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.

Thicker Than Water

It's Christmas Eve and the latest in a spate of muggings by a man in a Father Christmas costume is reported. Briggs and Louis are sent out to investigate the suspects, but end up quite literally bumping into Bob's half-brother, Kelvin...

Broadcast details

Saturday 23rd December 1995
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jasper Carrott Bob Louis
Robert Powell Dave Briggs
George Sewell Superintendent Cottam
Guest cast
Philip Whitchurch Kelvin (Bob's Half-brother)
Hilary Mason First Old Lady
Richard Clews Santa 1
Freddie Stuart Santa 2
Gordon Salkilld Santa 3
Tony Purnell Chestnut Vendor
Sakuntala Ramanee Cashier
Barbara Keogh Second Old Lady
Writing team
Steve Knight Writer
Mike Whitehill Writer
Production team
Graeme Harper Director
Nic Phillips Executive Producer

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