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Cast

Series cast summary:
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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1993 (UK) See more »

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Celador Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(29 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Began as a series of occasional short sketches on Canned Carrott (1990). It was eventually developed into a full-scale sitcom. 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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Spun-off from Canned Carrott (1990) See more »

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Very funny guys!
5 August 2002 | by deedee2005See all my reviews

As I live in the USA I've never seen any of The Detectives on television, but I belong to a network of Robert Powell fans and we have managed to get the tapes to each other with no problem. Robert and Jasper are a great team, and why they decided to film only five years of the show is beyond me. Those two are a riot! Sparring Partners was one of the funniest comedy shows I've ever seen. What a shame the show was never broadcast in the USA! I wish Jasper and Robert would consider making The Detectives: the Movie!!!! Hear that Robert?????


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