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 2

1. Collared

First broadcast: Wednesday 2nd March 1994

Having caused a bomb scare that made Her Majesty late for a state banquet, the Super relieves Briggs and Louis of their duties pending an investigation. Dave has a plan to get back in his good books...


2. Witness

First broadcast: Wednesday 9th March 1994

When a monk is the sole witness to a mafia killing at a London railway station, Briggs and Louis are instructed to accompany him to the safety of his monastery in Cumbria - a silent order.


3. Never Without Protection

First broadcast: Wednesday 16th March 1994

When the paparazzi catch a Duchess romantically embracing her police protection officer, Bob and Dave are detailed to be her security for the next few weeks, as the only officers immune to sexual entanglements.


4. Dutch Cops

First broadcast: Wednesday 23rd March 1994

Having volunteered for a stint on Customs & Excise duty with dreams of a posting in sunny climes, Bob and Dave find themselves trapped in a pilchard lorry on its way from Felixstowe to Holland.


5. Sparring Partners

First broadcast: Wednesday 30th March 1994

When Briggs and Louis get carried away at a riot training exercise, Cottam sends them undercover with PC Hendry as a boxer, his trainer and manager, investigating an illicit doping ring.


6. Rear Window

First broadcast: Wednesday 6th April 1994

Stuck in his flat with a broken arm and leg following an incident during police dog training, Bob believes he witnesses a neighbour murdering his wife in the middle of the night.


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The Detectives - Series 2

The Detectives - Series 2 DVD

Release date: Monday 4th September 2006

Features all the episodes from Series 2 of the popular comedy series with the ineffectual crime fighting pair of DC Bob Louis and DC David Briggs.