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Dick Spanner, P.I. 

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A robot detective investigates numerous bizarre crimes in a futuristic city.
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Shane Rimmer ...  Dick Spanner 24 episodes, 1987-2017
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A robot detective investigates numerous bizarre crimes in a futuristic city.

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The detective who puts the P.I. in stuPId! See more »

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The show first aired as 22 short segments on Network 7 (1987), a Sunday morning show aimed at teenagers. It was so popular that they were later edited into four 25-minute shows that were rerun in early evening and late-night timeslots. See more »

Alternate Versions

A 2007 DVD by Pickwick featured the episodes edited into two features, with a heavily-contrasted picture cropped into an unnatural widescreen ratio. The credits were changed to remove all references to Christopher Burr, and his electronic musical score was replaced with a new jazz score by Evan Jolly. See more »

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Spun-off from Network 7 (1987) See more »

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example of the humour
17 November 2006 | by dave-1901See all my reviews

I haven't seen this show for over 20 years, but i can remember in one episode, Dick was on the trail of some-one or other, and his investigations lead him to a shady looking Chinese laundry. he started to grill the workers for information but they didn't want to play. so a punch up started. fists flew, wheels spun ( remember Dick Spanner is a robot) Our hero in a desperate move decides to head butt the laundry workers and then hightail it down an alley. and in the movie classic time saving method of the spinning newspaper headlines. it read "SPANNER NUTS WASHERS AND BOLTS". they just don't write stuff like that anymore. i'm sad to hear that its not available on video or DVD. 6 july 2008, found it on DVD, helped me pass the time in afghanistan.


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3 May 1987 (UK) See more »

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Dick Spanner See more »

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(22 episodes)

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