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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Willesden 

The funny side of a veteran nightclub comedy team with a long list of females conquests is poisoned during a live performance.

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DC Davies
Will Ashcroft ...
Mr. Blakestone
Joanna Brookes ...
Mrs. Blakestone
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Bennett
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Cheryl
Barbara Thorn ...
Marguerite Jewel
Teresa Churcher ...
Denise Templeton
Susan Aderin ...
Patricia Barnes
Russ Abbot ...
Jules Rendell
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Bunny Hopper
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Mod Lewis
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Julie Davies
Jake Smith ...
Boy at Vets
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DS Pimlott
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WPC Kapoor
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Bunny Hopper is half of a stand up comedy act who were once on the brink of stardom but are relegated to playing to small crowds in social clubs. When Bunny collapses on stage, everyone assumes a heart attack but the post-mortem reveals that he had ingested rat poison. Despite his age, Bunny was quite a ladies man. Not only was he married, he had a long list of lady friends all over the country with three regular girlfriends in Willesden alone, all of whom were at the club the night he died. With most of the squad away on a special assignment, Dangerous and his friend Mod start interviewing all of the suspects in the case only to come to the realization that he's got it all wrong. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Death of a comedian. Also the third last episode of The Last Detective
18 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the third episode of season 5 of The Last Detective, and also the third last episode of the whole series sadly. The first three seasons each had four episodes, and season five had five episodes.

Here Dangerous investigates the murder of a stand-up comedian, who died on stage after drinking a glass of wine as part of his act with his comedy partner. It turns out the fatally poisoned comedian had several girlfriends on the go, one them played by Barbara Thorn, who was exemplary as Rita "Coop" Cooper, the trusty secretary to Judge John Deed in the series Judge Deed.

Mod has settled well in his house share with Dangerous and Julie, and their cute St Bernard wasn't feeling well. Poor dog.

I like the London atmosphere of The Last Detective...the gray skies, the shoulder-to-shoulder housing, the rain. Pub scenes abound in The Last Detective.


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