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Remake of Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981) See more »

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No shouting, shooting or car chases. What a change...welcome mind.
7 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

I'm 32 years old and somehow this reminds me of what I imagine Dixon of Dock

Green was like.

Each story is layered out with care and attention, good humor and the sort of warmth that only Peter D. can put into a performance. See his previous work in 'A very peculiar practice' or 'Meet the Braithwaits' for examples of what I mean.

It will never be as successful as 'Inspector Morse' or as breathtakingly fresh as 'Spooks' but to count these as negatives would be a mistake. Its like watching a favorite uncle telling a familiar and yet fascinating story. You know your in good hands and its very safe, but you just can't help but love it.

Its the St. Bernard dog of detectives.


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