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"The Last Detective" Lofty (2003)

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The Last Detective: Season 1: Episode 4 -- An eccentric old man Davies has befriended in the park is found dead in a canal. After meeting Jemma, the old man's social worker, Davies decides to take on the case, because no one else will and because it might bring him closer to Jemma.


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Richard Harris (writer)
Leslie Thomas (novel)
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Original Air Date:
28 February 2003 (Season 1, Episode 4)
A man who collects scraps of paper drowns with his secrets and maybe secrets of others, past and present. Dangerous knew him and his habits. | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Peter Davison ... Detective Constable 'Dangerous' Davies

Sean Hughes ... Mod Lewis
Emma Amos ... Julie Davies
Rob Spendlove ... DI Aspinall

Norman Wisdom ... Lofty Brock

Charles De'Ath ... DS Pimlott
Billy Geraghty ... DC Darren Barrett
Elizabeth Bennett ... Mrs. Dorothy Fulljames

Michele Austin ... WPC Cheryl
Colin MacLachlan ... Sergeant Stone
Robert Perkins ... Nick Lambert
Susan Tracy ... Coroner
Josette Simon ... Jemma Duvall
Brenda Cowling ... Old Lady
David Fleeshman ... George Williams
Stephanie Street ... Nita
Joanna Kanska ... Greta Schumann

Peter Copley ... Colonel Colin Ingate
Frank Mills ... Albert Bing
Peter Gordon ... Adamson

Phaldut Sharma ... Shivraj (as Paul Sharma)

Neil Jackson ... Stuart Gilley
Stella Moray ... Mavis Prenderley
Sebastian Abineri ... Belcher
Natasha Estelle Williams ... Care Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vineeta Rishi ... WPC Kapoor (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Matthew Evans 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Harris  writer
Leslie Thomas  novel "Dangerous in Love"

Film Editing by
David Head 
Art Department
Dan Taylor .... art department assistant
Kevin Walker .... graphics designer
Fleur Whitlock .... stand-by art director
Special Effects by
Joe Halford .... special effects crew: special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Julia Curtin .... camera trainee
Alan Grayley .... best boy
Dave Owen .... gaffer (2003)
John Robinson .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christof Roche-Gordon .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
William Chetwynd .... conform editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Helen Stanley .... production secretary

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Harris  developed for television by

Produced by
Julie Clark .... line producer (2002)
Deirdre Keir .... producer
Robbie Sandison .... line producer (2004-2005)
Cinematography by
James Aspinall 
Kevin Rudge 
Film Editing by
John Richards 
Costume Design by
Nic Ede 
Makeup Department
Susie Munachen .... makeup artist
Katia Sisto .... makeup artist
Penny Smith .... makeup designer
Juliette Tomes .... makeup artist (2004) (as Juliette Vankay)
Production Management
Sue Bunyan .... production manager (2005-2006)
Gail Kennett .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Crabtree .... first assistant director (2002)
Peter Freeman .... first assistant director
Martin Harrison .... first assistant director
Diane Kasperowicz .... second assistant director
Iain Lawrence .... third assistant director
Jon Older .... first assistant director (episodes 2.01 and 2.03 2004)
Rachel Stone .... third assistant director
Jeff Taylor .... second assistant director (2002)
Sound Department
David Smithers .... sound effects editor
John Taylor .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacob Barrie .... second assistant camera (season 1)
Jason Coop .... second assistant camera
Wayne King .... electrician
Gordon Segrove .... focus puller: "b" camera
Editorial Department
Cas Casey .... on-line editor
Gerald Morris .... assistant editor
Music Department
Alastair King .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Nuala Alen-Buckley .... production accountant
Sue Bunyan .... production coordinator (2004)
Sarah Hayward .... script supervisor
Fiona McGuire .... production executive
Sarah Sandison .... production secretary (2005-2006)
DistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

USA:71 min (DVD)

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Continuity: The sheet music in Albert's piano book when talking to Davies is 'Your Song', but in one shot, it is 'Les Cinq Doigts'.See more »


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