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

The Detectives

BBC One sitcom about incompetent detectives. 31 episodes (5 series), 1993 - 1997. 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.

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
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
31   (5 series)
Starring
Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell and George Sewell
Writers
Steve Knight and Mike Whitehill
Directors
Ed Bye and Graeme Harper
Producers
Ed Bye, Nic Phillips and Paul Smith

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.

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