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The Detectives. Image shows from L to R: Dave Briggs (Robert Powell), Bob Louis (Jasper Carrott). Image credit: Celador Productions.

The Detectives

Sitcom starring Robert Powell and Jasper Carrott as Dave Briggs and Bob Louis, the Met's most incompetent detectives

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
1993 - 1997  (BBC One)
Episodes:
31 (5 series)
Starring:
Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell, George Sewell
Writers:
Steve Knight, Mike Whitehill
Production:
Celador Productions

Detectives Dave Briggs and Bob Louis are incompetent to the extreme; a real 'dumb and dumber' duo. However, their stupidity is accompanied by amazing luck, and as such they always manage to come out on top, despite being ever on the edge of getting fired.