The Last Detective (2003– )

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"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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 DC Davies / ... (17 episodes, 2003-2007)
Sean Hughes ...
 Mod / ... (17 episodes, 2003-2007)
Rob Spendlove ...
 DI Aspinall (17 episodes, 2003-2007)
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 DS Pimlott (17 episodes, 2003-2007)
Billy Geraghty ...
 DC Barrett / ... (17 episodes, 2003-2007)
Emma Amos ...
 Julie Davies (16 episodes, 2003-2007)
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 WPC Kapoor (14 episodes, 2003-2007)
Elizabeth Bennett ...
 Mrs. Dorothy Fulljames / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2007)
Colin MacLachlan ...
 Sergeant Stone (10 episodes, 2003-2005)
Michele Austin ...
 WPC Cheryl (9 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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Well done - wish there was more
8 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having now watched all 4 seasons on DVD, I can also wish there was more to see. The acting is superb throughout, and the situations are a mix of amusing and true crime.

I found Dangerous' wife to be a truly irritating character in a bad way, the kind of woman who gives marriage a bad name. Luckily by the end of the series she had become tolerable.

On the other hand, Mod is irritating in a good way. He's the kind of guy I couldn't stand in real life for 10 minutes, but on the screen he's the perfect foil.

Given Dangerous' successes, it's hard to understand Aspinall continuing to treat him n the same way, esp. after Davies saves his career a couple of times.

Vineeta Rishii as the Anglo-Indian policewoman is great in a supporting role.


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