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The Detectives 

In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... ... See full summary »
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Jasper Carrott Jasper Carrott ...  Bob Louis 31 episodes, 1993-1997
Robert Powell ...  Dave Briggs 31 episodes, 1993-1997
George Sewell ...  Superintendent Cottam 28 episodes, 1993-1997
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In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... all of them hopelessly wrong. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Director Ed Bye filmed the series on video, single camera, without an audience. He would recreate this method on the seventh season of Red Dwarf (1988) See more »

Quotes

Briggs: [Dave and Bob are dressed as hippies to get into a road protesters' camp] You're loving this, aren't you?
Louie: [flicking his long blonde wig around] What?
Briggs: Having hair.
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Featured in The Car's the Star: VW Camper Van (1997) See more »

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Top notch sitcom
14 March 2001 | by unlistedSee all my reviews

Fantastic show! One of those shows that will grab you for several episodes; great characters in bungled escapades. In North America, I rate its writing/humour as comparable to Third Rock and Drew Carey. In other words, good fun and wide appeal.

I live in Canada and this show appeared on our national station a couple of years ago with several other British gems like: Vicar of Dibley, Black Adder, Mr. Bean, Murder Most Horrid. No offense to Rowan A, whose work I always enjoy, but I much preferred The Detectives to The Thin Blue Line. I've been trying to find replays on TV constantly, but it's one of those that just didn't catch the limelight like it should have.

If you enjoy the kind of slapstick situations that brought fame to James Herriot, it's likely that you'll also enjoy The Detectives. Jasper Carrott's rubberized helpless faces kept me in stitches.


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Release Date:

27 January 1993 (UK) See more »

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Celador Productions See more »
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(29 episodes) | (1 episode)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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