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

The Detectives

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1993 - 1997
  • 31 episodes (5 series)

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

The Detectives. Image shows from L to R: Dave Briggs (Robert Powell), Superintendent Cottam (George Sewell), Bob Louis (Jasper Carrott). Copyright: Celador Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1993 - 1997
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
31 (5 series)
Stars
Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell and George Sewell
Writers
Steve Knight and Mike Whitehill
Directors
Ed Bye, Graeme Harper and Jake Wright
Producers
Ed Bye, Nic Phillips and Paul Smith
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 27th January 1993 at 8pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Sunday 28th December 1997 at 8pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 3:30am on CC Extra
  • Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 3:00am on CC Extra
  • Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 2:20am on CC Extra

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios

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