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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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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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UK

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English

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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Color

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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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Connections

Spun-off from Canned Carrott (1990) See more »

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Not meant to be a classic and I doubt it will be remembered as such
27 February 2007 | by wristwatchraver-1See all my reviews

It wasn't meant to be a classic and admittedly it wasn't. But I doesn't mean it wasn't any good. Personally, at the time of the original broadcast I was too young to get the jokes or to be interested in the series. I even had no idea who Robert Powell was (other than the fact that at one point he had been crucified (Jesus Of Nazerath)). But now the DVD's are coming out, I'm getting back into them. Obviously, the humour has changed and I'm finding many of the jokes very 'of the time' and 'too tame' to some lines that I could put in. The only comment I could say against the first series is, why the hell put Jim Bergerac in it? He's got his own show! It might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but it just seemed odd to me. The issues tackled in this fantastic comedy/drama, are also very much of the time and are funny but only if you're old enough to remember them. Nothing these actors have done since matches this. Powell and Carrott, a perfect pairing! But(like The Thin Blue Line) this is worth a watch with an open mind.


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