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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 as Dave Briggs

    Robert Powell

    Dave Briggs

    29 Episodes

  2. George Sewell as Superintendent Cottam

    George Sewell

    Superintendent Cottam

    29 Episodes

  3. Jasper Carrott as Bob Louis

    Jasper Carrott

    Bob Louis

    29 Episodes

  4. Frank Windsor as Chief Superintendent

    Frank Windsor

    Chief Superintendent

    8 Episodes

  5. Tony Selby as Sgt. 'Nozzer' Richardson

    Tony Selby

    Sgt. 'Nozzer' Richardson

    6 Episodes

  6. Dicken Ashworth

    Landlord, Derek

    3 Episodes

  7. Mark Steel as Pike and Second copper

    Mark Steel

    Pike, Second copper

    3 Episodes

  8. Kristy Bruce


    2 Episodes

  9. Jason Hall

    Ronnie, Policeman in Briefing

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 5

1997 • 6 Episodes

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

Mine's A Large One

(5x6, February 18, 1997) Season Finale

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The Detectives
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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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