A decorated war hero with a history of domestic violence is found in a garbage pile shot in the head.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Spendlove ...
Emma Amos ...
Billy Geraghty ...
Lindsey Coulson ...
Cathy Moore
Sergeant Stephen Kay
Kelly Harrison ...
Private Karla Moore
Charles Dale ...
Craig Thorn
Captain Boyden
Philip Wright ...
Corporal Phil Doyle
Clarence Smith ...
Lance Corporal Ed Lund
Alex McSweeney ...
Warrant Officer Tony Monkford


Dangerous Davies is assigned to investigate the murder of Frank Moore who was shot and dumped in a rubbish heap. Turns out Moore was a decorated former soldier who'd left the army some 5 years earlier. His daughter Karla is now a member of his old Regiment but both she and her mother are holding back information from the police. Moore had a breakdown of sorts some two years before and from that point seemed to be very unhappy. His dissatisfaction also coincided with a domestic dispute at his residence. Turns out Moore was released from the army as part of the cutbacks and he had recently had an altercation with his wife. Davies suspect that Moore's murder is somehow connected to his time in the army but finds any number of suspects. Written by garykmcd

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5 June 2005 (UK)  »

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When DC Davies is interviewing the Sargent, the letters L-O-V-E can be seen tattooed on the fingers of his right hand. British Army regulations mean those with tattoos on their hands or necks are banned from the Army because they are visible on the parade ground. See more »


Mod: Women... they can smell desperation a mile off.
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References Paths of Glory (1957) See more »

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Towpaths of Glory - the murder of a military leader
16 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Did he have any enemies? Morris Dancers!!!"

A classic line from Towpaths of Glory, the second episode of season 3 of The Last Detective. Frank Moore, a military leader, is found dead, dumped in a junkyard. One familiar face in this series is Pip Torrens, who plays Captain Boyden, and he pops up regularly in British dramas.

Also Kung Fu fighting is in the episode, during a wedding dance scene! Not sure if it's Carl Douglas's rendition. Julie attracts the interest of a wedding guest during some hot and heavy dance movies, and if it was Basic Instinct or Romancing the Stone, they would have ended up being the beast with two backs (coincidentally, Michael Stone starts in both movies). Thankfully Julie isn't interested in the guest when he tries to kiss her on the lips!! Dangerous wasn't impressed by this at all. It's good to see him toughening up.

Dangerous has a sobering talk with a chav who found a gun and stole Dangerous's cell phone.

DI Aspinall tells Dangerous that he's a "good, solid copper". It was hard for him to say it, but it represents the respect Dangerous has from his superior.

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