Brought to the station after nicking some sweets, a waifish Eastern European girl refuses to give even her name. What starts out as a simple case of shoplifting turns into apparent murder, however, ...
The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".
Hetty wakes on her 60th birthday and decides to become a private investigator. With assistance from a teenager called Geoffrey and her husband Robert, combined with her own common sense, Hetty is confident she can solve any case.
Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she ... See full summary »
DC Anna Travis joins a team on the hunt for a particularly gruesome serial killer. When the latest victim is found and doesn't fit the usual profile of the killer's victims, Travis sets out to prove herself.
Three old friends are re-united in hospital owing to an accident that happened to one of them. Whilst together they recall their ill-fated motorbike trip to the Isle of Man that they made ... See full summary »
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
Ever since his "Dr. Who," ALL THINGS GREAT AND SMALL, his appearances on Diana Rigg's MRS. BRADLEY MYSTERIES series, as well as his engaging CAMPION, I've admired Peter Davison, as an apparently quite likable fellow off-camera and a warm, excellent actor in front of the lens. Now, a bit older, he's returned, in top form in "The Last Detective" series. Though at bottom in the gritty Brit Police Force pecking order, a pariah to his burnt-out colleagues, he still manages to solve crimes none of them thinks worth the time. It's good news that THE LAST DETECTIVE has run for three seasons. Let's hope that there'll be many more, and that Seasons 2 and 3 will also soon be made available on DVD. So that we Statesiders can enjoy it. For I have little hope that we'll ever see them on PBS, at least not soon. Good show, Peter!
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