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, Episode 2 - Witness

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.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 9th March 1994
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jasper Carrott Bob Louis
Robert Powell Dave Briggs
George Sewell Superintendent Cottam
Guest cast
Frank Windsor Chief Superintendent
Christopher Ellison (as Chris Ellison) Chief Superintendent Lomax
Don Henderson Brother Ryan
Shend Tall Murderer
Michael Redfern Copper
Ben Lobb Copper 2
Farimang Singhateh Copper 3
Linda Regan Barmaid
David J Nicholls (as David J. Nicholls) P.C. Terry
Writing team
Steve Knight Writer
Mike Whitehill Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Nic Phillips Executive Producer
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