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The Last Detective 

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"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

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2007   2005   2004   2003  

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Series cast summary:
Peter Davison ...  DC Davies / ... 17 episodes, 2003-2007
Sean Hughes ...  Mod / ... 17 episodes, 2003-2007
Rob Spendlove Rob Spendlove ...  DI Aspinall 17 episodes, 2003-2007
Charles De'Ath ...  DS Pimlott 17 episodes, 2003-2007
Billy Geraghty Billy Geraghty ...  DC Barrett / ... 17 episodes, 2003-2007
Emma Amos ...  Julie Davies 16 episodes, 2003-2007
Vineeta Rishi ...  WPC Kapoor 14 episodes, 2003-2007
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ...  Mrs. Dorothy Fulljames / ... 10 episodes, 2003-2007
Colin MacLachlan Colin MacLachlan ...  Sergeant Stone / ... 10 episodes, 2003-2005
Michele Austin ...  WPC Cheryl 9 episodes, 2003-2005
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He's gentle, old-fashioned, and decent; nice even when he's drunk. But these qualities only earn Detective Constable "Dangerous" Davies the scorn of his fellow detectives in a small London police station. His boss tells him straight out that he's the last detective he would assign to a major crime-solving mission. Unlucky in love, rumpled, and accident prone, Dangerous muddles on and, with the help of his eccentric friend Mod, he proves the merits of his dogged, unglamorous method. He likes being a detective and, occasionally, he gets to do some good. Written by Bye

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[Dangerous is trying to give Mod a driving lesson. As Mod is changing gear, he crunches the gears]
Mod Lewis: That didn't sound too healthy, Dangerous. When did you last have this thing serviced?
Dangerous Davies: [yells] Clutch! Clutch! Depress the clutch! And I don't mean tell it your life story.
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Well done - wish there was more
8 February 2011 | by kwbenson-2See all my reviews

Having now watched all 4 seasons on DVD, I can also wish there was more to see. The acting is superb throughout, and the situations are a mix of amusing and true crime.

I found Dangerous' wife to be a truly irritating character in a bad way, the kind of woman who gives marriage a bad name. Luckily by the end of the series she had become tolerable.

On the other hand, Mod is irritating in a good way. He's the kind of guy I couldn't stand in real life for 10 minutes, but on the screen he's the perfect foil.

Given Dangerous' successes, it's hard to understand Aspinall continuing to treat him n the same way, esp. after Davies saves his career a couple of times.

Vineeta Rishii as the Anglo-Indian policewoman is great in a supporting role.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(4 episodes) (season 1) | (4 episodes) (season 2) | (4 episodes) (season 3)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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