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The absurd adventures of two defective detectives, who - despite unbelievable incompetence - somehow manage to solve their cases (or be nearby when the cases are solved) and retain their jobs.

  1. Jasper Carrott


Series Cast

  1. Robert Powell

    Robert Powell

    Dave Briggs

    29 Episodes

  2. Jasper Carrott

    Jasper Carrott

    Bob Louis

    29 Episodes

  3. George Sewell

    George Sewell

    Superintendent Cottam

    23 Episodes

  4. Frank Windsor

    Frank Windsor

    Chief Superintendent

    8 Episodes

  5. Tony Selby

    Tony Selby

    Sgt. 'Nozzer' Richardson

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

The Detectives

Season 5

1997 | 6 Episodes

Season 5 of The Detectives premiered on January 14, 1997.

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Status Ended


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  • 12


    Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 25m, 30m



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