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

Series 1, Episode 1 - What The Butler Saw

Briggs and Louis are called to a remote country estate, where the financially-troubled Lord of the manor has been stabbed to death in his shower. It's not long before a second murder is committed...

Broadcast details

Wednesday 27th January 1993
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jasper Carrott Bob Louis
Robert Powell Dave Briggs
George Sewell Superintendent Cottam
Guest cast
Jerry Hall Jerry Palmer
Jon Cartwright Earl of Lisson
Adam Maxwell Police Officer
Noel Coleman Butler
Laura Beckford Receptionist
Candida Rundle Chambermaid
Peter Geeves Chef
Nick Ball Barman
Rupert Bates 'Mr Smith'
Paul Williamson Sir Lionel Case
Writing team
Steve Knight Writer
Mike Whitehill Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Nic Phillips Executive Producer
Paul Smith Executive Producer

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